BALTIC COUNCIL - What is Aptis?

What is Aptis?

Aptis efficiently and accurately assesses the English skills.
- Aptis provides reliable, accurate results about the English skills in your organisation. As a result, you can make better decisions about recruitment, workforce development and training needs.
- Aptis is flexible and accessible so you can assess people quickly and affordably.
- It also allows you to accurately test the skills relevant to your requirements and get results fast.
- Aptis is a fantastic opportunity to check your knowledge of English before taking IELTS or Cambridge English tests.

How is the Aptis test structured?
Aptis tests grammar, vocabulary and language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening). Each test taker completes a grammar and vocabulary test followed by the English language skills of your choice.
Tests start with general questions and then progress to more demanding tasks. Each section of the test assesses English levels from A1-C
Aptis is a fantastic opportunity to check your knowledge of English before taking IELTS or Cambridge English tests.|

How to choose the Aptis test you need?
You can choose whether to test all skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) or just the ones most appropriate for your organisation.
For example, if you are an HR manager in charge of recruitment for front office staff your priority might be to assess English speaking and writing ability. However, if you are looking to assess the all-round language skills of your teachers then you would need all four skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.
We can advise on the most suitable way to use Aptis for you.
Whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.

What is the difference between different Aptis test versions?
You can customise the tests to be specific to your industry making the results relevant, reliable and accurate for your needs.

Aptis General
Aptis General is the foundational assessment test. This can be customised to your business or organisational needs, for example to cover specific industries (e.g. business, travel, tourism) as well as the skills you want to test.The test examines the candidate's level of English according to the Council of Europe scale, from A1 to C (without distinguishing between C1 and C2). Attached is a sample Aptis General results report.

Aptis Advance
The test examines the candidate's level of English, according to the Council of Europe scale. From A1 to C2 (with a distinction between C1 and C2). Attached is a sample Aptis Advanced results report

Aptis for Teens
Aptis for Teens is a general English language test aimed at 13-15 year olds. It has been designed to meet the needs of younger language learners in developing their English language skills.
Find out more information about Aptis for Teens.

Aptis for Teachers
Aptis for Teachers is designed specifically for those working in education to help raise the teaching quality in your organisation. This test examines the candidate’s level of English on the Council of Europe’s scale from A1 to C (without distinguishing between C1 and C2).  The content of some tasks includes phrases and expressions used in the education sector in the teachers’ environment. Find out more.

Aptis Candidate Guide 2020.