LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL

LanguageCERT Young Learners ESOL

A set of English Language qualifications created specifically for young candidates (7+ years old) at pre-A1 (Fox) and A1 (Owl) levels. These exams aim to motivate children to improve their English language skills while familiarising themselves with examination processes. Ideal for learners who want to assess their progress after having attended English courses, e.g. at a language school, with a private tutor or at a summer camp abroad.

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Pre-A1 Fox

The first step in English language assessment for young learners (aged 7+). A Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, mapped to the pre-A1 level of the CEFR*.

Certificates are issued by LanguageCert and delivered by the Test Centre.

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

  • Created specifically for children
  • Themes based on age-appropriate topics of interests to children such as family, hobbies or daily life situations
  • Consists of a Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, leading to 2 separate certificates
  • Paper-based
  • Duration 1 hour
    • Face-to-face
    • Duration 5 minutes

Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELApproximately pre-A1
 FORMATPaper-based
CERTIFICATEAll candidates receive a certificate. The number of foxes (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKS
Listening   15
Reading     20                                               TOTAL SCORE 41
Writing       6

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 1 hour

Listening: 10 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 50 minutes uninterupted

 

Listening

Part 1: 5 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen and look at the pictures and choose the appropriate response 

 

Part 2: 5 questions (matching descriptions of people to pictures)
Task: Listen and draw lines 

Part 3: 5 questions (fill in the gap with the correct answer)
Task: Listen and write a name or a number

 

Reading

Part 1: 5 questions (matching words to pictures)
Task: Look and read, draw lines 

Part 2: 5 questions (true or false)
Task: Look and read, put a tick or a cross 

Part 3: 5 questions (choose from 7 options to correctly fill in the gaps in the text)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the 5 gaps in the text

Part 4: 5 questions (answer questions based on a picture)
Task: Look at the picture and read the questions, write 1 word answers 

 

Writing

Part 1: 3 sentences (to communicate personal information)
Task: Write 3 sentences

Part 2: 3 sentences (describe a simple picture)
Task: Look at the picture and write 3 sentences about it

Official Practice Material



Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELApproximately pre-A1
 FORMATFace-to-face
CERTIFICATEAll candidates receive a certificate. The number of foxes (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKS
Speaking 16

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 5 mins

 

Speaking:

Part 1
Task: 

  • Answer simple questions in order to give personal information (name, age, etc.)

Part 2
Task:

  • A picture card with 2 objects is presented by the Interlocutor and candidates are asked to identify the object and answer some follow up questions

Part 3
Task:

  • Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using written text as the prompt

Part 4
Task: 

  • A scene card on a particular topic is presented by the Interlocutor
  • Students respond to simple questions about the picture
  • Students are asked to answer 3 follow up questions on the same topic¬†

Official Practice Material

A1 Owl

The second step in English language assessment for young learners (aged 7+). A Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, mapped approximately to the A1 level of the CEFR*.

Certificates are issued by LanguageCert and delivered by the Test Centre.

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

  • Created specifically for children
  • Themes based on age-appropriate topics of interests to children such as family, hobbies or daily life situations
  • Consists of a Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exam, leading to 2 separate certificates
  • Paper-based
  • Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Face-to-face
    • Duration 7 minutes

Written Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELApproximately A1
 FORMATPaper-based
CERTIFICATEAll candidates receive a certificate. The number of owls (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKSListening  20
Reading    25                                              TOTAL SCORE 55
Writing    10

Exam Format

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 1 hour 15 minutes

Listening: 15 minutes                       Speaking & Writing: 1 hour  uninterupted

 

Listening

Part 1: 5 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)
Task: Listen and look at the pictures and choose the appropriate response 

 

Part 2: 5 questions (matching descriptions of people to pictures)
Task: Listen and draw lines 

Part 3: 5 questions (fill in the gap with the correct answer)
Task: Listen and look at the pictures and choose the appropriate response

Part 4: 5 questions (fill in the gap with the correct answer)
Task: Listen and write a word or a number

Reading

Part 1: 6 questions (yes or no)
Task: Look at the image, read the sentences and write yes/no

Part 2: 5 questions (choose from 7 options to correctly fill in the gaps in the text)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the 5 gaps in the text

Part 3: 6 questions (choose from 8 options to correctly fill in the gaps in the text)
Task: Choose the correct options to fill the 6 gaps in the text

Part 4: 8 questions (answer some questions using 1 word answers)
Task: Read a short story, read the questions, write 1 word answers 

Writing

Part 1: 4 sentences (to communicate personal information)
Task: Write 4 sentences about a real situation

Part 2: 6 sentences (describe a picture story)
Task: Look at the pictures and write 2 sentences about each picture

Official Practice Material



Spoken Component

Key Features

Key Features

EXAM LEVELApproximately A1
 FORMATFace-to-face
CERTIFICATEAll candidates receive a certificate. The number of owls (from 1 to 4) achieved in each skill tested indicates the candidate’s performance.
MAXIMUM MARKSSpeaking 16

Exam Format

Exam format

Face-to-face Speaking : Approx. 7 mins

 

Speaking:

Part 1
Task: Answer simple questions in order to give personal information (name, age, hobbies etc.)

Part 2
Task: An objects card is presented by the Interlocutor and candidates are asked to identify objects of the same type

Part 3
Task: A ‚Äúfind the differences‚ÄĚ card is presented by the Interlocutor and candidates are asked to identify the things that are different¬†

Part 4
Task:¬† A ‚Äúscene card‚ÄĚ is presented by the Interlocutor and candidates are asked to describe the picture

Official Practice Material

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