Numbers are everywhere we look. From the clock at the station to the temperature forecast; road signs, birthdays, weight. The list is endless but each of these different numerical scales has been developed for a reason. Without them, how would we know where we are in life?
When you’re heading off for the annual trip to the beach you check the temperature so you turn up wearing shorts if it’s going to be warm and sweaters if it’s going to be chilly. On the one hand, you could argue that the temperature gauge is just a scale, but when you link the figures to your knowledge of what the number denotes in terms of temperature, you know what to pack. Put the two together and you get the explicit detail needed to make a decision.
Introducing a universal scale and an online test that give you your English language proficiency score
It’s the same with the English language. If you decide that the beach you want to visit is in Australia you might want to check your English skills are as good as your ability to check the temperature. That’s where the Global Scale of English Test (GSET) can help. A universal scale and an online test that give you your English language proficiency score based on ‘can do statements’. So not only will you be able to work out the temperature, but you can also check whether you’ll be able to converse with the locals, find the nearest bar or book yourself onto an exciting day trip.
The test will provide you with a numerical score ranging from 10-90, so there’s plenty of room for learners at every level to understand what their ability is. For example, at 21 you should be able to write a short postcard home. At the other end of the scale, at 74, you should be able to follow an animated conversation between two native speakers.
The new Global Scale of English Test (GSET) means that English language learners – wherever they are in the world – can now use the Global Scale of English to answer the question: ‘how good is my English?’ For more information, and to take the test, click here