Linguaskill is an online, multi-level test designed to help organisations assess groups of candidates.
It offers a complete picture of your candidates' English abilities, with fast and accurate testing of all four language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. It also provides detailed results and clear individual and group reports. Linguaskill can be easily administered and invigilated at your own venue at a time that suits you. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a microphone and a set of headphones.
General Reading & Listening
The Reading and Listening module is adaptive, so there is not a fixed number of questions. Each question the candidate answers helps the computer to understand their level better. The test finishes when the candidate has answered enough questions for Linguaskill to identify their level accurately.
Test Length: 60 - 85 minutes
The Writing module asks candidates to input answers using a computer keyboard. Answers are marked automatically by the computer. Results will be available within 12 hours.
Test Length: 45 minutes
The Speaking module is taken using a computer with a microphone and headphones. Questions are presented to the candidate through the computer screen and headphones, and their responses are recorded and assessed by examiners. Results will be available within 48 hours.
Test Length: 15 minutes
We do not offer an exam preparation course for Cambridge Linguaskill. You will join our General English lessons and do guided independent study to learn about Linguaskill strategies and techniques.
Minimum Level: CEFR A2
Minimum Age: 16
Class Size: 3 - 16 students
Why Cambridge Linguaskill?
Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates, powered by Artificial Intelligence technology. It tests all four language skills - speaking, writing, reading and listening - in modules. It provides accurate results within 48 hours and is easy to administer; you can administer the test at any time or place, even to candidates at home. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability.
Cambridge Linguaskill is the perfect add-on to your General English course - an international certificate you can take home with you.
When can I start my courses?
You can start your course any Monday as long as it is not a Bank Holiday here in England. If there is a Bank Holiday* on your first week, you will then start your course on a Tuesday. Our continuous assessment policy allows us to offer you a class that challenges your current English language proficiency 44 weeks a year.
* Bank Holidays 2021 2nd April (Good Friday), 5th April (Easter Monday), 3rd May (Early Many bank holiday), 31st May (Spring bank holiday), 30th August (Summer bank holiday).
**The school will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 17.12.2021 to 09.01.2022
Do I have the right level?
The first step is to do our online test. After that you will have a little chat with Tamara Leacy, our Director of Studies, and she will be able to tell you which of the levels above you should start from. If you are not ready yet, we will prepare a package for you to help you achieve the required level before you start your preparation course.
We offer both host family and residential accommodation to all our students.