English (elementary/A2)

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About the English (elementary/A2) test

An elementary knowledge of English at the A2 level of the CEFR framework provides the ability to understand and use frequently used expressions around topics such as employment, family, local geography, and shopping. Candidates who have this level of English are able to communicate through simple and direct exchange of information and describe familiar topics and matters of immediate need in simple terms. This test will help you identify candidates who need to speak and understand elementary English for position in manufacturing and other industrial areas.

This English (elementary/A2) test evaluates candidates in basic English vocabulary and grammar, as well as simple sentence composition. It also assesses candidates’ reading and listening comprehension skills through simple sentences.

Candidates who do well on this test use basic sentence patterns in English to communicate information in everyday situations. They can make themselves understood, even if though they make some mistakes. They have the English literacy required to read and understand signs on the street and at the workplace and to be able to respond to answer questions and respond to simple statements.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Jan S.

A native of California, U.S.A. and a holder of a Master’s degree in Education, Jan has recently retired as Professor of English and Multi-Media at a small women’s university in Japan after an extensive teaching career of twenty-five years. Jan has also worked as an editor and copyeditor for academic articles, novels, children’s books, and many other types of projects. Jan currently lives in Japan.

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What is the difference between intermediate and proficient level of the English language tests?
The intermediate tests test the B1 level of the CEFR framework language skills. The proficient tests, which are more advanced, test the C1 level language skills of a candidate. You can read more about the different skill levels here.

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