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Cambridge’s AI powered online English test Linguaskill is now available for the first time in Sri Lanka.
ESOL Premier Campus has become the first agent in Sri Lanka to offer Linguaskill, a quick and convenient online English test powered by AI technology. The Sri Lankan-based preparation centre worked with colleagues in Cambridge to officially launch the test in the country in February.
Linguaskill is used all over the world to help organisations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. It uses cutting-edge technology to test key English language skills in line with international standards. Results are available within 48 hours and are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference, which is the international standard for describing language ability.
Speaking at the official launch Ian Cawley, Product Manager at Cambridge University Press & Assessment said:
‘We’re delighted to be working with ESOL Premier Campus to provide more opportunities for ambitious students to take a Linguaskill in Sri Lanka. Linguaskill provides a fantastic way for HR professionals to check English levels when recruiting and developing staff. The test is also ideal for schools and universities as English is such a key skill for student success. Universities for example can use it to check students’ English language levels at admission, during a course and when they graduate. I’m sure Linguaskill will have a huge impact in Sri Lanka’.
Linguaskill is developed by Cambridge University Press & Assessment. It is powered by cutting-edge adaptive algorithms which mean that each test is tailored to each candidate’s ability. The technology that drives the reading and listening modules of the test to more quickly home in on the candidate’s true ability, becoming easier or more difficult depending on the individual’s responses. The Speaking and Writing modules use a high-tech, AI auto-marking feature as part of the hybrid marking approach. This hybrid, or ‘human-in-the-loop’, marking model in which an auto-marker is used in live assessment, but with the involvement of human examiners, is about using trained human examiner expertise to support and further develop the auto-marker.