Cambridge ESOL is committed to helping candidates with special needs have the same opportunities as other candidates when taking English language exams.
Special arrangements for candidates with, for example:
- Visual difficulties
- Hearing difficulties
- Speaking difficulties
- Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia
- Permanent writing difficulties (e.g. due to cerebral palsy)
- A medical condition such as diabetes
Examples of emergency special arrangements:
- Temporary writing difficulty (e.g. a broken arm)
- Temporary hearing difficulty
Examples of special arrangements:
- Braille papers (contracted or uncontracted Braille)*
- Lip-reading versions of listening papers*
- Enlarged print papers: A3 format (usually typed in 15.5 point) or A4* format (usually typed in 18 point bold)
- Extra time
- The use of amanuensis (someone who writes your answers for you as you dictate them)
* please check availability
Cambridge ESOL and the British Council will try to make arrangements that help you perform to the best of your ability in your chosen exam.
- you must let us know so that we can send your application to Cambridge ESOL.
- you must talk to us as soon as possible. If your application is not received by the deadline, it will usually not be possible for you to have special arrangements.
- in most cases we will ask you for medical evidence to support your application.
Further information is available on the Cambridge ESOL website (in English).
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