LanguageCert International ESOL Recognition

MIUR – Ministry of Education, Universities and Research

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised in Italy by the Ministry of Education, at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. The B2 level qualification is accepted for PON scholarships.

UK Home Office for Visa & Immigration purposes

LanguageCert offers UK Home Office approved SELT (Secure English Language Test) exams for UK Visas and Immigration worldwide, covering all visa type requirements.


LanguageCert International ESOL exams are regulated by Ofqual in the sector subject area “Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles”. The qualifications are valid proof of English language proficiency for employers in UK and evidence of English language proficiency in order to study at a UK or International University*

* Each University’s requirements of proficiency may differ. Certificate holders should contact the university of their interest for specific information.


LanguageCert ESOL Qualifications

LanguageCert International ESOL is a set of English Language qualifications mapped to the CEFR, that abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards.

There are two exams for every level:

Written Exam (Listening, Reading, Writing)

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. Successful candidates are awarded High Pass or Pass certificates.


  • LanguageCert International ESOL A1 Preliminary

    LanguageCert International ESOL A1 Preliminary is aligned with the breakthrough level of the CEFR and assesses candidates on all four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking), using familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. Through focusing on familiar topics, the exams assess a candidate’s capability to interact in a simple way when addressed in a simplified manner.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL A2 Access

    LanguageCert International ESOL A2 Access is aligned with the waystage level of the CEFR and assesses candidates on all four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking), using sentences and every day expressions related to personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment etc.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL B1 Achiever

    LanguageCert International ESOL B1 Achiever is aligned with the threshold level of the CEFR and assesses all four language skills of candidates who can understand clear input on familiar matters, deal with situations arising during travelling, produce simple text, describe experiences and provide reasons and explanations.
    You can understand main points of clear, standard communication, convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics (family, work, school or leisure), engage in discussion to reach shared understanding, produce simple connected text and describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions. You can read a simple magazine/newspaper article in English, write an everyday e-mail to a friend or colleague, create simple texts on topics of personal interest, comprehend a casual discussion in English. You have laid the foundation to improve your work, study and travel prospects.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator

    is aligned with the vantage level of the CEFR and assesses all four language skills of candidates who want to live, work or study in environments where English is the main language of communication.

    You can understand main ideas of complex communication, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without strain for either party, engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations, spontaneously interact without too much strain for either the learner or the native speaker and communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose and audience. You can travel, live and work independently in an English-speaking country, participate in face-to-face discussions, follow the news in English speaking TV/Radio channels and websites, write e-mails, texts, letters, reports and stories. You have well-developed skills to communicate in English in numerous and different everyday life-situations.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL C1 Expert

    is aligned with the effective operational proficiency level of the CEFR and assesses all four language skills of candidates for flexible and efficient communication in social, academic of professional environments in English speaking countries.
    You can understand demanding texts and recognise implicit meaning, use language fluently and spontaneously, engage in discussion making clear and effective contributions, produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects and communicate ideas effectively.
    With the acquired level of English, you can understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations, express ideas without too much searching effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations and create well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics. This level proves you have the language skills that most employers are seeking for high calibre English-equipped employees.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL C2 Mastery

    is our highest level qualification for proficient users, proving excellent command of English, aligned with the mastery level of the CEFR. It assesses candidates who have achieved fluency in English and are capable of communicating with ease in virtually any situation, as sophisticated or complex as it may be. C2 level actually provides the reassurance your skills are adequate for highly demanding situations, such as working in senior professional environments or studying on high-level graduate programmes (e.g. Master’s or PhD).
    You can easily understand virtually everything heard or read, summarise information, reconstruct arguments and accounts coherently, express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
    This certificate shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level and can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker and can study or work in a senior professional or academic environment.

level A2

Un esame di livello elementare. Può essere affrontato da un principiante già dopo 180-200 ore di studio. L’esame verifica le capacità basilari di comunicazione richieste in contesti di normale quotidianità e nelle situazioni di ogni giorno. È adatto a studenti dai 13 anni in su

level B1

Un secondo step di competenza, che verifica le capacità linguistiche a livello intermedio (approssimativamente 375 ore di studio).

level B2

Livello intermedio avanzato, l’esame FCE è l’attestato di Cambridge più diffuso e riconosciuto. Si sostiene di solito a scopi d’impiego o di studio.

 level C1

Questo certificato attesta una qualifica di livello avanzato per chi deve utilizzare l’inglese nel proprio lavoro. Viene sostenuto per lo più da studenti universitari e giovani professionisti. Molte università accettano il CAE come attestato linguistico valido ai fini dell’ammissione.

Certificate of Proficiency in English – level C2

I massimi voti conseguiti in questo esame certificano che il candidato possiede abilità linguistiche analoghe a quelle di un madrelingua. È il titolo più ambito per uno studente d’inglese. Il CPE è un titolo riconosciuto in qualsiasi paese anglofono per attestare le proprie conoscenze della lingua, sia in ambito lavorativo che accademico.

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