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LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL Fox

The first step in English language assessment for young learners (aged 7+). A Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, mapped to the pre-A1 level of the CEFR*.

About the exam:

  • Created specifically for children
  • Themes based on age-appropriate topics of interests to children such as family, hobbies or daily life situations
  • Consists of a Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, leading to 2 separate certificates

Written exam:

  • Paper-based
  • Duration 1 hour

Spoken exam:

  • Face-to-face
  • Duration 5 minutes

Certificates are issued by LanguageCert and delivered by the Test Centre.

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

Test Centre exams

Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre.

Key features
 EXAM LEVEL Approximately pre-A1
 FORMAT Paper-based
CERTIFICATE
All candidates receive a certificate. The number of foxes (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKS

Listening   15
Reading     20                                               TOTAL SCORE 41
Writing       6
Exam format
Paper-based 1 hour
Listening
Listening

10 mins

Reading and writing
Reading & Writing

50 mins uninterrupted

Listening

Part 1: 5 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen and look at the pictures and choose the appropriate response 

Part 2: 5 questions (matching descriptions of people to pictures)
Task: Listen and draw lines 

Part 3: 5 questions (fill in the gap with the correct answer)
Task: Listen and write a name or a number

Reading

Part 1: 5 questions (matching words to pictures)
Task: Look and read, draw lines 

Part 2: 5 questions (true or false)
Task: Look and read, put a tick or a cross 

Part 3: 5 questions (choose from 7 options to correctly fill in the gaps in the text)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the 5 gaps in the text

Part 4: 5 questions (answer questions based on a picture)
Task: Look at the picture and read the questions, write 1 word answers 

Writing

Part 1: 3 sentences (to communicate personal information)
Task: Write 3 sentences

Part 2: 3 sentences (describe a simple picture)
Task: Look at the picture and write 3 sentences about it

Key features
 EXAM LEVEL Approximately pre-A1
 FORMAT Face-to-face
CERTIFICATE
All candidates receive a certificate. The number of foxes (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKS

Speaking 16
Exam format
Face-to-face
Speaking
Speaking

Approx. 5 mins

Speaking

Part 1
Task

  • Answer simple questions in order to give personal information (name, age, etc.)

Part 2
Task:

  • A picture card with 2 objects is presented by the Interlocutor and candidates are asked to identify the object and answer some follow up questions

Part 3
Task:

  • Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using written text as the prompt

Part 4
Task

  • A scene card on a particular topic is presented by the Interlocutor
  • Students respond to simple questions about the picture
  • Students are asked to answer 3 follow up questions on the same topic