International qualifications in English language

There are many different qualifications in English for speakers of other languages.

Well-known British qualifications in English as a second or foreign language include the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English), the Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), the Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and IELTS (International English language Testing System).

IELTS is accepted as evidence of ability in English language for entry to British Universities, although the score required may vary for different university courses.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a widely known US qualification.

This section provides an overview of the various qualifications and some detailed guidance on what the tests involve, how to prepare for them and how the results should be interpreted. Links to further information on these qualifications and examinations are also provided so that you get the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available.

Other sources of information

The award-winning Flo-Joe website provides extensive exercise practice and expert guidance on FCE, CPE and CAE.

IELTS website has up-to-date information about global recognition and announcements about recent changes in the band scoring for some of the IELTS tests.


 

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