FAQ

I. ABOUT YOUNG LEARNERS

  • What is YLE? How many levels do we have?

    Cambridge English: Young Learners is a series of fun, motivating English language tests, aimed at children in primary and lower-secondary education. There are three activity-based tests – Starters, Movers and Flyers. Children between the age group 6-8 years take Starters, 8-9 year old take Movers and 9-10 year olds take Flyers. There is no specific age limit for each level and the age group mentioned above is indicative.

    Click here for more details http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/young-learners-english/


  • What is the CEFR?

    The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It is used around the world to describe learners' language skills.


  • Where does YLE feature in the CEFR?

    YLE Starters is a Pre A1, YLE Movers is an A1 level test and YLE Flyers is an A2 level test.


  • How many components are assessed in YLE tests?

    The Listening, Reading & Writing and Speaking skills of the candidate are assessed.


  • What is the duration of each component?

    ListeningReading & WritingSpeakingTotal Time
    Starters About 20 minutesStarters 20 minutesStarters 5 minutesAround 45 minutes
    Movers About 25 minutesMovers 30 minutesMovers 7 minutesAround 63 minutes
    Flyers About 25 minutesFlyers 40 minutesFlyers 9 minutesAround 73 minutes

    Be aware that the written component (ie Listening, reading & writing) is conducted at one stretch and the speaking module can be conducted before or after the written component.


  • How do Speaking tests take place?

    The YLE Speaking test is a face-to-face interaction between a qualified Speaking Examiner and the candidate.


  • Does the listening test have any accent?

    Yes, the accent is British but is easy to understand as it will be clear and slow.


  • What are the minimum marks required clear the test?

    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 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.


II. Documentation

  • What is the documentation required for this exam?

    A valid ID card - a school identity card is acceptable.


  • Is there any other documentation required for registration?

    No. Only the candidate ID, along with a recent passport size photograph and the payment is required.


III. During the examination

  • What stationery is required to be brought by the candidate who is taking up the YLE Exam?

    Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners and Colour pencils.


  • What are the authorised materials that can be brought inside the exam room?

    Stationery, water, medicines, Confirmation of Entry (hall ticket)


  • What are the unauthorised materials that cannot be brought inside the exam room?

    Books, exam preparatory materials, bags, electronic items like mobile phone, smart watches, tablets, laptops, etc


IV. Post test questions

  • When will the candidate receive their test result?

    The candidate will receive their test result in about 4 weeks after completing the test.


  • Will the candidate get a certificate?

    Yes, the candidate gets a certificate which will be despatched in 5-6 weeks after the test is taken.


  • What is the validity of the certificate?

    The certificate is valid for life.


V. Circumstances & Refunds

  • What if the candidate arrives late?

    The candidate cannot take the test if they arrive late because YLE starts with the Listening component. They will need to forfeit the test and book a fresh test. There will not be any refunds.


  • What if the candidate falls sick on the day of the exam and cannot make it?

    Candidate would be required to provide a medical certificate from a doctor, this can be accommodated and the fee can be reversed and refunded.


  • What happens if the candidate’s certificate has their name misspelt?

    It is vital that the candidate checks the details on the confirmation of Entry (ie hall ticket) immediately on receipt. If there is any spelling mistake highlight this to the centre. If the error is noticed after the certificates are printed, then the candidate has to bear the cost of rectification.


  • What happens if the candidate loses their certificate and requires a new one?

    Candidate will need to pay a fee to have a duplicate certificate issued. The certificate will get printed and sent across from Cambridge, UK. There are some rules and regulations to be followed before the certificate is replaced.