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IDP to Introduce AI-Powered English Language Test

clock iconCreated At:28 November, 2023
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IDP has introduced a ground-breaking online English language test, Envoy, aiming to provide an enhanced and enjoyable learning experience for both students and English language educators.

Developed by linguistics experts and driven by AI, the Envoy test is globally accessible and assesses all four language skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—in a concise 90-minute timeframe. 

Results, aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), are swiftly available within two hours. 

Leveraging decades of experience in global education, IDP combines its insights with advanced AI technology to offer students a genuine assessment of their English skills. Envoy features open-ended questions designed to evaluate language and communication skills in real-life contexts.

This flexible test can be utilised at various stages of a student's English language journey, supporting programme entry diagnostics, progress checks, and overall proficiency assessments. Moreover, teachers can customise lesson plans to individual student needs, fostering ongoing improvement in English proficiency and confidence. 

Lauren Mcswain, Envoy's marketing manager, emphasises that the test is a result of IDP's profound understanding of global education and the demand for a flexible, cost-effective assessment tool. 

The innovation aligns with IDP's commitment to integrating AI-powered technology into human-centred services, empowering teachers to guide students in realising their full potential.

Other testing solutions, such as the 'pyjama test' by Password English Language Testing and advancements by Duolingo, LanguageCert, PSI, Trinity, iTEP, Cambridge Assessment English, and Pearson, underscore the industry's evolving landscape.

With partnerships spanning over 890 universities and institutions globally, IDP remains at the forefront of shaping English language testing and education.


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