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Every Approved English Proficiency Exam Requires Demonstrated Spoken English Capabilities.

August 20, 2013 |

Every Approved English Proficiency Exam Requires Demonstrated Spoken English Capabilities.

Pittsburgh, August 20, 2013 - A recent survey conducted by Carnegie Speech Company of over seventeen English proficiency exams, including the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) and American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL OPI) found that every exam requires individuals to demonstrate their spoken English capabilities.  The implications are meaningful when you are selecting your foreign language training program.

It is no secret that a person's demonstrated English language proficiency is a requirement to participate in our global economy.  According to the British Council, there are well over 1,000,000,000 English language learners worldwide.    For these English language learners to gain acceptance to the world's top universities or employment with multi-national organizations, they must demonstrate they possess the necessary level of English speaking and listening skills by taking an approved English proficiency exam.

Buyers beware when selecting a software program that claims it can help advance your spoken English language skills.  Multiple vendors participate in one of several limitations, including a "one size fits all" teaching approach, providing no consistent means of measuring whether you are actually advancing your skills or the biggest problem of all - teaching speaking skills by having the user mimic or parrot particular fixed phrases.  "The 'marketing to reality ratio' in language learning software is completely mismatched compared to other industries," exclaims Paul Musselman, President and CEO of Carnegie Speech.  Musselman explains, "Some vendors would lead you to believe that memorizing and parroting a limited number of fixed phrases, equates to English language proficiency and nothing could be further from the truth."

Carnegie Speech's NativeAccent® is the world's only patented and award winning Software as a Solution (SaaS) that assesses an individual's spoken English grammar, fluency, word stress and pronunciation and then delivers a personalized lesson plan that matches your learning needs.  Over 150 Education, Enterprise and Government customers rely on Carnegie Speech's technology to advance their spoken English skills.  Consistently, NativeAccent users see up to a 100% improvement in their spoken English grammar, fluency, word stress and pronunciation within as little as 10 hours of use.  If you are an ESL/ELL student or person trying to gain acceptance to some of the world's top universities or employment within one of the top multinational organizations, chose a program that is designed for you and focused on improving your spoken English skills.

Visit carnegiespeech.com for more information.