Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE)

Motivate and encourage your children to study English. This is the goal of the Cambridge exam Young Learners English for children between 7 and 12 years old.

There are 3 levels of the exams for children who study English:

 

Exam characteristics:

  • age of children taken into account
  • intended for children between 7 and 12 years old
  • interesting and amusing tasks
  • assessed by independent institution – Cambridge English Language Assessment
  • objective evaluation
  • motivating instead of stressful
  • every child gets a certificate
 
The main goal is to provide a positive experience with examination and allow children experience of  success. Scoring of the exam parts ranges according to the number of shields from 1 to 5.
 
 

Cambridge exam YLE contents:

Exam Exam contents Exam parts Age Number of lessons CEFR
Level
Starters Reading and Writing  (20 minutes)
Listening (20 minutes)
Speaking (5 minutes)
5 parts/ 25 questions
4 parts/ 20 questions
5 parts 
7-10 100 A0
Movers Reading and Writing (30 minutes)
Listening (25 minutes)
Speaking (7 minutes)
6 parts/ 40 questions   
5 parts/ 25 questions 
4 parts
8-11 175 A1
Flyers Reading and Writing (40 minutes)
Listening (25 minutes)
Speaking (9 minutes)
7 parts/ 50 questions
5 parts/ 25 questions 
4 parts
9-12 250 A2
 

Cambridge exam YLE 2017 dates and fees

Exam  Exam duration Exam dates Registration closing Fee CEFR
Level
Starters 45 min 7.4.2017
21.4.2017
28.4.2017
12.5.2017
28.2.2017
28.2.2017
3.3.2017
3.3.2017
55 EUR A0
Movers 60 min 7.4.2017
21.4.2017
28.4.2017
12.5.2017
28.2.2017
28.2.2017
3.3.2017
3.3.2017
58 EUR A1
Flyers
 
80 min 7.4.2017
21.4.2017
28.4.2017
12.5.2017
28.2.2017
28.2.2017
3.3.2017
3.3.2017
60 EUR A2


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Would you like to try the YLE exam with your children?

YLE Starters
Online sample exam - YLE Starters
Sample exams on Cambridge web page
Watch a recording of the Speaking part
Vocabulary and pictures
 
YLE Movers
Online sample exam - YLE Movers
Sample exams on Cambridge web page
Watch a recording of the Speaking part
Vocabulary and pictures
 
YLE Flyers
Online sample exam - YLE Flyers
Sample exams on Cambridge web page
Watch a recording of the Speaking part
Vocabulary and pictures
 


Cambridge exam YLE – dates for schools:

We will gladly set up an exam date of your choice if a minimum of 10 children (for all three levels altogether) apply for it.  It is possible to organise the exam at the premises of your school (meeting the exam room requirements of Cambridge English Language Assessment). If you are interested in an exam for your school, please contact PaedDr. Kristína Jakubíčková, the manager of Cambridge exams, via email:  exams@ihbratislava.sk.