More than 6,200 volunteer drivers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games will receive English language proficiency test from next weekend to the end of January.
The volunteers were picked from eight governmental departments including the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
They were asked to use weekends to go to four driving training bases designated by the organizing committee for the Beijing Olympics to receive tests and evaluation about their English communication capability.
Students of English major with good academic records from the renowned Beijing Foreign Studies University will work as testing instructors.
A training scheme will be made based on the test results, according to Sunday's Beijing News.
The paper said the volunteers are "quite uneven" in English proficiency because of an age gap.
(Xinhua News Agency December 11, 2006)