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Accurately assess oral language skills

Track individual and whole class progress and identify those requiring additional language support or intervention with our fast, fun and intuitive app for teachers and teaching aides.

Based on extensive University of Oxford research into learning development and created in consultation with teachers and speech and language therapists.

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Why is oral language so important?

Oral language is our ability to communicate and express ourselves. Good oral language skills are the foundation of school life, enabling children to participate fully in lessons and classroom activities. They're also critical for children’s social and emotional development – how can they play with their friends if they can’t join in the conversation?

Language difficulties can have knock-on effects throughout a person’s life. Children with poor language skills are, as adults, more likely to receive fewer qualifications, have lower incomes and reduced employment opportunities and are more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

The good news is that, if identified early, delays in oral language development can be addressed by suitable language interventions.

What makes LanguageScreen different?

  • Quick and easy to use – less than ten minutes per test
  • No paper marking or calculations – instant results in detailed reports
  • Suitable for ages 3½ to 11 years – track progress of individuals and whole class
  • Colourful and fun for kids – tests do not feel difficult to implement
  • Safe and compliant with data privacy standards – no PII stored on tablets or phones
  • Scientifically proven to identify children with language difficulties
  • Can be used with evidence-based interventions such the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

Try LanguageScreen now...

Follow the steps below to launch a LanguageScreen assessment

Step 1

Download the LanguageScreen app for iOS / Android tablets and smartphones.


Step 2

Open the app and use this QR code to launch a practice assessment.

Step 3

Download a sample assessment report, with:

  • age-standardised results
  • detailed visual and written feedback for individual students and whole classes
  • traffic light symbols showing the children who would most benefit from support

Step 4

Watch this video of a student being assessed.

Find out more about how LanguageScreen works

These short videos provide an overview of setting up and using the LanguageScreen app.

Registering students for assessment
Getting ready to use
Assessing children

We were quite surprised that the screening picked up children with good vocabulary and speaking but with limited reasoning and understanding - these children might have been overlooked without screening with LanguageScreen.

Sallie Wood
Henleaze Infant School, England

LanguageScreen is being used in the national roll-out of the NELI Programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to primary schools in England.

Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation & Engagement Awards logo
LanguageScreen has been Highly Commended in the University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Engagement Awards as a research project that has made a positive difference to society.

BETT Awards 2023
Early Years – Digital Product or Service

Education Resource Awards 2022
Early Years Resource or Equipment

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