Cambridge University offers online English oral test

 The Cambridge Assessment Inglês , department of Cambridge University responsible for international assessment of English proficiency, recently released an online version of the oral module Linguaskill test. Through the platform, the candidate can take an online oral test of English and receive a report that indicates his fluency in the language.

The platform can be accessed through this link . To take the test, you must be at least 16 years old and use a computer with headphones and a microphone - in addition, of course, internet access. It lasts about 15 minutes and needs to be done from start to finish in one go, without breaks. You may need to disable your browser's pop-up blocker to test.

At the end, participants receive a performance report that indicates their level of knowledge, according to the international parameters of the Common European Framework of Reference (CERF). The report also indicates what this level of knowledge represents in practical terms of day-to-day activities, such as attending meetings or presenting academic papers.


In addition to being an interesting way of assessing your level of oral communication in English, the online oral test of English has a greater purpose. The data generated by the students taking the test will be used to calibrate an artificial intelligence that, in the future, can be used to automatically correct oral exams.

The initiative is a good opportunity to test your ability to speak English. Since it can be done over the internet, no one needs to see you talking, which can be appealing to more timid people. And for those who are preparing to obtain a certificate of proficiency in English , this tool is a great way to prepare.

According to Cambridge Assessment English, the technology for automatic correction of tests is now available in several languages. Also according to the department, versions of the online oral test for smartphones and tablets may appear in the future.

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