Cambridge exams - internationally recognized certificates

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. These exams can open doors to higher education and improve employment opportunities.

Cambridge English Qualifications – Young Learners English

These exams introduce children to spoken and written language used in everyday situations. They are an excellent way to help them gain confidence while also improving their English. Here are some of the reasons why so many people have chosen YLE exams:

Tests are neither passed nor failed

Every child gets a Cambridge English certificate which celebrates their achievements.

Practicality

The tests use realistic day-to-day situations to bring learning to life.

Variety

The tests cover all major varieties of English (British English, American English).

Cambridge YLE Starters for children aged 7-8

The first of three exams designed for children is Cambridge YLE Starters. Its level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is Pre A1. It is appropriate for children aged 7-8.
The test consists of 3 components with a total duration of about 45 minutes. It is also paper-based.

Cambridge YLE Starters Text Book

The three components are:

  • Listening – about 20 minutes
  • Reading and Writing – 20 minutes
  • Speaking – 3 to 5 minutes

Some of the benefits from the exam are that your child will:

  • Possess skills needed to comprehend main ideas in online content
  • Be able to enjoy books, songs, TV series and films in English
  • Have the opportunity to make friends around the world

Cambridge YLE Movers for children aged 8-11

The next exam is Cambridge YLE Movers. Its level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is A1. It is appropriate for children aged 8-11. A1 Movers consists of 3 components with a total duration of about 1 hour. It is paper-based.

Cambridge YLE Movers Text Book

The three components are:

  • Listening – about 25 minutes
  • Reading and Writing – 30 minutes
  • Speaking – 5 to 7 minutes

Some of the benefits from the exam are that your child will:

  • Be able to follow basic instructions or participate in simple conversations
  • Be able to understand simple notes and information
  • Be able to fill in forms, write notes, talk about time, dates and places

Cambridge YLE Flyers for children aged 9-12

The third exam designed for children is Cambridge YLE Flyers. Its level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is A2. It is appropriate for children aged 9-12. A2 Flyers consists of 3 components with a total duration of about 1 hour and 14 minutes. It is paper-based.

Cambridge YLE Flyers Text Book

The three components are:

  • Listening – about 25 minutes
  • Reading and Writing – 40 minutes
  • Speaking – 7 to 9 minutes

Some of the benefits from the exam are that your child will:

  • Possess skills to understand simple English in written
  • Be able to communicate in familiar situations
  • Be able to understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • Have the possibility to communicate with English speakers who speak slowly and clearly

Preparation for Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers и A2 Flyers at ENGLISH HOUSE includes using original textbooks and materials published by Cambridge University Press. The exercises there are similar to those in the actual exam which helps students get acquainted with the format of the exam as well as the requirements for each task.

A2 Key and A2 Key for Schools show that candidates can:

  • Understand and use simple phrases and expressions
  • Understand simple English texts
  • Introduce themselves and answer simple questions about themselves
  • Communicate with English speakers at a basic level

Cambridge KET / KET for Schools

Cambridge English: Key for Schools is the next logical step after Cambridge Young Learners exams. It is designed for older children as its CEFR level is A2. The only difference between the KET and KET for Schools exams are the targeted candidates – the first being more suitable for adults and the second – for students. There is not fixed age for the candidates for both exams and the skills required to pass them are identical. Keep in mind that the content in KET for Schools is tailored to young students, their experience and interests.

Student's Book for covering Cambridge KET A2 Key Certificate

Key for schools for covering Cambridge KET Certificate

A2 Key and A2 Key for Schools consist of 3 components with a total duration of about 2 hours. The test format is paper-based or computer-based. The three components are:

  • Reading and Writing – 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Listening – 30 minutes, including 8 minutes’ transfer time
  • Speaking – 8 to 10 minutes per pair of candidates

Preparation for A2 Key and A2 Key for Schools at ENGLISH HOUSE includes using original textbooks and materials published by Cambridge University Press. Their content is tailored to candidates’ age (adults or students) as well as to the official exam requirements in order to get candidates acquainted with each task.

Cambridge PET / PET for Schools

B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools show that candidates have mastered the English language basics and possess practical language skills to use in their daily life. It is the bridge between A2 Key / A2 Key for Schools and B2 First / B2 First for Schools. The only difference between the PET and PET for Schools exams are the targeted candidates – the first being more suitable for adults and the second – for students. The level and skills required are identical in both tests. The CEFR level is B1.

Objective PET Text Book for Cambridge PET

Cambridge PET text book for schools

B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools show that candidates can:

  • Read simple texts and articles in English
  • Read letters/emails on everyday topics
  • Understand facts
  • Comprehend and express opinions and emotions both in written and spoken English

B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools consist of 3 components with a total duration of about 2 hours and 20 minutes. The test format is paper-based or computer-based. The three components are:

  • Reading and Writing – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Listening – 36 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time
  • Speaking – 10 to 12 minutes per pair of candidates

Preparation for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools at ENGLISH HOUSE includes using original textbooks and materials published by Cambridge University Press. Their content is tailored to candidates’ age (adults or students) as well as to the official exam requirements in order to get candidates acquainted with all exam tasks.

Cambridge FCE / FCE for Schools

Cambridge FCE and FCE for Schools exams show that you can live and work in an English-speaking country or participate in courses in English.
The CEFR level of the exams is B2. They consist of four components with a total duration of about 3 hours and a half. The test format is paper-based or computer-based.

Cambridge FCE Workbook

First for schools text book for Cambridge FCE

The components are:

  • Reading and Use of English – 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Writing – 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Listening – about 40 minutes
  • Speaking – 14 minutes per pair of candidates

There is no difference between the two exams, except the targeted candidates – one is more suitable for students and the other – for adults. Every candidate who has passed the test receives the same internationally accepted certificate.
FCE and FCE for Schools exams show that candidates can:

  • Communicate effectively in person, expressing opinions and arguments
  • Write clear, detailed texts in English, expressing and explaining advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • Write letters, reports, stories and other types of texts

Preparation for FCE and FCE for Schools at ENGLISH HOUSE includes using original textbooks published by Cambridge University Press. Their content is tailored to candidates’ age (students or adults) as well as to the exam requirements in order to get candidates acquainted with all exam tasks.

Cambridge CAE

Cambridge English: Advanced or C1 Advanced is accepted as evidence for high-level achievement in learning English by more than 8 000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments worldwide. Preparing for it helps learners develop skills needed for studying, working or living in English-speaking countries.

The CEFR level is C1. It consists of 4 components with a total duration of about 4 hours. The test format is paper-based or computer-based.

Cambridge CAE - Objective Advanced Student's Book

The components are:

  • Reading and Use of English – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Writing – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Listening – about 40 minutes
  • Speaking – 15 minutes per pair of candidates

C1 Advanced shows that candidates can:

  • Participate in a university level course
  • Communicate effectively at a professional level
  • Participate confidently in work meetings or academic seminars and trainings
  • Express themselves freely

Every current student at ENGLISH HOUSE preparing for an internationally accepted exam can take a free mock exam. Every mock exam after that, requested by the student, would be charged at a reduced price. We offer mock exams for outside candidates at a regular price.

ENGLISH HOUSE helps its learners both with registering for the exam as well as applying to university abroad.

Every exam mentioned on this page has its own purpose and level of recognition worldwide, expiry date and other essential characteristics which should be clear to every future candidate prior to choosing a test. For more information on the certificates and exams preparation, feel free to contact us (see Contact us).

Choose an exam date

Take a look at the official Cambridge exams dates published on British Council’s website. There you can find detailed information about where and when you can take a test.

Prices of preparation courses for Cambridge exams

Cambridge Pre-A1 Starters

225BGN
225BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

Cambridge A1 Movers

225BGN
225BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

Cambridge A2 Flyers

225BGN
225BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

A2 Key (KET) for Schools

245BGN
245BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

A2 Key (KET)

298BGN
298BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 90
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools

245BGN
245BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

B1 Preliminary (PET)

298BGN
298BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 90
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

B2 First (FCE) for Schools

275BGN
275BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 60
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

B2 First (FCE)

490BGN
490BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 120
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

C1 Advanced

520BGN
520BGN
  • Total tuition hours – 120
  • Course intensity and length depends on your exam date

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