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Taking the Examination

What’s the minimum/maximum age limit for candidates?
There is no age limit. Especially for younger learners (8-12) we recommend our suite of LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL exams.
When and where can the exams be taken?

The Test Centres set their own schedules for the exam sessions. Please contact your nearest Test Centre for information on the test dates. To find your nearest Test Centre please click here or contact us.

What is the price of the exams and where does the exam fee need to be paid?

Please contact your nearest Test Centre for information on the test fees.

What is the duration of the exam?

The duration of the exams depends on each level.

Levels

Written Exam

Spoken Exam

 

Listening

Reading – Writing

 

A1

20’

1 hr + 20’

6’

A2

20’

1 hr + 20’

9’

B1

30’

2 hrs + 10’

12’

B2

30’

2 hrs + 10’

13’

C1

30’

2 hrs + 40’

15’

C2

30’

2 hrs + 40’

17’

Can the learners take the LanguageCert International ESOL Written and Spoken exams separately?

Written and Spoken exams of the same or even of a different level can be taken together or one at a time according to the candidates’ convenience (e.g. Speaking can be taken as a standalone exam if only proof of the speaking ability has to be provided, for example for a job).

Is the Spoken exam taken by candidate pairs?

No, each candidate is examined individually, so they can perform at their best. The interview of the Spoken exam is conducted by an Interlocutor, appointed by LanguageCert, who does not assess. The evaluation takes place at a later stage by a LanguageCert Marker.

Can the learners use a dictionary during the exam?

Candidates are not allowed to use dictionaries or any other aids during the LanguageCert International ESOL exams.