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LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) A1-C2 Speaking

An English Speaking test aligned to the A1-C2 levels of the CEFR*. 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 communication skills and candidates’ ability to produce a natural interaction by giving personal information, ideas, and opinions on a range of topics.
  • Establishes English language proficiency reliably and quickly
     


Face-to-face:

  • Taken at a Test Centre
  • Duration 10-14 mins
  • 3 parts
     


Online exams with remote, live proctoring:

  • Taken anytime, anyplace** 24/7/365
  • Duration 10-14 mins
  • 3 parts
     

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 Face-to-face at Approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live proctoring
 CERTIFICATE Awarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
GRADE BOUNDARIES
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
Face-to-face
LanguageCert language exams - speaking
Speaking

10 -14 mins

Online
LanguageCert language exams - speaking
Speaking

10 -14 mins

Results, certificates and digital badges
  • Certificate of Achievement & e-certificate are available in 10 business days (face-to-face) or 3 business days (online).
  • Results are sent by email directly to candidates or to their Test Centre.
  • 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.
Breakdown of Levels

LTE A1 – CEFR A1

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases satisfying practical needs in connection with education, training and social roles.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as possessions, address and people known.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

LTE A2 – CEFR A2

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment, education, training, and social roles.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information, feelings, and opinions on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can engage in conversation to establish shared understanding about familiar topics.

LTE B1 – CEFR B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard communication on matters regularly encountered in social roles, work, school, leisure, education, and training.
  • Can convey information, feelings, and opinions on familiar topics, using appropriate formality.
  • Can engage in discussion in a familiar situation making relevant points and responding to reach a shared understanding.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

LTE B2 – CEFR B2

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex communication on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can adapt to take account of the listener(s), the context and the medium.
  • Can engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations making clear and relevant contributions.
  • Can communicate clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

LTE C1 – CEFR C1

  • Can use the language fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can respond to extended information and narratives, follow detailed explanations and complex instructions, adapting response to audience, medium and context.
  • Can engage in discussion in a variety of situations making clear and effective contributions.
  • Can use language flexibly.
  • Can communicate ideas and opinions effectively, appropriate to purpose, content and audience.

LTE C2 – CEFR C2

  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
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.
  • 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.