BULATS. An Introduction. Istomina Elena- CenterCom Ekaterinburg. What is BULATS?. BULATS stands for the Business Language Testing Service. Designed to help companies find out the level of language skills among their staff, trainees or job applicants.
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Istomina Elena- CenterCom Ekaterinburg
BULATS stands for the Business Language Testing Service.
Offers parallel tests in English, French, German and Spanish.
The service is co-ordinated by Cambridge ESOL, which has been producing language examinations since 1913 and delivers over a million assessments a year in 130 countries.
A company decides it wants a complete language profile of its staff. BULATS can be used to test some or all employees. The service can also be used at regular intervals to monitor the company's language profile.
A company is recruiting staff to work in its international sales department. BULATS provides a simple way of testing prospective employees and providing the company with an up-to-date and accurate assessment of language ability.
A business college provides language training courses for its students and needs to place them in courses at the right level. BULATS can be used to place the students on suitable courses.
A company wants to concentrate its language training on employees who are already close to the level of language required. BULATS can provide a test to screen off unsuitable candidates and so help make best use of resources available.
The training division of a company needs to assess the quality of language training being provided by an external training organisation. BULATS can be used to test people at the beginning and end of the course to monitor progress.
BULATS can be used as a pre-test before other exams
BULATS provides a range of tests to meet different needs:
can be used independently or in various combinations. This principle of flexibility allows BULATS to customize the service for different situations.
Candidates listen to a short recording and answer a short multiple choice question.
The choice is between three pictures or images.
Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple choice questions based on it.
The questions are presented in the same order as the information in the text.
Candidates are presented with a notice, diagram, label, memo or letter containing a short text.They choose a phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text.
Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple choicequestions based on it.The questions are presented in the same order as the information in the text.
Candidates choose the best word or phrase to fill gaps in a text. Four choices for each gap.
Candidates complete blanks in a text by typing in the missing word.
Candidates complete gaps in a sentence by choosing the correct word or phrase. There are four choicesfor each gap.
who may need to use the foreign language in the future.
through a network of authorised BULATS agents. Agents are approved to sell the full range of BULATS tests to customers.
Agents have information about BULATS including prices and availability of tests. Agents can also offer a demonstration of the computer test.
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