What is Linguaskill?

Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organizations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates, powered by Artificial Intelligence technology. It tests all four language skills - speaking, writing, reading and listening - in modules.

Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability, and to all Cambridge tests, including IELTS.

Who needs Linguaskill?

Linguaskill for education institutions

If you need to measure a candidate’s level of English for admission, progression over time or graduation, Linguaskill can help you to do so accurately and efficiently. You can then make informed decisions about course placement and any language support requirements.

Linguaskill for employers

The ability to communicate well in English is essential for many businesses. Linguaskill can help to ensure your workforce has the skills needed to perform effectively, either through administering the test at the point of recruitment or for measuring skill levels among current employees to develop their ability through training.

Linguaskill Modules

Linguaskill is a modular online test which assesses all four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. This gives you choice about the skills you want to assess.

Who provides Linguaskill?

BITTS Testing Services is the authorised Linguaskill agent for North America (Canada or the USA). For information on how BITTS Testing Services can provide Linguaskill for your organization, email us at linguaskill@bitts.ca

If you, or your test takers, are located outside of North America (Canada or the USA), please follow the link to find a Linguaskill agent in your region.

Reading and Listening

The Reading and Listening module is adaptive, so there is not a fixed number of questions. Each question the candidate answers helps the computer to understand their level better. The test finishes when the candidate has answered enough questions for Linguaskill to identify their level accurately.


The Speaking module is taken using a computer with a microphone and headphones. Questions are presented to the candidate through the computer screen and headphones, and their responses are recorded.


The Writing module asks candidates to input answers using a computer keyboard. Answers are marked automatically by the computer.