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English Proficiency Skills Assessment Test

English Proficiency Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
This assessment tests the basic English skills required for spelling and writing correctly in the English language. It also tests the skills of grammar and comprehension to give you a complete overview of someone’s grasp of the English language.
Skills tested in this assessment
This assessment specifically examines the following skills: grammar, spelling, writing, comprehension.
What to test with this assessment
By using this assessment you can expect to learn the strengths and weaknesses of your candidates with the English language, through both their ability to create and structure sentences with proper grammar and their ability to read and understand paragraphs of text.

About the Pre-employment English Proficiency Skills Assessment

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English Proficiency is divided into four parts which include listening, reading, writing, and speaking. It seeks to understand if someone is good at listening and can reply properly, can understand academic writing, and has the ability to write properly constructed English sentences. If a person has command of these areas, then it means they are proficient in the language.

This English Proficiency test assesses whether job candidates have the ability to read, write and understand the English language to communicate with it effectively.

Candidates who perform well on this English Proficiency assessment will have all the technical skills to understand and articulate in the English language successfully. They will also have the necessary soft skills to comprehend what is being said in the language and effectively communicate back.

Grammar is the study of the way words are used to construct sentences. An example of grammar is how commas and semicolons are supposed to be used to punctuate a sentence to flow smoothly for the reader.
Is the group of letters that form a word. Being able to spell correctly allows others to understand what you are trying to say.
Writing fosters our ability to explain and refine our ideas to others and ourselves. Being able to write in the English language will allow your audience to communicate with you.
Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of written text. Comprehending the English language successfully will enable you to understand what is being said and communicate back effectively.


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Question Type: Multiple Choice

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Question Type: Text

A colleague sends you an email to proofread before sending it to an executive within the business. Please edit the email below so there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors:
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Question Type: Multiple Choice

Please read the passage below and choose which option summarizes what the paragraph is talking about:

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Frequently asked questions

An English proficiency test, also known as a pre employment English test, measures a job candidate’s ability to use the english language. The english language is spoken by millions of people around the world and is the primary language of business and education. For non-native english speakers, it is often necessary to take an english proficiency test in order to work in an english-speaking company. English language proficiency tests all aim to assess an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak english. Some common English tests used for are TOEFL, IELTS, PTE and CELPIP.

English proficiency tests provide detailed information about a test taker’s language abilities. They are used in recruitment processes around the world to help identify individuals who will be successful in an English-speaking environment. The pre employment English test is able to provide detailed information about a test taker’s reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This information is valuable to employers because it helps to identify individuals who have the language skills necessary to be successful in their workplace. Additionally, because the Vervoe English proficiency test is computer-based, it can be administered to a large number of individuals at one time, being an efficient tool for recruiting purposes.

Vervoe’s English language proficiency test is designed to measure a candidate’s ability to use and understand the English language. There are four main skills that are tested: reading, writing, listening, and speaking – each assessing a candidate’s ability to clearly and concisely communicate in English. By testing all four of these skills, the pre employment English proficiency test provides a well-rounded assessment of a candidate’s English language abilities.

Yes, all assessments are fully customizable meaning you can edit a word or two or delete the question and add your own. You can also customize correct answer samples to your exact business specifications.

We offer assessments for any stage of your hiring process.

Top of Funnel: Screen candidates at the top of the funnel with interactive multiple choice questions that include multi media choices. You’ll be able to test knowledge quickly and keep candidates engaged. Assessments are quick to complete ~20min

Mid Funnel: Combine a variety of question types like multiple choice with media, video responses to see how they communicate and a couple of presentation or spreadsheet questions to dig deeper into their technical knowledge. Assessments take ~40min to complete.

Bottom Funnel: A great opportunity to focus on a single outcome and test extensively with a more elaborate question and some documentation around the process. Assessments take ~ 1.5 hrs to complete.

You can completely customize an assessment for your brand including logo, colors and intro videos. You are also able to customize all of the candidate messaging so that it’s unique to your brand and business.
No, Vervoe assessments test for a range of both job specific and soft skills like communication or attention to detail. This means you’re testing a complete set of skills so you can be confident the candidate you hire not only has the skills to do the job but that culturally and behaviourally they’re the right fit for your business too.
We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
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Yes, all skills assessment are customizable and can be created to simulate a job or task. This provides the ability to test a candidate on real-life skills and abilities required for the role. A unique combination of different types of questions can simulate how a candidate will perform in different scenarios.

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