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/ Linguaskill hits 1 million milestone

Linguaskill hits 1 million milestone

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

One million Linguaskill English tests have been taken around the world since Cambridge launched the test in 2018. The test, developed by experts at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, is a quick online English test powered by cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and adaptive algorithms.

Linguaskill from Cambridge hits 1 million milestone
Linguaskill from Cambridge hits 1 million milestone

Since Cambridge launched Linguaskill, the demand for the test has gone from strength to strength. It is used by HR professionals to make important decisions on recruitment, staff development and training. It's also used by schools and universities to check English language levels for course placement, progress measurement and graduation.

The multi-level test is designed to check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. It covers all four language skills - speaking, reading, writing and listening - and provides accurate results within 48 hours. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability.

Growing recognition

The test is officially recognised by more than 1,300 organisations around the world including higher education institutions, government ministries and the corporate sector. This includes big names such as University of Barcelona (Spain), and TAP Air (Portugal). Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

In Asia, these include MEXT Japan (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), the Ministry of Higher Education and the Department of Private Education in Malaysia, the Thai Ministry of Education, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education, and the Service Institution of Higher Education, regional DKI Jakarta.

In terms of corporate organisations, Linguaskill has been adopted by more than 40 reputable organisations in Asia for staff recruitment, training and development. These organisations include Japan Airlines, DHL Asia Pacific, Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta, Tokyo Olympics, PT Kino Indonesia TBK, PT Sinar Sosro, PT Mayora Indah TBK, Malaysian Dietary Supplement Association, Prince Court Medical Center Malaysia, to name a few.

Test your employees' English communication skills with Linguaskill - YouTube

Convenient and reliable language testing

Linguaskill can be easily administered and invigilated at organisations' own venues with only the need for a computer, an internet connection, a microphone and a set of headphones. It can also be taken by individuals at home using an online invigilation service. This flexibility allowed Linguaskill to be run at scale throughout the global pandemic. In fact, there has not been a single day in the last four years, when a Linguaskill test has not been taken.

Francesca Woodward, global managing director for English at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, said:"Linguaskill has proved to be a fantastic online test for measuring English language ability and we're delighted to be celebrating such a landmark achievement. Our experts have designed the test so it uses the latest AI technology and adaptive algorithms to give a really accurate measure of English language ability quickly and economically. It has given tens of thousands of people around the world access to a broader range of education and employment opportunities."

Cutting-edge technology

Linguaskill is powered by cutting-edge adaptive algorithms which mean that each test is tailored to each candidate. The technology that drives the reading and listening modules of the test quickly home in on the candidate's true ability, becoming easier or more difficult depending on the individual's responses. This feature enables Linguaskill to award reliable and accurate results using a single short test which spans multiple CEFR levels.

The Speaking and Writing modules use a high-tech, AI auto-marking feature as part of the hybrid marking approach. This hybrid, or 'human-in-the-loop', marking model in which an auto-marker is used in live assessment, but with the involvement of human examiners, is about using trained human examiner expertise to support and further develop the auto-marker. This advanced marking system enables fast, reliable results to be awarded within 48-hours.

This video introduces Linguaskill and explains the benefits of using the test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd4NPeOZI-c&list=PLpmCHL8PnXq80tX9zLSK937RxpSwmIMdL&index=2

Visit the website of Cambridge English for additional information.

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/ https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/my/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/ https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/jp/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/ https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/vn/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/id/https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/th/https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/kr/ 

About Cambridge University Press & Assessment

To learn English is to enjoy and experience a language that opens up opportunities across the world.

Together with teachers and our partners, we're here to engage and inspire millions of people throughout their entire English language learning journey, helping them confidently prove their skills to the world.

As part of a university with global reputation for academic excellence, we create insights derived from deep research, expertise and experiences. This ensures our unique approach meets the real-life needs of learners through inclusive and accessible products and services.

As a global language, English unlocks a lifetime of experiences, and – because language is at the heart of being human – we help people everywhere connect, communicate and come closer together.

Where your world grows.

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Cambridge English is the producer and proud co-owner of IELTS, the world's leading English test for migration and higher education. We help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world.

Part of the University of Cambridge, we provide the world's leading range of qualifications and tests for learners and teachers of English. For us, learning English is more than just exams and grades. It's about having the confidence to communicate and access a lifetime of enriching experiences and opportunities.

Whether you're planning to live, work or study in your own country or abroad, we can give you the English language skills to succeed. We provide the world's leading range of qualifications and tests for learners and teachers of English. Globally recognised by more than 25,000 leading universities, employers and governments, our research-based assessments are a mark of excellence that open doors.

English is spoken in every corner of the globe: from cafés to campuses, markets to meeting rooms and everywhere in between. We deliver exams in over 130 countries to over 5.5 million people every year. We offer comprehensive preparation, support materials and resources for learning and teaching English. Through years of research, we have gained in-depth understanding of how people learn languages. This enables us to design assessments that help learners acquire the right skills based on how people use English today.

Our work is supported around the world by a network of 2,800 exam centres, over 50,000 schools and tens of thousands of examiners, teachers, education experts and publishers. Working together, we inspire learners to go further.

With the right support, learning a language is an exhilarating journey. We're with you every step of the way.

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What we believe – To learn English is to enjoy and experience a language that opens up opportunities across the world.

What we offer – Together with teachers and our partners, we're here to engage and inspire millions of people throughout their entire English language learning journey, helping them confidently prove their skills to the world.

How we do things and the impact we have – As part of a university with global reputation for academic excellence, we create insights derived from deep research, expertise and experiences. This ensures our unique approach meets the real-life needs of learners through inclusive and accessible products and services.

The global role of English – As a global language, English unlocks a lifetime of experiences, and – because language is at the heart of being human – we help people everywhere connect, communicate and come closer together.

What we promise – Where your world grows.

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