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Versant Spoken English

Versant is a test which demonstrates the highest standards of professional test development, but is significantly different from CEF.

Versant for English is founded on a concept of underlying linguistic competence that aims not to be context specific. This model has long been popular in the United States and can be said more or less to form the theoretical underpinning for scales such as that of the Foreign Service Institute/ Interagency Language Roundtable (FSI/ILR) and the related American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) framework. It has also been successfully implemented in tests, such as the popular TOEFL and TOEIC. Versant for English is a direct measure of speaking ability and refines on this basic model and breaks down overall competence in spoken English into four diagnostic components – Sentence Mastery, Vocabulary, Fluency and Pronunciation.

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