Italian Language Test

An Italian language test can help you hire the right employees, based on their proficiency in Italian.

  • What is an Italian language test?

    The Italian language test is designed to assess a candidate on their proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding Italian, specifically in a business environment.

    In an increasingly multicultural business world, second (and even third) languages are useful for employers, allowing companies to break down language barriers and ensure fluent and useful communication with suppliers and customers.

    In the Italian language test, candidates are assessed on:

    • Reading comprehension
    • Sentence composition
    • Vocabulary and grammar

    For recruiters, the Italian language test is easy to use with a large number of candidates and provides quantifiable data about each candidate's ability to use Italian in both conversations and at a business level. This makes it easier to decide which candidates to take forward to the next stage of the recruitment process.

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    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • Why is an Italian language test so important when hiring?

    Recruiters for international businesses or corporations that work in European countries need to be able to rely on the language skills of applicants. However, traditional methods of assessing competency - reading resumes or asking questions in an interview - are not always the most reliable way to find out how fluent a candidate is in Italian.

    This is why using an Italian language test can make a real difference to the success of the recruitment process. By assessing candidates early, recruiters can use the results to narrow down large candidate pools and the quantifiable data provided to inform recruitment decisions.

    The data provided through the results of the Italian language test provides recruiters with a reliable understanding of how well each applicant can understand the Italian language.

    Italian language tests can be used to screen candidates for roles like:

    • International account manager
    • European team leader
    • Customer service representative
    • Italian Marketing assistant

    With the assessment, candidates can demonstrate that they are proficient in understanding and speaking Italian with different types of people.

    They can also show that they understand enough of the complexities of the language to be able to communicate effectively in a business environment, whether that is through spoken or written Italian.

Sample Italian Language Test question

Oggi è il ___ giorno.

  • quinto

  • quinte

  • quinta

  • quinti

How to assess Italian language skills using our test

Our Italian language test asks questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates who are proficient in Italian should be able to answer most of the questions correctly.

The Italian language test provides valuable data insight into what a candidate knows and understands. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions: a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows for instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2–4 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool, to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined and edited by Italian language experts and psychometric professionals. It has also been reviewed by a diverse sample of job seekers to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


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Italian Language Test FAQs

Is Italian an important language to assess for recruitment?

Italian is spoken by 85 million people around the world, so it is a language that is useful for employees to know, especially in businesses that operate in Europe.

How do you test an applicant's Italian language competency?

The only way to reliably test for language proficiency is to have a set assessment that evaluates reading and listening comprehension as well as vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. With the Italian language test, candidates are also assessed on their ability to construct sentences and understand business-related language, too.

Why is knowledge of speaking Italian important?

As Italian is a well-used European language, knowledge of speaking Italian is important for businesses that operate in Europe. It is a useful language to master because, like many European languages, it has roots in Latin and is similar in phrasing and structure to other languages in Europe.

Who should take a language test in Italian?

A language test in Italian should be offered to a prospective employee who will need to communicate effectively in Italian. This might be a customer service representative or an account manager who works internationally and specifically in Europe and has to deal with Italian clients with a high level of fluency and understanding.

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