LanguageCert International ESOL is a set of English Language qualifications mapped to the CEFR. Learners choose the qualification level they feel ready to sit for and the certifications are awarded to them upon successfully passing the exams.

The following two exams are offered at each level from A1 to C2, to cover all four language skills:

LanguageCert International ESOL Written Exam (Listening, Reading, Writing)

LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken Exam (Speaking)

Written and Spoken Exams can be taken independently of each other at the candidates' convenience. They are separate tests, so students can choose to focus their preparation on one exam before taking the other.

Written exam

CEFR Level




A1 – Preliminary
A2 – Access
B1 – Achiever
B2 – Communicator
C1 – Expert
C2 – Mastery

Spoken exam



Structure of the Written Exam

Exam duration: about 2.5 hours depending on the qualification level

Listening section: 26 questions

Reading section: 26 questions

Writing section: 2 tasks

Pass Score: at least 50% overall in all sections. No thresholds or limitations per section.


Structure of the Spoken Exam

Exam duration: about 15 minutes depending on the qualification level

Individual interview, so that candidates perform at their best

Pass mark: at least 50%