BULATS is for organisations which need a reliable way of assessing the language ability of groups of employees or trainees.
The service is designed to test the language of employees who need to use English in their work, and for students and employees on language courses or on professional/business courses where foreign language ability is an important element of the course.
The BULATS Service makes use of a number of specially designed tests:
- The Computer Test
- The Standard (pen and paper) Test
- The Speaking Test
- The Writing Test
Each test can be used independently of the others, or they can be used in various combinations. All the tests aim to be relevant to people using the language at work. They cover areas such as descriptions of jobs, companies and products, travel, management and marketing, customer service, planning, reports, phone messages, business correspondence and presentations. The tasks in the test are generally practical ones, e.g. taking a phone message, checking a letter, giving a presentation, understanding an article, writing a report.
Students of any level can take the BULATS test. They are given a score at the end of the test which correlates to ALTE levels. To find out more about levels click here.
Summertown's range, Success with BULATS, helps students prepare for the test. To find out more about Success with BULATS, click here.
Find out more about BULATS at their website