A1 & B1 English tests

A1 Test

An A1 certificate is valid for two years and can be used for a visa renewal after that. The test takes 6 minutes and the result is known immediately.

The test is designed to demonstrate a basic command of English through conversation, reading and listening to understand everyday expressions and very basic phrases The A1 level requires approximately 40-50 hours of language study, most students who are already familiar with the language will not have a problem passing at this level.

A pass at the A1 level is required by citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU) who wish to marry and live in the UK with an EU or non EU citizen who is entitled to live in the UK.

B1 Test

A B1 certificate is valid indefinitely. The test takes approximately 10 minutes and the result is known immediately.

In the first five minutes, the candidate must choose a topic and use present simple, past simple future, simple past and present perfect tenses. In the remaining five minutes, the examiner will choose a topic and the candidate must discuss it using simple present, present perfect, simple past and future. The B1 test is mandatory for all candidates who wish to apply for a British passport or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Life in the UK Test

Applicants who are required to take a B1 Test must also take and pass the Life in the UK test about British language, culture and traditions.

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