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Speaking test through video-call

We have introduced the video-call Speaking Test through Zoom to provide candidates with a more comfortable face-to-face Speaking test experience. Candidates can take the Speaking test at the test center through a high quality video call with an interviewer.

  • A qualified and professional examiner will conduct the Speaking test in real time through a video call system in a two-way interactive format.

  • The test is conducted with the same content, question format, scoring criteria, time allocation, and security checks as a traditional face-to-face Speaking test with an interviewer.

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Which test centres provides Video-call Speaking?

👤 in person, 💻 Video-call Speaking (Zoom)

Please note that this is just the default setting and it could change due to emergency situations.

How the Video-Call Speaking Test will be conducted

  • The test center staff will take you to the Speaking test room and check your ID (passport).

  • After you are seated, the test center staff will adjust the screen and do a voice check with you. Once the checks are done and you are ready, the staff will leave the room.

  • Through a high-quality video call system with the examiner in another room, you will be able to take the test in the same way as a regular Speaking test.

  • Due to a stable internet connection, you will be able to interact with the examiner as if you were in the same room with him/her, with no distractions and good sound quality.

  • In Part 2 of the Speaking test, you can use a writing tool to take notes. You will not be allowed to use any writing tools in the other two parts.

Video speaking call - Japan


Five Tips for the Video-call Speaking Test

  1. Speak at your normal speed and volume.

  2. Remember to make eye contact as you normally would, as the test taker and examiner can see each other.

  3. If you have any questions during the test, please ask the examiner. The examiners will be there to help you.

  4. Please leave the operation of the computer to the test center staff.

  5. Answer the examiner's questions proactively. Show off your English skills to the fullest!