What is APTIS?
APTIS is a modern and flexible English assessment system designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world.
APTIS is a business-to-business product that is used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers.
Testing English levels from A1-C on the Common European framework of reference for languages - CEFR, 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.
What does it test?
APTIS is made up of a number of components which are taken in packages rather than individually. You select the core language knowledge component (grammar and vocabulary) and combine it with one or more or more of the skills components for accurate and relevant testing. If you wish to test a mix of skills, different components can be taken together. Targeted testing means more informative results, helping you refine your training or recruitment to be more efficient and cost effective in the future.
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.
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. 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.
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 is designed to be flexible and accessible, meaning more people can be assessed quickly and affordably. It allows you to test the skills relevant to your requirements accurately, and get results within as little as 24 hours.
The test combines a core grammar and vocabulary component with one or more of the skills components to give you an accurate and relevant assessment result.
By allowing you to test only the skills you wish to test, you can benchmark English language levels in your organisation and streamline recruitment processes – saving you time and money.
APTIS and global organization!
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
Flexible delivery options!
Aptis is delivered in the way that suits you:
pen and paper
telephone for speech-based assessments You can administer Aptis, or we can do it for you, with results in as little as 24 hours for Listening and Reading tests. Results for Speaking and Writing tests are delivered within 72 hours.
Customise APTIS to suit your needs!
APTIS content can be adapted to suit a specific domain, such as for teaching or travel and tourism. Content can also be customised to suit specific cultural contexts and variants of English. You choose when, how and in what way to test, to ensure you get the results you need. Targeted testing means more informative results, helping you refine your training or recruitment to be more efficient and cost effective in the future.