Modern Language Aptitude Test-Elementary Version

The Modern Language Aptitude Test – Elementary (MLAT-E) was developed by John Carroll and Stanley Sapon for the purpose of measuring the language aptitude of children in grades 3 – 6. The MLAT-E will help teachers determine a child’s readiness to learn a foreign language and to identify the children with a special talent or “ear for language”. If a child has difficulty in language learning, the MLAT-E may provide the teacher with information of diagnostic value.

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Is the MLAT-E easy to administer?
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How is the MLAT-E used for selection?
How is the MLAT-E used for placement?
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What is a language learning disability, and how can the MLAT-E be used in diagnosing one?
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MLAT-E Sample Questions