ESOL Cadets: English for Young Learners

Available from September 2018


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ESOL CADETS is a brand new range of English language examinations designed for Young Learners aged 6-13. The aim of these examinations is to reward young learners’ achievements in learning the English language and to motivate and make their early learning experiences fun and enjoyable, giving them the confidence to progress onto further success in language learning.

 

All examination tasks are designed and developed by English teachers. Tasks use child-friendly topics and contexts children experience on a day to day basis, such as My Family, Animals, Games and My Favourite Food.


Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Is designed to reflect A0 level, or a Pre-Entry level of English. This level is suitable for candidates who are just starting out in learning English. This is also sometimes described as ‘Pre-A1’ Level, or ‘Absolute Beginner’.

 

 

Format: 1 Speaking examination; 3 paper-based examinations for Listening, Reading and Writing
Total Exam Time: Approx. 50 minutes
Availability: International

Is approximately the level defined in CEFR as A1. This level is suitable for candidates who are very basic users of English and can communicate in a simple way. This is also sometimes described as the ‘Breakthrough’ or ‘Beginner’ level.

 

 

Format: 1 Speaking examination; 3 paper-based examinations for Listening, Reading and Writing
Total Exam Time: Approx. 1 hour
Availability: International

Is approximately the level defined in CEFR as A2. This level is suitable for candidates who are basic users of English and able to begin to express themselves in familiar contexts. This is also sometimes described as the ‘Waystage’ or ‘Elementary’ level.

 

Format: 1 Speaking examination; 3 paper-based examinations for Listening, Reading and Writing
Total Exam Time: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Availability: International



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