Oral English Test – Certified test of listening and speaking skills in the English language

ID-Oral English

ID-Oral English (Oen), previously Oral Communication Test (OCT-EN), is a language and skills assessment tool that measures an individual’s proficiency and competence levels in communicating effectively orally in English. 

The ID-Oral English topics and questions are designed to assess candidates’ comprehension skills via comprehension questions. Speaking skills are assessed by conducting a structured interview covering areas of vocabulary, verbs, syntax, rhythm, logic, fluency, oral production, and language level.

Features of Our Oral English Test

Available languages


Required time

30 minutes


15 questions | Essay

Target audience

All positions in an organization where the ability to communicate orally in English with different stakeholders (native speakers, language exchanges), is necessary.

Skills Assessed by HRID's Oral English Test

Our Standard Language Assessment Report Provides a Comprehensive Picture of an Individual's Oral English

Standard Report

Measures proficiency in English oral communication. Our test assesses six criteria related to your employee's level English oral expression level, as well as language comprehension:

  • Vocabulary;
  • Rhythm;
  • Logic;
  • Verbs;
  • Syntax;
  • Register.
First, the report presents the results in aggregate, then in greater detail according to the elements and competencies evaluated. Comments from the evaluator are included with the report.

Clear and Concise Reports

Results are presented in separate sections using our score calculator: introduction, English language comprehension, speaking level, vocabulary level, language skill level, acquisition of new expressions and correct grammar (sentences, conjugation, etc.), English pronunciation and conversation level.

Why Test Your Employees' and Managers' English Oral Communication Skills?

An English oral communication test serves many purposes: it measures your level of fluency in English and determines who among your employees stands out. You will be able to determine who is most capable of conversing and doing business with your English-speaking clients. You will also be able to determine who needs more learning and training in this area: according to your needs, you can enrol them in an English program to bring them to the desired level.

With professionally developed questions and phrases and a thorough analysis of the results, you will be able to quickly select individuals who have the English-speaking skills you are looking for. Based on these results, you can assign employees to suitable positions or enrol them in a development program. Our tests are designed to provide a quick analysis of someone’s level of proficiency in oral communication and to offer instant and accurate information.

HRID’s Oral English Test Has Many Benefits and Options:

  • Quickly identify the potential, language skills and English-speaking talent of your candidates;
  • Promote professional, bilingual oral communication in your organization;
  • Get results in less than 24 hours;
  • Get a simple and detailed report on your candidates’ performance.

Is English Important in the Workplace?

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According to a recent study, English remains the most widely spoken language, with approximately 1.132 million people speaking it. It is used in about 50 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, some Caribbean islands, and several African countries.

English is used in a variety of contexts: professional environments, finance, new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence), politics, business, and the internet.

The English language therefore plays a key role in business. Indeed, it is often the official language used in business or commercial exchanges or in partnerships between companies.

Is English Important in All Industries?

A prominent level of English language skills is often essential to remain competitive and ensure the quality of services offered internally and externally.

Whatever the sector of activity of your company, the use of the Internet and new technologies is inevitable. In fact, the Internet has become a showcase for companies, regardless of their sector of activity. That may be why many sites are in English.

Most online platforms use English as their primary language. Even the European Commission has indicated that English is the official language of the Internet.

According to the International World Stats’ report, as of June 2017, there were approximately 985 million Internet users using English as their primary language. These include business presentation websites, e-commerce sites (including shopping carts), online archives, online memorabilia (including photo albums), social networks, travel agencies (including booking sites), etc.

Given these numbers, understanding written English has become essential for an employee who must consult the Internet on a regular basis. This is required to understand the content of online administrative/official documents, white papers, scientific journals, articles on a news website, etc.

In addition, many employees need to use English effectively to communicate online, whether they are talking to customers, partners, or colleagues.

Taking an Oral and/or Written English Test Is Essential for Any Company Planning to Expand Internationally

If a company is planning to expand internationally by creating foreign subsidiaries or prospecting in English-speaking countries, it will need employees able to communicate in English to ensure professional and effective communication.

Employees who are proficient in the English language allow companies to remain competitive and efficient in a changing job market and technological advances.

English is essential for international communication, especially for:

  • Sending emails, international contracts, or prospectuses to foreign clients;
  • Phone conversations with customers or investors;
  • Welcoming new employees to the company;
  • Attending conferences, seminars, or any other type of business meeting outside the country;
  • Launching an advertising campaign aimed at an English-speaking market.
English is also the most common language used by diplomats. It may also be necessary when negotiating a trade agreement. A multinational company with employees from different countries often uses English as the common language for internal communications.

Building Your Career Through English Language Proficiency

If an employee is considering an international career, they will typically need a high level of spoken and written English. Foreign employers place a high value on the English oral communication skills and experience of job applicants when reviewing and analyzing their applications.

Employers believe that a candidate with good English skills will be able to handle any situation. They will have the skills to deal with an unhappy customer, maintain a good relationship with customers, negotiate effectively with a partner, portray a brand image and be attentive to consumer demands.