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Young Learners Examination
A qualification in English for learners aged 8 to 14, ESOL for Young Learners is tested using child-friendly topics such as parties, pen-pals and pets, for example. English language exams for Young Learners are part of a suite of International English Qualifications and serve as a starting point for further progression to City & Guilds General English exams at a later stage.
Unique Features of City & Guilds Young Learners
The examinations are on demand, with no set exam dates.*
The exam deploys appealing pictures and pictorial elements to suit children's areas of interest.
Conducted under stress-free conditions, often at the school and by carefully chosen staff.
Written and spoken examinations can be taken independently of each other at the candidates' and/or the centre's convenience.
The use of monolingual dictionaries is allowed during the tests
Focus is primarily on communicative skills rather than vocabulary range or consciousness of grammar
The exams are very user friendly in terms of examination length (the spoken exam is about 5 minutes, the written exam is about 2 hours long)
Flexibility of the exam preparation process that can be easily and efficiently integrated into everyday classroom activities.
The exams ensure a sense of achievement, and thus motivate young learners to achieve further progress.
The exams add value to the learning process through achievable targets and objective external assessment.
*Please note that in Greece City & Guilds ESOL paper-based exams are offered 6 times a year on set dates. For detailed information about City & Guilds ESOL exams in Greece please visit the following website www.cityandguilds.gr.
** In Russia there are set exam dates for our IESOL / ISESOL examinations. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are City & Guilds Young Learner exams intended for?
- children between 8 and 14 years of age who desire recognition for their efforts in the English classroom
- teachers of English who want to set realistic and achievable targets for their English classroom as well as to reward their young learners with a feeling of success through an international exam