Remote Proctored Linguaskill Tests

Technical and Hardware Requirements

ItemTest Duration
ProcessorPC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU
RAM2 GB RAM or better
Free hard drive space4 GB
Screen Resolutiona minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024
Operating SystemPCrunningWindows 7or higher ONLY
Note: The Cambridge English Test portal and any tests run through it arenot currently supported on:
  • Apple Macs
  • iOS devices
  • Android devices or any tablets
Internet ConnectionCable Modem, DSL or better
Internet bandwidth300 kbps download, 250 kbps upload
Free hard drive spaceGoogle Chrome v25; or Mozilla Firefox v20.0 (in China) ONLY
Not compatible with any other browsers.
The Speaking Test uses HTML5 and so a compatible browser must be used to run the test.
Microsoft Internet Explorer isnot compatible with HTML5 so cannot be used for the Speaking Test.
Adobe ReaderLatest version (must be able to read PDFs).
Sound CardYes
HeadphonesOver-ear and closed back – the earpieces of the headphones should cover the entire ear, preferably with good padding for comfort.
MicrophoneA 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.
Headphone & Microphone ConnectionsThere 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 installed and confirmed as working before the test day.
Plug-insJavaScript Enabled & Third-Party Cookies Enabled
Camera Resolution800 x 600 resolution or better

Google Chrome or Firefox (in China) ONLY




High-Speed Internet

Headphones with a Microphone

Not Supported on Apple Macs

PC Running Windows 7 or Higher

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