Berlitz Test of Speaking Skills

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:

– Fluency
– 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
Length 20 minutes
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