Linguaskill Business is a variant of Linguaskill test created by Cambridge Assessment English and aimed at small businesses as well as larger companies wanting to assess language skills of their employees in a corporate setting.

It is an online test which uses language specific to business environment and can be used in companies operating on an international level as part of their recruitment process or to evaluate language skills of existing employees after language training.

Linguaskill Business tests in all 4 skill areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) from A1 level to C1+ and there is possibility of testing just one skill or combining multiple skills if required. Test topics include buying and selling of products and services, the office, business travel and human resources.

 Why choose Linguaskill Business

  • Linguaskill Business uses language specific to business setting
  • Linguaskill is an adaptive language tests and as such it allows companies to test users with language proficiency ranging from A1 to C1+ level together with one test
  • Linguaskill is an on-demand test and so sessions can be created ad hoc 7 days a week
  • There is a possibility of testing just one desired skill or combining multiple modules
  • With Linguaskill Business your test results will be available instantly for Listening and Reading modules or within 48 hours for writing and speaking
  • Linguaskill Business tests are online based and therefore easy to deliver in-house

 

Test format

Linguaskill Business is a flexible, modular assessment, which tests: Reading and Listening (combined), Writing and Speaking.

Reading and ListeningWritingSpeaking
Length: about 60–85 minutesLength: 45 minutes (2 parts)Length: 15 minutes (5 parts)
Types of questions – Reading tasks:

Read and select
Gapped sentences
Multiple-choice gap-fill
Open gap-fill
Extended reading    

Types of questions – Listening tasks:

Listen and select
Extended listening   

Part 1 (Email)

The candidate will be asked to write a minimum of 50 words

Part 2 (Long text)

The candidate will be asked to write a minimum of 180 words

Part 1 (interview)

The candidate answers eight questions about themselves (the first two questions are not marked).

Part 2 (reading aloud)

The candidate reads eight sentences aloud.

Part 3 (long turn 1)

The candidate is given a topic to talk about for one minute. 40 seconds are allowed for preparation.

Part 4 (long turn 2)

The candidate is given one or more graphics (such as a diagram or information sheet) to talk about for one minute. One minute is allowed for preparation.

Part 5 (communication activity)

The candidate gives their opinions in the form of short responses to five questions related to one topic. One minute is allowed for preparation.

For more details on the format and content of the test, please visit Linguaskill website or download our Linguaskill brochure .

Linguaskill Business test samples

Linguaskill Business Listening and Reading sample

Linguaskill Business Writing sample

Linguaskill Business Speaking sample

Linguaskill Business Results

Linguaskill Business provides you with instant results for Listening and reading component and there is a short waiting time of up to 48 hours for Writing and speaking modules.

Please see table below for a breakdown of all language proficiencies tested by Linguaskill Business.

 

ScoreCEFR level
180+ C1 or above
160–179B2
140–159B1
120–139A2
100–119 A1
 82–99Below A1

 

For further information regarding delivering Linguaskill Business and to set up an account, please contact exams@ihlondon.com or call 02076112477

 

Linguaskill Business price list

Reading and Listening – £35

Speaking – £35

Writing – £35

4 skills bundle – £80

 

International House London is also able to provide a venue and proctoring service or deliver the test for you. Please contact exams@ihlondon.com if you would like more information on this service and fees.