TESTS


There are two types of test on our website.

1. “Benchmark” or “placement” tests


These tests evaluate what you know in technical English before you start English training. They have 60 multiple choice questions each.

There is one test based on Aircraft Systems (AMM) and one on Structural Repair (SRM). Choose the test related to your work.

Use your technical knowledge when you answer the questions. If you do not know, do not guess, click on “I don’t know”.

We will send you your score in these tests, and comments on the different parts of the test, by e-mail. If you are working with a teacher, he / she will also receive your score. 

To do a test, select one of the tests, follow the instructions. Once you have completed the test you will be asked to enter your family name and e-mail address for your results to be sent to you via email.

If you have more than 60% in this “benchmark” test, you should do the second type of test.

2. “Proficiency” test

 

Part One evaluates your ability to read and understand the vocabulary, expressions, structures, etc. of the technical language of aircraft maintenance. It has 60 questions.
Part Two evaluates your ability to listen to and understand technical words, numbers, the alphabet and the content of short texts as they are used in computer-based training courses for type qualifications etc. It has 50 questions.

You can do Test One and Test Two separately. You can also do part of the test and come back and finish it later. You can also do the questions in the order you choose.

When you complete the test, we will send your results and an analysis of your results in each part of the test to your e-mail address.

To do a test, select one of the tests, follow the instructions. Once you have completed the test you will be asked to enter your family name and e-mail address for your results to be sent to you via email.

Good luck! We hope you find it useful.

 


NOTES FOR TEACHERS

The “benchmark” tests are considerably easier than the “proficiency” tests. They are designed for placement purposes. Only students obtaining over 60% should usefully do the proficiency tests.
This two-part technical English proficiency test was designed to evaluate aircraft mechanics or trainee mechanics prior to a type qualification or general training course in order to evaluate their ability to follow such a course successfully. It is a little below the level that would be required today for a trainee qualifying for an A & P exam or a fully qualified practicing line mechanic.

It represents an intermediate stage in both his English language and technical training. 70% would be considered to be the score required for a student to enter a technical training program and negotiate it successfully. 80-85% should be required of a qualified aircraft maintenance technician.

The student’s score and a breakdown of his/her results with learning recommendations is automatically sent to his e-mail address or to a common address if you prefer to centralize the information.

The present tests are only a sample of the type of tests that we have developed at various levels and for various skill areas (aircraft maintenance, flight crew turnaround situations, flight crew behavioural awareness situations, component overhaul, structural repair, line maintenance, engine overhaul, logistics, airport operations staff, dispatchers etc) or that could be developed to evaluate basic language proficiency in other areas. In certain cases, the results of these tests would need to be validated by a personal interview.

 

 

 

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technical language training

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