The LTTC administers various tests, including those developed by itself and those administered on behalf of other institutions. Over 640,000 people a year take tests administered by the LTTC.
Tests developed and administered by the LTTC are:
In 1999, the Ministry of Education, to promote life-long learning and to encourage the general study of English, lent support to the LTTC in its development of the GEPT. The aim of the test is to provide a fair, valid, and reliable gauge for each level of ability in English.
The GEPT is divided into five levels with content appropriate to each level, and each level incorporates listening, reading, writing and speaking components. The Elementary, Intermediate, and High-intermediate Levels are administered twice a year, the Advanced Level once a year, and the Superior Level upon request.
The GEPT is used by various government institutions as well as private enterprises. The test is also used by hundreds of public and private schools as a criterion for admissions, placement, or graduation. About 4.9 million people have taken the test since its inception in the year 2000.
The GEPT is reaching out to the international academic community and has achieved remarkable success. Prestigious universities around the world now admit Taiwanese students to degree, exchange, or summer programs based on their GEPT scores.
The FLPT is developed for use by personnel in government and public institutions to select personnel for overseas placement or study.
The test is used by over 400 public and private institutions. The LTTC has also accepted commissions from the Ministry of Education and the Central Personnel Administration to hold special administrations of the test.
The SFLPT-Basic was developed in line with the Ministry of Education’s policy on promotion of the teaching and learning of a second foreign language in senior high schools. The test is available in four languages: Japanese, French, German, and Spanish. The SFLPT-Basic is a one-hour test comprising listening, vocabulary and usage, and reading components.
The SFLPT-Basic is corresponding to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) levels A1 and A2. The test results can be used for evaluation of language proficiency, as criteria for college admission, and for advanced-standing credits.
The CSEPT is used by universities and colleges to place students in appropriate class levels, to evaluate students' learning, and as a graduation requirement. It is provided in two levels. The test is used by a number of colleges and universities, such as National Kaohsiung Normal University, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Southern Taiwan University, Shu-Te University, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, and Chihlee Institute of Science of Technology.
- Chinese and English Translation and Interpretation Competency Examinations
In 2010, the LTTC was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to administer the “Chinese and English Translation and Interpretation Competency Examinations.” Candidates who pass either examination are awarded competency certificates by the Ministry of Education.
Tests administered by the LTTC on behalf of other institutions are:
The LTTC, which is an authorized testing center of Cambridge English Language Assessment, administers BULATS (Business Language Testing Service), the Main Suite Examinations, and the Young Learners English Tests on behalf of Cambridge English Language Assessment in the UK.
Cambridge English Exams are the world's leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year, they are taken in 135 countries by over 2 million people and are widely recognized for work and study purposes.
Cambridge English Exams cover the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - with accurate assessment of each skill. The exams are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, published by the Council of Europe. The certificates are recognized by thousands of educational organizations and employers throughout the world.
BULATS was developed by the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and assesses language skills that are needed for the workplace. BULATS provides a range of tests to meet different needs: the Standard Test, the Computer Test, the Speaking Test, and the Writing Test. Each test can be used independently of the others, or they can be used in various combinations.
BULATS is a useful tool for companies and organizations that need a rapid, reliable and cost effective way of assessing the language skills of employees, trainees and job applicants.
The Main Suite exams are designed for learners at all levels, from the elementary level Key English Test to the very advanced Certificate of Proficiency in English. The Main Suite exams are known throughout the world and are widely recognized for work and study purposes. They give candidates practice in using English in a wide variety of contexts relevant to work, study and leisure activities.
YLE Tests are designed to assess the English of primary learners between the ages of 7 and 12. There are three levels: Flyers, Movers and Starters. Each level of the test has three components - Reading/Writing, Listening, and Speaking - and all candidates receive an award showing the level they have achieved in each component.
The tests are taken by over 250,000 children every year and provide a gentle introduction to public exams.
- Computer Based Testing
The LTTC administers various overseas computer-based tests including the TOEFL, GRE , GED, ICMA, USMLE , and PMI . Scores in these tests are used for application to school and to certify proficiency.
- JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)
The JLPT, which is divided into five levels, is used to ascertain the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. It is administered in Japan by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services and outside Japan by the Japan Foundation. The test is jointly conducted in Taiwan by the Interchange Association (Japan), the Japan Foundation, and the LTTC. It is administered twice a year, in July and December, in three locations: Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung.
- EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students)
On behalf of the Japan Student Services Organization, the LTTC administers EJU in Taiwan. The EJU is used to evaluate the Japanese language proficiency and the basic academic abilities of international students who wish to study at Japanese universities at the undergraduate level. The test is given twice a year, in June and in November.
- JTG (Japanese Tour Guide Examination)
The Japanese Tour Guide Examination is administered by the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), under commission from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. This test is open to anyone, regardless of age, sex, education, or nationality. Any individual who intends to work as a tour guide in Japan must take this test to obtain an official license, as required by the Japanese Government. Failure to observe this law is punishable by a fine.
The test is administered once a year in two stages: written and oral. Since 2006, the written exam has been offered in Taiwan, where the LTTC assists in the administration. An examinee who passes all sections of the written exam may choose to take the oral exam, which is administered only in Japan.
The LTTC administers TestDaF on behalf of the TestDaF Institute. TestDaF is a German language proficiency test which is recognized by the German government. The test is most commonly taken by people seeking to study at university-level in Germany.