The tests are available at three levels - Starters, Movers and Flyers. The tests aim to sample relevant and meaningful language use, measure ability accurately and fairly, present the first positive impression of international tests, and promote and encourage effective learning and teaching.
The levels Starters and Movers correspond to level A1 Breakthrough from the Council of Europe frame. The highest level is Flyers, which is equivalent to KET (Key English Test) and corresponds to level A2 Waystage from the Council of Europe frame.
The tests are designed to assess the English of primary learners of all nationalities, whatever their first language, between the ages of 7 and 12. The material is intended to be relevant and interesting to all. A great deal of thought has gone into designing the tests for children in this age group. They are just as reliable as the Cambridge tests for adults, but they are based on the kinds of topics and activities, which are familiar to children.
All four of the main language skills are tested: listening, speaking, reading and writing - to give a comprehensive picture of the learner’s overall level of English.
Each level of the test has three components: Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking. All three components are attractively illustrated in full color.
For detailed information about Cambridge Young Learners' English tests visit the Cambridge website.
There is no pass or fail. Every candidate who attempts all three components will receive an Award showing a number of badges (Cambridge crests) out of five for each component. For example, a candidate may obtain three badges for Reading and Writing, four badges for Listening and five badges for Speaking. The minimum Award for children who have attempted all three components is an Award with one badge for each component.
Preferably our Examinations Centre will arrange tests for your candidates to be held on your own premises, but wheре this is not possible, we will try to make arrangements for your candidates to be tested at one of our test venue. There are no fixed dates for any of the Young Learners Tests. Our Centre agrees test dates with the schools preparing YLE candidates at least eight weeks in advance. The schools have to complete and submit the Provisional Entry form
Private YLE candidates can also register for the YLE tests individually. Contact us for more information.
Contact us to discuss possible test date arrangements for your candidates.
A completed YLET Provisional Entry Request Form and evidence of fee payment should reach our Centre by post or fax at least two months before the requested test date. We will confirm receipt of your request by returning a signed copy of the Form to you. We also need a list with your candidates’ names, date of birth and nationality submitted with your Entry Request Form.
For further information on the administration of the Cambridge Young Learners Tests, please contact us.