Bespoke Language Tests

We have a 20+ year track record in creating bespoke English language tests. These are on-demand, customised tests for clients who need to assess a particular language-set (English for Specific purposes) or a specific profile of candidate.

Aligned to CEFR levels, but assessing authentic, industry-specific use of language, our tests provide clients with simple and meaningful feedback they can act upon. 

We have significant experience of designing and developing tests of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) for clients in the UK and numerous international locations:

  • HSE English assessments for site operators in the UK
  • Safety English Test for offshore oil and gas workers in the Middle-East
  • Maritime English test for ship crew in Spain
  • Aviation English tests for pilots and air traffic controllers in North Africa
Bespoke language tests for selection and recruitment

We also create bespoke tests to help our clients pre-qualify candidates with a particular skill set as part of a recruitment or selection process. Such tests can even be designed to include both language and non-language-based skills – for example English language combined with maths/science in one test.

Key features

  • Each test created to assess the specific language needs of your organisation
  • Test content is based on industry-specific, authentic language and contexts
  • Benchmark levels pre-agreed with the customer
  • Can include test items from non-language disciplines (eg Maths /Science)

All our bespoke tests are built on a trusted test platform, which is optimised for candidates using mobile devices as well as computers. Tests can therefore be taken by candidates anywhere in the world, at any time, with the maximum of flexibility.


For further information please contact

Contact Us (HQ)

Language Solutions

7 King Street Cloisters

London, W6 0GY


Language Solutions Holdings - our companies

  Professional Language Solutions Ltd
Established in 1991, PLS provides language training in multiple formats and over 50 languages for corporate and government customers across the UK.
  Language Solutions International Ltd
Operating since 1993, LSI is the international wing of our organisation. We offer specialist English language training and assessments, as well as recruitment and manpower solutions for projects around the world.


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