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Why external assessment? § External assessment gives a clear, motivating measure of progress § Why external assessment? § External assessment gives a clear, motivating measure of progress § Tests are fair, objective and transparent § External assessment gives external recognition § Neutral, third party assessment of your students’ progress 2

Internationally Standardized English Exams: For the student § § § § 3 Provides early, Internationally Standardized English Exams: For the student § § § § 3 Provides early, concrete and attainable goals International validation of language skills acquired Provides focus to your studies Positive feedback Pride of accomplishment Confidence to live and travel in other countries A competitive advantage and workplace opportunities for appointment and promotion

Internationally Standardized English Exams: For the teacher in the classroom §Adds a motivating factor Internationally Standardized English Exams: For the teacher in the classroom §Adds a motivating factor for your students §Facilitates syllabus, material & lesson planning §Provides focus to your teaching 4

Internationally recognised § Recognised by over 8500 employers, universities and government bodies worldwide § Internationally recognised § Recognised by over 8500 employers, universities and government bodies worldwide § University matriculation § Career progression § Recognized for immigration to UK, USA and Australia 5

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Why take a Cambridge exam? § A Cambridge certificate is valid for life. You Why take a Cambridge exam? § A Cambridge certificate is valid for life. You never need to take the exam again § Cambridge is a truly international certificate, recognised around the world for business and study purposes § Thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognize a Cambridge certificate qualification in English § A Cambridge certificate gives you the confidence to use English in real situations. § Provides positive washback to the classroom 7

Accurate and fair § Valid and reliable § Tests all 4 language skills § Accurate and fair § Valid and reliable § Tests all 4 language skills § Emphasis on § oral and aural skills § Understanding § Simple, clearly-focused tasks § Clearly defined content and format 8

Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an exam Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an exam for people who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes. What is the FCE test like? The test has five sections: § Reading - 60 minutes § Writing - 2 tasks, 80 minutes § Use of English - 45 minutes § Listening - 40 minutes § Speaking - interview, two /three candidates, 14 minutes 9

§ Cambridge English: First gives detailed, meaningful results. All candidates receive a Statement of § Cambridge English: First gives detailed, meaningful results. All candidates receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels C 1 and B 1 will also receive a certificate. § Cambridge English: First – Level C 1 - Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond B 2 level. § Cambridge English: First – Level B 2 If the candidate achieves grade B or C in your exam, he/she will be awarded the First Certificate in English at Level B 2. § Level B 1 Certificate If his/her performance is below Level B 2, but falls within Level B 1, he/she will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that he/she demonstrated ability at B 1 level. 10

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a high-level English qualification which tests a variety of Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a high-level English qualification which tests a variety of language skills in depth- for people who want to use English in demanding study and work situations. § § § What is the CAE test like? The test has five sections: Reading- 75 min, Writing-90 min, Use of English-60 min, Listening-40 min. The Speaking test is taken face-to-face with two/three candidates and two examiners. 11

-Certificate in Advanced English – Level C 2 Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond -Certificate in Advanced English – Level C 2 Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond C 1 level. If a candidate achieves grade A in his/her exam, he/she will receive the Certificate in Advanced English stating that he/she demonstrated ability at Level C 2. -Certificate in Advanced English – Level C 1 If the candidate achieves grade B or C in the exam, he/she will be awarded the Certificate in Advanced English at Level C 1. Level B 2 certificate -If his/her performance is below Level C 1, but falls within Level B 2, he/she will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that he/she demonstrated ability at B 2 level. 12

FCE/ CAE • • Paper-based exams Level : FCE- B 2 , CAE-C 1 FCE/ CAE • • Paper-based exams Level : FCE- B 2 , CAE-C 1 Where do the candidates take the tests? LTMV- Caracal Cambridge Preparation Centre • When can the candidates take the test? The FCE test can be taken every June in paper-based format • How much does it cost to take FCE /CAE ? Fees are set by British Council, Bucharest – FCE 575 Ron CAE 610 Ron in 2012 13

Where do my students sign up? § LTMV Caracal. Cambridge Preparation Centre Prof. Raluca Where do my students sign up? § LTMV Caracal. Cambridge Preparation Centre Prof. Raluca Igna, Local Coordinator e-mail: raluca. [email protected] com 14

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Further information BRITISH COUNCIL, Bucharest Email: contact@britishcouncil. ro On the Web: www. britishcouncil. ro Further information BRITISH COUNCIL, Bucharest Email: [email protected] ro On the Web: www. britishcouncil. ro At Cambridge: On the Web: www. schools. cambridgeesol. org 16