Language Testing

The LTTC offers various language proficiency tests, some developed by the LTTC itself and others conducted on behalf of its overseas partners, to language learners with a wide range of levels and interests.

In addition, to strengthen its relations with overseas testing bodies, the LTTC engages itself actively in various international testing-related organizations, such as the Academic Forum on English Language Testing in Asia (AFELTA), the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), and the International Language Testing Association (ILTA). By interacting more frequently with other testing organizations, the LTTC expects to continuously improve the quality of its research and administration in language testing.

Tests developed and administered by the LTTC:

FLPT® (Foreign Language Proficiency Test)

The FLPT is a norm-referenced, general language proficiency test, available in five languages: English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish. It includes listening, usage, vocabulary & reading, and speaking components. A writing component is also available for the English test. The FLPT is designed for learners with proficiency levels from CEFR A2 level to C1 level, and all test components can be taken in one sitting. The FLPT is currently used by more than 400 institutions and universities.

SFLPT®-Basic (Second Foreign Language Proficiency Test—Basic Level)

In line with the Ministry of Education’s policy on second foreign language curriculum in senior high schools, and in response to the growing need to evaluate the proficiency of beginning-level foreign language learners in Taiwan, the LTTC developed and launched the SFLPT-Basic in 2011. The test, which comprises listening, vocabulary and usage, and reading components, is available in four languages: Japanese, French, German, and Spanish. The test results can be used for college admission as well as for advanced-standing credits.

CSEPT® (College Student English Proficiency Test)

The CSEPT is designed for use in universities and colleges to evaluate the English proficiency of their students and the effectiveness of their language teaching programs.
The CSEPT comprises listening, usage, and reading components at basic and advanced levels. Since its inception in 1997, the test has been regularly used by educational institutions for assessment of learning achievement or as a graduation requirement.

GEPT® (General English Proficiency Test)

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 (Elementary, Intermediate, High-intermediate, Advanced and Superior). Each level incorporates listening, reading, writing and speaking components.
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. Since its inception in the year 2000, more than 5.4 million people have taken the test.
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.

Tests administered on behalf of the LTTC’s international partners:

Computer Based Testing

The LTTC administers various computer-based academic tests and certification examinations, including the GBCI, ICMA, USMLE, PMP, SOA, and the Internet-based GRE and TOEFL (TOEFL iBT). The results of these tests are used in applications to overseas academic institutions and in professional certification.

Cambridge English Exams

The LTTC is authorized by Cambridge Assessment English in the UK to administer several of its internationally-recognized test products. They are the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS), Key/Preliminary/First (KET/PET/FCE), and the Young Learners’ English Tests (YLE).

JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

The JLPT is commonly used by Japanese learners in Taiwan to evaluate their own Japanese proficiency. It is administered in five levels twice annually in countries worldwide. In Taiwan, the LTTC administers the JLPT in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung in conjunction with the Interchange Association of Japan and the Japan Foundation.

EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students)

The LTTC administers the EJU in Taiwan on behalf of the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) twice annually. This examination is used to evaluate the Japanese language proficiency and basic academic skills of international students who intend to study at universities in Japan at the undergraduate level.

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. 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.

TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache)

The TestDaF is a German language proficiency test accredited by higher education institutions in Germany. It is most commonly taken by people seeking to attend universities in Germany. The LTTC administers the TestDaF in Taiwan three times annually on behalf of the TestDaF institute.