Language Listening Tests
Listening is one of the most crucial skills to master when learning a new language. Whereas reading allows you to revisit words again and again, and speaking and writing put you in the driver’s seat over what content you discuss, listening requires you to understand what someone else is saying, regardless of how quickly they speak, the accent they use or the words they choose.
Thus, it is important to practise your listening skills as often as possible. Whether you converse with your teacher, some fellow language speakers at a meetup group or use resources like this one, the more you hear others using the language, the faster you will improve.
As listening can be a hard skill to master, we have designed two distinct levels of the test, which you can read about in more detail below. Whichever one you take, both follow a similar set of rules:
• Tests consist of a series of audio files and multiple-choice questions which are grouped by subject;
• After listening to the respective audio files, follow the on-screen instructions to select the most appropriate answer or arrange the files in a particular way;
• There is no time limit, you can answer questions in any order and you can listen to audio files as many times as you desire;
• When you submit your answers for scoring, you will receive a results report on your screen immediately.
Your results will not only tell you your overall score but also we will assign you a proficiency level according to our Language Trainers’ Levels.
Elementary TestThe first of our two Listening Tests is the Elementary Level, which is suitable for learners currently using the language at Beginner, Elementary or Pre-Intermediate levels. As such, these are the only ratings you can receive on this test. Therefore, if you believe you can understand your chosen language at the Intermediate level of above, please take the Intermediate test instead.
Throughout the 12 sections of the Elementary test, you must listen to a series of sound files and then answer multiple-choice questions or carry out drag-and-drop tasks; the actors speak slowly and clearly; and the topics covered concern simple activities and common, everyday subjects, like telling the time or identifying the titles of family members.
Intermediate TestWhile the Elementary test is suitable for assessing language listening skills from Beginner to Pre-Intermediate, the Intermediate Listening Test can evaluate Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels.
So, while there are only 3 sections in this test, the actors speak at a more natural speed, discussions are longer and cover complicated scenarios and the questions are highly specific. Prepare to listen to in-depth conversations regarding someone’s weekend activities, a business presentation and an interview.
To begin your Listening Test, please select the difficulty and language you would like to attempt from the list below.
After completing your test, or if you do not believe you are ready to answer even basic questions at Beginner level, why not check out our most popular language courses for some inspiration before enrolling in personalised lessons with a native-speaking teacher near you!
Listening tests for professional organisationsDo you want to train your staff to improve their foreign language skills? Perhaps you already employ talented bilingual speakers but need a way of identifying them. Before you can arrange your staff into suitable learning groups or approach the best language speakers about open opportunities, you need to understand who knows the language in question and to which level of proficiency.
To help you achieve this, we can customise one of our existing Listening Tests by branding it with your institution’s logo and providing a link where as many employees as you want to test can access it. So, whether you would like to know the language listening ability of a few staff or the entire organisation, our FREE, no-obligation service can help!
Simply contact us with your company’s information and your language requirements , and we will respond with your Listening Test. After all the required personnel have completed it, we will help you organise and interpret the results, so you can quickly see how well your co-workers understand the language, and what that means for using it in a real-world scenario or for forming study groups.
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Language Level Tests
You have assessed your ear for the language, now put your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and expressions under the microscope! Our Level Tests comprise 70 multiple-choice questions for fast-but-thorough evaluation of your general understanding of your chosen language. Discover your current proficiency with our FREE Language Level Tests.
We are creating Reading Tests to further evaluate your language level. Please check back soon or send us a quick enquiry if there is a particular language you want us to add.
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