Cambridge English Tests

The assessment partner in this programme is Cambridge English. Cambridge Engish exams are the world's leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 1.75 million people in 135 countries. They can help you to gain entrance in university or college, to improve your job prospects and to measure your progress in English. The Cambridge English examinations are recognized by thousands of employers, universities & colleges, professional bodies, ministry & government organizations throughout the world.

They are linked to the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) levels and to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and are the only certificated examinations referred to in the framework document as specifically linked to it by a long-term research programme. They can open doors to higher education and to improve job prospects.

 

About Cambridge CEPT

The Cambridge English Placement Test (CEPT) is a fast, accurate and affordable online test designed to assess learners' level of English and relate it to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Pre A1 – C2. It is developed by the Cambridge English Language Assessment.

  • Online
  • Adaptive
  • On Demand
  • All CEFR levels (pre A1-C2)
  • Immediate Result
  • General English
  • Listening, Reading, Use of English
  • 30 minutes
  • Secure

Results are reported as an overall score on a scale of 0-100, indicating the level on the Council of Europe´s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre A1 – C2.

The Candidate Test Report Form also indicates the Cambridge English tests at each level.

You may also decide to assess your speaking using the BULATS Speaking test. The table below shows you what the Speaking test involves:

Speaking Time

  • Part 1 Interview about 4 minutes
  • Part 2 Presentation about 4 minutes
  • Part 3 Information Exchange and Discussion about 4 minutes

In Part 1 you need to be able to talk about your job, studies, career plans and personal interests.

In Part 2 you have to give a short presentation about a work-related topic. You have to choose one of three topics which the examiner will give you and talk for 1 minute. You have 1 minute to read the three topics, choose one and make some notes about what you want to say. The examiner will ask you some questions after you have finished speaking.

Task A
Describe an important business meeting you attended.
You should say:
I.   where it was;
II.  what it was about;
III. why it was important;
IV.  work clothes and behaviour;
What were the most interesting moments?

Task B
Describe someone you particularly enjoy working with.
You should say:
I.   what this person does;
II.  what sort of work you do with this person;
III. why you like working with person? Why?/Why not?

Task C
Describe how your company chooses its suppliers,
You should say:
I.   who chooses your company's suppliers;
II.  what your company expects from its suppliers;
III. what happens if a suppplier's service is unsatisfactory;

How satisfied is your company with its suppliers?

In Part 3, you have to role-play a situation with the examiner and then participate in a discussion on a similar topic. The examiner will give you some instructions about the task and you have 1 minute to read them. If you don′t know so much about the topic, you should remember that the important thing is to demonstrate your English ability in Part 3.

Look at the example of a Part 3 task below and think about how you would ask the Conference Organizer for the information you need.

Information Exchange

You are making the arrangements for a one-day conference at a local hotel. The Examiner is the Conference Organizer for the hotel and is visiting you to discuss the conference.

Find out this information:

I.   the size of the largest conference room
II.  the cost for that room
III. equipment available.

You will then be asked to give your opinion on this information.

Discussion

Now discuss this topic with the Examiner.

 

About BULATS

BULATS is a multilingual set of workplace language assessment, training and benchmarking tools.

It is used internationally for business and industry recruitment, for identifying and delivering training, for admission to study business-related courses and for assessing the effectiveness of language courses and training.

  • Fast, accurate and affordable language assessment for recruitment, internal appointments, and to measure the effectiveness of language courses and training.

  • Internationally accepted language testing aligned with international standards and recognized by employers and government agencies around the world.

  • Powerful language auditing tools to help you make critical recruitment and training decisions.

  • Flexible preparation courses so you can offer language training that fits around busy schedules.

Results are reported as an overall score on a scale of 0-100, indicating the level on the Council of Europe´s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre A1 – C2.

The Candidate Test Report Form also indicates the Cambridge English tests at each level.

 

BULATS Candidate Handbook

BULATS Handbook for English 

Some examples of organizations which have used BULATS as an indication of an individuals English language proficiency. This BULATS tests are used for assessing SCOPE candidates of B level.

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To know more about Cambridge English please follow the link:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/
To know more about BULATS certification please follow the link:
www.bulats.org