Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners (YLE), give a consistent measure of how well 7–12 year–olds are doing in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Tests are designed to make learning fun and children are encouraged by working towards certificates and earning ‘shields’ that record their progress.

Making learning English fun
Learning English and gaining the right qualification can give your child a head start in life, leading to improved employment opportunities and opening the door to studying and working abroad.

Children who learn English when they are young have an advantage that will stay with them all their life. The sooner they start learning, the better – with the right methods, they can learn English quickly, effectively and enjoyably. Even the most basic certificate is a start on the pathway to qualifications that are useful for work and study.



Making learning a new language enjoyable is an important part of encouraging progress and building confidence. Cambridge English: Young Learners encourages younger children to work towards three certificates, Starters, Movers and Flyers. By using engaging materials, children build real language skills that develop into a good grasp of English.

 Download Cambridge English: Young Learners leaflet for parents (PDF 591Kb)
 Download Cambridge English: Young Learners leaflet for schools (PDF 588Kb)

Cambridge English: Young Learners 2018 exam update:
Cambridge English regularly reviews all of its exams to make sure they are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching. The updated test will start being used for exam sessions from January 2018. Find out what changes have been made:
Cambridge English: Starters test format (2018 update)
Cambridge English: Movers test format (2018 update)
Cambridge English: Flyers test format (2018 update)


 Download the document Young Learners 2018 update - What’s new?
  • Starters
  • Movers
  • Flyers
  • Preparation
  • Registration


Give your child a head start in English
Pre A1 Starters is the first of three Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners tests specifically designed for school children aged between 7 and 12. Pre A1 Starters sets your child off on their language learning adventure, introducing them to everyday written and spoken English in a fun and motivating way.

The test is designed to be fun and motivating to give your child the confidence to show what they can do in English. It leads naturally to the next level of the test, A1 Movers, encouraging your child to make progress and develop their learning.

Relevant for your child
The Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners tests are specially tailored to suit the interests of schoolchildren, so they increase their motivation to learn English. Because the tests are based on familiar topics and situations, they give your child the confidence to use their English and inspire them to do well.

Fun and stimulating
At Cambridge English, we believe that learning should not be stressful for children. By enjoying their studies, reading, listening and speaking in English come naturally. As their confidence develops, they will want to learn more and use English to a more challenging level.

Fair
Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds.

A Cambridge English certificate
For children to take full advantage of the opportunities that tomorrow's world of work will offer, knowledge of English is an important asset. It is, therefore, best for your child to work towards certificates that are accepted by thousands of educational organisations and employers throughout the world.

Starters - Exam format and sample papers
PaperContent
Marks (% of total)
Listening
(About 20 minutes)
4 parts/20 questions
A maximum
of 5 shields
Reading & Writing
(About 20 minutes)
5 parts/25 questionsA maximum
of 5 shields
Speaking
(3-5 minutes)
5 parts
A maximum
of 5 shields
Listening: About 20 minutes
The Cambridge English: Starters Listening test has four parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Your child will hear each recording twice. For the Listening test, your child must remember to take coloured pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown and grey) and an ordinary pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, your child will also hear American accents in the Listening tests and also some American English vocabulary. British or American spelling is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Listening sample papers
Reading & Writing: about 30 minutes
The Cambridge English: Starters Listening test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all the parts of the Reading & Writing test, your child must spell their answers correctly. For the Reading & Writing test, your child only needs a pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, British or American English is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Reading & Writing sample papers
Speaking: 3-5 minutes per candidate
The Cambridge English: Starters Speaking Test has five parts. Your child takes the test alone with the examiner, but someone who speaks your child's language (maybe someone your child knows, like your child's teacher) will introduce your child to the examiner.
 Download Examiner's comments on a Speaking test

Cambridge English: Starters – Information for candidates,
schools ans parents


A handy guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved and examples of papers.

 Cambridge English: Young Learners Information for Families and Candidates
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for schools
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for parents





Cambridge English: Starters Word List Picture Book
You can use this book to help children get better at English and learn new words. It has many of the words children have to learn for the Cambridge English: Starters test.

 Cambridge English: Starters Word List Picture Book





Results

There is no pass or fail. All children receive an award which shows how many shields they have received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A Cambridge English: Starters award is a great way to:
  • celebrate children’s achievements
  • build their confidence
  • reward their individual ability
A result of one shield means a child can improve a lot in that skill. Five shields mean that a child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly.

Children should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam – Cambridge English: Movers – if they achieve a total of 10 or 11 shields, or above.



Give your child a head start in English
A1 Movers is the second of three tests specifically designed for schoolchildren aged between 7 and 12. A1 Movers shows a child is beginning to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a very basic level.
This motivating test will develop your child’s confidence so they will want to learn more and use English to a more challenging level.

Real life language skills
When children learn English, it is important that they learn English which is practical and useful. It is important that they learn to speak good English and that they work towards international standards that will prepare them for study abroad or the international world of work.

The test is set at Level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, you can expect your child to:
  • understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic
  • understand basic notices, instructions or information
  • complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.
Preparing for A1 Movers will give your child these kinds of practical language skills.

Relevant for your child
The Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners tests are specially tailored to suit the interests of school children, so they increase their motivation to learn English. Because the tests are based on familiar topics and situations, they give your child the confidence to use their English and inspire them to do well.

Fun and stimulating
At Cambridge English, we believe that learning should not be stressful for children. By enjoying their studies, reading, listening and speaking in English come naturally. As their confidence develops, they will want to learn more and use English to a more challenging level.

Fair
Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds.

Support
A wealth of materials is available to help you and your child prepare for the tests.

A Cambridge English certificate
For children to take full advantage of the opportunities that tomorrow's world of work will offer, knowledge of English is an important asset. It is, therefore, best for your child to work towards certificates that are accepted by thousands of educational organisations and employers throughout the world.

Movers - Format de l'examen i test de prova
PaperContent
Marks (% of total)
Listening
(About 25 minutes)
5 parts/25 questions
A maximum
of 5 shields
Reading & Writing
(About de 30 minutes)
6 parts/40 questionsA maximum
of 5 shields
Speaking
(5-7 minutes)
4 parts
A maximum
of 5 shields
Listening: About 25 minutes
The Cambridge English: Movers Listening test has four parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Your child will hear each recording twice. For the Listening test, your child must remember to take coloured pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown and grey) and an ordinary pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, your child will also hear American accents in the Listening tests and also some American English vocabulary. British or American spelling is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Movers sample paper
Reading & Writing: 30 minutes
The Cambridge English: Movers Listening testhas six parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all the parts of the Reading & Writing test, candidates must spell their answers correctly. For the Reading & Writing test, your child only needs a pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, British or American English is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Movers sample paper
Speaking: 5-7 minutes per candidate
The Cambridge English: MoversSpeaking Test has four parts. Candidates take the test alone with the examiner, but someone who speaks your child's language (maybe someone your child knows, like your child's teacher) will introduce your child to the examiner.
 Download Examiner's comments on a Speaking test

Cambridge English: Movers - Information for candidates,
schools and parents


A handy guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved and examples of papers.

 Cambridge English: Movers Information for Candidates (in English)
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for schools (in English)
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for parents (in English)





Cambridge English: Movers Word List Picture Book
You can use this book to help children get better at English and learn new words. It has many of the words children have to learn for the Cambridge English: Movers test.

 Cambridge English: Movers Word List Picture Book




Results

There is no pass or fail. All children receive an award which shows how many shields they have received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A Cambridge English: Movers award is a great way to:
  • celebrate children’s achievements
  • build their confidence
  • reward their individual ability
A result of one shield means a child can improve a lot in that skill. Five shields mean that a child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly.

Children should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam – Cambridge English: Flyers– if they achieve a total of 10 or 11 shields, or above.


Give your child a head start in English
A2 Flyers is the highest of the three Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners Tests. As your child develops and works their way up to the A2 Flyers certificate, they reach a level that will enable them to aim for Cambridge English: A2 Key or Cambridge English: B1 Preliminary - exams which lead to certificates internationally accepted for work and study purposes.

Real life language skills
When children learn English, it is important that they learn English which is practical and useful. It is important that they learn to speak good English and that they work towards international standards that will prepare them for study abroad or the international world of work.

Flyers is set at Level A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A2 is the level of English needed for:
  • understand simple written English
  • communicate in familiar situations
  • understand short notices and simple spoken directions.
For example, at A2 level, you can expect them to:
  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • introduce themselves and answer basic questions about their personal details
  • interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly
  • write short, simple notes.
Relevant for your child
The Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners tests are specially tailored to suit the interests of school children, so they increase their motivation to learn English. Because the tests are based on familiar topics and situations, they give your child the confidence to use their English and inspire them to do well.

Fun and stimulating
At Cambridge English, we believe that learning should not be stressful for children. By enjoying their studies, reading, listening and speaking in English come naturally. As their confidence develops, they will want to learn more and use English to a more challenging level.

Fair
Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds.

Support
A wealth of materials is available to help you and your child prepare for the tests.

A Cambridge English certificate
For children to take full advantage of the opportunities that tomorrow's world of work will offer, knowledge of English is an important asset. It is, therefore, best for your child to work towards certificates that are accepted by thousands of educational organisations and employers throughout the world.

Flyers - Exam format and sample papers
PaperContent
Marks (% of total)
Listening
(About 25 minutes)
5 parts/25 questions
A maximum
of 5 shields
Reading & Writing
(About 40 minutes)
7 parts/50 questionsA maximum
of 5 shields
Speaking
(7-9 minutes)
4 parts
A maximum
of 5 shields
Listening: About 25 minutes
The Cambridge English: Flyers Listening test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Your child hears each recording twice. For the Listening test, your child must remember to take coloured pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown and grey) and an ordinary pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, your child will also hear American accents in the Listening tests and also some American English vocabulary. British or American spelling is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Flyers sample paper volume 1
 Download the Flyers sample paper volume 2
Reading & Writing: 40 minutes
The Cambridge English: Flyers Listening testhas seven parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all the parts of the Reading & Writing test, your child must spell their answers correctly. For the Reading & Writing test, your child only needs a pen or pencil. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, British or American English is accepted for the written answers.
 Download the Flyers sample paper volume 1
 Download the Flyers sample paper volume 2
Speaking: 7-9 minutes per candidate
The Cambridge English: Flyers Speaking Test has four parts. Candidates take the test alone with the examiner, but someone who speaks your child's language (maybe someone your child knows, like your child's teacher) will introduce your child to the examiner.
 Download Examiner's comments on a Speaking test

Cambridge English: Flyers - Information for candidates,
schools an parents


A handy guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved and examples of papers.

 Cambridge English: Flyers Information for Candidates
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for schools
 Cambridge English: Young Learners brief guide for parents





Cambridge English: Flyers Word List Picture Book
You can use this book to help children get better at English and learn new words. It has many of the words children have to learn for the Cambridge English: Flyers test.

Cambridge English: Flyers Word List Picture Book




Results

There is no pass or fail. All children receive an award which shows how many shields they have received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A Cambridge English: Flyers award is a great way to:
  • celebrate children’s achievements
  • build their confidence
  • reward their individual ability
A result of one shield means a child can improve a lot in that skill. Five shields mean that a child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly.

Children should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam if they achieve a total of 10 or 11 shields, or above.
Useful resources to help prepare for the Cambridge Assessment English: Young Learners (YLE) Tests
Free practice tests...


Pre A1 Starters
Practice Test for Cambridge English: Starters
Starters-Vol 1
Starters-Vol 2
A1 Movers
Practice Test for Cambridge English: Movers
Movers
A2 Flyers
Practice Test for Cambridge English: Flyers
Flyers-Vol 1
Flyers-Vol 2
Examiner's comments on a Speaking test...

Starters
 Examiner's comments on the Speaking test for Cambridge English: Starters
Movers
 Examiner's comments on the Speaking test for Cambridge English: Movers
Flyers
 Examiner's comments on the Speaking test for Cambridge English: Flyers
Word List Picture Books and Word Lists...

    Starters




 Starters Word List
       Movers




 Movers Word List

       Flyers




 Flyers Word

Cambridge English: Young Learners Picture Bank flash cards and activities for students and teachers
Children can use the Picture Bank to make flash cards with new vocabulary. The words in the Picture Bank are grouped the same way as the Cambridge English: Starters.

 Download the Cambridge English: Young Learners Picture Bank flash cards and activities for students and teachers...
Classroom activities...
Starters
 Cambridge English: Starters classroom activities
 Cambridge English: Starters classroom poster
 Cambridge English: Starters progress chart (individual)
 Cambridge English: Starters progress chart (for groups)
Movers
 Cambridge English: Movers classroom activities
 Cambridge English: Movers classroom poster
 Cambridge English: Movers progress chart (individual)
 Cambridge English: Movers progress chart (for groups)

Flyers
 Cambridge English: Flyers classroom activities
 Cambridge English: Flyers classroom poster
 Cambridge English: Flyers progress chart (individual)
 Cambridge English: Flyers progress chart (for groups)

Information for candidates and parents...

 Download YLE information
for candidates and parents

Frequently asked questions:

 Cambridge English: Starters FAQ's
 Cambridge English: Movers FAQ's
 Cambridge English: Flyers FAQ's


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Step 1 Find an exam date

You can take the Cambridge English exams most months of the year.
Use our online search to find an exam date.

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You can complete the exam registration form online or come to our offices to register for an exam.

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Payment for the exam must be made before the registration deadline.
If you register after the deadline a late fee of 40 Euros will be applied. You can choose to pay for your exam via the following payment methods:

  1. By credit/debit card




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  3. At our offices:
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