Designed to assess the English language skills of children aged between seven and 12, the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams are available at three assessment levels (Starters, Movers and Flyers) that encourage children to work by monitoring their progress.

Cambridge English: Starters

Cambridge English: Starters is the first of three Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test will encourage your child to learn English from an early age and create a positive attitude to language tests.

Level of qualification: Pre A1 Basic User on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 7 and 8, and have had about 100 hours of English lessons.

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for this test. Your child will receive a certificate which shows how many shields they receive in each skill. The maximum score is five shields. They will receive the certificate about a month after taking the test.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
20 mins
Maximum five shields
20 mins
Maximum five shields
3-5 mins
Maximum five shields

Cambridge English: Movers

Cambridge English: Movers is the second of three Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test will encourage your child to communicate in real-life situations in English and create a positive attitude to language tests.

Level of qualification: A1 Basic User on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 8 and 11, and have had about 175 hours of English lessons.

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for this test. Your child will receive a certificate which shows how many shields they receive in each skill. The maximum score is five shields. They will receive the certificate about a month after taking the test.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
25 mins
Maximum five shields
30 mins
Maximum five shields
5-7 mins
Maximum five shields

Cambridge English: Flyers

Cambridge English: Flyers is the highest of three  Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) tests for children between the ages of 7 and 12. This test shows that your child can understand simple English in everyday situations and can communicate in basic English.

Level of qualification: A2 Basic User on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this test?

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 9 and 12, and have been learning English as a second language for two to three years at school (about 250 hours of English classes).

What happens when my child takes this test?

There is no pass or fail for this test. Your child will receive a certificate which shows how many shields they receive in each skill. The maximum score is five shields. They will receive the certificate about a month after taking the test. 

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
25 mins
Maximum five shields
40 mins
Maximum five shields
7-9 mins
Maximum five shield

Sitting for Cambridge English Young Learners examinations in Jordan

Register for the Young Learners exams in Jordan. Registration is also done through schools as bulk entries.

Find out when and where you can sit for Cambridge English Young Learners exams in Jordan and the examination fees.

What to expect on exam day?

Young Learner results are issued approximately four weeks after the date of your examination. Everyone who completes their test receives an award, which focuses on what they could do (not what they couldn’t do). It gives them credit for having taken part in the test.

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