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Linguaskill is a professional English standard certification that you can take at any point during the year. It certifies your linguistic skills in reading and listening comprehension.

This certification is recognized internationally in more than 230 countries.

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Linguaskill (Bulats)® :

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Linguaskill (Bulats) is an English language test from Cambridge English. It focuses on the language skills used in business, industry, and commerce. It tests all four skills areas - reading, listening, speaking, and writing. You can take the test online and it covers the CEFR levels from A1 to C2. Taking the Linguaskill (Bulats) test will help a workforce to improve their ability to communicate in English. It can also be used to help screen in or our new applicants to the company, becoming a useful HR tool.

In 2020, Linguaskill (Bulats) will be replaced by Linguaskill Business.
Unlike other Cambridge tests, you can’t just go online and register to take the exam. Linguaskill (Bulats) exams are sold through a series of authorised agents around the world. If you visit the Cambridge English website, you can find a search for a Linguaskill (Bulats) agent by country. In London, International House is a provider. For them, you need to download their application form and email it with a copy of your National ID card eg. passport or EU ID card. This must be done at least 2 weeks before the test date. This is just one example of how providers ask you to register. It is best to check with the school closest to you. The cost with IH London is £150.
You will complete 3 papers in the Linguaskill (Bulats) - Reading and Listening, Speaking, and Writing. The total time for the exam is 3 hours. The reading and listening test has 7 sections and you have to be able to read passages around 250 words in length. You have 60 minutes to complete this paper. The speaking test is in 5 parts and lasts about 15 minutes. Part 1 is an interview, Part 2 is reading aloud, Part 3 is a presentation/talk, Part 4 is a presentation with graphic, and the final Part 5 is a communication activity. Each part has its own time limit. The writing test is in 2 parts and lasts for 45 minutes. Part 1 is writing a 50-60 word email and Part 2 is writing a 180-200 word report while following specific instructions.

Linguaskill (Bulats) score Level CEFR
90-100 Upper Advanced C2
75-89 Advanced C1
60-74 Upper Intermediate B2
40-59 Intermediate B2
20-39 Elementary A2
10-19 Beginner A1

There is no validity or expiry date for the Linguaskill (Bulats).
Linguaskill (Bulats) test scores are aligned to the CEFR. You will receive a score out of 100. After the reading and listening test, you will receive you score instantly. Your provider or agent will let you know when the speaking and writing scores are available. What do the scores mean?
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