A young student is sitting Cambridge English exam

Cambridge English: Young Learners tests offer your primary or lower-secondary child a series of fun and motivating English language tests, which provide a clear way to improve their English listening, speaking and writing skills. These tests are a reliable and consistent measure of how well your child is doing. Designed to make learning fun, they motivate children to work towards earning the ‘shields’ that track their progress. The test takes into account current approaches and your child’s cognitive and first language development. Above all, they provide a supportive and encouraging testing experience that will have a positive impact on your child’s future language learning.

Young Learners exams (YLE)  are available at three assessment levels - Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers.

Pre A1 Starters

Pre A1 Starters is the first of three Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test will encourage your child to learn English from an early age and create a positive attitude to language learning and tests.

Level of qualification: Preliminary.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 7 and 8, and have had about 100 hours of English lessons.

In the test your child will need to:

  • recognise colours in English
  • answer very simple questions about themselves
  • write short one-word answers to basic questions.

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for the test. Your child can get a maximum of five shields for each part of the test. The number of shields awarded for each part will be shown on their certificate. Certificates are received about a month after taking the test.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
20 mins
Maximum five shields
20 mins
Maximum five shields
3-5 mins
Maximum five shields

A1 Movers

A1 Movers is the second of three Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test will encourage your child to communicate in real-life situations in English and create a positive attitude to language learning and tests.

Level of qualification: Beginner = A1 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 8 and 11, and have had about 175 hours of English lessons.

In the test your child will need to:

  • understand basic instructions in English
  • fill out a simple form or respond to questions about themselves
  • answer questions and write down simple facts (such as days of the week, times or names) they hear or read in a children’s story.

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for the test. Your child can get a maximum of five shields for each part of the test. The number of shields awarded for each part will be shown on their certificate. Certificates are received about a month after taking the test.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
25 mins
Maximum five shields
30 mins
Maximum five shields
5-7 mins
Maximum five shields

A2 Flyers

A2 Flyers is the highest of three  Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test shows that your child can understand simple English in everyday situations and can communicate in basic English.

Level of qualification: Elementary = A2 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 9 and 12, and have been learning English as a second language for two to three years at school (about 250 hours of English classes). In the test your child will need to:

  • explain the differences between two stories or pictures
  • write or tell a short story in English
  • ask questions and use the past tense. The Cambridge English: Flyers test is equivalent to the Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KETfS).

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for the test. Your child can get a maximum of five shields for each part of the test. The number of shields awarded for each part will be shown on their certificate. Certificates are received about a month after taking the test.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
25 mins
Maximum five shields
40 mins
Maximum five shields
7-9 mins
Maximum five shield

Fees - valid from September 2018

Level Fee 
Pre A1 Starters CZK 1,600.00
A1 Movers CZK 1,600.00
A2 Flyers CZK 1,600.00

Refund

A candidate is entitled to a 50% refund of the examination fee – if he/she is unable to sit exam due to illness. The medical statement together with the Refund application form must be presented no later than seven days after the date of the examination. Late requests or requests without the medical statement shall not be taken into consideration. Candidates registered by an institution must process their refund requests via this institution.