The ALKAS I examination assesses fluency in Kristang following 40 hours of Kodrah Kristang instruction, and whether the candidate is capable of proceeding to Kodrah Kristang 2A and 2B. It consists of three parts:
Part 1 Grammar and Vocabulary
Candidates complete a 20-minute paper consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions on grammar and vocabulary from Kristang 1A & 1B.
Maximum obtainable score: 25 | Passing score: 13 (≥50% of maximum obtainable score) | Minimum kapas (altu) score: 22
Part 2 Reading and Writing
Candidates complete a 25-minute paper consisting of 2 tasks.
Maximum obtainable score: 20 | Passing score: 10 (≥50% of maximum obtainable score) | Minimum kapas (altu) score: 18
Part 3 Listening and Speaking
Candidates sit for a 10-minute oral test consisting of a reading section and a conversation with an interlocutor about one of five possible pictures. You will receive the five possible pictures one week before the examination; on the day of the examination, you will roll a die to determine which picture you are to speak about.
Maximum obtainable score: 20 | passing score: 10 (≥50% of maximum obtainable score) | Minimum kapas (altu) score: 17
To obtain a kapas (‘capable’) score, candidates must pass all three parts of the ALKAS I assessment (= score at least 50% for each individual part).
To obtain a kapas (altu) score for the entire assessment, candidates must score at least 57 points out of the possible 65 points total.
Candidates who achieve kapas (altu) for all three individual sections will be invited to become Kodrah Kristang facilitators.
Download previous ALKAS I papers here:
Pilot ALKAS I, March 18, 2017
Download the list of 475 words you should know for the ALKAS I here:
ALKAS I Lista di Palabra, revised 30 October 2017