Modern Language Aptitude Test

The Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) measures an individual’s aptitude for learning a foreign language. First published in 1959, the test can be used to predict success in learning all basic communication skills, but particularly speaking and listening. The Modern Language Aptitude Test is now the property of the non-profit entity Second Language Testing Foundation, Inc., who has acquired the rights to the test in order to ensure its continued availability to the second language testing community. Click on the following links to learn more.

Unfortunately, due to the sensitive nature of the test, we only sell the MLAT to government agencies, missionary groups, and licensed clinical psychologists. We do NOT sell the test to individual researchers, teachers, or students. If you are a qualified individual or organization and would like to order the MLAT, please contact us to initiate your order.

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MLAT Sample Questions