Listen to a Sample Test
Experience Versant by listening to a sample test. To take a Versant test, a test-taker is provided with instructions and a test paper. The test-taker then phones the freephone (from a landline) number provided to take their test. For each sample below, you can see test instructions, listen to a full sample test, and see a sample score report from that test.
NB1 In the UK, the test can only be taken by phone and not on a computer.
NB2 The voice in the demo below has an American accent. The UK version contains a voice with an English accent.
Note: The audio files are quite large and may take some time to download even over a fast Internet connection. The test instructions and sample score report are PDFs and require Adobe Acrobat to view. If you do not have Acrobat on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe site.
Versant English Certification Test
The Versant English Certification Test is approximately 12-15 minutes long, with 5 test sections.