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Questions about language exams and proficiency tests, and how to prepare for them.

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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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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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Improving my English Skills (CAE) without a language trip

I'm learning English in my 8th year now and want to take the CAE exam (Cambridge, level C1) in one year. I am already taking an extra course at school; in normal lessons we are between level B1 and B2....
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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 measure my Chinese proficiency without taking an HSK test?

Is it possible to measure my proficiency on Mandarin Chinese without taking an HSK exam? I recently took a brief exam on EasyMandarin website but it is only about a brief grammar and vocabulary test, ...
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What resources are there for learning Romanian in accordance with the CEFR ability levels?

I've tried searching around but I've not been able to find any information about CEFR in relation to the Romanian language. I was looking at the Wikipedia page for the CEFR and I can see that there ...
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Practice AP and WebCAPE Exams and study guides

I'm creating a language teaching curriculum which will follow ACTFL and World Readiness Standard guidelines. My end goal is for students to pass the US domestic AP exam (with a 4 or better) and/or a ...
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WebCAPE language exam - how many words do I need to know?

I'm studying Chinese and would like to know if there are any metrics/studies around how many words I should be able to retain to get a high score. The metrics I've seen, such as this Rosetta Stone ...
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WebCAPE vs AP Exams for domestic prep

I am going to be teaching a foreign language in some capacity and am not sure if I should teach to prep for the WebCAPE exams or Advanced Placement exams from CollegeBoard. I'll be following ACTFL ...
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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 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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Can I have C1-level proficiency in a foreign language even if my pronunciation is poor?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its A1–C2 scale is often referred to when discussing one's skill in a language. I've never been tested, but, based on the Wikipedia ...