How will my Linguaskill Reading and Listening test be assessed?
The Reading & Listening test is automarked and results are available immediately.
How will my Linguaskill Writing test be assessed?
The Writing test is assessed by our market-leading auto-marking technology and results are available within 12 hours.
For more information on the Writing auto marker please see the following video here.
How will my Linguaskill speaking test be assessed?
Linguaskill Business speaking is assessed by examiners.
Linguaskill General speaking is assessed by a hybrid marking model, using either examiners or our market-leading auto-marking technology.
Speaking results are available within 48 hours.
What is the hybrid marking model for Linguaskill General speaking?
The Linguaskill General speaking test is a computer-based oral English test that is enhanced by auto-marking technology. In contrast to other automated speaking assessments, Linguaskill General speaking takes a hybrid approach to marking, which means the test is marked by a combination of human examiners and auto-marking technology. If the computer indicates low confidence in marking a response, the response is sent to an examiner for marking. This hybrid model combines the latest auto-marking technology with the decision-making of experienced human markers.
To find out more about our hybrid marking model for speaking, please see our research report here:
How are speaking examiners selected, trained and monitored?
All examiners for the Linguaskill speaking test undergo a rigorous training programme in order to qualify. They must meet high standards of professional requirements, which include being educated to first degree level or equivalent, holding a recognised language teaching qualification, providing proof of substantial and relevant teaching experience within the last two years, and having suitable English language competency.
The examiners undergo extensive training using sample speaking responses with marks, along with detailed commentary and extensive documentation on the marking process. After training, the examiners pass the certification test to ensure high standards of marking accuracy. Examiners are continuously monitored and must undergo training and re-certification every two years.