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Recognition

LanguageCert International ESOL

LanguageCert International ESOL Written qualifications (Listening, Reading, Writing) and LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken qualifications (Speaking) are officially on the list of certifications regulated or recognised by the designated official authorities in the following countries:

United Kingdom

Ofqual

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications (Levels A1-C2) are regulated by Ofqual in the sector subject area “Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles”.

The qualifications reside in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) from Entry Level 1 to 3 and Level 1 to 3, which maps to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. In addition, they map to the European Qualifications Framework, as portability is important to those looking for jobs or seeking to employ people from across the continent. They also directly map to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from level A1 to C2.

 LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are:

  • A valid proof of English language proficiency for employers in UK
  • Pre-requisites for UK qualifications that require evidence of suitable English language proficiency
  • Evidence of English language proficiency in order to study at a UK or International University*

* Each University’s requirements of proficiency may differ. Certificate holders should contact the university of their interest for specific information.

 

Qualifications Wales

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications (Levels A1-C2) are regulated in Wales by Qualifications Wales.

The qualifications reside in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) from Entry Level 1 to 3 and Levels 1 to 3. They also map to the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales and Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. In addition, they map to the European Qualifications Framework, as portability is important to those looking for jobs or seeking to employ people from across the continent. They also directly map to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from level A1 to C2.

 LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are:

  • A valid proof of English language proficiency for employers in UK
  • Pre-requisites for UK qualifications that require evidence of suitable English language proficiency
  • Evidence of English language proficiency in order to study at a UK or International University*

* Each University’s requirements of proficiency may differ. Certificate holders should contact the university of their interest for specific information.

 

UCAS

LanguageCert is available on the UCAS Apply list. UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows students to apply for full-time undergraduate courses, and some part-time courses for nursing and midwifery, at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

UCAS Apply includes LanguageCert as part of their listing (visible to applicants who have a UCAS profile) and students can select the following LanguageCert qualifications as part of their application process, as appropriate proof of English language skills.

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

 

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Australia

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Austria

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol
  • University of Vienna LL.M. International Legal Studies (International Public Law)
Canada

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Coast Mountain College
  • Rhodes Wellness College
China

LanguageCert International ESOL B1 Achiever High Pass certificate (with no skill below Pass) is now recommended for entry to the Advanced Diploma programs offered by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) in China.

The SQA Advanced Diploma programs are available at the following education institutes in China:

  • Century College, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • China University of Petroleum (East China)
  • China University of Petroleum-Beijing
  • College of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • College of International Education, Capital Normal University
  • College of International Programs, Guangdong University of Finance 
  • Concord University College, Fujian Normal University
  • Continuing Education College, University of Jinan
  • East China Normal University
  • Entrepreneurship management & training school, Beihang University
  • International Business College, South China Normal University
  • International College of Xiamen University
  • International Education College, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
  • International Education College, Xi'an Kedagaoxin University
  • International Education College, Xinjiang Agricultural University
  • International Exchange College, Inner Mongolia Normal University
  • International School, Guangdong University of Finance & Economics
  • Mingde College of Northwestern Poly-technical University
  • Ningxia University
  • School of Continuing Education, Beijing International Studies University
  • School of Continuing Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • School of Foreign Languages, Guizhou Normal University
  • School of Foreign Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • School of International Education, Ocean University of China
  • School of International Education, Wuhan University of Technology
  • School of Overseas Education, Sichuan University
  • Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
  • Sino British College
  • SQA AD Centre, Fujian Jianxia University
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Xianda College of Economics & Humanities, Shanghai International Studies University
  • BNU-HKBU United International College
  • Country Garden Silver Beach School 
  • Guangdong Country Garden School
  • Guangzhou Institute of Technology
  • Hailiang Foreign Language School
  • Huashang - EIC International College Huashang
  • Huizhou Hua Luogeng Middle School
  • International Green Innovation Alliance of Youth
  • Jiangyin No 1 Middle School
  • Jurong Country Garden School
  • Nanjing Hankai Academy
  • Ningxiang Country Garden School 
  • Shenzhen SEG International School 
  • Suzhou Foreign Language School Xiangcheng Campus
  • The Hong Kong Management Association
  • Unisoft Education Centre
  • Yinghao College
  • Zhejiang Strong International Training School 
Croatia

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM)
Czech Republic

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised by the Czech Ministry of Education and are listed in the new STANDARDISED LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS list, at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. The exams are listed in the new MMT 'MATURITA' list and are entitled to replace the so called 'optional part' of the leaving exam (Maturita) in English.

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are valid proof of English language proficiency for state/governmental employment. The required certification level depends on the particular position being applied for.

The qualifications are recognised by major universities in the Czech Republic. Due to varying recognition requirements, certificate holders should contact the university/faculty they are applying to for specific information.

Denmark

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France

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Germany

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Greece

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications have been recognised by ASEP (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) at levels Β1, Β2, C1 and C2.

The certificates are valid proof of English Language proficiency, which is a prerequisite for access to opportunities for employment in the Public Sector. They may also be accepted for admission to programmes at the Public Universities and Institutes of Higher Education across the country, as well as for employment at private organisations. However, certificate holders are advised to confirm with the organisation of their interest.

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Hungary

In order to comply with local regulatory requirements, LanguageCert International ESOL exams in Hungary have been adapted in the following way:

Written Exam Spoken Exam 
 Reading  Listening
 Writing  Speaking

 

LanguageCert International ESOL Written and Spoken ESOL qualifications are recognised by the Accreditation Board for Foreign Language Examinations in Hungary at levels B1, B2 & C1, and meet the language requirements for:

• bonus points for admission into higher education
• graduation from college/university degrees
• graduation from select vocational training courses
• language allowance (salary supplement) for civil servants.

The level of recognition required depends on the requirements set by the individual education or government institution.

The Accreditation Board for Foreign Language Examinations is a department of the Ministry of Education, responsible for accrediting foreign language examinations in Hungary.

For information please visit www.languagecert.hu

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • Andrássy University Budapest
  • Budapest Business School
  • Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy
  • Budapest Metropolitan University
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Corvinus University
  • Dennis Gabor College
  • Edutus University
  • Eötvös Loránd University
  • Eszterhézy Károly University
  • Gál Ferenc College
  • Hungarian Dance Academy
  • IBS - International Business School
  • John Wesley Theological College
  • Kodolányi János University
  • Milton Friedman University
  • Neumann János University
  • Pannon University
  • Pázmány Péter Catholic University
  • Semmelweis Medical University
  • Széchenyi István University
  • Szent István University
  • The Hungarian University of Fine Arts
  • Tomori Pál College
  • University of Debrecen
  • University of Dunaújváros
  • University of Kaposvár
  • University of Nyíregyháza
  • University of Óbuda
  • University of Pécs
  • University of Sopron
  • University of Szeged
  • Veszprém College of Theology
  • Wekerle Sándor Business College
Ireland

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Italy

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised in Italy by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

The B2 level “Communicator” qualification is accepted for PON scholarships.

 

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Kyrgyzstan

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

International Education Institute "SAPAT"

Lyceums

  • Bishkek Women’s Lyceum “Aichurek”
  • Bishkek Lyceum named after Chygyz Aitmatov
  • Jalal-Abad Lyceum named after Kurmanbek Batyr
  • Jalal-Abad Lyceum named after Z. Nurmatov
  • Issyk-Kul Women’s Lyceum named after Ziyasha Bektenova
  • Kadamjai Lyceum of Semetey
  • Karakol Lyceum named after Kh. Karasaev
  • Iskhak Razzakov Kyzyl-Kiy Lyceum
  • Lyceum them. Zhayila Baatyr
  • Naryn Lyceum named after Muratbek Subakozhoev
  • Osh Lyceum “SEMA”
  • Osh Lyceum named after Kurmanzhan Datka
  • Talas Lyceum “Manas-Ata”
  • Talas General Education Lyceum “Meerim”
  • Tokmok Lyceum “Umut”
  • Tokmok Lyceum named after J. Balasagyn
Latvia
LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised in Latvia by the Ministry of Education and Science, at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2. The exams are accepted as replacement of the Latvian Centralised Examination of a Foreign Language in the General Secondary Education Program, provided that the students hold a certificate at B1 level or above.
Lithuania

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised in Lithuania by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2. The exams are accepted as equivalent to the Lithuanian State Maturity Examination of English, provided that the students hold a certificate at B1 level or above.

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Malaysia

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • North Borneo University College
Netherlands

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Big Data Management and Analytics (BDMA)
New Zealand

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are officially recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), which is responsible for accrediting foreign language qualifications in New Zealand, at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2.

From 22 August 2018, NZQA specify that all non-university providers must use an NZQA approved international test of English to assess the language proficiency of candidates. LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications reside on the NZQA approved list and the full list of changes is published on the NZQA website.

NZQA recognition means that LanguageCert qualifications meet admission requirements for education in New Zealand. Each educational programme level in New Zealand poses minimum qualification requirements. LanguageCert C1 certificates fulfill the (minimum) requirement for a Bachelor’s degree programme, while C1 with High Pass or C2 fulfil the requirement for postgraduate degrees (Bachelor Honours, Master’s and Doctoral). LanguageCert B1 and B2 certificates are accepted for admission to Certificate and Diploma programmes for lower levels in New Zealand’s education system.

 

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Poland

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Portugal

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • LICSST – Lisbon International College of Social Sciences & Technology
  • The Lisbon MBA: International MBA
Romania

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are on the official list of examinations recognised by the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, which is responsible for accrediting foreign language qualifications in Romania, at levels Β1, Β2, C1 and C2.

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Asociatia Repere – Filiala Bacau AFJ
  • Babes - Boylai University
  • Spiru Haret University
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa"
Russia

Organisations accepting LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)
  • Russian Foreign Trade Academy
Spain

The LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised by major universities in Spain, as well as numerous government authorities. Certificate holders should contact the university/faculty of interest to them for specific information, due to varying recognition status applying different universities. 

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised by:

  • ACLES (Association of Language Centres in Higher Education) at levels A2, Β1, Β2, C1 and C2 
  • CRUE Universidades Españolas (Conference of Chancellors of the Spanish Universities) as valid certification for English at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 

Teachers who need to prove their linguistic competence in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) in English, in order to work in public schools in Spain, can make use of LanguageCert qualifications, provided that they hold both LanguageCert International ESOL Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) certificates of the same level. 

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications have been recognised by ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade). 

LanguageCert International ESOL is recognised by the Sociedad Anónima Estatal CORREOS y Telégrafos, S.A (CORREOS, National Postal Service), and is accepted as proof of English language competency for employment purposes.

See below the Spanish regions in which LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised:

Alicante

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Andalusia

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by Junta de Andalucía:

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:


Aragon

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Aragon. 

Castile and León

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Universidad de Valladolid

Castilla–La Mancha

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Catalonia

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the regional government of Catalonia.

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Extremadura

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the regional government of Extremadura, Department of Education and Employment.

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Universidad de Extremadura: El Instituto de Lenguas Modernas (ILM)

Galicia

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

La Rioja

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Madrid

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by Comunidad de Madrid.

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

Navarra

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the Department of Education of the Government of Navarra.

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

 

País Vasco

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by La Consejera de Educación de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco:

  •  LanguageCert International ESOL certificate holders of both Written and Spoken exams can teach subjects in English in the Basque state schools.

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

  • Universidad del País Vasco

 

Valencia

Organisations that have officially announced that they accept LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications:

 

Sweden

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Switzerland

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Thailand

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised by the Office of the Basic Education Commission Ministry of Education.
 
LanguageCert International ESOL exams can be used by all state schools from grades 1 to 12 that follow the state curriculum of the “General English Program” (GEP), the “Intensive English Program” (IEP) and “International Program” (IP).

All students must achieve a minimum level of English proficiency based on their grade and curriculum stream as outlined in the Management Guidelines Teaching English by the Office of the Basic Education Commission Ministry of Education.
 
Recognised LanguageCert exams:
LanguageCert International ESOL A2 – C1

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • DSS International Language Services Company Ltd.

Turkey

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

USA

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Uzbekistan

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

Vietnam

Organisations accepting LanguageCert qualifications:

  • Lào Cai College
  • Lào Cai Department of Education & Training (DoET)