Versant™ enables you to assess levels of spoken English language skills necessary for a work role or job.

The Versant™ English Test (VET), created by leading language testing experts and built on the patented Ordinate® testing system, evaluates the spoken English skills of people
whose native language is not English.
Corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions throughout the world use VET to evaluate the ability of students, staff or employees to understand spoken English and to communicate clearly and appropriately in English.

Objectively Test English Speaking Skills

The automated test system produces an overall Versant score based on critical dimensions of spoken language performance:

  • Sentence Mastery: The ability to use essential and complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns accurately and appropriately. Scoring focuses on appropriate usage of words, phrases, and clauses in meaningful arrangements.
  • Vocabulary: The ability to understand, recall, and use common everyday words accurately and appropriately. Scoring focuses on the range of vocabulary and the accuracy of its use at the word, phrase, sentence, and discourse levels.
  • Fluency: Scoring focuses on the rate of speaking, the position and length of pauses, rhythm, and phrasing, i.e. the ability to maintain smooth speech flow and tempo.
  • Pronunciation: Scoring focuses on accurate pronunciation and stress placement at the word and sentence level, i.e. the ability to articulate vowels and consonants in a native-like manner

Versant saves time and improves the hiring process

When interviewing time is limited, use the fully automated VET to screen any number of candidates and make sure you interview only those with sufficient spoken language skills. The tests are simple and intuitive for native speakers and proficient non-native speakers of English. Items have been reviewed for fairness and bias-free usage.

How does it work?

 

Variations of the Versant test