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Young Learners English Tests

NEWS! The Learning English for Fun brochure is now available! The booklet contains advice and information about how young children learn languages, speaking English at home, sharing picture books and using rhymes. It is a useful tool for parents as well as for teachers.

You can find it in four parts: How young children learn English as another language, Speaking English with your child, Learning English through sharing picture books, Learning English through sharing rhymes.

The Cambridge Young Learners English Tests are suitable for children aged 7–12 who are studying English as a foreign language at primary or language schools. The exams cover all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. They are designed to encourage positive learning experiences (there are no pass or fail grades). They provide every pupil with a reward for his or her effort and a positive impulse for further study. Most children take them in their own school.

News! Now it is possible to take these exams in the British Council premises in Prague. To find out more information about the dates and fees please click here.

The Cambridge Young Learners English Tests are available at three levels.

How do Cambridge Young Learners Tests compare with the Common European Framework levels?


CEF level
Corresponding
Cambridge exam
C2 – Mastery
C1 – Effective operational proficiency
B2 – Vantage
B1 – Threshold
A2 – Waystage Flyers
A1 – Breakthrough Movers
Starters

Starters

The lowest level of the Young Learners English Tests and designed for children from the age of 7 who have completed approximately 100 hours of language study.

Parts of the test: Reading and Writing (20 minutes), Listening (approximately 20 minutes), Speaking (5 minutes).

Movers

The second level of the Young Learners English Tests and designed for children between the ages of 8 and 11 who have completed approximately 175 hours of language study.

Parts of the test: Reading and Writing (30 minutes), Listening (approximately 25 minutes) 3. Speaking (7 minutes).

Flyers

The third and highest level of the Young Learners English Tests is designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12 who have completed approximately 250 hours of language study. It is equivalent to the level of the Cambridge Key English Test (KET) and provides the first step towards the main suite of the internationally recognised Cambridge exams for teenagers and adults.

Parts of the test: Reading and Writing (40 minutes), Listening (approximately 20 minutes), Speaking (9 minutes).

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