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LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) A1-C2 Listening & Reading

A Listening and Reading test, ideal for candidates who are already at an intermediate or high level (B2-C2).

All candidates take the same test regardless of their language proficiency and receive a certificate based on their performance placing them at levels A1 to C2 of the CEFR. When taken at a Test Centre, the exam is available in paper-based, computer-based formats and as online exam with remote, live invigilation.

The LTE A1-C2 computer-based is an ‘adaptive’ test, i.e. designed to adjust the difficulty of questions presented to the candidate to their personal level according to their performance during testing. This ensures that when the LTE A1-C2 test is taken in computer-based format at a Test Centre or online, the number of questions and in turn the test duration, are reduced compared to the Paper-based test. In all cases the results and certificates are exactly the same and are equally recognised.

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What are the assessment rules of the Written Exam?

The test assesses candidates’ listening and reading skills, and their knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary.

Exam Duration: 
Paper Based: 2 Hours

  • Listening: 50 minutes
  • Reading:  70 minutes 

Computer Based: 60 – 90 Minutes

  • Listening: 25 minutes (approximately)
  • Reading:  35 minutes (approximately)

Online Exams: 60 – 90 Minutes

  • Listening: 25 minutes (approximately)
  • Reading:  35 minutes (approximately)

The test includes the following types of task:

  • Multiple choice: candidates read a text or listen to a recording and then answer questions. Each question has three options, only one option is correct.


Paper - based format

Computer-based format





Listening & Reading

Listening: approx. 50 min

4 parts/50 items

approx. 60-90 min (max)

approx. 26-28 items

Reading: 70 min

4 parts/60 items

approx. 30 items

Total:120 min

Total: 110 items

Total 60-90 min

Total: approx. 56-58 items

*Note that adaptive tests will have different timings as the tests are individualised. The maximum duration of the test is 90 minutes, but it ordinarily takes approx. 60 minutes. For lower level students, the test may take slightly less time.

How are the written exams scored?

In the LTE A1-C2 exam, the overall score and language level are established based on candidates’ performance in Listening and Reading.

Scores for each of the two parts of the exam are equally weighted and calculated on a 0-100 scale which is fully aligned to the CEFR levels. A candidate’s overall score is the mean score achieved in the two parts of the exam.

All candidates receive a certificate stating their scores per skill and their overall score. A CEFR level from A1-C2 is also stated in the certificate based on the overall score achieved. Only candidates whose performance falls below A1 level (less than 10 points) do not receive a certificate.

The LTE Scaled Score

Scaled Score

CEFR Level

0 – 9

Below A1

10 – 19


20 – 39


40 – 59


60 – 74


75 – 89


90 – 100