Friday, April 22, 2016

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

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

More than 50 percent of English as a second language (ESL) learners take English tests simply to find out their language proficiency level. 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 percent take the English tests to prove their English proficiency to their employer or attach it to their resume. Another seven percent use the test results in their school or university.

Understanding their English CEF proficiency level is the primary 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 percent of participants also claimed possession of other non-CEFR English certificates (mainly IELTS and TOEFL). Two-thirds have been learning English for more than ten years.

TrackTest Online English Proficiency Assessment Centre: is a global English assessment center providing English proficiency tests for schools, companies, and individuals based on the scale of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 6 levels from A1 to C2). It is used by organizations and individuals worldwide, from East Timor to South America.

English Language Day, April 23rd:
English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on April, 23, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. The Day results from a 2010 initiative by the UN Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.