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Advanced language learners can test their English, German or Spanish proficiency in 3.5 minutes here using Exhale

Update: A new version of the Spanish vocabulary test is here, and the English vocabulary test has been updated here.

Go here and click English or German, or  (also requiring only 3.5 minutes to take, but more for  manually grading your test with this answer key) go here for Spanish, if you want to to take a simple quick vocabulary test that has been shown to correlate well with general proficiency.  You can find more info here on English and German, and here on Spanish.

  1. 2013/07/03 at 00:34

    Reblogged this on Learning languages and commented:
    What is your score?

  2. Kristin Lemhöfer
    2013/10/18 at 09:49

    I would like to point out that the Spanish test is entirely different from the (original) English and German (and Dutch) test. It has been developed by a different team and with a different method, has not been validated with external criteria. Unfortunately, though, the same name is used, which suggests that it is just a “Spanish version” of the English test, but this is not the case. – Kristin Lemhöfer

    • 2013/10/18 at 19:03

      Many thanks, Kristin, if you have a link with more info on what that implies, I’d be interested. SPANISH is by far our biggest clientèle around here.

      • Kristin Lemhöfer
        2013/10/22 at 06:03

        I don’t have links apart from the links to the published articles. I’m not saying that the Spanish test is bad or shouldn’t be used, it’s just not the same thing as the original LexTALE. To name but a few, the number of items is 90 instead of 60; the scoring is different, and is set to 0 for people responding at chance level, whereas this is 50 in the original test; the test format (presenting all items at once, and the instruction to tick those that are words) is different from ours (where one word at a time is presented, and requires a decision); and, crucially, I also suspect the Spanish test to be more difficult (looking at the mean scores in the study). Thus, while it might very well correlated with Spanish proficiency, it just measures it differently than the English, German and Dutch LexTALEs, with consequences we cannot really oversee right now.

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