Oral & Written Level Assessments

Speakhabla offers a comprehensive assessment for oral and written English proficiency.

Oral & Written Level Assessments

A Deeper Level Assessment

While the BELA is a great tool to assess your teams and potential employment candidates, sometimes you may want to assess at a deeper level. Speakhabla offers a more complete Language Proficiency Assessment that is designed to assess Oral & Written English language proficiency skills.

The assessment is an interactive, audio-and video-recorded session (via Zoom) that will take approximately 1 hour. There are two main parts: a listening/speaking section and a reading/writing section.

Your assessment results will be communicated through a score with the following possible recommendations:

  • Score of 3.0: PASS
  • Score of 2.0to 2.5:  PASS, but needs to enroll in an English Communication course to continue to improve
  • Score of 1 in either section: FAIL

Please note that a score of “3” meets the candidate meets the companies minimum English proficiency requirement. 


Complete the following steps to schedule and complete your assessment:

  1. Pay. The assessment costs $50 USD. Pay now
  2. Schedule. In order to schedule an Assessment, you can click here
  3. Schedule your appointment at least 24 hours before the start time of your assessment.
  4. After you schedule your appointment, the test administrator will set up a Zoom session. You will receive an email invitation directly from Zoom.
  5. Prepare. You will not need to study for the assessment. The assessment is conducted via Zoom and email. For the assessment, you will need the following:
    • a copy of your receipt for the $50 payment
    • a desktop or laptop computer with strong internet connectivity* that has a webcam, microphone, and speakers/headphone capability (you cannot use a tablet or a cellphone for this assessment)
    • a quiet meeting place away from other people

Speakhabla does not release assessment results directly to Assessment takers. The company that orders the assessment will receive the results of your assessment within 3-5 business days after your appointment.


What is CEFR?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is abbreviated in English as CEFR.

CEFR is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, around the world.

The CEFR is also intended to make it easier for educational institutions and employers to evaluate the language qualifications of candidates for education admission or employment. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching, and assessing that applies to all.

Level group

Basic user




  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • 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.
  • Can interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • Can 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).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Level group

Independent user




  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • 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.

Level group

Proficient user




  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

These descriptors can apply to any of the languages spoken in Europe and there are translations in many languages.


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