Language assessments and language tests

Name Description Publisher
 
EIKEN Test in Practical English ProficiencyThe EIKEN is Japan’s premier language assessment. It is a four skills test with a compulsory speaking component. Established in 1963, it has been administered to over 80 million test takers.Society for Testing English Proficiency, Inc. (STEP)
ACTFL Proficiency AssessmentsThe ACTFL Proficiency Assessments include speaking, reading and writing tests targeting varyious levels of proficiency. Various assessment media are used including interview, paper-and-pencil and internet. Language Testing International (LTI) for ACTFL
Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)TOCFL is a multiple-choice standardised test of Chinese (Mandarin) language which assesses listening and reading proficiency. The levels of difficulty map onto the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR). Also available are TOCFL Speaking and TOCFL Writing.Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency-Huayu (SC-TOP)
Arabic Language Proficiency Test (ALPT)The ALPT assesses proficiency in listening comprehension, reading, language structure, speaking and writing skills. The ALTP is used for placement, admissions, proof of fluency, and course evaluations.Arab Academy
Bright Language TestingBright Language offers language tests in languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Flemish, Swedish and Standard Mandarin. These online tests assess grammar, structures and oral comprehension. Candidate reports are instantly provided and performance is expressed in terms of a level from 0 to 5.Bright Language
International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)iTEP refers to a suite of language tests for a variety of purposes and stakeholders including universities, businesses, governments and schools. Exams include iTEP Academic and iTEP Academic-Plus, iTEP Business and iTEP Business-Plus exams, and SLATE and SLATE-Plus exams. Boston Educational Services
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) a.k.a. Chinese Proficiency Test The HSK assesses the Chinese proficiency of foreigners, overseas Chinese and Chinese national minorities. There are three tiers of accreditation available.Beijing Language and Culture University
Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey®–Revised Normative Update (WMLS®-R NU)WMLS®-R NU provides norm-referenced measures of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and comprehension in English or Spanish.The Riverside Publishing Company
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)IELTS is a four skills English language test, assessing Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Established in 1989, it has been administered to millions of test-takers in over 130 countries. IELTS has an Academic version and a General Training version. It is largely used as a criterion for entry into higher education courses or visa applications in a number of English-speaking countries.British Council, IDP Australia, Cambridge ESOL
Test in English for International Students (TEIS)TEIS measures the English language skills of students intending to study or work in English-speaking settings. TEIS assesses speaking, listening, writing and reading proficiencies. An academic module and a general training module are available.TEIS
Pearson Test of EnglishThe Pearson Test of English (PTE) series measure all four language areas: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. The PTE comes in three versions: Academic, General and Young Learner. The Academic instruments include some 20 computer-based item types.Pearson
DELA: Diagnostic English Language AssessmentThe DELA is used by universities in Australia and New Zealand to assess English proficiency (reading, writing, listening). ESL support units can make use of diagnostic information from the assessment.Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC)
UTESL: University Test of ESLUTESL is used to assess English proficiency students applying for advanced English courses. Results can be used to plan required instructionla support.Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC)
CELU (Certificado de Español: Lengua y Uso)CELU (Certificate of Use of Language in Spanish). The assessment has a written section and an oral section.CELU
The National Latin ExamThe National Latin Exam (NLE) assesses latin grammar and comprehension within contexts of history, mythology and classical literature. Test takers read passages and answer multiple-choice questions. Testing packages can be ordered from NLE.National Latin Exam
Cambridge English: Advanced (known as Certificate in Advanced English - CAE)The CAE assesses Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. The Speaking exam is conducted face-to-face while the other components can be taken as paper-and-pencil or computer-based. Scores are used by employers, higher education institutions and governments.UCLES
Test de français international™ (TFI™)The TFI™ is a test of French-language proficiency. It is used by people needing to demonstrate communicative abilities sufficient for business and academic contexts.ETS®
TOEFL iBT™The TOEFL iBT™ test is delivered via an internet browser. It is an established four skills English language test, assessing Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The TOEFL iBT™ test and its predecessors have been administered to over 20 million test takers. Also available is TOEFL Junior, targeted at 11-14 year olds.ETS
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)TOEIC is an English language assessment designed to assess business communication skills and everyday communication skills such as those required of people working in an international environment. Initially a listening and reading assessment, speaking and writing have been added more recently.ETS
University of Bath English Language Testing (UBELT)UBELT assessment tasks focus on communication skills relevant to UK workplace situations. The test is used heavily in the health professions.University of Bath
Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera (CILS)CILS assesses Italian as a foreign language and is used by foreigners for entry into Italian universities. CILS has 4 levels, with each level featuring 5 components: listening, reading, grammar, writing and speaking.Universita di Stranieri di Siena
TestDaFThe TestDaF is a four skills language test for foreign learners of German. It is recognised as part of applications to study, and in some cases work, in Germany.TestDaF Institut
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Language testing is an increasingly prominent field in educational, vocational and government testing programs. The language testing field has been considered for some time to be an academic discipline in its own right, combining specialist expertise in applied linguistics, assessment design and psychometrics. Some of the world's most well-known tests such as IELTS and TOEFL are language tests. These tests are undertaken by over a million people per annum and are the result of decades of research and development. English language tests may have the highest profile, but there are also countless important, popular and well-designed language tests assessing languages other than English. Search assessmentfocus.com and see for yourself.