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.

TrackTest Online English Proficiency Assessment Centre: is a global English assessment centre providing the English proficiency tests for schools, companies and individuals based on scale of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 6 levels form A1 to C2). It is used by organisations and individuals alike from around the world 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 is the result of 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 as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.