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The most important thing for your Skype Level Test, is your Skype Name. Without it, we are unable to invite you for the test. So if you already have a Skype account, and you also know what your Skype Name is, perfect!
If not, don't worry, we will guide you along the way.
Once you have performed your Skype Level Test, we will upload your results after we did an extra quality check. It can take us around 1 or 2 working days to process the checking of your Level Test score. We will e-mail you once we've uploaded the results to your my.spotonlearning.eu account.
Spot On Learning will send you reminders about all sorts of English Central features, but will also remind you to reach your target. If you want to finish the program in two months, it is important to follow the weekly goals as set in EnglishCentral.
The Level Test is designed to assess your current English level. During the conversation, you will be asked several questions and you will have to perform a couple of exercises. After the conversation, your personal learning plan (or Level Test report) will be drafted in which your English level is determined.
You will be assigned video courses that match your English CEFR Level. Challenging enough for you to improve your English and not too difficult for you to understand. So how do the interactive video's on the video-based platform work?
The Maritime English Education Program (MEEP) consists out of several steps. In the schematic below you will find all of the steps with an explanation of what you can expect and the things you will have to do.
For participants in Spot On Learning programs, all learning activities will take place on my.spotonlearning.eu (the place you are right now) and for all Maritime and Business English courses also on EnglishCentral.
All learning activities on my.spotonlearning.eu can be accessed using a PC, tablet or smartphone (mobile) using an internet browser. If you are using a recent version of any popular internet browser you will be fine. Having an internet connection of 128/64 kbps down/up should be enough to do your learning.
If you follow an EnglishCentral (Maritime or Business) English program you can do your learning using a PC (desktop or laptop, Windows, Mac or Chrome OS) and for most learning activities you can also use the EnglishCentral app. You need to be able to hear sound and speak using a microphone (which is nowadays often built-in into your computer and of course standard in a smartphone).
An internet speed of 1MB/second or higher is recommended to use EnglishCentral. It does work however from speeds 256/128 kbps down/up or higher*.
When you start a Maritime English or Business English program with Spot On Learning, the program always starts with a lesson during which your level is determined. The lesson is a 20-minute conversation over Skype with an English teacher. The teacher and the method he or she uses will help determine your English level on the so called CEFR scale. Your level can be A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2.
In the scheme in this article you will find all steps of the test part of the program, along with an explanation of what you can expect.
If you follow a Maritime English or Business English Program you will be assigned video courses that match your level and learning goals. These courses are on EnglishCentral.
EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech system evaluates your accent. The grade you receive when speaking the videos is a combination of three elements:
While in speech mode you will see: