Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions (FAQ) about TrackTest English proficiency test (test d’anglaisEnglisch Einstufungstestteste inglês, test d’inglese)

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?

They are language proficiency levels 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 in 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 resume or share it on your social network.
If you decide to take also the Speaking exam, this result will be assessed by our raters team and added to the level certificate in 7 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. Please note that these are used only as a guidance about the particular skill proficiency you can add to your CV. They are not reflected in the total result calculation.
For successful pass of the test and getting the English certificate, you need to score more than 65% (total result).

How does the Speaking test work?

The English speaking testspeaking proficiency in English is an optional module of TrackTest level test. It is enabled for all completed TrackTest English proficiency level tests for the extra fee charged per 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 speaking skills and a successful result is added to the level certificate.  You 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.

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?

The English placement test and the English level tests for A1 level are free of charge. You can decide later if you want to purchase the access to other levels. Full 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. Read more in English proficiency test pricing. You will find the option to activate all levels immediately with your credits card when logged in your account. Alternatively, you can purchase the activation voucher via our partners).

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