Linguaskill is simple to use for both agents and candidates, and is administered through the Cambridge English Test Portal. This video shows the five key features of the portal and how to use them.
Minimum technical requirements
|Processor||Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent|
|Free Hard Drive Space||512 MB|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 1024|
Windows 7 or later
The Cambridge English Test portal and any tests run through it are not currently supported oniOSorAndroiddevices.
2 Mbps per candidate.
The minimum bandwidth requirements are for each computer running the test. When running multiple tests concurrently on the same internet connection you should ensure this bandwidth is available to each computer. If less than 2 Mbps is available for each candidate, the test may take longer to run.
|Web Browser||Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox|
|Adobe Reader||Latest version (must be able to read PDF’s|
|Adobe Flash Player||Version 26 or later|
|Headphones||Over-ear and closed back – the earpieces of the headphones should cover the entire ear, preferably with good padding for comfort.|
A microphone should be attached to the headset, via a ‘boom’ (in other words, on the end of a flexible stalk). The microphone should be noise-cancelling (at a minimum, directional), to increase sound pick-up and to minimise noise pollution on the recordings.
Please do not allow the use of your computers’ built-in microphones, these should be disabled, because they are not of the appropriate type nor of sufficient quality. In addition in Chrome if a candidate mutes their headset mic, Linguaskill will continue recording if there‘s more than one mic enabled on the machine.
|Headphones and microphone connections||There is no preference on plugs (that is, USB or standard stereo) but please note that the use of USB means that appropriate drivers must be installedand confirmed as working before the test day.|