Language Skills Assessment
The ability to communicate effectively is a fundamental requirement for any professional position and increasingly, the definition of this skill is expanding to include proficiency in more than one language. As the need for foreign language communication continues to grow, your organization faces the challenge of identifying qualified personnel versus spending valuable resources hiring and training individuals who may not meet this minimum requirement. The task of quickly but thoroughly evaluating language ability plays a key role in this decision, and it requires experience and knowledge that you may not have in- home
The language skills assessment methodologies we employ are based on the time-tested methods developed at the US Department of State Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute. The results of both methodologies are expressed through standards developed by the Federal Interagency Language Roundtable or ILR, and are provided by means of a numeric score that equates to clearly identifiable language skills at various levels. Independent scores are given for different proficiency elements, such as speaking, reading, and writing.
We also develop language skills assessment instruments for companies and government organizations that wish to administer the tests themselves. The assessments derived from this process are also based on the ILR scale.