Linguistic auditing

Through the linguistic auditing service Excelsior Corporate Solutions places at your disposal the necessary tools to obtain a clear image of your employees and candidates’ foreign languages skills.

Using the results of such a testing process, your company can formulate a clear strategy regarding foreign languages. This is the starting point for at least two enterprises:

  • Setting up an efficient system of foreign languages training
  • Backing up with concrete data the recruiting/evaluation process

The linguistic auditing process can be applied:

  • on a macro level (the entire company)
  • on a micro level (a single department)
  • can be focused on a particular group of employees or brought at an individual level

What do we follow when we de the test?

  • Oral literacy (fluency, self-confidence, vocabulary and accuracy).
  • Written literacy (vocabulary, accuracy, functional styles).
  • Reading
  • Listening

The linguistic auditing process has two implementation phases:

1. Analyzing the need for foreign languages within the company;

  • During this stage we look at the specific needs for the position that the candidate will occupy but also want to know the company’s the medium to long term objectives
  • The analysis can be done at a department level but also for the entire company

2. Evaluating / diagnosing current linguistic competences.

  • During this step we determine the candidate’s actual level for a certain foreign language
  • The testing procedure comprises of two stages: oral and written tests
    • The oral testing can be done either face-to-face or over the phone.
    • The written testing can be done at the client’s HQ or via e-mail
  • After these stages we fill out a complex report based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which offers a overall image on the candidate’s language skills.

Benefits:

  • Establishing the real level of linguistic competence according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • A client needs-oriented curriculum can be created
  • Your company saves precious time and resources
  • Through a linguistic auditing program, the client can establish a clear strategy regarding foreign languages training

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