BRITISH ESOL EXAMS

BRITISH ESOL EXAMS

General English

There are five levels for you to take ranging, from beginner to proficiency:

Cambridge English: Key (KET)

The first step for students wishing to progress towards the higher levels. KET is an early learning objective, which enables people to acquire a general basic ability in English. It can be achieved after approximately 180-200 hours of study and is linked to the Council of Europe A2 language level.

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

Tests communicative competence in each of the four language skills at a level approximately two thirds of the way to the FCE. At this level, a learner should be able to cope linguistically in a range of everyday situations, which require use of English in their own or foreign country in contact with native and non-native speakers of the language. It is linked to the Council of Europe B1 language level and it takes about 380 hours of study to reach it.

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

The most widely taken of all the Cambridge ESOL exams. It is an upper-intermediate level examination requiring knowledge of all the language skills. FCE has widespread recognition in commerce and industry, e. g. for public contact or secretarial work in banking, airlines, catering, etc., and in individual university faculties, polytechnics and other institutions. This exam is often taken after approx. 500 to 600 hours of study and is linked to the Council of Europe B2 language level.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Indicates a high level of competence in English for learners who are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including business and study. It is recognised by the majority of British universities as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. It is linked to the Council of Europe C1 language level and it takes about 750-800 hours of study to prepare for it.

Certificate English Proficiency: (CPE)

The longest established and highest language qualification in this series. It indicates a level of competence and is recognised by institutions of higher education in many countries, including almost all universities in the United Kingdom. Employers throughout the world also recognise CPE. It is linked to the Council of Europe C2 language level and it takes about 950-1050 hours of study to prepare for it.

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