The fruit of close collaboration between CB Linguistic Services (CBLS), the Research Group on LSQ and Deaf bilingualism at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and the Ontario Ministry of Education, this tool will allow participants to discover their level of proficiency in LSQ and thus set learning or development objectives.
The story behind EvaLSQ
This research project and creation of the LSQ skills assessment tool was carried out thanks to the financial contribution of the Ontario Ministry of Education and SLCB in collaboration with the LSQ research group of the UQAM.
EvaLSQ offers an assessment of the level of mastery of Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) to help you set learning or development goals for personal and professional advancement.
The EvaLSQ is an assessment to determine the overall competence in LSQ. In collaboration with the UQAM LSQ research group, the assessment of language skills was inspired by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and adaptations to the assessment were made regarding the LSQ. The EvaLSQ has six levels from A1 to C2.
Assessment of LSQ skills from A to Z
How the reservation works:
The candidate will have an in-person video interview of approximately 20 minutes with a certified interviewer. Afterwards, the interview is evaluated by a team of certified evaluators other than the interviewer.
The candidate will receive their assessment results electronically including comments about their strengths and goals to reach. The results will be accompanied by a certificate and recommendations for training to be followed to optimize their LSQ skills if necessary should the candidate wish to do so.
It may take up to six weeks to receive the EvaLSQ results report.
Evaluators and interviewers are certified with a grade of C1 or higher.
The assessment will focus on:
View the Descriptors of Proficiency in LSQ grid here.
The definition of communication skills (communicative proficiency) expected, globally through descriptors, at each of the 6 levels organized in pairs – A1, A2 for beginners; B1, B2 for intermediaries or independent; C1, C2 for advanced users.
If the candidate is not satisfied with the result received, it is not recommended to repeat the EvaLSQ until the candidate’s LSQ language skills are improved, since a higher level of competence will not be assigned to them. It is strongly recommended to take LSQ courses. Practice is necessary to improve language skills before re-registering for an ÉvaLSQ assessment.
The certificate is only valid for 1 year.
Continuing education recommendations will be available shortly.
LSQ courses are offered to the public since September 2020. Stay tuned for further announcements about upcoming classes.
For LSQ Interpreters in a perpetual quest for professional development and continuing education opportunities, this service component is currently under development and will be available soon.
CBLS offers a range of consulting services to support institutions, corporations, organizations, and individuals in achieving their accessibility goals for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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