What is the Writing Test?
The main goal of the Writing Test is to assess your language mastery - namely how good you are interpreting a writing text, reading for gist, using syntax rules correctly, identifying errors, etc. - as well as your knowledge about essential country culture.
This test doesn't aim at identifying native speakers of a language (there are native speakers that have poor reading and writing skills). Instead, it aims at assessing your ability to use the writing language to communicate in real-life situations.
To whom are the tests available?
The tests will be available for the languages you chose on our platform, regardless of whether or not you’re a native speaker.
Why should I take the test?
The test aims to get to know your language competencies. The more we know about your skills, the easier it is to allocate the right jobs to you.
What are the skills I need to be proficient?
Through various test questions, we assess your reading comprehension, semantic and grammatical competence, understanding of cultural aspects, and proofreading skills.
How long does the test take?
The test takes a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.
Each section has its own time in which you should complete the task. The time is indicated at the top of the screen.
Make sure to stay within the set time for each task.
What if I don’t complete the test in the given time?
There are prompts within the test to assist you in completing the test. Pay careful attention to the guiding prompts.
If you don’t complete the test, an assessment of your test is done, and feedback on the outcome guides you on prospects.
Can I quit the test and retake it later?
It is not recommended to quit the test once started. Failure to complete the test in one sitting means you have failed the language proficiency test. You will, therefore, have used an opportunity to complete the test.
What happens after I have completed the test?
Once you have completed the test, an information screen informs you of the test outcome and your language proficiency level. The final score will be based on the following proficiency scale: basic, intermediate, and fluent.
You also have the opportunity to improve your result. The best score will be selected. Should you not succeed, you are perhaps not proficient in that particular language and may opt to add other languages you know.
By default, there are no extra retries for results improvement, as the test can only be taken 2 times.
Basic requirements to take the Language Tests
In order to successfully take the writing test with a smooth experience, we advise you to have the following specifications:
OS version (or later)
Windows 10 (64 bit)
Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave)
Browser version (or later)
Internet minimum download speed
Important note: Internet connection speed is closely related to other factors, such as:
computer memory overload (several apps running simultaneously)
other resources using the same bandwidth (e.g. multiple browser tabs opened)
connections to proxy servers
The Writing Tests are currently available in the following languages:
English (South Africa)
English (United States)
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Eritrea, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Korean (South Korea)
Simplified Chinese (China)
Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
Czech (Czech Republic)
English (United Kingdom)
More coming soon!