National Geographic Learning Online Placement

Your valid and reliable guide for each student’s English journey.

National Geographic Learning Online Placement helps institutions place each learner at the right English ability level and provides a pathway into National Geographic Learning materials. Our holistic approach to placement offers an adaptive test, auto-collection of speaking samples, and a skill-specific Score Report for each test-taker. Learners confidently begin their journey toward real-world success with reliable placement into one of fourteen proficiency levels correlated to the Common European Framework of Reference.

The National Geographic Learning Online Placement Test:

  • Provides auto-scored, online placement for young adult and adult learners ages 15+
  • Places learners into one of 14 CEFR bands, from Pre-A1 to C1
  • Collects speaking samples prompted by National Geographic photography
  • Offers option of mobile or desktop experience
  • Tests reading, listening, and use of language
  • Takes learners an average of thirty to sixty minutes to complete
  • Recommends a placement pathway into National Geographic Learning programs in the academic, upper-secondary, and young adult/adult segments
  • Delivers a one-page Score Report with Language Skill Profile for each test-taker
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