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New York, NY, United States, 2013/08/02 - BilingualBility Online provides business certification for a candidate’s dual fluency in language and culture with built-in authentication, available anytime, anywhere. Trial Reading Comprehension Tests Available - BilingualBility.com.
BilingualBility announced the release of BilingualBility Online. BilingualBility Online provides a customizable platform that creates an immersive environment, testing a candidate's cross-cultural and dual-language proficiency by mirroring global workplace scenarios. It delivers comprehensive certification of a candidate’s bilingual communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and visual comprehension. BilingualBility Online can be used by corporations seeking to validate the bilingual skills of potential hires, or jobseekers looking to gain an edge in a competitive job market.
“There is little available on the market that allows us to test the bilingual skills that candidates may claim on their resumes," says Sidney T. Yee, Bilingualbility Principal,"especially as these skills apply to business communication. BilingualBility addresses this need, and lets us know that we are hiring the right candidate to drive our international initiatives.”
BilingualBility Online offers comprehensive testing for the language skills of global business professionals. BilingualBility Universal Tests are currently live at BilingualBility.com. Free trial reading comprehension tests in Mandarin, Spanish, German, French, Brazilian and Portuguese languages are also available for candidates seeking to gauge their current skills.
Marrying years of psychometric study with the insights of business professionals, current versions of BilingualBility Online pairs a candidate’s English skills with any of the following languages (language list). The Universal Test certifies based upon standard business vocabulary, but the flexibility of the platform allows for the creation of Customized Tests for industry specific vocabulary and scenarios. As an online solution, BilingualBility Online offers a fully automated testing process with built-in authentication that eliminates the need for an on-site proctor. Additionally, the community features of BilingualBility Online offers certified jobseekers the ability to connect with a network of Human Resources professional looking for candidates with their skills.
"The goal of BilingualBility is to help business identify credible prospects and connect credible prospects with the businesses that need their skills,” says Principal, Sidney T. Yee,“ultimately, this saves them time, money, and lets companies bring in the right talent to expand their business globally."
In 2003, BilingualBility was founded as a live-proctored examination. Public organizations, such as the New York City Human Resources Administration and the Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut administered the test to gauge the bilingual skills of job candidates. In 2009, BilingualBility phased out their in-person examinations, and began to migrate to an online platform. A beta version of the online test launched in 2012, and is now available to the consumer market.