What is Aptis?

Aptis is a business-to-business product that is used by organisations and institutions to assess the English language levels of their employees, students, candidates or teachers.

Testing English levels from beginners to proficiency using the globally accepted Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Aptis is an English language assessment for adults (16+), which can be used to assess ability in all four English skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.

What does it test?

Aptis consists of a mandatory core language knowledge component (grammar and vocabulary) and the optional four English skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.

This means that with Aptis you only assess the skills that are most relevant to your needs. You can assess one or more of the skills to form one of 15 packages available.

Targeted testing means more informative results, helping you refine your training or recruitment to be more efficient and cost effective in the future.

Aptis content can also be adapted to suit a specific domain, such as for teaching or travel and tourism, and content can be customised to suit specific cultural contexts and variants of English.

With computer, pen and paper or telephone-based delivery options, you choose when, how and in what way to test, to ensure you get the results you need.

Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers is the first new variant of general Aptis designed specifically for teachers and can be used to test the general English proficiency of:

  • English teachers working in schools around the world
  • teachers of other subjects in schools around the world
  • English teachers in large scale language programmes, including commercially-run programmes
  • students on teacher training or university programmes
  • other professionals working in educational contexts.

Try it out

Are you interested in Aptis and want to try it out?  Take our online Aptis demonstration tests and see if it's right for you.

Alternatively, if you are already a candidate preparing to sit Aptis, our preparation material will help you become familiar with Aptis grammar and vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking and writing tests.

Contact us

If you would like to know how Aptis can be applied to your organisation or institution, please complete the contact form

For additional information on Aptis, please visit the global Aptis website.