Assess Language Ability in School, the Workplace, and Other Contexts

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University of Ottawa
Ministry of Education
University of Windsor
CMEC
E-Learning

Language assessors are using XpressLab to get valid and useful assessments in a cost-effective way.

Measure True Language Skills

With its multimedia and interactive features, XpressLab lets you can assess the four basic language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Customized and Relevant

Design tests specific to the context in which the language will be used, whether that’s a field of study, a job, or a profession.

Affordable to Scale

Create and administer as many tests as you need, even to thousands of test-takers, located anywhere there’s internet.

Zero Maintenance

No installation required for you and test-takers. Zero maintenance, automatic updates, and compatibility with any device with a web browser and internet connection.

See how the University of Ottawa – Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute uses XpressLab to assess language proficiency in students, employees, and the general public.

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Measure Language Abilities That Hold Up In the Real World

Create question prompts and stimuli in the context that test-takers will be using the target language.

Use the Right Question Types

Whether you’re testing for vocabulary and grammar or comprehension and communication skills, you’ll find the appropriate activities and questions to use in XpressLab.

Assess Oral Communication Skills

XpressLab’s audio recording feature lets test-takers record their spoken answers so you can listen, review, and evaluate their oral language skills. Or use Speech Recognition to automatically mark spoken answers to objective questions.

From Low-Stakes to High-Stakes, Invigilated Language Tests

(Here are just a few examples)

Repeat or Mimic Audio Prompts

Multiple Choice

Matching Items

Fill-in-the-Blanks (Cloze)

Correct the Passage

Essay Writing

Oral Journal

Group Discussion

Student's Multimedia Presentation

XpressLab Makes It Easier for You to Be A Great Language Assessor!

  • Use pre-made French language modules, developed by √Čtienne, an educational performing artist (Other languages and subjects are coming soon!). Or easily create your own.
  • Allow students to work independently and self-administer lessons, practice exercises and tests.
  • Auto-mark objective questions, including spoken responses, through XpressLab’s robust Speech Recognition feature.
  • Add your own rubrics inside XpressLab to review and mark subjective responses more easily.
  • See, review, and mark responses in one convenient marking interface so you can finish marking faster than ever.
  • Give personalized feedback by either typing it or recording audio – whichever is easier for you.
  • Capture and store all test results, individual responses, writing and speaking samples in one central location.

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