Language Proficiency Tests for Recruitment and Selection
We have conducted customized tests of English, Spanish and
Portuguese as second languages in a large number of companies
Our task began when we were requested to devise written and
oral expression tests of English, Spanish and Portuguese as
second languages for recruitment and selection purposes.
We were confronted with an arduous mission of both measuring
the level of linguistic knowledge a job or function would require
and choose from tenths of applicants a specific person with
the most adequate level for the job in question.
We had to resort to statistics to determine the body of foreign
language knowledge a job would require and arrived at the desired
profile by testing hundreds of people performing that specific
function. Thus we were able to design unique and different tests
from those usually adopted by most language teaching entities.
Our tests were so successful that they became part of the recruitment
and selection routine in a large number of companies.
Job applicants undergo written and oral tests exclusively related
to the job the are applying for. We issue test result reports
containing a number of potential candidates and send them to
the relevant recruiting area.
more equitable opportunities;
candidates referred to the company by a
person in a higher position receive equal treatment as other
Superior linguistic discrimination, even
among a large number of candidates showing similar skills;
Guidance to recruiters about the foreign
language potential of an applicant, as in the case of a function
that would only require cognitive skills in that specific
foreign language – reading and understanding technical
Safeguarding a recruiter’s accountability
in the event an applicant fails to meet other company requirements;
Detection of candidates having exceptionally
Improvement in recruitment quality;
Applicants may take the test at their convenience;
Removal of the “language expert”
figure who, as a rule, has no experience in this field and
whose proficiency tests are associated to his or her methods
of choice and the topics they may contain;
more privacy in the recruitment process.
Test results are not disclosed to applicants during the test.
Only a recruiter can announce test results.
OR IN-COMPANY TESTS
Our proficiency tests may be conducted locally (at our school)
or in-company (on company premises).
Tests may be arranged to take place at a certain time, free
of interruptions, for applicants to concentrate exclusively
on the tests they are taking.
Tests are conducted by a qualified professional, appointed
by our school, and test results are directly forwarded to the
recruiter, who should inform an applicant’s performance
Test hours are to be scheduled by telephone 5511-5506-9190.
Test cancellations or postponements should be made at least
48 hours in advance.
English placement tests for course purposes are available on
a specific page of this site.
to identify users/passwords and prevent mishandling of the data
To take a test, you should provide the required information
in the proper form and send it to us. Soon you will be mailed
all the information required to access the test page (user name
Tests should be taken without interruptions, as questions should
be answered within a preset time. Having answered the questions
within the programmed period of time, applicant should click
the “SEND” button. In the event an applicant runs
out of time, the test page will be closed, and the score is
based on the questions entered up to the moment the test was
blocked. In the event of an unforeseen interruption, you may
return to your test later on, but only your unanswered questions
will be made available to you. Having concluded the test, e.g.
having answered the last question, your user ID and password
will be cancelled out.
Your score and other test results (written and oral) are directly
forwarded to your recruiter, and it is up to him to inform performance
results and attained scores to an applicant.
For further information call 5511-5506-9190 and talk to a test
to register new applicants or use a specific access on the
page of this site.
Conveniently located between Rua Padre Antônio José
dos Santos and Rua Guararapes, Brasiliana
de Idiomas offers a wide variety of class
hours, from 7 a.m., from Mondays to Saturdays.
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