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    English testing

    Hello!

    I'm about to start teaching English as foreign language. Would you please tell me what is the best way to test the childrens level and language knowledgement?

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    Re: English testing

    There are many standard tests - but for a quick assessment talk to them individually about familiar subjects (family, classroom objects, colors, native animals) and grade them 1 to 5 on how they sound to you.
    1 = unable to understand anything; 2 = got some idea but could not find words to answer; 3 = could make rudimentary answers to easy questions; 4 = answered most questions with some errors in grammar or pronounciation; 5 = could carry on a 5 minute conversation in English.

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