LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTING

Colorado Language Connection offers Oral Language Proficiency Assessment, Written Assessment in Target Language, and Translation Assessment for individuals who need to assess their language skills for employment or training purpose. The proficiency testing is provided through a third party company and administered by Colorado Language Connection. Over 85 languages available for testing.

Oral Language Proficiency Assessment

The Oral Language Proficiency Testing is provided through ALTA Language Services and administered by Colorado Language Connection.  A representative from Colorado Language Connection Office will serve as the live proctor for this testing conducted over the zoom. 

Here is a guide to what to expect during the language proficiency testing:
 

  • We will assess your level of proficiency in the tested language. You do not have to prepare anything specific before taking the test other than polishing your existing proficiency by speaking, reading, and writing into the language as much as you can. 

  • The listening and speaking test lasts 25-30 minutes with sample and practice questions included to familiarize candidates with the system.

  • For this testing purpose, we require candidates to have a phone and a desktop/laptop/tablet equipped with a webcam, microphone, and speaker. 

  • The live proctor will meet via ZOOM with the candidates at the confirmed schedule for their test appointment. A zoom invite link will be sent via email. During the zoom meeting, the live proctor will send the phone number to dial in along with the pass code through the chat box.

  • The speaker phone must be turned as the candidate is dialing in the number provided by the live proctor. This is to ensure the integrity of the testing process. Live proctor will stay throughout the practice and until the first question has been answered and will then hang up on the zoom while candidates continue to complete all the questions.

  • Please email a copy of your driver’s license to Agi Agriloka erhaagriloka@apdc.org prior to test appointment

Rating to be considered as proficient in candidate's target language: Level 9 out of 12

 

RATING SCALE: A person at a level 9 can successfully handle in-depth conversations in the target language, on a broad range of subjects and at a normal rate of speech. He/She has difficulty understanding some slang or idioms or some advanced grammatical structures, but can figure out what is said by the context of the discussion. When speaking, a person at a level 9 can express himself/herself over a broad range of topics at a normal speed. He/She may have a noticeable accent and will make grammatical errors, for example with advanced tenses, but the errors will not cause misunderstanding to a native speaker.

VIEW LANGUAGES AVAILABLE FOR ORAL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

To schedule for your oral language proficiency test please email Agi Agriloka erhaagriloka@apdc.org with the following information

 

**we require payment in advance prior to scheduling for your test appointment. Please make the payment by clicking the "Buy Now" button. Enter in the description box: the type of the test (Oral language proficiency or Written Assessment or Translation Assessment), the language, and participant's name.  Please also enter the correct amount in the Price per Item.**

 

  • Payment receipt via PayPal 

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Language to be tested

  • Email

  • Phone number

Writing Assessment in Target Language - $140

Our writing assessment is provided through ALTA and administered by Colorado Language Connection. The test is used to measure a candidate’s ability to write in the target language. Written evaluation consists of a variety of prompts that one would encounter in a variety of business settings. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the assessment. The test is available in over 85 languages. The results are available within two business days.  

The score of each test is evaluated by using a scale that includes both a quantitative and a holistic component. The
scoring criteria include 4 categories: Comprehension, Mechanics, Expression, and Overall. The writing assessment is scored by a trained evaluators that is a native speaker of the language. The overall score is assigned on the ALTA scale of 1-12 and/or the ILR scale of 0-4+. 

 

The fee is $140 per test per language, non-refundable. Duration of writing assessment is 60 minutes. The written assessment is conducted remotely appointment-based schedule with online proctoring included. 

Proctored tests must be performed on desktop computers, laptops ( Chrome books not accepted). Proctored tests cannot be performed on smart phones, Chrome books and tablets of any type (ipads included). Additional requirements can be found at the website below: 
http://proctoru.com/tech.php 
 
At the time of the assessment, the candidate will follow the instructions to first connect with their proctor who will check the performance of the webcam, microphone, and internet connection. The ProctorU representative will then verify the identity of the candidate and check that the room is empty. The proctor will also remotely connect to the candidate’s computer in order to watch their movements physically through the webcam and digitally through their computer. 

To schedule for your WRITING ASSESSMENT please email Agi Agriloka erhaagriloka@apdc.org with the following information

 

**we require payment in advance prior to scheduling for your test appointment. Please make the payment by clicking the "Buy Now" button. Enter in the description box: the type of the test (Oral language proficiency or Writing Assessment or Translation Assessment), the language, and participant's name.  Please also enter the correct amount in the Price per Item.**

 

  • Payment receipt via PayPal 

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Language to be tested

  • Email

  • Phone number


 

Translation Assessment - $160

This Translation Assessment is provided by ALTA and administered by Colorado Language Connection. This assessment evaluates a candidate’s translation skills by asking candidates to translate two passages from English into a target language or vice versa. Each passage is between 200 and 250 words. Candidates can use paper dictionaries for the test. Candidates have two hours to complete the assessment. The test is available in over fifty languages. 


The translation assessment is scored by a trained evaluators that is a native speaker of the language. Candidates are scored on the accuracy of their translation; how well the translation maintains the style of the source text; grammar, spelling (including accent marks where applicable), punctuation; and vocabulary. The overall score is assigned on the ALTA scale of 1-12 and/or the ILR scale of 0-4+. 
 

Our Translation Assessment fee is $160 per test per language, non-refundable. The translation assessment is conducted remotely appointment-based schedule with online proctoring included. 

Proctored tests must be performed on desktop computers, laptops ( Chrome books not accepted). Proctored tests cannot be performed on smart phones, Chrome books and tablets of any type (ipads included). Additional requirements can be found at the website below: 
http://proctoru.com/tech.php 
 
At the time of the assessment, the candidate will follow the instructions to first connect with their proctor who will check the performance of the webcam, microphone, and internet connection. The ProctorU representative will then verify the identity of the candidate and check that the room is empty. The proctor will also remotely connect to the candidate’s computer in order to watch their movements physically through the webcam and digitally through their computer. 

To schedule for your TRANSLATION ASSESSMENT please email Agi Agriloka erhaagriloka@apdc.org with the following information

 

**we require payment in advance prior to scheduling for your test appointment. Please make the payment by clicking the "Buy Now" button. Enter in the description box: the type of the test (Oral language proficiency or Writing Assessment or Translation Assessment), the language, and participant's name.  Please also enter the correct amount in the Price per Item.**

 

  • Payment receipt via PayPal 

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Language to be tested

  • Email

  • Phone number

For additional information about the language testing please contact Agi Agriloka erhaagriloka@apdc.org