The language testing center at the APE MOH “UMA” is a specialized institution that administers international language exams to determine the level of foreign language proficiency and professional academic language skills by the Association of Language Testers in Europe and the European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages.
Our language testing center, authorized to prepare and conduct examinations to confirm the level of foreign language proficiency, which is determined by the European recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference, and in its activities uses the provisions of test product managers and retains their copyright to these products, as well as emphasizes that they are the ones, who broadcast certain language exams.
In our testing center, there is an opportunity to pass such exams as: ECL Language tests, Pearson VUE, ETS TOEIC, TOEFL iBT, National admission test for law (LNAT), TORFL (ТРКИ), Test Of Legal English Skills (TOLES), Language Cert International ESOL.
Statistics show that the above exams are the most relevant and popular among the population to confirm speech competence, language skills, and abilities. They allow to check the speech competencies of scientific and scientific-technical staff, applicants for the academic title for the level of proficiency in a foreign language B2 – C2, which is provided by the international qualifications framework, departmental regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, etc.
Some international exams have been designed specifically to assess a candidate’s professional competence, and their results can be presented on-site as evidence of continuing professional development, adcanced training, and academic mobility.
It is important to note that the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of April 3, 2019, № 283 (https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/283-2019-%D0%BF#Text) summarized the list of test certificates that can confirm the level of knowledge of a foreign language to the extent of establishing an imperative requirement for compliance with European guidelines for language education. Also, following the Procedure for conferring academic titles to scientific and scientific-pedagogical workers, which has undergone significant changes in the exclusion of the provision on a comprehensive list of recommended international tests to confirm the level of knowledge of a foreign language, it is established that the academic title of professor, associate professor, senior researcher is awarded to employees of higher education institutions, including postgraduate education institutions, which are certified according to the European Recommendation on Language Education (at the level not lower than B2).