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A designation awarded by a credible organization that is earned by a language learner or teacher to assure qualification in learning or teaching one or more languages.

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How can I describe my language proficiency in an internationally recognized way?

I speak three languages to varying degrees of fluency. English is my native language. "Native fluency" is pretty easy to describe. I speak Spanish fluently, among friends and family, and in ...
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Is there a certification in English beyond C2 that a foreign speaker could pursue?

I got my C2 certification in English language proficiency over 10 years ago. Since then, I believe my grasp on the language has improved significantly, but that improvement is not reflected anywhere ...
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How to certify language skills online

I am learning by myself Polish language and I would like to validate my skills by an official certificate. I did it when I was in school for English and Spanish with the CECR levels (European). I'm ...
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Are there any advanced proficiency tests for Standard Chinese (CEFR C1/C2)?

HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is the PRC's official Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers of Standard Chinese. Hanban has published a mappping between the six HSK levels and the six ...
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Are there any tests or certifications in Old English or Middle English?

Are there any formal assessments (e.g. tests or exams) or certifications in Old English (e.g. Beowulf) or Middle English (e.g. Chaucer)? By Old English and Middle English, I am talking about the ...
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Is there a TOEFL-like exam for Italian and French languages?

I'm looking for TOEFL-like certificates for Italian and French. Are there any?
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Can I (an Illinois high school student) get a Seal of Biliteracy for Old Norse?

I don’t want any feedback on why I want Old Norse, I just want to know if it can be done.
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Choosing the right TOEIC test

I'm looking for an internship in Amsterdam and I was wondering which TOEIC test would best help boost my resume ? Would it be adequate for an internship ?
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HSK3 written test - what to expect and how to prepare?

It would be useful for beginner Mandarin learners, who want to eventually take the HSK exam(s), to hear success stories and HSK-specific advice. If you have passed the HSK Level 3 written test ...
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what are widely accepted US domestic foreign language proficiency exams?

In reference to my earlier post, I'm looking for credible, accredited or widely accepted foreign language proficiency exams. Duolingo claims they use WebCAPE proficiency test as a key metric of how ...
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How does one become an IELTS examiner?

The language tests defined by International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are widely recognised tests of English language proficiency for non-native speakers of English. In one of his videos,...
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How does the ILR scale testing work?

I've heard a little about this scale, but how are you graded based on knowledge of the language? To put it more precisely, if there are any formal tests, what are they like?
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Is there an exam like TOEFL for English, but for Italian that I can take online?

The thing is I am asked to pass a 6-credit Italian exam this semester. I am currently out of Italy and can not take the university exam which is held in person. I have practiced my Italian and I am ...
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What is the difference between Masters in TESOL and a level-5 TEFL certificate?

I mean, I know that one of them is a university degree and requires the student to have a bachelor's degree; another is a certificate course which anyone can take up as long as he has a C1 level of ...
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I want to know more about German language leaning for admission to German universities

I am going to earn my degree in 1 to 2 years. For my higher education, for getting admission to German universities, it is compulsory to learn German or you must have a certificate of German language ...
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Website offering simulations of the IELTS test

I'm looking for some website offering simulation IELTS tests. When I was planning to present the TOEFL I found a website called Scorte Nexus, that offers simulation TOEFL tests, and I found it very ...
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