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About LanguageCert International ESOL

 

LanguageCert International ESOL is a set of English Language qualifications mapped to the CEFR, that have been designed and abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards. Learners choose the qualification level they feel ready to sit for and the certifications are awarded to them upon successfully passing the exams.

The following two exams are offered at each level from A1 to C2, to cover all four language skills:

Written and Spoken Exams can be taken independently of each other at the candidates' convenience. They are separate tests, so students can choose to focus their preparation on one exam before taking the other.

Written exam

CEFR Level

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

A1 – Preliminary
A2 – Access
B1 – Achiever
B2 – Communicator
C1 – Expert
C2 – Mastery

Spoken exam

  • Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are regulated by Ofqual in the sector subject area “Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles”:

Regulated Qualification Titles

CEFR Level

Ofqual Qualification No.

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 1)
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Preliminary A1)

A1

603/1955/0

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 1)
(Speaking) (Preliminary A1)

603/1956/2

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 2)
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Access A2)

A2

603/1957/4

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 2)
(Speaking) (Access A2)

603/1958/6

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3)
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Achiever B1)

B1

603/1959/8

LanguageCert Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3)
(Speaking) (Achiever B1)

603/1960/4

LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Communicator B2)

B2

603/1961/6

LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International
(Speaking) (Communicator B2)

603/1962/8

LanguageCert Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Expert C1)

C1

603/1963/X

LanguageCert Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International
(Speaking) (Expert C1)

603/1964/1

LanguageCert Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International
(Listening, Reading, Writing) (Mastery C2)

C2

603/1965/3

LanguageCert Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International
(Speaking) (Mastery C2)

603/1966/5

The qualifications are Intellectual Property of LanguageCert, which aims to continue developing high quality ESOL examinations, as well as leveraging globally recognised state-of-the-art exam delivery technologies in order to make the examinations accessible and convenient.

Download the LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications brochure.

  

Who are the LanguageCert International ESOL Qualifications intended for?

  • Non-native speakers of English worldwide wanting to provide documented evidence of their knowledge of English, for study or employment
  • Students aspiring to enter or exit institutions of higher education in the UK or overseas, where proof of knowledge of English is a requirement
  • People who need proof of their English language skills for their everyday or working life
  • People who are attending courses over a period and require a series of graded examinations which provide steps up the ladder of proficiency
  • Learners who require externally recognised certification of their proficiency levels in English for any other purpose

 

What makes the LanguageCert International ESOL Qualifications different? 

  • Frequent exams available throughout the year
  • Unparalleled exam experience guaranteed through highly-skilled examination personnel
  • Increased success in candidates’ performance and decreased examination anxiety, as students are allowed to sit for the examination at Approved Test Centres, e.g. oftentimes their own school or office premises
  • Candidates’ communicative skills are emphasised, as the exams have been developed on the basis of genuine employer needs, as well as of real-life situations (including academic and employment contexts)
  • Separate Written and Spoken Εxams, which lead to a different certificate and can be taken independently at the candidates' and/or centres’ convenience, allowing learners to prepare and sit for one or the other examination (at any time) focusing on specific skills areas
  • Student and teacher-friendly exams, requiring little specific preparation, with an average exam duration of about 2.5 hours for the Written Exam and 15 minutes for the Spoken Exam

Whether you are a learner, teacher, employer, or Test Centre, LanguageCert International ESOL exams offer you a range of tangible benefits. To find out more please click here.