How Do I Validate My English Proficiency?

iTEP International President Jemal Idris (left) and ELL Technologies’ CEO Gali Bar-Ziv (right) at iTEP International’s Annual Partners Conference in Philadelphia in May 2018

There are so many different types of English courses, proficiency exams and certifications offered that it can be hard to know which to take! Especially when it comes to testing, some are more popular in the US, while others are much better known in Europe or Asia. Every accreditation is different, so you have to conduct thorough due diligence to determine which is the best for you! You are likely already familiar with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) by Educational Testing Service or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) by the British Counsel, IDP Education and Cambridge English, but you may not be aware of iTEP – the International Test of English Proficiency – and all the incredible features it provides to English language learners. iTEP has set a new standard in efficiency, accuracy and flexibility.

What is the iTEP?

Launched in 2008 by Boston Education Services, iTEP provides students with a certificate in English language competency, giving students the confidence to enroll in US high schools and universities.

iTEP is recognized by over 650 colleges and universities worldwide with 274 high schools and 375 universities in the United States that accept international applicants with iTEP test scores.

Compared to other English proficiency tests such as TOFEL and IELTS, students are more likely to score higher in iTEP. The final score is easy to understand, which allows candidates to have a better grasp of their strengths and weaknesses. Not only is the iTEP affordable, but the test can also be taken online and scheduled to fit the needs of the candidate.

What is the ELL-iTEP Bundle?

ELL Technologies Ltd. will now offer a bundled program including its online English learning courses with iTEP assessments. ELL Technologies and iTEP each fill a longstanding need for one another. ELL Technologies is frequently asked for a way to verify the effectiveness of its programs, and iTEP often receives requests for an English training program to help test-takers improve and advance their level of English proficiency.

“Partnering with a globally recognized and renowned organization such as iTEP provides further validation of our program suite and course offerings to efficiently and effectively improve learning outcomes. This partnership is a testament to all of the development work that our team has been putting in over the years,” said Gali Bar-Ziv, CEO of ELL Technologies.

“We’re excited to partner with ELL Technologies and to bundle our internet-based English evaluation and testing tools with their innovative eLearning solutions,” said Jemal Idris, President of iTEP International. “ELL Technologies provides all the necessary tools and support to help learners to achieve extraordinary results, while enabling them to work at their own pace. As a result, we expect students who complete the ELL-iTEP bundle to develop into skillful, confident and independent communicators in English.”

Here is a summary of the great new features which the bundle provides:

·         Progress Tracking ·         Offline Synching ·         Speech Recognition
·         Reporting ·         Language Tools ·         Chat


What are the implications for students?

As technology becomes an increasingly prevalent and enduring part of education, ELL Technologies seeks to make it even more pervasive by entering into partnerships with organizations such as iTEP and creating unique devices such as the ELL LAP. In the globalized economy of the twenty-first century, it’s imperative that people learn English in order to be competitive and differentiate themselves from others.

Market research from Technavio predicts that the global digital English language learning and testing market will grow steadily at a CAGR of 23% to 2021. Some of the primary drivers include the rise in the number of English language learners, increased student enrollment for schools in English speaking countries and increased demand for accredited, accessible and affordable English testing services. There are well over 5 million paying for testing services on an annualized basis, with a noteworthy percentage often paying hundreds of dollars each, creating significant market opportunity.

ELL Technologies recognizes the motivations and goals of learners and wants to improve their lives through language. We are incredibly proud to provide our learners with the ability to gain an independent testing certificate that validates their achievement of life skills in learning English. Not only can our learners increase their language proficiency, but they can also use their certificate to further their worldwide accessibility to higher education programs and employment prospects.

For more information about the ELL-iTEP bundled product offering or to schedule a product demo, please contact a member of our sales team at +1 (416) 927-7000 Ext. 29 or send an email to info@elltechnologies.com.