CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: LINGUASKILL
Linguaskill and Linguaskill Business are online, adaptive, multi-level tests. They test all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking). There is no “pass” or “fail”. The scores are reported on a scale of 82-180+ and are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Linguaskill and Linguaskill Business are online, adaptive, multi-level tests. They test all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking). There is no “pass” or “fail”. The scores are reported on a scale of 82-180+ and are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
|C1 or above
Click here to view a sample test report.
Linguaskill General tests language used in daily life for roles in a non-business-specific environment.
Linguaskill Business tests English used in a business and corporate setting.
The Linguaskill test can be booked On Demand - candidates can choose the date they want to sit the exam as it can be done from home. The date will be sent to the candidates up to 24 hours after registration (excluding weekends).
- External applicants - $300
- Greenwich internal applications - $240
- EB 3-module students for Linguaskill Business or 12-week students for Linguaskill General - $190
As the Linguaskill Test is done online, once you have registered you will receive an email with information on how to sit the test at home.
Please allow 24 hours from the date of registration for the information to come to your email address. Make sure you check your SPAM inbox.
Minimum Hardware / Technical Requirements for Linguaskill (with remote proctoring)
PC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU
2 GB RAM or better
Free hard drive space
a minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024
PC: Windows 7 or higher
Apple Macs (using Google Chrome browser)
Cable Modem, DSL or better
2 Mbps per candidate
The Speaking Test uses HTML5 and so a compatible browser must be used to run the test
Latest version (must be able to read PDFs).
Over-ear and closed back – the earpieces of the headphones should cover the entire ear, preferably with good padding for comfort.
A microphone should be attached to the headset, via a ‘boom’ (in other words, on the end of a flexible stalk). The microphone should be noise-canceling (at a minimum, directional), to increase sound pick-up and to minimize noise pollution on the recordings.
Please do not allow the use of your computers’ built-in microphones, these should be disabled, because they are not of the appropriate type nor of sufficient quality. In addition in Chrome if a candidate mutes their headset mic, Linguaskill will continue recording if there‘s more than one mic enabled on the machine.
Headphone & Microphone Connections
There is no preference on plugs (that is, USB or standard stereo) but please note that the use of USB means that appropriate drivers must be installed and confirmed as working before the test day.
800 x 600 resolution or better
You will need to use your PASSPORT (must be valid on the day of the exam) to register and to sit the Linguaskill test at home.
Your results will be sent to you 3-5 business days after your test.
Fees: Fees must be paid in AUD when candidates register for the exam.Proof of payment must be sent to Greenwich
Fees: Fees must be paid in AUD when candidates register for the exam. Registration must be done on our portal https://www.greenwichcollege.edu.au/cambridge-linguaskill using a credit / debit card. We do not accept cash.
Registration: The registration is confirmed only when the candidate details have been registered and payment has been completed.
Exam Dates: The candidate will receive an email with the date range to complete the exam. Exams cannot be done after the last day of the date range.
Eligibility: Cambridge English Qualifications may be taken by people of any age, race, nationality, but are designed for speakers of languages other than English. Photographic Identification must be provided by the candidate for every part of the exam.
Test Day Photos: Greenwich College uses the services of ProctorTrack for online invigilation. All candidates will be required to undergo an onboarding process before being able to sit the Linguaskill Test. In the onboarding process candidates will be required to take a face photo and to submit a photo of their passport for security purposes. ProctorTrack follows strick privacy guidelines and all photos and documents submitted in the onboarding process are deleted after the exam is processed.
Results: Results will be sent 3-5 business days after the test
Certificates: Candidates will receive a Statement of Results provided by Cambridge Assessment English stating their overall score as well as their score in each component of the exam. The Statement of Results will be delivered as a soft copy only (PDF format) and it will be sent by email to the candidate. Hard copies are not provided.
Malpractice: Greenwich College works together with ProctoTrack to ensure all candidates follow the test conditions and the rules and regulations. All candidates will receive a copy of the Terms & Conditions and by registering for the exam they automatically accept such terms. All tests will be checked by ProctorTrack as well as Greenwich College for potential violations. If the candidate commits a test violation, the results will not be provided and the candidate will be reported to Cambridge Assessment English, which may impact the eligibility to sit Linguaskill in the future.
Refund Policy: No refunds can be given once a registration has been processed. A change in travel plans or a decision to withdraw on academic ground will not be considered.