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LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) A1-C2 Listening & Reading

An English Listening & Reading test aligned to the A1-C2 levels of the CEFR*, ideal for intermediate to high level candidates (B2-C2). Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres or online.

About the exam:

  • All candidates take the same test regardless of language proficiency and receive a certificate placing them at levels A1 to C2 of the CEFR based on their performance
  • Assesses Listening and Reading skills, as well as command of English grammar and vocabulary
  • Establishes English language proficiency reliably and quickly
  • Multiple choice structure


Paper-based:

  • Taken at a Test Centre
  • Duration 2hrs
  • Approx. 110 questions


Computer-based adaptive:

  • Taken at a Test Centre
  • Difficulty of questions adjusts and adapts throughout according to the candidate’s performance
  • Duration 1hr – 1hr & 30 minutes 
  • Approx. 56 questions


Online exams with remote, live invigilation:

  • Taken anytime, anyplace* 24/7/365
  • Difficulty of questions adjusts and adapts throughout according to performance
  • Duration 1hr – 1hr & 30 minutes 
  • Approx. 56 questions

All exam delivery methods lead to the same results, the same certificate and the same international recognition.

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

** Requirements include a quiet room with no distractions, a computer, webcam and an internet connection.

  • Exam
  • Price in USD

Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre or Online.

Test Centre exams

Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre

Key features
 EXAM LEVEL A1 -C2
 FORMAT Paper-based/computer-based at approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK 10/100
GRADE BOUNDARIES
(Written)

Candidates are awarded 0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2
C2 90-100
C1
75-89
B2
60-74
B1
40-59
A2
20-39
A1
10-19
0     
0-9
Exam format
Paper-based 120 minutes
Listening
Listening

50 mins

Reading
Reading

70 mins

Computer-based 60-90 minutes
Listening
Listening

Approx. 25 mins

Reading
Reading

Approx. 35 mins

Online Exam 60-90 minutes
Listening
Listening

Approx. 25 mins

Reading
Reading

Approx. 35 mins

Results, certificates and digital badges
  • Certificate of Achievement & e-certificate are available in 2 business days.
  • Results are sent by email directly to candidates or to their Test Centre. Instant preliminary results for computer-based tests.
  • Digital badges are available on the same day as results and sent by email.
  • Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.
Books

Vocabulary books

  • Edwards, L. & Redman, S. (2017) English Vocabulary in Use: Pre-intermediate and Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Emmerson, P. (2007) Business English Handbook: Advanced. London: Macmillan
  • Emmerson, P. (2009) Business Vocabulary Builder: Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. London: Macmillan.
  • Emmerson, P. (2011) Essential Business Vocabulary Builder: Pre-intermediate to Intermediate. London: Macmillan.

Grammar books

  • Brieger, N. & Sweeney, S. (2011) Business Grammar and Practice: Pre-Intermediate. London: Collins
  • Emmerson, P. (2010) Business Grammar Builder: Intermediate to Upper-intermediate. London: Macmillan.
  • Murphy, R. (2019) English Grammar in Use: Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2011) Oxford English Grammar Course: Basic. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2015) Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2019) Oxford English Grammar Course: Advanced. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Business English Course Books

  • Cosgrove, A. (2017) English at Work: Practical Language Activities for Working in the UK. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Badger, I. (2011) English for Business: Listening. London: Collins
  • Cotton, D., Falvey, D., & Kent, S. (2011) Market leader: Upper Intermediate Business English course book. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Cotton, D., Falvey, D., Kent, S. & Rogers, J. (2016) Market leader: Pre-intermediate Business English Flexi Course book 1. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Hughes, J. & Naunton, J. (2016) Business Result: Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Osborn, A. (2013) English for Business: Reading. London: Collins.