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Cambridge Assessment English
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Our in-depth exams support your students to develop their language skills and improve their English step by step.
Each of the qualifications targets a particular level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and provides a clear focus for study programmes. The topics and tasks in the exams are designed to reinforce the learning your students do in class, and to have a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Our qualifications help you to develop your students’ skills and confidence – each exam is carefully designed to consolidate the skills developed at the previous level, and lay the foundations for future success. They help you to structure your language-learning curriculum so you have a clear idea of how best to prepare your students.
Each Cambridge English Qualification is clearly matched to a level of the CEFR. It is used worldwide to benchmark language ability, and plays a central role in language education and policy.
We offer a seamless journey from Pre A1 Starters to C2 Proficiency. As language learning can be a long process, it’s important to have regular milestones to aim for – our exams provide focus and pace to keep your students motivated, every step of the way.
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All of the tasks in Cambridge English Qualifications are based on authentic situations and test all four skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening – so preparing for their exams helps students develop the skills they need inside and outside the classroom. Our exams are full of motivating topics and tasks that make learning enjoyable, effective and rewarding.
Cambridge English Qualifications are a mark of excellence, trusted around the world by thousands of universities, employers and governments. Your students will be able to use them to travel, apply for jobs, or get a place at an international university.
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Our qualifications are designed specifically for school-aged students and are based on extensive research into how children develop language skills. They give students regular milestones to keep them motivated and celebrate their progress. All Cambridge English Qualifications are based on the work of our research team – the largest of its kind in the UK. We constantly review our exam content to make sure it is right for your students, based on the latest research.
As well as contributing to international journals and conferences, we regularly publish the findings of our research in our own publications, including Studies in Language Testing and Research Notes.
Our community of teachers and learners have shared what it’s like to prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications and how they help students improve their English language skills step by step. Watch real testimonials from teachers and learners around the world, as well as short videos explaining more about each of our qualifications.
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Download our brochure, which includes a case study on how Cambridge English Qualifications have helped schools to improve their students’ English.
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We are the English-language assessment partner for PISA – the world’s largest comparison of educational outcomes. Our partnership with the OECD to develop PISA Foreign Language Assessment will give the world unprecedented insights into the effectiveness of language teaching and learning.
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