Cambridge English Language Assessment

CIE is an accredited University of Cambridge ESOL provider and testing centre.

Cambridge ESOL exams are the world’s leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 2 million people, in 130 countries.

The English curriculum of CIE has been designed to train its students to be adept in communicating using international standard English.

The world renowned Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards provide a route into the E nglish Language Teaching profession for new teachers and first class c areer development opportunities for e xperienced teachers.

The Cambridge ESOL exams are characterised by a total commitment to assessment of the highest quality; recognition by universities, employers and official bodies throughout the world and excellent support for teachers and test takers.

Young Learners of English (YLE)

The CIE English curriculum for Early Grades has been developed to integrate the Cambridge YLE examinations & validation. These tests are an enjoyable and non-threatening way of assessing the English of children between the ages of 7 and 12.

The tests provide a gentle introduction to public exams, and research shows that children find the tests highly motivating.

The tests aim to sample relevant and meaningful language use and to measure ability accurately and fairly. The present a positive impression of international tests that promote and encourage effective learning and teaching – The tests can act as a stepping stone to other Cambridge ESOL exams.

Key English Test (KET)

KET is the first level Cambridge ESOL exam. This test recognises the ability to cope with everyday written and spoken communications at a basic level.

KET provides an assessment of practical skills. It uses language from real life situations and covers the four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. The English curriculum for Middle School in CIE encourages the development of abilities which can be used while traveling, as well as in study and working situations.

Preliminary English Test (PET)

Studying for PET is a popular way to improve your language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The CIE English curriculum for high school integrates PET by covering the four main language skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking, using material from real life situations. It provides evidence of practical skills, and indicates sufficient ability to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs, and in many industries, such as tourism, where contact with English speakers is required.

PET is the second level Cambridge ESOL exam. If you can deal with everyday written and spoken communications then this is the exam for you.

Business English Certificate (BEC)

More than ever, a good knowledge of English is needed to succeed in international business and commerce. The English curriculum for college in CIE, equips students with relevant language skills. This gives you a great advantage in the jobs market and much greater flexibility if you want to work abroad.

An internationally recognised business qualification can help you show that you have learned English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.

This is ideal if you are preparing for a career in business.

Certificate In Advanced English (CAE)

CAE recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. It is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or to develop a career which requires language skills.

CAE is the second highest level Cambridge ESOL exam. Choose CAE if you are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including social and professional situations, and in higher education.

Certificate Of Proficiency In English (CPE)

CPE is ideal if you want to work or study abroad, or to develop a career which requires language skills.

While studying for CPE you will improve your language skills and enable to use them in a wide range of contexts. Because many aspects of the exams are based on realistic tasks, a CPE certificate shows that you have progressed beyond a good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and can actually use the language in real contexts.

CPE is the highest level Cambridge ESOL exam.

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