Versant English Test


Quickly assess both verbal and written language proficiency.

Completion time:

15-50 minutes, depending on the test (Timed)


Mobile App, Web, or Computer Software

Scoring Options:

Automated Scoring; Using advanced voice and text recognition systems, Versant's patented technology provides a sophisticated, accurate, and reliable way to evaluate communication skills.

Other languages:

English, Arabic, Dutch, French, Spanish

Pricing & Ordering

To purchase Versant tests, please download the Versant Purchase Agreement and email completed form to

See pricing information: US


Product Details

Versant English Test, Versant Written Test, and Versant 4 Skills Essential test

As the leading test provider of automated spoken and written language assessments, Versant tests have been trusted and leveraged by leading corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions to provide a more objective, consistent, and convenient way of evaluating language skills than traditional methods of testing.

Pearson's AI-scoring algorithm enables not only fast and convenient scoring but also objective, accurate, and consistent scoring across locations and time. This gives standardization and fairness to decision-making processes, including hiring and screening decisions in organizations. Versant is delivered in over 100 countries and its spoken and written scoring engines have scored over 350 million tests since its launch in 1996.

Versant tests use patented auto-marking technology for written and spoken English to reliably and quickly turn around scores. The tests use a multi-trait method that allows each test-taker response to be scored simultaneously on different dimensions. This technology gives us near 100% turnaround of results within 5 minutes of exam completion, affording you instant, unbiased feedback for your placement or hiring decisions, anywhere in the world.

TalentLens is pleased to present the following Versant titles for purchase: Versant English Test, Versant Written Test, and Versant 4 Skills Essential test. Other titles may be available upon request.

Versant English Test

Screen your job candidates or students quickly with Versant English Test, a 15-minute test of spoken English that delivers results in minutes.

Using a computer or phone, candidates respond to prompts allowing us to measure comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation - perfect if you have hundreds of candidates to screen or simply want a way to objectively measure skills anywhere, anytime.

Versant Written Tests

In a time when online chat support is a key part of customer service offerings, ensure your employees have the reading and writing skills needed to have positive interactions with your customers with our 35-minute written English test.

Using a computer in either online or offline mode, candidates respond to workplace-related situations that require written English, including taking notes, summarizing, and responding to emails.

Versant 4 Skills Essential Test

The Versant 4 Skills Essential Test assesses productive (speaking and writing) and passive (listening and reading) communication skills— all four of which are necessary for effective workplace communication. Employees that demonstrate proficiency in these areas will be able to seamlessly transition between any communication medium, including phone, chat, social media, email, and more.

This 30-minute web-delivered test is the ideal solution for recruiting environments that need quick and reliable results. With bullet proof automatic scoring that is virtually indistinguishable from human scorers, test scores are available online within minutes.