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 :-).

Monday, July 4, 2016

TrackTest became the ALTE institutional affiliate member

ALTE- the Association of Language Testers in EuropeWe are glad to announce that the TrackTest English Proficiency Test is now also an institutional affiliate member of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) was established in 1989 by the Universities of Cambridge and Salamanca. The initial aim was to establish common standards for language testing across Europe, thereby supporting multilingualism and helping preserve the rich linguistic heritage of Europe.

It was also vital that individual test takers gained a language qualification that was a fair and accurate assessment of their linguistic ability, one which was recognised around the world, and which could be accurately compared to qualifications in other languages.

ALTE now has 34 members, including some of the world's leading language assessment bodies, and 40 institutional affiliates as well as several hundred individual affiliates.

TrackTest became an institutional affiliate of ALTE in 2016. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Copa America, UEFA EURO fans. One football question for you.

Football fever is rising this month. Copa America and EURO tournaments are going to occupy minds of a half of the planet.  Therefore, we have decided to choose a football theme for this question of the month. It is a very strong topic, we currently have sixteen questions mentioning football or footballers in our test database :-). 

Would you know the correct answer for this English grammar question from the A2 English test?

Monday, May 30, 2016

How valid and reliable is our English placement test? You will be surprised.

Will you pass the English proficiency level you got recommended by our free English placement test?

Yes, you will pass. Probably. 

More specifically, you have 83% chance to pass the English level test for the level recommended by pre-test. 

This is one of the findings from the validity study our analytical section released recently.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Admins: How to re-activate multiple users

School or company admins of the English proficiency tests can prevent users to access their account between the assessment rounds. They do it via Archive English test users feature. When they decide to re-activate them again, they can do it easily as shown in our tutorial video screencast.

Friday, April 22, 2016

English Language Day April 23rd: We take English proficiency tests for ourselves, not for CVs.

 In April, we have asked out users few questions about their motivation to use the English test. We have summarised some findings in this press release published on the occasion of UNESCO English Language Day.

More than 50 per cent of English as a second language (ESL) learners take the English tests simply to find out which level of language proficiency they are. That is one of the findings from the global survey published by TrackTest English Tests on the occasion of UNESCO English Language Day.   
Less than 30 per cent take the English tests in order to prove their English proficiency to their employer or attach it to their resume. Another seven per cent use the test results in their school or university.

Understanding their English CEF proficiency level is a main motivation to take a test and it is not region specific. The same pattern is visible across all the countries.”

TrackTest non-institutional users from 32 countries from all continents and age groups participated in the survey. 40 per cent of participants also claimed a possession of other non-CEFR English certificate (mainly IELTS and TOEFL). Two thirds have been learning English for more than ten years.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Have your say and get rewarded

win the free English speaking test

Limited time offer!

Fill out this quick 3-minutes survey about how you use TrackTest and win one of 20 free vouchers for TrackTest English Proficiency test including the Speaking test.

You can find the survey on this link:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

English Speaking test- how it works

Test your English spoken skills
We have released the brand new feature for all individual accounts- English Speaking test.

All individual users now see the option to try Speaking test in their profile if they have successfully passed any TrackTest level test with certificate.
For corporate and schools accounts it was already offered for some time and can be activated upon request.

How the Speaking test works:

Speaking test will take about 10 minutes and you will need a microphone on your PC to complete the test.

The first question is freely available so you can try if it works for you. Rest of the test is available after the payment, now for the introductory price only 12EUR/level test.