English speaking test

Versant English Test

Screen your job candidates or students quickly with Versant English Test, a 15-minute test of spoken English that delivers results in minutes.

Using a computer or phone, candidates respond to prompts allowing us to measure comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation - perfect if you have hundreds of candidates to screen or simply want a way to objectively measure skills anywhere, anytime.

With over 350 million tests scored over 20 years, Versant uses AI to help HR, government, and school directors recruit, promote, train, and develop staff.

A look into our test

Test takers respond to different types of questions via computer or phone, allowing us to evaluate each candidate's overall abilities plus their fluency, pronounciation, sentence mastery and vocabulary skills. Millions of data points are collected throughout the Versant English Test that feed into our patented scoring algorithm.

versant english test sentence builds

Sentence Builds

During this question type, test takers listen to a group of three short phrases presented in random order and then rearrange the phrases to make a sentence.

Performance during this task feeds into pronunciation, sentence mastery, and vocabulary scores.

versant english test story retelling

Story Retelling

In this section of the test, test takers listen to a series of brief stories and retell the stories in English using their own words.

Performance during this task feeds into fluency, pronunciation, sentence mastery, and vocabulary scores.

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Short Answer Questions

Test takers listen to a series of questions during the Short Answer Questions section, and are instructed to answer in a simple response.

Performance during this task feeds into the vocabulary score.

Other question types in the Versant English Test include Reading, Repeats, and Open Questions.

As a global leader in the hospitality industry, we recognize English as a fundamental skill for intermediate managers. Versant language tests gives us a quick and easy way to understand the individual strengths and improvement areas of our team members during our English training program. 

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