Skip to main content
26 votes
Accepted

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

It looks like there is no current internationally recognized method to describe language fluency. If it is helpful though, you can view a list of language proficiency tests for each language. Check ...
fi12's user avatar
  • 9,147
9 votes

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

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is the international standard used outside the U.S. It has six levels, ranging from A1 to C2. The U.S. Interagency Language Roundtable ILR is scaled ...
Tom Au's user avatar
  • 1,869
8 votes
Accepted

How to certify language skills online

Since you are looking for an official certificate, you should check the conditions of the Certificate Examinations in Polish as a Foreign Language / Egzaminy Certyfikatowe z Języka Polskiego jako ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
7 votes

Are there any tests or certifications in Old English or Middle English?

You don't need to do a degree in English Literature if you just want to learn Old English or confirm your skills. However, I still think that individual university courses is the closest thing you can ...
michau's user avatar
  • 2,314
6 votes

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

At the moment, there seems to be no internationally recognised way of describing language proficiency if "international" is interpreted as "worldwide". The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
6 votes
Accepted

Is there a certification in English beyond C2 that a foreign speaker could pursue?

Some companies may not be familiar with CEFR and it may sometimes be safer to use descriptions such as "near native" or "fluent" (see e.g. Describing language skills on the Jobline ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
5 votes

Are there any advanced proficiency tests for Standard Chinese (CEFR C1/C2)?

Yes. There are proficiency tests for Standard Chinese that go beyond B2 and that cover at least level C1. The DLPT V offers assessments of High Level Language Proficiency. It has been 25+ years since ...
AP1091's user avatar
  • 51
4 votes

Can I (an Illinois high school student) get a Seal of Biliteracy for Old Norse?

According to the Seal of Biliteracy FAQ, Illinois is one of the states that "have approved a statewide Seal of Biliteracy". See also the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. Since the Seal of ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
4 votes

Is there a TOEFL-like exam for Italian and French languages?

In addition to those listed in the other answer, here are a few more: For French: the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is an certification that grades candidates on the CEFR scale from A1 to ...
fi12's user avatar
  • 9,147
4 votes
Accepted

Choosing the right TOEIC test

There are three TOEIC tests that you can take: the TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test, the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing Tests, the TOEIC Bridge™ Test. The TOEIC Bridge™ Test is for "lower-intermediate ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
3 votes
Accepted

What is the difference between Masters in TESOL and a level-5 TEFL certificate?

There are quite a few differences between a Masters in TESOL and a level 5 TEFL certificate. For one, you could be studying for a Masters in TESOL for up to 2 years, whereas a level 5 TEFL certificate ...
James's user avatar
  • 46
3 votes

How does one become an IELTS examiner?

According to the page Examiner recruitment and training at IELTS.org, applicants for the job of IELTS examiner must have a) An undergraduate degree or Master’s degree or qualification(s) that can ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
3 votes
Accepted

HSK3 written test - what to expect and how to prepare?

The written HSK test consists of three parts: a listening section, a reading section and a writing section. Each part is worth 100 points, even though they differ in duration and (in my opinion) ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
3 votes
Accepted

what are widely accepted US domestic foreign language proficiency exams?

The ILR (International Language Roundtable) is the most recognized language fluency test in the United States. According to the official website: The ILR as an entity does not develop or administer ...
fi12's user avatar
  • 9,147
3 votes

How does the ILR scale testing work?

To quote the ILR website: "Where can I take an ILR test?" The answer is: We’re sorry, there is no “ILR test”. The ILR as an entity does not develop or administer tests itself. Many ...
michau's user avatar
  • 2,314
2 votes

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

You can describe your language proficiency using the ILR system, the ACTFL system or the CEFR system. ILR and ACTFL were developed in the United States, while the CEFR by the Council of Europe. ...
Carl's user avatar
  • 31
2 votes

Is there a TOEFL-like exam for Italian and French languages?

For French, two important certificates are DELF and DALF: the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) is a set of certificates for CEFR levels A1 – B2. the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
2 votes
Accepted

I want to know more about German language leaning for admission to German universities

German universities typically make admission requirements available on their websites. They also describe what level of German is required in foreign applicants. Below are three examples: ...
Tsundoku's user avatar
  • 19.8k
1 vote

What is the difference between Masters in TESOL and a level-5 TEFL certificate?

If you want to teach in an academic institution in an English-speaking country you need the university TESOL degree. If you want to teach abroad the TESL certificate is more recognized. However, in ...
sleekkat's user avatar
1 vote

Choosing the right TOEIC test

There are only two main TOEIC tests to choose, and a high score on either one will certainly boost your resume. Your choices are the Listening & Reading Test, thus a sort of passive test. There is ...
AML's user avatar
  • 5,086

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible