Aptis assesses English skills relevant to your requirements. It allows an organization / institution to test all four English skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking together with the required core component (grammar and vocabulary) or to test just one skill, for example listening.
WHAT IS THE APTIS HEARING TEST LIKE?
The listening test has 25 questions and lasts up to 55 minutes. There are several things to remember about the hearing test:
- The 25 questions use the four-choice multiple-choice format.
- Each listener input has only one question.
- You can listen to the question a second time if you want, but you don't have to.
The three types of questions are described below. In the test, these types of questions may not appear in this sequence.
- Word and number recognition (in these questions, you listen to a short phone message and need to identify specific information such as a number (eg, phone number, time) or a word.
- Identify specific and objective information (in these questions you listen to short conversations with two speakers or a monologue and need to identify specific information. For example, where do you want to go? What do you want to buy?)
- Inference (In these questions, you again listen to short conversations with two speakers or a monologue. The focus here is not on understanding the meaning of what the speakers are saying, but on identifying clues in their language or tone to help identify the speaker's attitude, your intention or opinion.)
WHAT DOES THE APTIS SCORE MEAN?
You will receive results based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They will indicate their CEFR level (A1-C2) for each skill tested. If you take all 4 skills, you will receive an overall CEFR level and a scaled score (0-50) showing your level for each skill level tested.
If you would like to use the Aptis audition test to evaluate candidates / teachers / students in your organization / institutions, please contact the Aptis team who will guide you through the process.