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LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A1 Speaking & Listening

A 2-skills (Speaking & Listening) exam in English, aligned to the A1 level of the CEFR*. It is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) delivered through LanguageCert’s global network of SELT Centres.

About the exam:

  • Consists of a short conversation online with a live interlocutor 
  • Duration 8-9 minutes
  • Each candidate is examined individually
  • Topics and tasks are based on practical experience

 

CEFR level A1 is the minimum requirement for the following visa types:

  • Further Leave to Remain
  • Representative of an Overseas Business
  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson)

Applicants with a higher language level can take an A2 or B1 Speaking & Listening exam, which also satisfies the application requirement.

After the exam, candidates receive a Test Report displaying their score and unique reference number (URN). The URN must be included in the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.

  • Exam
  • Price in USD

LanguageCert SELT exams are available only at SELT Test Centres. LanguageCert SELT exams are not available via LanguageCert Online exams.

Test Centre exams

All LanguageCert SELT exams must be taken at one of our global SELT Centres.

Exam format
Online Interview with a live interlocutor 8-9 minutes
Speaking and listening
Speaking & Listening

8-9 mins

Tasks

Part 1
Personal Information: respond to questions on familiar matters

Part 2
Situational Role Plays: initiate and respond appropriately to social situations

Part 3
Exchanging Information: exchange information on a given image/set of images

Part 4a
Listen and Respond: answer questions on a short monologue delivered by the interlocutor

Part 4b

Long Turn: deliver a short, uninterrupted talk on a relevant topic provided by the interlocutor
Key features
 EXAM LEVEL   A1
 FORMAT  Online interview with a live interlocutor
 PASS MARK   Speaking & Listening 60/100
 TEST REPORT  Issued 3 business days after the exam

Added Value

Candidates who achieve an average score of 60% or more in the Speaking & Listening exam will be awarded the corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL certificate.

LanguageCert International ESOL certificates remain valid indefinitely.