Determining language level – the KERN Assess™ placement test

The effectiveness of a language course – and therefore the success of its learning outcomes – is largely dependent on how well the course content is aligned to prior knowledge.

With the KERN Assess™ placement test, KERN Training offers you the option to test your own language skills at no cost. Your language skills are tested using a multiple choice test and you are then assigned to one of twelve practice-related ability levels. The test assesses all the relevant language skills, such as grammar, linguistic register, use of idiom and reading comprehension. It provides you with a true assessment of your level of performance, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The flexible language test for companies: KERN Assess™

The KERN Assess™ placement test is an online, highly variable language testing program which can also be adjusted to your individual requirements. KERN Training thus allows you to determine your employees' language skills at no cost. This allows you to design your ideal test program from a wide choice of available modules. The KERN Assess™ program is currently available for English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. The user interface can also be set to the required source language, allowing all candidates to read the test instructions in their own native language. If required, the modules can be designed to suit each individual candidate's field of work. The test results are recorded in a database and can be sorted, filtered and exported based on different criteria, such as overall result, partial result or duration required to complete the test. In addition, lingoscore™ can also be used to monitor learning progress for each desired language level, or, for example, to screen job applicants independent of any training programmes. KERN Assess™ is thus an efficient tool for personnel development managers in terms of further foreign language training schemes.

Would you like to determine if KERN Assess™ is the ideal solution for your business? Please get in touch.

Verbal placement test

Please note the following: A written placement test can of course only ever provide an indication of your language skills. To obtain a definitive result, you will need to complete a verbal assessment with a native speaker. We are happy to test your active language skills in a telephone interview for a small administrative fee. Please email us in advance with your preferred appointment details.

Do you want to take a language test for a more accurate assessment of your language skills? Simply get in touch via the contact form - we'd be delighted to advise you.  

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