You will be preparing your students to achieve one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world, accepted by over 13,500 organisations internationally. There are many benefits, both for you and your students:
Motivate your students – our Cambridge English for Schools range of exams has been created specifically for children and young people.
See the progress your students are making in English – all our exams are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the internationally agreed standard to describe language ability.
Prove the success of your English language programme – get objective evidence that your students are making progress and meeting international standards.
Make English relevant – our exams cover all four language skills, and test real communicative language ability.
Improve students’ English one step at a time – our exams start at beginner level and go through to higher level exams, so your students can build their confidence step by step.
Get unrivalled support – we offer a range of innovative learning resources and teaching support for you and your students. High-quality training and professional development is available to help you develop your skills further too.
Open up a world of possibilities for your students – by taking our exams as they progress through school, your students will have a significant advantage when they are ready to apply for higher education or work.
We have a range of resources that you can use to help your students practise their English and get ready for their exam.
Official Cambridge English learning materials
For the best exam preparation, we offer official Cambridge English preparation materials, including:
- preparation courses with real-life learning activities
- practice tests
- support materials.
Find Cambridge English resources
Find free resources – including downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, classroom activities, teaching ideas, sample papers, handbooks and online forums – on our teaching support website.
Find out about resources for teachers for Cambridge English for Schools
Official Cambridge exam preparation materials to buy
Exam preparation and practice materials
Make sure your students are familiar with the format of their test by looking at sample papers together and downloading other free resources. Find out more about exam preparation resources
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: Starters
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: Movers
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: Flyers
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: Key for Schools
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools
Exam preparation for Cambridge English: First for Schools
Word list picture book
You can use this book to help your students improve in English and learn new words. It has many of the words children have to know for the Cambridge English: Starters test.
Download Cambridge English: Starters word list picture book (pdf 8.06MB)
Cambridge English Teaching Support website
We have a wide range of free teaching resources and information to support English language teachers throughout the world. You can download handbooks, lesson plans, worksheets, games and classroom activities. You can also join our active community of teachers when you register for a free account.
Cambridge English TV
Find out more about becoming an English language teacher, and watch videos with helpful tips on exam practice and lots of English language learning advice, on our YouTube channel – Cambridge English TV.
You can find out more about our exams at our free online seminars for teachers. Led by a team of experts, the webinars give teachers the opportunity to ask questions and download:
- support materials
- a certificate of attendance
- a recording of the presentation.
Games and social media
We support students in their English language learning through a growing number of fun, interactive games and social networking opportunities, including:
Cambridge English Penfriends
Cambridge English Penfriends is an exciting way for children learning English to connect with each other across the world, through their school.
Every school that takes part is linked to a school in another country. Your students can design and exchange cards with students at schools throughout the world.
Find out more about Cambridge English Penfriends
Your students can practise their English, take quizzes and get tips on learning along with over 1 million other learners on our Cambridge English Facebook page (Facebook policy says users must be over 13 years old).
Your students can watch videos featuring English learning and exam tips on our Cambridge English TV YouTube channel
Visit our Monkey's favourite places and play 8 mini games to test your English. Unlock new games as you progress - but watch out, the games get harder as you go along!
- Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
- CEFR level: A1-A2
- Skills practised: Reading
Play Monkey Puzzles
An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get around. Progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery or visiting places such as an art gallery and library.
- Exam level: Preliminary, (PET), First (FCE), Advanced (CAE)
- CEFR level: B1-C1
- Skills practised: Reading
Play Academy Island
Meet the ringmaster and visit the funfair…
- Exam level: Young Learners (Movers, Flyers), Key (KEY), Preliminary (PET)
- CEFR level: A1-B1
- Skills practised: Reading, Listening
Funland - coming soon
Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications
We offer the widest range of teaching qualifications in the world, for teachers at all levels of experience and development:
Cambridge English Teacher
English Teacher is an online professional development and networking space for English language teachers, where you can:
- join a prestigious community of language teaching professionals
- take high-quality, online professional development courses
- interact with other teachers and leading names in English language teaching through webinars and discussion forums
- benefit from a library of Cambridge resources
- build an online professional development profile that showcases your achievements.
Join now at www.CambridgeEnglishTeacher.org
“The preparation is enjoyable because the learning process is not just exam-orientated. It gives the course a sense of direction, which is invaluable.”
– Constanza Ezcurra, Test Co-ordinator, San José School, Argentina
“Preparing for a Cambridge English exam is highly motivating for students.”
– Mark Thomas, English Teacher, VHS Berlin-Pankow, Germany
“I have chosen to prepare my students for Cambridge English: Key because I think it is important to give them the opportunity to be familiar with international language examinations and to start being evaluated with international criteria.”
– Francesca Maria Loreti, English Teacher, Italy
“The introduction of Cambridge English: Young Learners has changed the traditional way of teaching a language. It has become more interesting ...”
– Savita Travis, Chennai Public School, India
“Preparing pupils for Cambridge exams at an early age, with step-by-step progress and in a safe classroom environment, will empower them to succeed in all levels in the future. They soon realise they are able to do it and look forward to preparing for the next exam.”
– Luciane Calcara, Colégio Farroupilha, Porto Alegre, Brazil
“The tasks are age-appropriate and fun enough for young learners to forget that they are being assessed. Most importantly, while preparing for the tests, students can enhance their real-life communication skills. I think that’s what makes Cambridge English: Young Learners outstanding.”
– Ji Young Kim, English Teacher, South Korea
“When it comes to changes in the students’ behaviour, I have to say that many of them asked for practice exams during the break. They feel they want to be ready for this. They started to feel how important this is, especially after seeing that it is becoming serious, not just a plan that is in the air!”
– Mina Akladios, Centre Exams Manager, Mission laïque française school, Alexandria, Egypt
“Having a certificate from Cambridge makes parents proud and acts as a motivation for the students. We chose to offer Cambridge English tests as they are linked to internationally recognised standards that accurately assess a learner’s proficiency in English.”
– Dr Mohammad Qassem Saefan, English Department Supervisor, Abu Baker Asdeeq Independent Secondary School, Qatar
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