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Language Training Programs for interpreters and translators

Language Training Programs for Bilingual Staff

Language Proficiency Assessments

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Language Proficiency Assessments

The Berkeley Language Institute offers oral and/or written proficiency assessments that can be adapted to your industry. You will receive a comprehensive report that may include recommendations for improvement.  We can provide additional materials and training that address those areas and we will retest the candidate at a reduced rate.

Our Language Proficiency Oral Assessment helps you ensure that your staff can communicate effectively in English and other relevant languages. This assessment is ideal for your current and prospective bilingual employees. The oral assessment is conducted over the phone, in 20 to 30 minutes, and measures the following skills:
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Ability to convey meaning
  • Syntax
  • Vocabulary range
Our Language Proficiency Written Assessment helps you ensure that your staff is able to use the target language in written exchanges that focus on practical, social and professional topics. The written assessment evaluates and measures the following skills:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing skills
  • Grammar
  • Syntax
  • Spelling
The Professional Interpreter Assessment evaluates the following skills:
  • Memory
  • Accuracy
  • Pronunciation,
  • Pace
  • Ability to convey meaning
  • Sight Translation
  • Industry Terminology

For more information about our Language Proficiency services, please sign up here.
The Berkeley Language Institute
1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Suite C1B Berkeley CA 94703

Phone: 510-