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Speaking and Listening Assessment

For over ten years, companies, organizations, and government agencies alike have relied on Dialog to provide valid and reliable language testing. Whether hiring employees for a bilingual role, verifying second-language skills for incentive programs, or recruiting linguists to deploy overseas, the goal of these very diverse organizations is the same: to identify who among their candidates has the language skills to do the job. Dialog is the third-party organization trusted by hundreds of employers to provide independent language assessment services.

The Speaking and Listening Assessment Test

The General Speaking and Listening Assessment is Dialog’s most popular assessment, and is available in English and more thanmore than 10+ languages, from the widely spoken languages (e.g. Mandarin, Spanish, English, German and Arabic) to the less commonly spoken. Through a series of carefully designed questions, this exam is aimed at eliciting a candidate’s ability to converse in the language being tested.
The candidate is asked a series of questions that gradually increase in complexity, requiring the candidate to perform various spoken tasks. In doing so, Dialog’s evaluators are able to accurately rate how well a candidate can speak the language according to our protocol.

Live and IVR

Dialog offers the Speaking and Listening Assessment in two formats—live and IVR (Interactive Voice Response) to give you the flexibility your company needs. The live assessment is available on a prescheduled basis, with most languages available to be tested the following business day.

The IVR option is an automated delivery system that allows you to set up your candidate’s test at any time, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter which version you choose, you receive the same Dialog quality and results the next business day.