Friday, December 2, 2016

For admins: Custom URL for companies and schools

Custom URL links are becoming a standard feature for all organisational customers. In your company settings (Edit profile), you can see the option for Custom Registration URL.

Friday, November 11, 2016

English test result in the local time

TrackTest as a global platform for English proficiency assessment displays the results of the completed English tests in the local time of each user. 

You can find your local time settings in your TrackTest English test personal profile


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Test for young learners (an optional feature for school admins)

Test for young learners is an optional free feature available to all school administrators in their
interface.

The TrackTest English proficiency test in its standard configuration assesses the English proficiency in both professional and personal life. Therefore English tests, in the upper B and C levels particularly, use also some questions related to the general business English knowledge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How to generate voucher codes (tutorial for admins)

User activation via vouchers is a handy method for the company and school admins requiring stricter control over the English assessment of their students and employees.

Administrators can create the vouchers directly in the admin interface with selecting the option Create vouchers. Voucher codes are then added to the list of Users, from where they can be exported into excel or pdf.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SSL Encryption on TrackTest English Proficiency tests

English test SSL encryptedAll TrackTest test-related pages- tracktest.eu, app.tracktest.eu and store.tracktest.eu are encrypted with the latest and regularly updated encryption mechanisms. They are encrypted before being transmitted over the Internet.

Encryption makes it difficult for unauthorised people to view information travelling between computers. Therefore it is unlikely that anyone read this page as it travelled across the network.

What does it mean for me?
SSL encryption adds an extra layer of security for registered users and visitors. However, you can continue to use our TrackTest pages as before.

In your browser, you will see the green lock next to the web address and https in the address itself. 
english test ssl certificate
All TrackTest links without https are automatically redirected to https version.     

P.S. This blog stays on http protocol as the Google technology running this blog does not allow the migration yet. We are looking at the alternatives to enable it here too. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Audio listening samples in Internet Explorer not working. What can I do?

You have reached the TrackTest listening section of the test and you do not hear the audio track. Here are the most typical issues and how to fix them.

1. I do see the audio track on the page but it does not play and shows 00:00 duration.


Listening not working- audio

This issue can happen with some specific settings of Internet Explorer, versions 10 and 11. These browsers sometimes block the ActiveX controls- small apps that allow websites to provide content such as videos or audio. You will need to allow it for TrackTest.eu so you can listen to the audio sections properly.

How to fix it:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

English proficiency school index 2016

For all English teachers, we are publishing the School English Proficiency Index on the day of World Teachers' Day

The School English Index is a benchmark calculated from all English test results achieved in TrackTest English Proficiency Tests by young learners and students in educational institutions- schools, high schools, colleges and universities around the world. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

You advised: English language requirement for aircraft mechanic- B1/B2

aircraft mechanicThere is a question posted in the German community forum about the job requirements for the Aircraft mechanic/machinist/technician in German airlines Lufthansa, particularly regarding the English language proficiency.
User ramay1418, an expert in aircrafts, provided this detailed answer (and also recommended TrackTest, thanks for that :-):

(loosely translated in English)
Your English should be relatively good. You should be at the level B1 or even B2 based on EU CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Like in real life, a better level is naturally always better :-).