Cambridge English examinations

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JEUNES DIPLOMATES has been a centre for the Cambridge English examinations since 2001 and offers preparation courses for exams.

As a recognized official examination centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment, JEUNES DIPLOMATES offers General English exams and Business English for children and adults.

JEUNES DIPLOMATES also offers tests (BULATS Business Language Testing Service) in English.


YLE - Young Learners English Tests

YLE - young learners english testsThe Cambridge English: Young Learners tests are for learners in primary and lower secondary education. The tests are designed to make a child’s early language learning experience positive and fun.

The tests cover all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and include fun activities to motivate students to do well.

For practical reasons, the tests are organised in a school setting, depending on the needs and availability of the chidlren. They are organised by a member of the Exam Centre and are corrected by examiners trained by Cambridge English.

Every student who takes a test gets a Cambridge English certificate – it’s a great way to reward achievement.

What’s in the test?

The YLE consistes of 3 levels:

  1. YLE Starters for beginners,
  2. YLE Movers, is the second level and corresponds to a level A1 in the Common European Framework for languages.
  3. YLE Flyers, the highest level of the 3 exams and corresponds to a level A2 in the Common European Framework. 

Learn more

For more information about these exams or to hold an exam in your school, please contact us.

Sample papers

For a better idea of the levels of these test, you can find sample papers on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site.

KET - Key English Test

KET-770x280The KET – Key English Test – focuses on Level A2 of the Commom European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It shows you can use everyday English at a basic level.

The exam shows you can:

  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions,
  • introduce yourself and answer basic questions about your personal details,
  • interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly
  • write short, simple notes.

What’s in the exam?

The KET consists of 3 papers:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Also possible to take the KET FOR SCHOOLS:

Cambridge English: Key for Schools, also known as Key English Test (KET) for Schools, shows that a student can use simple, everyday written and spoken English.

Cambridge English: Key for Schools is a basic level qualification specifically designed to motivate school-aged learners.

Sample papers

For a better idea on the level of the exam, you can find sample papers  for the KET on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site (pages in English).

PET - Preliminary English Test

PET preliminary english testThe PET – Preliminary English Test – focuses on Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It shows you have an intermediate level of English.

The exam shows you can:

  • understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
  • deal with most of the situations you might meet when travelling as a tourist in an English-speaking country
  • ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations in a work environment
  • write letters/emails or make notes on familiar matters.

What’s in the exam?

The PET consists of 3 papers:

  • Reading and writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Also possible to take the PET FOR SCHOOLS :

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, shows that a student can understand and communicate using everyday written and spoken English.

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is an intermediate level qualification.

Sample papers

For a better idea of the level of the exam, you can find examples of PET on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site.

FCE - First Certificate in English

FCE - first certificate in EnglishThe FCE – First Certificate in English focuses on Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – an upper-intermediate level of English.

The exam shows students can:

  • express views, feelings and opinions effectively in writing and give reasons
  • find relevant information in texts
  • identify the expression of feelings and attitudes and ask for factual information and understand the answer
  • keep up conversations on familiar topics.

What’s in the exam?

The FCE consists of 5 papers:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Also possible to take the FCE FOR SCHOOLS :

Cambridge English: First for Schools is specifically designed to motivate school-aged learners. It shows that when students leave school, they are ready to:

  • study in English at foundation or pathway level
  • work in an English-speaking environment
  • live independently in an English-speaking country.

Sample papers

For a better idea of the level, you can find sample papers for the FCE on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site.

CAE - Certificate in Advanced English

CAE-770x280The CAE – Certificate in Advanced English focuses on Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the level required for academic and professional success.

It is a high-quality English language exam for people who want to show they have an advanced level of English for study, work and life in an English-speaking environment. It shows students can…

  • follow an academic course at university level
  • communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • carry out complex and challenging research
  • express yourself with a high level of fluency
  • react appropriately in different cultural and social situations.

Universities and colleges in Australia, North America, Europe and beyond accept the exam for admission purposes.

What’s in the exam?

The CAE consists of 5 papers:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Sample Papers

For a better idea of the level of the exam, you can find sample papers of the CAE on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site (pages en anglais).

BULATS - Business Language Testing Service

BULATS-330x300The JEUNES DIPLOMATES international exam centre is an official agent for the BULATS.

The BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) is a fast, flexible and affordable way to get accurate certification of workplace language skills. It has been conceived jointly by Cambridge English Language Assessment et three international language institutions: l’Alliance Française, Goethe-Institut and the University of Salamanque.

It is used internationally for:

  • business and industry recruitment
  • admission to study business-related courses
  • identifying and delivering training
  • assessing the effectiveness of language courses and training.

Languages offered:

English

Public:


The BULATS addresses 3 types of candidates :

  • Individual candidates (adults)
  • Companies
  • Educational and training centres

Exam format:

The exam consists of 2 papers:

  • Reading & Language knowledge
  • Listening

BULATS is an on-line test which adapts to your level.

Results:

The results are based on the standardised directives of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), both internationally recognised organisations.

BULATS test results are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand test report form which can be produced for individuals or groups.

The test report form shows:

  • an overall score
  • a score for each language skill – Reading and Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

Online test results are provided immediately for Online Reading and Listening and can be printed on BULATS test report paper.

There is no ‘pass’ mark – BULATS scores are on a scale of 1–100.

The front of the test result form gives the BULATS scores and the level on the Common European Framework or Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the internationally accepted system used for describing language ability.

On the back of the test report form is a summary of Can Do statements aligned with the CEFR levels. These are functional/situational statements that describe what a candidate would be expected to do at a specific CEFR level in the language they are being tested in.

For more information, visit the site: BULATS.

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