eTests (English level)

I.  Overview 

eTests help you to identify and rectify English skills shortages of your employees whether it’s through development of your current workforce, or making key hires. Our eTests currently is designed for General English, English for Engineering and English for Construction based on the 5 important skills.
 

1.  Listening

This test assesses a student's ability to understand Standard American English. Listening tasks increase in difficulty across multiple proficiency levels with the rate of speech, vocabulary, diction, and use of idiomatic and metaphorical language all increasing at higher levels. As listening stimuli increase in length at the highest levels, students are allowed to take notes as they would in a lecture setting. The intent of the test is to measure listening skills rather than short-term memory.
 

2.   Reading

This test assesses a student's ability to recognize and manipulate Standard American English in two major categories: 

  •     Referring (reading explicitly stated material)
  •     Reasoning (inferential reading)

The content of these areas will vary on the test according to levels of English proficiency, with more emphasis on Referring at the lower levels and more on Reasoning at the higher levels.
 

3.  Grammar/Usage

This test assesses a student's ability to recognize and manipulate Standard American English in two main areas: 

  •     Sentence Elements
  •     Sentence Structure and Syntax

Sentence Elements include verbs, subjects and objects, modifiers, function words, conventions (punctuation, capitalization, spelling), and word formation.

Sentence Structure and Syntax include word order, relationships between and among clauses, and agreement, as well as how grammar relates to communication beyond the sentence level.
 

4.   Writing

This test provides analytic scores in the areas of  Development, Language Use, Organization, Focus, and Mechanics with an overall score based on a weighted composite of the analytic scores. 

 

5.  Speaking

This test measures the ability to communicate English effectively.
 

II.  Methods: 


Option 1: 

  • Listening, Reading, Grammar and Writing skills: Student will take an online asynchronous test 
  • Speaking skill: Automatic - Students' answers will be recorded and sent to our teachers. Your topic speaking will be analyzed, evaluated and marked by our teachers.

 

Option 2: 

  • Listening, Reading, Grammar and Writing skills: Student will take an online asynchronous test 
  • Speaking skill: Live virtual with IBI's teachers through our virtual live classroom.

 

III.  Reporting

We provide 3 levels of diagnostic report that set results against customized benchmarks, helping you and your company to make better strategic decisions.

  • Global Standard report: compares and correlates candidate scores with international proficiency standards, such as the Common European Framework Reference and TOEIC.
     
  • Industry standard report: measure a candidate’s abilities versus the common standard for particular job roles or market requirements, allowing you to identify skill gaps and put plans in place for remedying them.   
     
  • Custom Benchmark report: allows your company to create your own bespoke standards and benchmarks on a range of specific job profiles.

 

IBI – THE BLENDED E-LEARNING THAT WORKS

Blended eLearning offers the best of benefits from the implementation of a synchronous learning strategy, and “go at your own pace” techniques that are part of an asynchronous learning strategy.

SEE THE IBI DIFFERENCE

IBI virtual blended English language and Business skills courses offer you the advantages of live classroom training (IBI eConversations) designed in concert with the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of self-paced learning (IBI eClasses) with the aim of completely replacing classroom training and improving learning retention at the highest level.