Computer-based Language Test Familiarisation Materials

SurveyLang developed computer-based familiarisation materials for its language assessments in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. These were developed to enable students and teachers participating in the survey to familiarise themselves with the navigation screens of the computer-based tests as well as to see exemplar listening and reading tasks in computer-based format. These materials were made available to schools participating in the survey and were designed to ensure that in advance of taking the actual computer-based language tests, students were familiar with the computer-based system and with different task types so that they understood the instructions and different types of response required.

Installation instructions

The computer-based demonstration materials must be downloaded and installed on your computer. Before installing the demonstrations you need to install a program called the Adobe AIR Runtime environment. To do this, do the following:

  • Go to this link to get the Adobe AIR Runtime Environment:
  • Click on the Download button at the centre of the page. A download dialogue will pop up and you should choose the option Run.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install this software. Please note that you need administration rights on your computer to install AIR.
  • When AIR is successfully installed, choose the 'Demonstration' link below for the test language you would like to demonstrate. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the demonstration software.


There are five different demonstrations available - one for each test language (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). After downloading the right demonstration, you can also select which European language you would like the navigation for the system in. Then press 'Start'. For each demonstration version, there is an audio check and Listening and Reading test tasks. Use the password '9999' to log-on to the demonstration.

  • Materialien zum Vertrautmachen mit dem Computertest (De)
  • Computer-based Language Test Familiarisation Materials (En)
  • Materiales de Familiarización con las Pruebas Lingüísticas por ordenador (Es)
  • Documents de familiarisation pour les épreuves de Langue sur ordinateur (Fr)
  • Materiali di familiarizzazione per le prove di verifica su computer (It)

If you would like to see the answers for the tasks on the demonstration, see the corresponding test language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.


Guideline documents

Further guidance on how to navigate the demonstration tests can be found in the following documents. Select the European language version you would like to help you with the demonstration.

Please note that in the Guidelines and in the actual tests, there is a Questionnaire button for students to access the Student Questionnaire. In the demonstration version, however, this option is not available.