Cambridge EFL (English as a Foreign Language) examinations are respected throughout the world, and enormous effort goes into ensuring that the exams are valid and reliable tests of English.

Pretests

Before any tasks or questions are included in a live examination, they are pretested on candidates of a suitable level. Only when all the material has been checked and Cambridge Assessment is certain that it meets the correct standard, is it used in actual question papers. Cambridge Assessment works with numerous of extensively trained examiners to set, administer, and mark the exam papers.

Examiners

All examiners are accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment. They work in teams, led and closely supervised by highly experienced examiners who co-ordinate the examining to ensure that standards remain consistent. Speaking Tests are conducted by locally-based examiners who examine candidates face-to-face. All written exam papers are returned to Cambridge for assessment. As examiners mark the scripts, their work is continuously monitored and checked by senior examiners.

Exam Centres

Before any school or other institution can become an approved Cambridge English Language Assessment centre, it has to meet rigorous selection criteria. Authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment exam centres operate according to clearly defined regulations, and Cambridge Assessment carries out regular centre inspections to ensure that standards are maintained.

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