What is Aptis?

Aptis is a modern and flexible English assessment tool by the British Council designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world.

It is a business-to-business product designed to help organisations and institutions identify standards of English and select the staff or students with the right skills.

Testing English levels from A1-C on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Aptis is an English test for adults (16+), which can be used to assess ability in all four English skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Since it has been developed by testing experts and based on the latest research in assessment, Aptis is the smarter way to evaluate English language proficiency.
So, whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development, student evaluation or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.

What does it test?

Aptis is flexible and accessible, allowing for quick, affordable and large-scale assessments. Different components make up various packages. The core language component (language and vocabulary) can be combined with the skills of your choice, facilitating accurate and relevant testing. Targeted testing means more informative results, helping you refine your training or recruitment to be more efficient and cost effective in the future.

Why Choose Aptis?

Aptis has been developed by the British Council, an organisation with more than 70 years’ experience in English assessment. The British Council is a global leader in English testing, so you can be sure choosing Aptis is the right decision for your organisation’s English development needs.
Aptis content can also be adapted to suit a specific domain, such as for teaching or travel and tourism, and content can be customised to suit specific cultural contexts and variants of English.
With computer, pen and paper or telephone-based delivery options, you choose when, how and in what way to test, to ensure you get the results you need within as little as 24 hours.
Aptis is used around the globe by corporate businesses, government organisations, educational institutions and NGOs for:

• Benchmarking students or employees
• Language audits to identify training needs
• Filtering potential employees for interview
• Filtering students to identify those ready for other exams
• Filtering current employees for promotion
• As a diagnostic tool to identify strengths and weaknesses of people seeking employment
• Evaluating language development projects

Aptis scoring

Reading and listening components are marked automatically by the online platform, while a live examiner marks the speaking and writing components. An Aptis candidate will receive a score on a numerical scale (0 to 50) for the grammar and vocabulary section, and a score on a numerical scale (0 – 50) and CEFR level (A1 – C) for each skill they take. This will make up the candidate’s profile of language proficiency. See a sample candidate report to get an idea of what it will be like.

So whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.

For further details, please contact us at IranProjects@britishcouncil.org

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