The assessment tool aim at measuring language proficiency in Swedish, Italian and German as foreign languages in an occupational context, more specifically in the healthcare sector at relevant professional level. The tool will be task-based and domain-specific exams (Job-specific Language proficiency tests) related to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The level of proficiency corresponds to the level B1.

The content of the language- and country-specific tests will be designed to assess the ability to communicate with target language-speaking patients in a linguistically and culturally sensitive manner. Thus, the tests will contain and assesses general medical care discourse, terminology, and concepts and will be designed to elicit language samples that represent the range of healthcare worker/patient interaction and real-life situation. In addition, tests will be particularly designed to elicit and particularly language samples that reflect a candidate’s sociocultural competence.

 

will be launched in 2021