LanguageCert ESOL

LanguageCERT ESOL

A set of internationally recognised, Ofqual regulated English language exams, mapped to the CEFR. These exams are intended for non-native English speakers worldwide who need to provide documented evidence of their English language level for study, employment or leisure purposes. Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams can be taken independently of each other.

A1 Listening ,Reading, Writing & Speaking

Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams in English, aligned to the A1 level of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres.

About LanguageCert International ESOL A1:

    • Leads to two separate certificates: Written and Spoken
    • Both exams can be taken together or independently of each other
  • Paper-based or computer-based
  • Duration 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Face-to-face
  • Duration 6 minutes
  • use familiar everyday language and very basic expressions.
  • interact in a basic manner.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


A1 Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVEL  A1
 FORMAT Paper-based or computer-based
 PASS MARK 50% (75/150)
 SKILLS Written (Listening, Reading, Writing)
GRADE BOUNDARIES Candidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail High Pass 101-150 / 150 Pass          75-100 / 150 Fail           0-74 / 150
For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing).

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 1 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 20 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 1 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 20 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes uninterupted

Listening

Part 1: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to match 7 short statements to letters, words, graphics and symbols

Part 2: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to choose the best reply to 7 short utterances

Part 3: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to 6 short conversations between 2 speakers to identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions

Part 4: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to a conversation between 2 speakers to identify specific information

Reading

Part 1: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Choose the correct multiple choice option to fill in the gaps

Part 2: 5 multiple choice questions (fill in an incomplete text, 1 option is a distractor)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the gaps in the text

Part 3: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Choose the correct text for the corresponding question

Part 4: 8 questions (match each statement to the appropriate notice)
Task: Choose the correct multiple choice option for the corresponding statement

Writing

Part 1: 4 sentences in about 30 words (to communicate ideas or basic information)
Task: Write 4 sentences on a given topic, e.g. about themselves, daily life, people, where they live, what they do

Part 2: 20 - 30 words (short simple text for an intended audience)
Task: Write a letter, card, postcard or message about 2 given functions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.



A1 Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVEL A1
 FORMATFace-to-face
 PASS MARK50% (25/50) 
 SKILLSSpoken (Speaking)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 38-50 / 50
Pass          25-37 /50
Fail           0-24 / 50

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL Speaking. 

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 6 mins

Speaking:

Part 1
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Give and spell name
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ State country of origin
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer 5 questions

Part 2
Task: ‚ÄĘ 2 or 3 situations are presented by the interlocutor
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ Candidates are expected to respond to questions and initiate interactions

Part 3
Task: ‚ÄĘ Exchange information to identify similarities and differences in pictures depicting familiar situations

Part 4
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Candidates are given 30 seconds preparation time
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for half a minute
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer follow-up questions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

A2 Listening ,Reading, Writing & Speaking

Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams in English, aligned to the A2 level of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres or online.

About LanguageCert International ESOL A2:

  • Leads to two separate certificates: Written and Spoken
  • Both exams can be taken together or independently of each other
  • Paper-based/computer-based at approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live invigilation
  • Duration 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Face-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
  • Duration 9 minutes
  • use everyday language and expressions related to personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment etc.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


A2 Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVEL A2
 FORMATPaper-based, computer-based or Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK50% (75/150)
 SKILLSWritten (Listening, Reading, Writing)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 101-150 / 150
Pass          75-100 / 150
Fail           0-74 / 150

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing). 

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 1 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 20 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes uninterupted

 

FORMAT                              Computer-based 1 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 20 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes uninterupted

 

FORMAT                              Computer-based 1 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 20 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes uninterupted

Listening

Part 1: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to match 7 short sentences to letters, words, graphics and symbols

Part 2: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to choose the best reply to 7 short sentences

Part 3: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen twice to 6 short conversations between 2 speakers to identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions

Part 4: 6 questions (a form with 6 headings)
Task:¬†‚ÄĮListen twice to a person talking to identify specific information. Jot down answers consisting of 1 to 3 words

Reading

Part 1: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Choose the correct multiple choice option to fill in the gaps

Part 2: 6 multiple choice questions‚ÄĮ(fill in an incomplete text, 1 option is a distractor)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the gaps in the text

Part 3: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Choose the correct text for the corresponding question

Part 4:¬†7 multiple choice questions‚ÄĮ(each with 3 options)
Task: Choose the correct multiple choice option for the corresponding statement

Writing

Part 1: 30 - 50 words (communicate ideas or basic information)
Task: Write a letter on a given topic

Part 2: 30 - 50 words (short simple text for an intended audience)
Task: Write a letter, card, postcard or message

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.



A2 Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVEL A2
 FORMATFace-to-face Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK50% (25/50)
 SKILLSSpoken (Speaking)
GRADE BOUNDARIES
Candidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 38-50 / 50
Pass          25-37 /50
Fail           0-24 / 50

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL Speaking. 

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 9 mins

Online Speaking : Approx. 9 mins

Speaking:

Part 1
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Give and spell name
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ State country of origin
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer 5 questions

Part 2
Task: ‚ÄĘ 2 or 3 situations are presented by the interlocutor
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ Candidates are expected to respond to questions and initiate interactions

Part 3
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Exchange information to identify similarities and differences in pictures depicting familiar situations

Part 4
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Candidates are given 30 seconds preparation time
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for 1 minute
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer follow-up questions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

B1 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams in English, aligned to the B1 level of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres or online.

About LanguageCert International ESOL B1:

  • Leads to two separate certificates: Written and Spoken
  • Both exams can be taken together or independently of each other
  • Paper-based/computer-based at approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live invigilation
  • Duration 2 hours 40 minutes
    • Face-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
    • Duration 12 minutes
  • convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics (family, work, school, travel and leisure)
  • engage in discussion to reach shared understanding
  • produce simple, connected texts
  • describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions
  • understand simple magazines/newspaper articles

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


B1 Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELB1
 FORMATPaper-based, computer-based or Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK50% (75/150)
 SKILLSWritten (Listening, Reading, Writing)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 101-150 / 150
Pass          75-100 / 150
Fail           0-74 / 150

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing)

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 2 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 10 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 2 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing:  2 hour 10 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 2 hour 40 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 10 minutes uninterupted

Listening

Part 1: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 7 short sentences between 2 speakers, 1 being a formal conversation

Part 2: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 3 short conversations between 2 speakers to identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions. Choose the appropriate response for each question

Part 3: 7 questions (write notes on the message pad based on the information in the recording)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to the recording to identify specific information
  • Jot down answers consisting of 1 to 3 words

Part 4: 6 multiple choice questions‚ÄĮ(each‚ÄĮwith 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to a discussion to identify gist, examples, fact, opinion, contrast, purpose, key ideas, attitude, cause and effect
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Reading

Part 1: 5 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • 5 short texts each with 1 gap testing layout, lexis, cohesive devices, coherence
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Part 2: 6 multiple choice options to fill in an incomplete text (1 option is a distractor)
Task: 

  • Choose the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text

Part 3: 7 questions (4 texts provide the answers to 7 questions)
Task: 

  • Read the 4 short texts, e.g. email, article, advert, etc. and choose which text answers which question

Part 4: 8 questions (requiring short answers of 1 to 3 words)
Task: 

  • A continuous text: narrative, descriptive, expository, biographical, instructive

Writing

Part 1: 70 - 100 words (respond appropriately to a given text in order to produce a formal response for an intended public audience)
Task: Write a response to a letter, poster, diary, timetable, leaflet, etc for a specified reader addressing a clearly defined number of content points

Part 2: 100 - 120 words (produce an informal letter to a friend)
Task: Write a letter on a given topic of personal interest and include 2 functions e.g. invite a friend to stay, describe what you will do

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.



B1 Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVEL B1
 FORMATFace-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
 PASS MARK50% (25/50)
 SKILLSSpoken (Speaking)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 38-50 / 50
Pass          25-37 /50
Fail           0-24 / 50

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL Speaking.

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 12 mins

Online Speaking : Approx. 12 mins

Part 1
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Give and spell name
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ State country of origin
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer 5 questions

Part 2
Task: ‚ÄĘ 2 or 3 situations are presented by the interlocutor
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ Candidates are expected to respond to questions and initiate interactions

Part 3
Task: ‚Äʬ†Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using visual prompts

Part 4
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Candidates are given 30 seconds preparation time
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for 1 and a half a minutes
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer follow-up questions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

C1 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams in English, aligned to the C1 level of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres or online.

About LanguageCert International ESOL C1:

  • Leads to two separate certificates: Written and Spoken
  • Both exams can be taken together or independently of each other
  • Paper-based/computer-based at approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live invigilation
  • Duration 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Face-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
  • Duration 15 minutes
    • use language fluently and spontaneously
    • engage in discussion clearly and effectively
    • produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects
    • understand long, demanding texts and recognise implicit meanings
    • communicate in social, academic of professional environments in English speaking countries

    Candidates at C1 level possess the language skills that most employers seek for high calibre English-equipped employees.

    *Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


C1 Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELC1
 FORMATPaper-based, computer-based or Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK50% (75/150)
 SKILLSWritten (Listening, Reading, Writing)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 101-150 / 150
Pass          75-100 / 150
Fail           0-74 / 150

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing).

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing:  2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

Listening

Part 1: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 pptions)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 6 unfinished conversations between 2 speakers
  • Conversations will include idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms, register shifts and use of stress and intonation to indicate attitude
  • Choose the appropriate option to complete each conversation

Part 2: 6 questions(each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 3 conversations and identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions
  • Choose the appropriate option for each question

Part 3: 7 questions (write notes on the message pad based on the information in the recording)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to a dense, factual lecture, radio broadcast, narrative, presentation, etc. to identify specific information
  • Jot down answers consisting of 1 to 5 words

Part 4: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to a discussion to identify gist, examples, fact, opinion, contrast, purpose, key ideas, attitude, cause and effect
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Reading

Part 1: 5 questions (5 sentences identifying true and false statements about the text)
Task: 

  • Text includes idiomatic language, narrative or academic ideas, arguments and opinions
  • Determine whether the statements are true or false

Part 2: 6 questions (8 sentences to choose from to complete 6 gaps in the text. 2 sentences are provided as distractors)
Task: 

  • A text with 6 sentences removed, e.g. topic sentence, summarising sentence, developing idea, emphasising a point, opinion, contrast, sequence, forward and back reference, transition to new idea
  • Choose the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text

Part 3: 7 questions (4 texts provide the answers to 7 questions)
Task: Read 4 short texts, e.g. email, article, advert, etc. and choose which text answers which question

Part 4: 8 questions (requiring short answers of up to 5 words)
Task: 

  • A¬†continuous text: narrative, descriptive, explanatory, expository, biographical, instructive
  • Provide short answers of up to 5 words for each question

Writing

Part 1: 150 - 200 words (respond appropriately to a given text to produce a formal response for an intended public audience)
Task: Write a letter, report, argument or article using a written, graphic or visual input for the intended reader expressing stance, opinion, justification, argumentation as appropriate

Part 2: 250 - 300 words (produce a personal letter, a narrative composition/ story or a descriptive composition)
Task: Write an informal piece for a specified reader in order to persuade, argue or hypothesise, expressing mood, opinion, justification, evaluation etc.

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.



C1 Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

 EXAM LEVELC1
 FORMATFace-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
 PASS MARK50% (25/50)
 SKILLSSpoken (Speaking)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 38-50 / 50
Pass          25-37 /50
Fail           0-24 / 50

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL Speaking.

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 15 mins

Online Speaking : Approx. 15 mins

 

Part 1
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Give and spell name
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ State country of origin
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer 5 questions

Part 2
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ 2 or 3 situations are presented by the interlocutor
¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ‚ÄĮCandidates are expected to respond to questions and initiate interactions

Part 3
Task: ‚ÄĘ Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using written text as the prompt

Part 4
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Candidates are given 30 seconds preparation time
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for 2 minutes
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer follow-up questions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

C2 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams in English, aligned to the C2 level of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres or online.

About LanguageCert International ESOL C2:

  • Leads to two separate certificates: Written and Spoken
  • Both exams can be taken together or independently of each other
  • Paper-based/computer-based at approved Test Centres or Online with remote, live invigilation
  • Duration 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Face-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
  • Duration 17 minutes
  • communicate spontaneously, fluently and precisely in virtually any situation
  • understand almost everything heard or read
  • summarise and reconstruct arguments and accounts coherently
  • differentiate finer shades of meaning in complex situations

Candidates at C2 level have mastered English to an exceptional level, possessing the language skills needed to work in a senior professional or study in high-level academic environments (e.g. Master’s or PhD).

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


C2 Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELC2
 FORMATPaper-based, computer-based or Online with remote, live invigilation
 PASS MARK50% (75/150)
 SKILLSWritten (Listening, Reading, Writing)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 101-150 / 150
Pass          75-100 / 150
Fail           0-74 / 150

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing)

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing:  2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 3 hour 10 minutes

Listening: 30 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 2 hour 40 minutes uninterupted

Listening

Part 1: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 6 sentences¬†
  • Idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms, register shifts and use of stress and intonation to indicate attitude included
  • Choose the appropriate option to complete or continue the conversation

 

Part 2: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to 3 conversations, each consisting of 2 speakers and identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions
  • Choose the appropriate option for each question

Part 3: 7 questions (write notes on the message pad based on the information in the recording)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to a dense factual lecture, radio broadcast, narrative, presentation, etc. to identify specific information
  • Jot down answers of 1 to 5 words

Part 4: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: 

  • Listen twice to a discussion to identify gist, examples, fact, opinion, contrast, purpose, key ideas, attitude, cause and effect
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Reading

Part 1: 5 questions (5 sentences identifying true and false statements about the text)
Task: 

  • Text includes idiomatic language, narrative or academic ideas, arguments and opinions
  • Determine whether the statements are true or false

Part 2: 6 questions (8 sentences to choose from to complete 6 gaps in the text. 2 sentences are provided as distractors)
Task: 

  • A text with 6 sentences removed, e.g. topic sentence, summarising sentence, developing idea, emphasising a point, opinion, contrast, sequence, forward and back reference, transition to new idea
  • Choose the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text

Part 3: 7 questions (4 texts provide the answers to7 questions)
Task: 

  • Read 4 short texts, e.g. email, article, advert, etc. and choose which text answers which question

Part 4: 8 questions (8 questions requiring short answers of up to 5 words)
Task: 

  • A continuous text: narrative, descriptive, explanatory, expository, biographical, instructive
  • Provide short answers of up to five words for each question

Writing

Part 1: 150 - 200 words (respond appropriately to a given text to produce a formal response for an intended public audience)
Task: Write a letter, report, argument or article using a written, graphic or visual input for the intended reader expressing stance, opinion, justification, argumentation as appropriate

Part 2: 250 - 300 words (produce a personal letter, a narrative composition/ story or a descriptive composition)
Task: Write an informal piece for a specified reader in order to persuade, argue or hypothesise, expressing mood, opinion, justification, evaluation etc.

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.



C2 Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELC2
 FORMATFace-to-face or Online with a live interlocutor
 PASS MARK50% (25/50)
 SKILLSSpoken (Speaking)
GRADE BOUNDARIESCandidates are awarded High Pass, Pass or Fail
High Pass 38-50 / 50
Pass          25-37 /50
Fail           0-24 / 50

For more detailed information, download the LanguageCert Qualification Handbook for International ESOL Speaking.

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 17 mins

Online Speaking : Approx. 17 mins

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Part 1
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Give and spell name
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ State country of origin
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer 5 questions

Part 2
Task: ‚ÄĘ 2 or 3 situations are presented by the interlocutor
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ Candidates are expected to respond to questions and initiate interactions

Part 3
Task: ‚Äʬ†Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using written text as the prompt

Part 4
Task:¬† ‚ÄĘ Candidates are given 30 seconds preparation time
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for 3 minutes
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ Answer follow-up questions

Results, Certificates & Digital Badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 3 business days for Online exams with remote, live invigilation
  • 5 business days for computer-based exams
  • 10 business days for paper-based exams

Digital badges are available in 10 business days and sent by email.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

To enroll, use the contact form or call us.