Cambridge English combines the experience and expertise of Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press.
Cambridge English Language Assessment is the new name for University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
The new name and new logo will be introduced gradually during 2013, and our exams, certificates, statements of results and other official documentation, will change from November 2013.
Ensuring quality and fairness
As world leaders in the field of language assessment, we place quality and fairness at the centre of everything we do.
Our systems and processes for designing, developing and delivering examinations and assessment services are certified as meeting the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard for quality management.
In developing our exams we refer continually to two independent and international frameworks for describing language ability:
Together they make it easy for people to understand their level of ability and the kind of exam that they need.
We work closely with key organisations to further advance knowledge about language learning and assessment and to develop international standards that are transparent to all:
Because Cambridge English Language Assessment is a department of a not-for-profit organisation, it is perhaps unique in sharing the findings of much of its research with other academics and specialists in the language testing community.
The purpose of all of our reviews is to ensure that all of our exams are relevant, reliable, accurate and meet the needs of test takers. Continuously reviewing and improving our exams means we can take account of:
In 2013 (the 100th anniversary of the launch of Cambridge English: Proficiency), we will be introducing a new revised version of the exam. This new version is the result of a comprehensive review of the exam completed over a number of years.
View the handbook for the new version of the exam on the Teaching Support website.
Download sample papers and sample listening material for the new exam (133MB)
Bulletin No 6, August 2012 (pdf 541KB)
Bulletin No 5, July 2012 (pdf 123KB)
Bulletin No 4, February 2012 (pdf 156KB)
Bulletin No 3, October 2011 (pdf 447KB)
Bulletin No 2, April 2011 (pdf 431KB)
Bulletin No 1, October 2010 (pdf 197KB)
Information to help you choose
Find out how and where to register
Sample papers and preparation materials
A forum organised by Cambridge English Language Assessment brought together school owners, directors, school principals, heads of English Language department, education professionals and policy makers in the UAE to discuss the importance of setting and achieving English language standards.
Educational games and having fun are great ways for children to improve their English skills, according to a department of Cambridge University.
Cambridge English Language Assessment has now launched 25 new websites around the world in 20 different languages.
New horizons in teaching, learning and assessing language around the world were discussed at a major conference in Cambridge this week.
British Ambassador to Greece John Kittmer praised the excellence of the English spoken by older and younger generations of Greeks at a special celebration to mark 100 years of Cambridge English exams.
Cambridge English Language Assessment organises hundreds of events worldwide every year. The events range from seminars for teachers, attendance at local, national and international English language teaching events, and the organisation of the major testing and assessment conferences. We also run a very well-attended programme of webinars throughout the year.
Cambridge English Language Assessment offers you lots of ways of using online communities to get the most out of learning or teaching English.
© UCLES 2013
© UCLES 2013