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Cambridge English: Young Learners – Starters, Movers (YLE)

  • Exams in general English for children from age 7, or from 8 at the levels of pre-A1 and A1
  • Minimum number of completed instruction hours: 100 and/or 175 instruction hours
  • An exam consists of: reading and writing (20 to 30 minutes), listening (20 to 25 minutes), speaking (3 to 5 / 5 to 7 minutes)

BULATS

  • This exam tests knowledge of business English, in which the level of advancement is determined according to a point score
  • For level A1, the candidate must earn 0 to 19 points
  • Testing and evaluation system for companies’ needs
  • 4 possible forms of exams: computer test, standard test, spoken language test and written language test

JASPEX 100 

(Language and Professional Preparation of Experts)

  • This exam tests knowledge of English for expert needs at A1 level
  • Minimum number of completed instruction hours: approximately 150 hours of instruction
  • The exam consists of a written part and an oral part

STANAG 6001 1

(Standardisation Agreement)

  • This is an exam for testing the language skills of employees of NATO and/or the Czech military
  • The exam consists of: listening (35 minutes), reading (35 minutes), writing (20 minutes), speaking (15 minutes)
  • Evaluation is done in four skill disciplines in the following order: listening, speaking, reading, writing

SEFIC Preliminary

(Spoken English for Industry and Commerce)

  • This is an exam testing knowledge of Business English at A1 level
  • Minimum number of completed instruction hours: approximately 150 hours of instruction specialised for Business language
  • The exam takes 20 minutes in total and is conducted with one candidate only

TOEIC

(Test of English for International Communication)

  • This exam tests ability to communicate in the business and management sector
  • The exam consists of: listening and reading (approximately120 minutes), writing (60 minutes), speaking (20 minutes)
  • The exam is valid for 2 years

telc English A1

(The European Language Certificates)

  • An exam in General English at A1 level
  • Minimum number of completed instruction hours: approximately 100 – 150 hours of instruction
  • This exam consists of: vocabulary and grammar (10 minutes), listening (15 minutes), reading (30 minutes), writing (15 minutes), speaking (15 minutes, conducted with a group of 4 candidates)