The BULATS Online Reading and Listening test is a computer-based assessment.
It provides a fast, versatile and accurate method of testing language ability for the world of work. The BULATS Online Reading and Listening test allows on-demand assessment of all levels of language ability in English, French, Spanish and German.
What does it test?
The BULATS Online Reading and Listening test assesses listening and reading skills, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
To get complete assessment of the four language skills it is recommended that the Online test is combined with the Writing and Speaking tests. However, each test can be taken separately producing a report for just the language skills assessed.
How does it work?
The BULATS Online Reading and Listening test pinpoints ability quickly and accurately by using 'adaptive' testing techniques. As a candidate progresses through the test, the computer selects and presents each question on the basis of the previous answer. The adaptive testing technique learns about the candidate’s level by monitoring the difficulty of the questions the candidate gets right and wrong and thus begins to select only those questions at the candidate’s level of ability. The test ends and a score is reported once the level has been determined. This usually takes about 60 minutes.
· Candidates need no formal preparation in order to take a test although a tutorial and demo test are available for candidates to familiarise themselves with the task types available.
· The BULATS Online Reading and Listening test can be taken at any computer connected to the internet. See full computer specifications.
· BULATS test scores are linked to established and widely recognised international standards.
· Test questions and instructions are in the same language as the test (English, French, German or Spanish).
· BULATS is professionally supported, with a wealth of expert advice and resources offered through a dedicated helpline, local Agent or office, and through our website.
· Results are available immediately.
· On-screen help guides are available for candidates throughout the test.
See a demonstration of the BULATS Online Reading and Listening test now.
When do I get results?
Results from the test are available immediately. These are presented in a test report form so a candidate can demonstrate the level they have achieved.
The results allow flexible reporting as well so you can score groups or individuals just as easily. This can help with time-driven decisions such as recruitment or international placement