West Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
LingQ this week introduced a language proficiency test as a free, fun way to measure ability in a number of different languages.
LingQ’s proficiency test is intended to measure people’s command in a language for all levels of learners. So far LingQ offers English for Spanish, French, Russian, German and Portuguese speakers as well as Spanish, French, Russian, German and Portuguese for English speakers. More language pairs will be added in the future.
The test consists of two main activity types, depending on the level being tested. Beginner levels are purely multiple choice, and Advanced levels are purely fill-in-the-blank. Intermediate is a mixture of the two. This blended approach helps to better test beginners’ knowledge of the words themselves, and more advanced learners’ knowledge of how to use these words.
While the tests are intended to measure general ability in a language, they are also meant to be entertaining. When a learner finishes the test, they will see an estimate of the number of words they know, and also what their “avatar” on LingQ - a graphical representation of their learning - might look like. The test is available to everyone visiting LingQ. There is no need to create an account. It is free, fun and can be taken multiple times.
Polyglot and LingQ co-founder Steve Kaufmann says: ”We all like a challenge, and we like to have a sense of where we stand. We wanted a fun way for people to test their ability in languages they are learning. This should give people a chance to measure themselves and compare themselves with their friends. I have no doubt that this test and its results will provoke much discussion from those taking it. The nature of language testing is such that there is no perfect test. We wanted something that people could enjoy and which would spark the conversation around language learning. If, after taking this test, people become inspired to learn or improve in a foreign language, we have achieved our goal.”
The test will be available on http://www.lingq.com and can also be used on any mobile device through the various browsers.
About the company
LingQ (http://www.lingq.com) is an online language learning system and community with members from all over the world who help each other learn up to 21 languages. LingQ is based in West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
For further information, please contact Mark Kaufman at 1-888-746-5790 x701 or at mark(at)lingq(dot)com.