Frequently asked questions

The frequently asked questions (FAQ) about TrackTest English proficiency test (test d’anglaisEnglisch Einstufungstestteste inglês, test d’inglese).

Topics covered: English Core test time limits, optional Speaking and Writing exam, English certificate recognition, exam fees and others.

Which English language level should I choose?

Check the English language descriptors or take our free English placement test (pre-test), a  quick 10-min adaptive English grammar test. It will give you a recommendation which level you should start with.  You also get an instant feedback how successful you are after each testing block so you can change the level during the test if you feel it is too easy or difficult.

There are tests for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. What do they mean?

These language proficiency levels are basedCEFR language levels on The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Abbreviated as CEFR, this guideline describes the level of language acquisition of learners of foreign languages.  A1 and A2 are for English beginners, B1 and B2 for independent English users and C1 and C2 for proficient English users. Here you can find the detailed description of each English level based on CEFR scale.

Where can I take this English proficiency test?

Anywhere. TrackTest English Proficiency Test is 100% online solution. You can take your English test at home, classroom or work. You only need laptop or PC with speakers and internet connection to complete the test and get your English certificate. Please note that some institutions or countries can require taking TrackTest as the in-class proctored test on their premises.

How much time do I need to finish the test?

TrackTest English test for individuals does not have a time limit so you can take it without time pressure. If you belong to the specific company or school account, you might be required to complete the test before the specific time.
In general, you can expect to complete the English proficiency test in about 30-45 minutes (depending on the level and your pace). You can interrupt your level test and return later to your account within 30 days from the start date. After 30 days, your incomplete tests are deleted and you can start your test from the beginning.

When do I get the result of the English level test?

Immediately! With no delays and weeks of waiting. You get the preliminary results after the each of three English test sections and at the end, you get the final score and percentage split for each English test section-grammar/reading/listening. The system will provide you also the analysis of English grammar topics you failed most.
When you pass the level test successfully, you get the digital English proficiency certificate you can download and attach to your CV resume or share it on your social network.
If you decide to take also the Speaking&Writing exam, this result will be assessed by our raters team and added to the level certificate in 7 business days. Only successful results are added to the level certificate, unsuccessful results are only for your information.

How is my test result calculated?

Your result is a percentage rate from all your successfully answered questions. For example, if you answer correctly 50 out of 70 questions, you get 71%. Section results (e.g. for listening) are calculated similarly. For the success in the English core tests and the English certificate, you need to answer more than 65% of all questions correctly.

How does the Speaking&Writing Test work?

The English Speaking&Writing testspeaking proficiency in English is an optional module of TrackTest level test assessing the English productive skills of test-takers. It is enabled for all completed TrackTest English proficiency level tests for the extra fee charged per exam. The English Speaking&Writing Exam consists of two parts which can be also taken separately.
In the English Speaking Exam, your answers are recorded and assessed by our team of qualified raters. As a result, you get the exam protocol with the verbal assessment of your spoken skills and a successful result is added to the level certificate. The Speaking test takes about ten minutes and you will need a computer with the internal or external microphone and the Flash-enabled web browser. You can test the recording before the Speaking test activation.
In the English Writing test,  you get two tasks assessing written interaction (forms, notes, messages) and written English production (reports and short essays, up to 150 words). Your answers are assessed by our team of qualified raters. As a result, you get the exam report with the verbal assessment of your writing skills and a successful result (Above the level/meets the level) is added to the level certificate.

Where can I use the TrackTest English certificate? Is it recognised?

English certificateTrackTest Online English Assessment Centre is an independent English language certification authority. Our English certificate can be used in any communication as a supporting document about individual English level proficiency (CEFR), e.g. as the attachment for the school admission process, job applications, resumes, curriculum vitae or Europass CV. Given our global coverage, we cannot guarantee the recognition by the each educational institution around the world so please check the acceptance with your school before application.
Applying for UK visa: Since April 2015, UK government limited the number of English language test providers and channels for the test delivery. If the UK visa you’re applying for asks you to prove your English language ability you should use the Trinity College exam (UK-only) or IELTS exam in the approved test centres only that meet the Home Office’s requirements.
For use in a business environment, please find the growing list of corporations using this English exam certificate.

How much the TrackTest English test costs?

Registration and the English placement test (pre-test) is free of charge. For the access to English core tests, you need to purchase the licence or get the invitation via e-mail or the activation code (voucher) from our local partners.  A user licence grants you an access to all level tests for the next 12 months. You can take a test for all levels and even try to improve the same test level result again every 30 days with no extra charge. (see more info English proficiency test pricing).

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