Guide for teachers Placement Test for young learners
2 Placement test guide for teachers The Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers forms part of our range of support for students in primary and early secondary education. You can use this test to help you place your students in the right English classes, giving them the best possible chance of success in their English language learning, as well as in their Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers tests. About Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers tests are the perfect introduction to internationally recognised language assessment for children in primary and lower secondary education. Learners are encouraged to move through three levels: Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers. Key features of Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers tests • Attractive design with full-colour illustrations. • Motivating task types and question formats. • Based on how children learn and how they develop language skills. • Use of current pedagogy and curriculum design. • Pathway to other Cambridge English exams.
3 Placement test guide for teachers The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages All Cambridge English exams are aligned with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This internationally recognised framework describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners to C2 for mastery of a language. The CEFR is used by organisations all over the world as a reliable description of language ability. The Cambridge English: Young Learners tests are set at Levels Pre-A1 (Starters), A1 (Movers) and A2 (Flyers). The certificates Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers tests encourage children to move forward in their language learning by celebrating their progress and achievements. At each level children receive a certificate. The number of shields (from 1 to 5) in three key skill areas (listening, reading and writing and speaking) shows what a young learner can do and points them to the next stage of their journey. Schools BASIC INDEPENDENT PROFICIENT C2 C1 B2 B1 A2 A1 A1 Pre Cambridge English Scale Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 A1 Movers A2 Key for Schools B1 Preliminary for Schools Pre A1 Starters B2 First for Schools C1 Advanced C2 Proficiency A2 Flyers Young Learners
4 Placement test guide for teachers Pre A1 Starters A1 Movers … understand simple sentences … respond to simple questions … agree/disagree with someone … follow very short stories in simple language … understand and follow simple instructions … give simple descriptions of objects, pictures and actions … understand some very simple descriptions of everyday objects … recognise and write the letters of the English alphabet … understand simple written sentences … spell her/his name and simple words … name some familiar people and things … understand simple stories with the help of pictures
- Spring '17
- SELMİN SÖYLEMEZ
- ........., University of Cambridge, Teaching English as a foreign language, A1 Movers