Language Testing Services
Dialog is the leader in language testing for international and Russian companies throughout the Russian Federation. Our language testing team develops and administers thousands of valid and reliable language assessments in more than 10+ languages each year. Organizations that rely on a multilingual workforce partner with Dialog to provide a reliable, easy to implement, and affordable language testing platform that objectively measures and reports language performance for all types of bilingual positions.
When you contact us to learn more about language proficiency assessments, we will listen closely and work with you to determine the testing solution that best meets your needs. To learn more about the types of language tests offered and the ways that leading organizations in diverse industries derive value from our language testing service, please read on or contact a testing account manager through the contact form on this page.
Types of Language Tests
Language tests work best when they are designed and developed to measure specific language skills such as Speaking and Listening, Writing Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, the ability to Translate text, or the ability to interpret spoken language. Dialog language tests measure language proficiency for a wide variety of jobs using one or more of our language test types.
Our testing team will help your organization match a bilingual position to the appropriate test type and determine a legally defensible proficiency level, whether you hire bilingual customer service representatives, nurse practitioners, law enforcement officers, sales representatives, flight attendants, personal bankers, physicians, government linguists, legal document reviewers, or any other position where language matters.
If one of our standard tests does not meet your needs, we develop custom tests in any of the 80+ languages that we regularly assess. Contact us to schedule a free consultation where we will focus on your language testing needs and answer your questions.
Language Tests by Industry Sector
Ten years of developing and administering language proficiency tests for different types of organizations has helped us to gain a deep understanding of the language needs that apply to distinct industries, from government at the federal, state, and local level, to healthcare, legal, financial, global recruitment, travel and hospitality. Our standard proficiency tests, available in 10+ languages, are designed and developed to assess general language proficiency that applies to a variety of job types within different industries.
Our Job Analysis process defines the language requirements for any job in any industry, recommends the best test, and sets a legally defensible cut-score. For industries that rely on specific language skills and terminology, we have developed custom suites of language tests. Dialog language tests are a valuable tool in the recruitment and training processes for major airlines, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses of all sizes that serve a multilingual clientele or are looking to expand internationally.
The Languages We Test
Dialog is unique among language service providers in the breadth of language tests that we offer to government, healthcare, and business organizations. We are able to provide language testing in more than 10+ languages anywhere in the world by harnessing the talents of linguists and subject matter experts with whom we have worked for over thirty years on translation, language training, and language testing solutions.
Take a look around and you will find several organizations that test common languages such as Spanish, English, or French. Even if these organizations adhered to the same strict test development and quality assurance processes as Dialog, they do not have the resources or expertise to develop and administer truly global language testing – and they often refer their clients with multilingual needs to us If your organization only needs to assess the performance of English speaking customer service representatives, then Dialog has the best solution. If you also need to assess Korean, Arabic, German French, Italian or Japanese, chances are that only Dialog has the best solution.
Valid and Reliable Language Testing
Dialog adheres to the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing when developing and validating our assessments. Among the organizations that rely on us to measure and report the language proficiency of their multilingual workforce are Russian. government agencies, global corporations, national healthcare providers, financial institutions, and global non-profit organizations.
Dialog’s language tests are developed in-house by an experienced team of test developers who specialize in creating reliable language performance measurement tools. Our language assessments are delivered through a secure online and telephonic testing system, in many cases available 24/7, that decreases administrative burden and streamlines the testing process.
Setting us apart from other language test providers, our assessments are scored by trained expert evaluators who are educated native speakers of the target language – not by an algorithm or a person who speaks the target as a second language. Our evaluator training program and strict quality assurance system provide for the highest levels of inter-rater reliability in the language testing industry. With little or no scheduling time required, and results guaranteed within two business days or sooner, our unparalleled suite of language testing tools will provide value to your organization as you define and implement your language strategy.