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LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL

LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL is a suite of two English language qualifications created specifically for younger candidates (7+ years old). These exams aim at motivating children to improve their English language skills and help them become familiar with the examination process for their future endeavors.


LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL offers two separate exams in two separate levels:

  • Fox (at approximately the pre-A1 level)
  • Owl (at approximately the A1 level)

Exam Format

LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL Fox & Owl include two separate Written and Spoken exams:

  • The “Written Exam” consists of Listening, Reading and Writing sections and is available in Paper-based format.
  • The “Spoken Exam” is a short conversation with an interlocutor on topics of interest to children, such as their family, hobbies or daily life situations.

To download Preparation Materials, click here.

Why choose LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL? 

  • On-demand, all year-round exams at Approved Test Centres
  • Language assessment across all 4 skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Candidates take their exams in any Approved Test Centre; ideally in the familiar environment of their own school
  • Candidates’ communicative skills are emphasised, as the exams have been developed on the basis of age-appropriate topics
  • Separate Written and Spoken exams, which lead to a different certificate and can be taken independently at the candidates' and/or centres’ convenience, allowing learners to prepare and sit for one or the other examination (at any time) focusing on specific skills areas
  • Student and teacher-friendly exams, requiring little specific preparation, and including fun tasks, tailored to the candidates’ interests
  • Certificates for all children: every candidate is awarded with a certificate showing a number of Foxes or Owls, based on their performance in the skill tested
  • Similar to the LanguageCert International ESOL exam format, to familiarise candidates with the language testing process