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Exams & Preparation

Find useful exam information and teaching ideas for your students.

BULATS discontinued from end 2019

bulats endBULATS retired at the end of 2019. It will be replaced with Linguaskill Business.   Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. It tests all four language skills: speaking, writing, reading and listening.   It provides accurate results within 48 hours, and...

Preparing Your Students for EFL Exams

Preparing Your Students for EFL Exams  As the school year begins and we have students entering exams classes, we have to make certain decisions so as to make the school year a successful one for both us and our students. The first such decision that needs to be made is which exam we should prepare our students for. Quite often that decision is made for us because the students themselves or...

PeopleCert, in partnership with LanguageCert has been awarded a multi-year agreement with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

PC VISUAL  PeopleCert, in partnership with LanguageCert and Prometric®, has been awarded a multi-year agreement with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), to deliver Home Office approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) in the UK and across the rest of the world.   UKVI, part of the Home Office, runs the UK’s visa service, managing around 3 million applications...

Updates in the ECCE and ECPE as of May 2021

Michigan Language Assessment is pleased to announce the update of two trusted exams: the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) and the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE). The test updates will reflect feedback from test users, changes to the test-taker population, and new thinking in language...

LanguageCert and Eaquals sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  London, 28 March 2019     LanguageCert and Eaquals sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)     We are very proud to announce that LanguageCert has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eaquals at the recent LanguageCert “Maximising your Opportunities” event in Dublin on 22nd March.   The LanguageCert portfolio of language...

Vocabulary building for C2 exams

C2 Level exams are mainly about vocabulary. Vocabulary is built brick by brick. Learning one new word leads to learning many others. Check the exact meaning of every new word from the dictionary instead of trying to guess the meaning from its context. Check a thesaurus for synonyms to enrich your vocabulary further. Especially for the IELTS exams...

Why take the ESB C2

  With so many examinations on the market nowadays, we are frequently asked why students should choose the ESB C2 and the answer is simple – it is an examination written with the Greek market in mind which wholeheartedly focuses on what each and every student CAN do. But how can we persuade our students? Here are just a few reasons: The written...

Developing listening skills for C2 level with free internet resources

It was not that long ago when “listening activities” in the EFL classroom conjured images of CD players that would not work or even cassette players that would chew the cassette in the midst of a test. The material was scarce and prices for cassettes and CDs for textbooks or practice tests were exorbitant. In my early days as a teacher, I quickly learned...

Top Tips for Exams and Tests

1) Pens and Pencils Some exams require the use of PENS, while others have to be completed in PENCIL. Make sure you know what you should be using in every paper before you go in. 2) Websites All the major examination boards have websites these days, usually with sample papers and examiners’ reports that you can download. These sites are well worth a...

2020 exam updates – a summary

  Cambridge Assessment English has revised its lower level exams to make sure they are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching. A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools have undergone a thorough review. The new exam formats will start being used from January 2020. The changes...