AI Speaking Test
Hallo supplies English learners with a comprehensive AI proficiency test that provides a score and feedback instantly at the end of the speaking assessment and assesses students’ speaking skills. We leverage innovative research in language assessment methodology, advanced speech analytics, and artificial intelligence to produce today’s most accurate, efficient and economical solution. Our results align to industry benchmarks and global standards such as CEFR, ACTFL, TOEFL, IELTS, and TOEIC.
Our speaking assessment has 3 sections that collect 3 distinct types of data. It begins with a language background survey where we collect information such as test-taker’s overall language experience and her previous exposure to the language being assessed.
Part 1: The first part of the assessment utilizes a process called elicited imitation, which is a fancy way to say listen and repeat. Elicited imitation is a research-proven method to efficiently get a strong and reliable prediction of oral language proficiency. It measures how efficiently the test-taker’s brain can process or “chunk” language information. Higher proficiency in the language enables a test-taker to process longer and more complex sentences.
Part 2: The second part of the assessment follows a question-answer format, collecting spontaneous responses from the test-taker. Because part 1 can be rated automatically, we use the part 1 data to determine the difficulty level for the questions asked in part 2. For each question, test-takers have 30 seconds to read the prompt and prepare to respond, and then up to 60 seconds to respond.
After part 2, the system analyzes all of the data to determine and present a score for the test-taker. We provide a numerical score on the TrueNorth scale, and also provide score predictions for the ACTFL, CEFR, and other relevant scales.
Receive a certificate accepted by 600+ organizations around the world with a proficiency score aligned to IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Our certificate is trusted by the world’s best brands such as IBM, BYU, ASU, Columbia University, Dartmouth, and University of Pennsylvania.
Through our classes, English learners actually become fluent and achieve their goals. Some of our students have become doctors, started business, and gotten jobs as software engineers in the United States.