Portuguese Language Test

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

  • What is a Portuguese language test?

    The Portuguese language test is an assessment that helps hiring managers and recruiters find Portuguese-speaking individuals for a wide variety of roles.

    As well as spelling and grammar, the test assesses individuals' on their grasp of sentence structure and general understanding of the language. As a result, it can be a really useful way to quantify expertise and experience that has been listed on an individual's resume.

    Assessments such as these are also a great way for those hiring to ensure their recruitment process is as fair as possible by using test results, rather than just resumes or interviews, to hire the best candidate for a role.

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  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

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

  • Why is a Portuguese language test so important when hiring?

    If you're hiring someone who needs to be able to speak Portuguese to meet the requirements of the role, it's critical that you have evidence of their proficiency. And that's where the Portuguese language test comes in. As well as general comprehension and grammar, it examines how well a candidate can put sentences together and generally understand the Portuguese language.

    While the majority of candidates will submit accurate resumes, there may be a few people who embellish their level of proficiency in the language. A test levels the playing field and allows you to see how skilled each person really is while giving candidates a chance to showcase their skills and prove why they're the best person for the role.

    The test itself is fairly brief, but it covers a range of different topics and has the added bonus of seeing how candidates perform under pressure — a useful skill for any job role.

    The Portuguese language test can be used as part of the hiring process for many different roles, including:

    • Translator
    • Interpreter
    • Hospitality
    • Tour guide
    • Writer
    • Journalist
    • Cabin crew
    • Any role requiring a level of understanding of Portuguese

Sample Portuguese Language Test question

A menina não ___ agora.

  • dormir

  • dormi

  • dormes

  • dorme

How to assess Portuguese language skills using our test

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

The Portuguese 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 Portuguese 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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Portuguese Language Test FAQs

How important is hiring Portuguese speaking employees?

Portuguese is the fifth most widely spoken native language and overall has 200 million speakers worldwide. Its distribution is also pretty impressive as it's spoken in countries all around the globe. This makes it a really important language in business.

Is the Portuguese test difficult?

For those that are genuinely fluent or have a competent grasp of the language, the test won't be too challenging. For those still learning, it may be more complex.

Encourage candidates to practise and prepare beforehand for the best chance of success on the day.

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

Use the Portuguese language test to assess each applicant's competency. It will allow you to get a better idea of where their strengths and weaknesses lie and will help ensure you hire the best person for the role.

Why is knowledge of speaking Portuguese important?

Portuguese is a widely-spoken language and is used a lot in international business. If Portuguese is essential in the role you're hiring for, then you'll need to use a test such as this to ensure your hiring process is as robust as possible.

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