Language audits

We use a sophisticated set of placement tests to carry out the employee language competence analysis. This guarantees an objective and correct selection of the appropriate level course for each language learner.

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professional level tests

Audit

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electronic and oral parts

Independent

Independent

evaluation

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Language audit

We offer to our customers standard and on-line tests of all languages within the Czech Republic. Tests are objective and essential for developing course design for groups and individual students. The specific outputs necessary for the overall concept of language training for companies as a whole are of great benefit.

We also offer an independent language audit.

On-line language testing

We have developed our own EXAMS application, which is based on our know-how and years of experience. The application allows testing of English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech for foreigners, Chinese and Polish.

Definition of CEFR Language Competence Level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

The CEFR TABLE defines 6 levels of skill and describes the language skills that a listener should control at each level. Below is a general description of the levels used by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

TLC uses its own added level of A0 to further refine the recognition of students’ language level. In this way we refer to courses, or rather their participants who do not have any input knowledge in the given language, therefore, they begin to study the target language. Level A0 is not the official level of the CEFR, so it does not define the knowledge content. A participant completing a level A0 course has the most basic knowledge of the language at the end of the course. They know the basic vocabulary; they can introduce themselves and provide basic information about their person; they can interact in a simple way.

LEVEL BASIC LEVEL DESCRIPTION LEVEL
A1 Users speaking the language at this level can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. The users can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have. They can introduce themselves and others. They can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Users speaking the language at this level understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. They can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 The user of the language at this level understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Users speaking the language at this level can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party of the interaction. They can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 Users speaking the language at this level understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning. They express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. They use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. They can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 Users speaking language at this level understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. They summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. They express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

 

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