G-TELP Speaking Test

The G-TELP Speaking Test is a Measure of General Egnlish Language Oral Proficiency

The General Tests of English Language Proficiency (G-TELP™) Speaking Test is an assessment system that was specifically designed as a measure of English-language oral proficiency of non-native speakers of English (NNS). The Speaking Test can be administered to all NNS of English with different levels of oral proficiency:

  • from speakers who have progressed from the level of elementary classroom oral production to a level of sentence-level “survival” oral communication (basic speaking skills)
  • through speakers at the advanced level, who can participate fully in speaking comprehensibly about a variety of personal and social topics and are beginning to acquire some of the speaking skills demonstrated by native speakers of English

The Speaking Test is appropriate for examinees who need English-speaking skills in a variety of contexts and who are at the secondary and college/university levels of education or in adult training/professional programs.

Uses of the Speaking Test
The G-TELP Speaking Test can be used by the following:

students of all schools, colleges, universities and technical schools

students expecting to attend schools where English is the medium of instruction

students in technical training institutions

individuals in organizations that provide employee training

individuals such as teachers and students who are studying English

translators and interpreters whose work requires the oral communications of authentic English texts, speeches, or media broadcasts

professionals and employees who need varying levels of English oral proficiency to perform their work

employees of government agencies and businesses that require certain levels of English oral proficiency for specific positions

tourists planning to visit English-speaking countries

Purposes of the Speaking Test
Results of the G-TELP Speaking Test, in conjunction the G-TELP battery, can greatly assist in making decisions related to the following:

Placement of Individuals in EFL/ESL Training Programs
  • assignment to a level of English as a second language (ESL)/English as a foreign language (EFL) training programs;
  • exemption from an EFL/ESL program;
  • exit from an EFL/ESL program and
  • placement in a program in which English is the language of instruction
Educational Diagnoses of Language Skills of EFL/ESL Students
  • identification of an individual student’s strengths and weaknesses in order to personalize instruction;
  • identification of the strengths and weaknesses of a class of students in order to focus group work on specific areas
Levels of Proficiency Assessment of general English-speaking proficiency independent of an instructional or training program and of any achievement test results.
Employment Decisions In conjunction with other relevant information, the facilitation of decisions in situations in which certain minimum levels of English proficiency is required of employees:
  • matching oral proficiency to certain job performance requirements
  • hiring employees and placing them in positions
  • employee-readiness to learn job skills
  • employee-advancement to higher positions
  • employee-transfer to work in other countries
  • employee performance in dealing with representatives of English-speaking countries