Available in over 40 languages, the Berlitz Test of Speaking Skills is a proficiency testing system that accurately measures the active oral communicative ability of employees or applicants in a workplace environment. Our test employs a verbal assessment strategy in which a Berlitz Rater methodically guides the examinee through a telephone dialogue within a business context.
All Berlitz Raters are native-fluent in the target language, and are experienced in leading the Berlitz Test of Speaking Skills in a procedural and professional manner. Through a 20-minute series of questions, prompts and tasks — all set within a context of client relations — the Berlitz Rater assesses proficiency levels in the areas of:
– Grammatical Accuracy
– Linguistic Range
– Phonological Control
The results are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) — one of the most widely used and recognized language proficiency scales in the world — and are easily interpreted to determine employee or applicant qualifications.
Berlitz Testing personnel are ready to assist clients with test scheduling and administration. At the completion of a given examination, results will be provided within 48 hours to assist in making informed and expedient personnel decisions.
All tests are recorded and a quality control process involving double rating is employed to improve reliability.
|Format||Oral proficiency interview over the phone with a Berlitz Rater|
|Languages||Arabic, Assyrian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Cambodian, Croatian, Dari, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Moldavian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese (other languages may be available at an additional cost)|
|Skills Tested||Active speaking skills|
|Test Results||Scores e-mailed within 24 hours
Corporate administrators can have access to an online portal to view scores of its examinees
|Uses||Pre-hire or pre-acceptance selection tool|