MLAT Sample Items

Brief explanations of each of the five MLAT sections are provided here along with sample questions that illustrate the types of questions used in each section. Answers are also provided. Potential MLAT users may view these samples to see what the test looks like and to get an idea of how the MLAT tests specific cognitive abilities that have been shown to be associated with foreign language learning success. Potential examinees might also want to view these samples in order to familiarize themselves with the question formats before taking the test. Of course, the MLAT has its own sets of instructions, as well as sample questions and practice exercises.

If you want to see the sample questions and explanations for Part I, click HERE.

If you want to see the sample questions and explanations for Part II, click HERE.

If you want to see the sample questions and explanations for Part III, click HERE.

If you want to see the sample questions and explanations for Part IV, click HERE.

If you want to see the sample questions and explanations for Part V, click HERE.

Click HERE to download the MLAT Sample Questions in PDF format.