English Test For Non-Native Speakers


This test assesses English Language, Listening and Comprehension skills across six key areas of language skill. This not a verbal reasoning assessment.


Our English test for non-native speakers is also suitable for anyone working within the global business market, who wants to practice, maintain or develop his or her understanding of the English language.

This test can also be part of our Aviation Assessment suite, and is suitable for individuals who wish to ascertain whether they meet the threshold level of English proficiency for this sector, with an approximate ICAO rating offered in the report.

User Requirements

The Symbiotics English Knowledge test is completed online, so candidates need access to a computer with internet access. The ability to listen to audio is also a requirement for this assessment, so if it is being undertaken as part of an assessment centre we would advise having headphones for each participant.

Are you looking to brush up on your English skills? Candidates are able to purchase licences for individual usage here to allow verification of the test, or for practice prior to an assessment centre. You will receive a licence code to allow you access to the system, which will enable you to undertake one sixty-minute assessment.

Buying multiple tests - do you need a corporate account? Speak to our sales team for bulk discounts on test purchases in preparation for a recruitment process or assessment centre. Once purchased, you will receive Licence codes to enable you to distribute the assessments to your candidates as required.

Licence codes are for single use only and the assessment must be completed within 3 months.

What happens next

Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.

The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.

If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk. If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk/register, and enter the licence code during this process.

The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, a report containing the results and how to interpret them will become available as a PDF download.

For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the welcome email.

Taking the test

This test takes 60 minutes to complete and will automatically finish after this time regardless of whether a candidate has answered all of the questions. There is a requirement for headphones or the ability or listen to audio.


This test is designed to demonstrate a minimum ICAO Level 4 proficiency for aviation candidates.

Download a sample report to see what to expect.

Our Psychologists say

The international business language is English, so though this test is primarily designed for the aviation sector, it is relevant for any organisation working in the global market for non-native speakers.