Test taker FAQ

LIST of FAQ

About the MLT

Levels of MLT

Test Fees

Registration

Test Planning and Test Preparation

Test Sections

Test Day

Scores and Score Reports

After the Test

 

 

About the MLT

Can I apply to take only some sections instead of all sections?

No, you cannot.

At the time of registration, I will not be in the country/area where I want to take the test. What should I do?

You can register by email.

See ‘ How to register’

How often is the test given?

The MLT is given 1 ~ 2 times a year.

How do I find testing locations and dates?

Can I take the test in one day?

Yes, the test is given in one day. The test takes following charts, but with check-in you will take more than 30min.

Level Total
MB 90 min
M1 100 min
M2 110 min
M3 110 min
M4 120 min

Can I retake the test?

Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish.

Does the MLT program offer accommodations to test takers with disabilities?

Please contact with us. We will respond it depend on situation.

What is the MLT ?

The MLT measures your ability to use and understand Myanmar language in daily life and Business. It evaluates how well you combine, especially your listening and reading.

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Are there any special qualifications needed to take the MLT?

The MLT is open to all non-native Myanmar language speakers.

Can elementary school or junior high school students take the MLT?

Yes, they can. There are no age restrictions for the MLT.

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Levels of MLT

Do all examinees take the same test and their level determined based on their scores?

No. Test questions differ according to level. Different questions are provided to measure the Myanmar-language competency of examinees as accurately as possible. Please choose a suitable level when taking the test.

How should I decide which level to take?

Each level of MLT is below.

MB Burmese alphabet and very basic vocab and grammar in daily life.
[100% Spoken Burmese, Vocab range: 200~300, Learning period: 72 hours (3 months)]
M1 Basic vocab and grammar to survive and communicate in daily life.
[100% Spoken Burmese, Vocab range: 500~700, Learning period: 144 hours (6 months)]
M2 Be able to communicate in daily life and read simple paragraph.
[100% Spoken Burmese, Vocab range: 1200~1400, Learning period: 288 hours (1 year)]
M3 Be able to communicate with native speaker and read normal paragraph.
[Spoken: 70% –Written: 30%, Vocab range: 2500~2700, Learning period: 432 hours (1.5 year)]
M4 Be able to communicate in Business situation and read difficult paragraph.
[Spoken: 50% –Written: 50%, Vocab range: 4000~5000, Learning period: 576 hours (2 year ~)]

 

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Test Fees

How much does the MLT test cost?

Level Normal Special
MB 15 USD 10 USD
M1 20 USD 15 USD
M2 25USD 20 USD
M3 30USD 25 USD
M4 40USD 30 USD
M5 50USD 40 USD

*Special price for…
1. University students (Need to show Student ID)
2. Student from partnership school, company and individuals.
3. Group registration (More than 10 people)

What is the test fee refund policy?

✧If you cancel your registration 5 days before the test day, you will receive refund of 50% of the original test fee you paid. Refunds are in US dollars or Myanmar kyats.

✧ No refund for cancellation 4 days before the test day or later.

✧ To cancel your registration, please make phone call, send email, or directly visit our office.

✧ Once your cancellation is accepted, you are entitled to receive 50% refund.Please come to our office to receive it. You are required to show your ID document and Confirmation card.

✧ For those who paid by Paypal, we will make refund on Paypal after deducting Paypal process fee as well as 50% of the original test fee.

✧ For those who paid by wire transfer, we will transfer back to your bank account after deducting bank fee as well as 50% of the original test fee.

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Registration

What is a MLT Resource Center?

MLT Resource Center is place where MLT held. 

[MLT Resource Center]
No.456/458, Rm 5(B), Riverside Residence, Cornor of KanNar Road (Strand Road) & Lanmadaw Road, Latha Township, Yangon

How should my name appear on my registration?

Your name and the spelling of your name must match the name printed on the valid ID document you will present at the test center. If this information does not match, you will not be permitted to test, and your test fee will not be refunded.

I have a multiple-part first or last name. How should I enter it?

  • Enter your name exactly as it appears on the ID document you will bring to the test center. If the names do not match, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded.
  • List all names that appear on the ID document you plan to bring to the test center. Multiple first/given or last/family names can be entered together in the appropriate box. For example, if your name is “Jean Louis Smith-Davis,” enter “Jean Louis” in the First/Given Name(s) box, and enter “Smith-Davis” in the Last/Family Names box.

I don’t have a first (or last) name. What should I do?

If you do not have a first or a last name, enter the name(s) you have in the Last Name field and leave the First Name field blank. This is because the Last Name field is a mandatory field, and the First Name field is not.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

Yes — you can get a confirmation card after finishing registration.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

✧If you cancel your registration 5 days before the test day, you will receive refund of 50% of the original test fee you paid. Refunds are in US dollars or Myanmar kyats.

✧ No refund for cancellation 4 days before the test day or later.

✧ To cancel your registration, please make phone call, send email, or directly visit our office.

✧ Once your cancellation is accepted, you are entitled to receive 50% refund.Please come to our office to receive it. You are required to show your ID document and Confirmation card.

✧ For those who paid by Paypal, we will make refund on Paypal after deducting Paypal process fee as well as 50% of the original test fee.

✧ For those who paid by wire transfer, we will transfer back to your bank account after deducting bank fee as well as 50% of the original test fee.

How to cancel or reschedule?

Please give call or email, or directly visit MLT office.

Can I get a refund on my test fee?

Yes. If you cancel your registration no later than 5 full days before your test date, you can receive a refund of half your original test fee. Refunds are in U.S. dollars or Kyat.

What do I need to know before I register?

Before you register, you must make sure test date and venue.
You will be required to prepare test fee, and be sure to bring ID on the test date.

 

When should I register for the test?

Seats can fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register 1 month before the test dates to reserve your seat.

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Test Planning and Test Preparation

When do I take the test?

What is the best way to prepare for the MTL test?

Can I listen to audio of listening comprehension question examples?

Yes, you can. You can download audio files from ‘ Test descriptions’ ‘ Sample Questions’

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Test Sections

Does MLT association ever cancel scores?

MLT association may cancel scores for administrative errors (for example, improper timing, improper seating, defective materials and defective equipment), natural disasters or other emergencies, improper access to test content, identification discrepancies, misconduct, plagiarism and inconsistent performance across different parts of the test. MLT association will determine whether or not we will give back to a refund..

What do I need to bring on test day?

Things which you need to bring with you on test day are :

    • ID document with your photo
    • Confirmation card
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Watch

What things should I remember to do before test day?

  1. Bring valid identification that exactly matches the name you used when you registered. If you do not have acceptable identification, you may not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded. 
  2. Bring confirmation card given when you register.
  3. Make travel plans to get to the test center. Your test registration confirmation will list the street address of the test center. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.
    See ‘ On the test day’

Does the MLT include questions that require cultural knowledge of Myanmar?

No question specifically asks cultural knowledge of Myanmar. Some questions may refer to cultural aspects, but all questions can be answered without cultural knowledge.

Does the MLT include a conversation or composition test?

No, neither is currently included.

Who owns copyrights of the MLT test questions?

Test question copyrights are held by test organizers, which is MLT association.

Can I keep the test paper after I take the test?

No, you cannot take the test paper with you. If you do, you will automatically fail the test.

Are all MLT answers multiple-choice scored?

Yes, the MLT uses a multiple-choice -scored answer sheet. There are four choices for most questions, although some “Listening” questions have only three choices.

What kinds of questions are in the MLT?

Can I take only one section of the test?

No. The entire test must be taken at the same time. To receive a score, you must answer at least one question each in the Reading section and the Listening section.

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Test Day

What should I do if I see suspicious behavior at the test center?

Please contact with MLT staffs as soon as possible to report any observed behavior that may lead to an invalid score — for example, someone copying from another test taker, taking a test or part of a test for someone else, having access to test questions or answers before the test or using notes or unauthorized aids. All information is held in strictest confidence.

What things should I remember to do before test day?

  1. Bring valid identification that exactly matches the name you used when you registered. If you do not have acceptable identification, you may not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded. 
  2. Bring confirmation card given when you register.
  3. Make travel plans to get to the test center. Your test registration confirmation will list the street address of the test center. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.
    See ‘ On the test day’

What do I need to bring on test day?

Things which you need to bring with you on test day are :

    • ID document with your photo
    • Confirmation card
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Watch

Will I be allowed to go for a break during the test?

  • You can use the restroom at any time, but remember that the total length of the test is hours of each level. The time clock does not stop while you are absent..
  • Raise your hand if you need to leave your seat for any reason.
  • If you leave the testing room, you must show test center staff your identification document before you leave and when you return.
  • You cannot use your cell phone, smartphone, or any other electronic device or unauthorized aid during the test or during breaks.

If we are late, can I take test?

Usually, we don’t allow the people to take a test if the test already starts.

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Scores and Score Reports

Can I order additional official score reports?

Please contact with us, you will see it.

When will my additional score reports be sent?

Please contact with us, you will see it.

Who do I contact if there is a problem with my score report?

Please contact with us, you will see it.

The scores I received are different from what I thought I would get. Can I have them confirmed?

Individual examinees’ scores are calculated not only mechanically but also strictly checked by specialists. As clearly stated in the Test Guide, we do not accept any inquiries regarding an individual’s test results.

What will happen if I don’t take a test section?

Examinees will be judged to have failed if they miss a required test section. Although they will receive a Score Report, it will not show scores for any test section, including those that have been taken.

If my score does not reach the minimum required in a Scoring Section, can I take only that section again and pass the MLT if I get an acceptable score?

No. A judgment of pass or fail is made only for examinees who take all sections each time the test is given. Therefore, pass or fail cannot be determined if you take only a section where you previously failed to achieve a minimum score. You will pass the MLT when you take the test for all sections on a subsequent occasion and earn (1) the minimum acceptable total score and (2) a minimum acceptable score in each Scoring Section.

There is a mistake in my Score Report/Certificate of Proficiency.

Procedures for reissuing a Score Report or Certificate of Proficiency due to mistakes in name and birthday vary by country/area where you have taken the test. Please contact with us.

What is on my score report?

Your score report includes scores for each test section and a total score.

How can I get certification?

We send PDF file by Email. If you would like a hard paper, please come to MLT Resource center.

How and when do I get my scores?

Scores will be sent by Email approximately 1 ~ 2weeks after the test date. You also can ask for your result and scores by phone call or direct visit to our office after 1-2 weeks.

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After the Test

What if my test is rescheduled or if there is a problem at the test center?

If your test administration is canceled before you test, or your test cannot be scored or your scores are canceled due to a testing irregularity, you can take a test again and you will not be charged the rescheduling fee.

If you arrive at the test center and find out that the test administration has been canceled by MLT, you can receive a full refund of your test fee.

If you take the test and your scores are canceled by MLT association, MLT association will determine, at its sole discretion, whether or not you are eligible to receive a refund.

 

What if I observe questionable or unacceptable behavior at the test center?

Please contact us as soon as possible to report any observed behavior that may lead to an invalid score — for example, someone copying from another test taker, taking a test or part of a test for someone else, having access to test questions or answers before the test, or using notes or unauthorized aids. All information is held in strictest confidence.

Does MLT association ever cancel scores?

MLT association may cancel scores for administrative errors (for example, improper timing, improper seating, defective materials and defective equipment), natural disasters or other emergencies, improper access to test content, identification discrepancies, misconduct, plagiarism and inconsistent performance across different parts of the test. MLT association will determine whether or not we will give back to a refund..

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