GOALS Language Test

GOALS stands for Global Online Assessment for Languages, and is a test system that was developed by our cooperation partner, SKYLIGHT GmbH.

True to its name, the GOALS test system defines the course goals. This is the foundation of every course at ISD. Only when the learning goals are clear can we help the learner to achieve his or her business goals.

GOALS is not merely a placement test that was formerly paper-based and now completed online. Actually it is a complete system designed to determine what the relevant language and business needs are for any employee active in international business. First, a GOALS placement test establishes the language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). Then GOALS ascertains the existing language skills and the required competency via a written needs analysis. This combination of test result plus analysis provides the basis for designing a course tailored to individual needs with clear learning goals.