If you pass the Cambridge Key English Test (KET), you have proof that your English is of an A2 level. The Cambridge Exams website describes KET as “a basic level qualification that shows you can use English to communicate in simple situations and have achieved a good foundation in learning English.” For more information about KET, please check out the Cambridge Exams website at: www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/ket/index.html.
Currently, if you wish to get a United Kingdom settlement visa, you need to score at least 45% in the KET exam. (However, the regulations will probably change in the autumn of 2013, when a score in a higher-level exam, PET, will be required.)
At British Council Tunisia, we hope to run a preparation course for students interested in taking the KET exam during our Early Spring Term. The course would take place on Saturday mornings from 10.00 to 13.15 (with a 15-minute break in the middle), over nine weeks from February 23rd to April 20th. Provided the teacher is satisfied with the students’ progress, they could sit the exam itself a month later, on Saturday, May 18th.
The price of the preparation course would be 320 TND. The price of sitting the KET exam itself is currently 135 TND.
It is hoped that by holding the preparation course on Saturday mornings, we will be able to accommodate candidates whose working schedules during the week prevent them from attending British Council classes on weekday evenings.
If you are interested in registering for the KET preparation course, you should contact the British Council at 216 71 14 53 00 in order to book a place on our Early Spring placement-testing programme, which runs from Tuesday, February 12th, to Saturday, February 16th. Once we have confirmed that your existing English level is suitable for a candidate hoping to sit the KET exam in three months’ time, we will accept you onto the preparation course.