YLE stands for “Young Learner Examinations” and refers to the 3 language exams that Cambridge developed especially for children of primary education.
These are (i) YLE Starters corresponding to a pre-A1 CEFR level, (ii) YLE Movers corresponding to CEFR level A1 and (iii) YLE Flyers corresponding to CEFR level A2
These certificates will prove language capabilities of the above-mentioned CEFR levels, although their main role and focus would be to acquaint young students with the spirit of continuous improvement and assessment and to reward diligence and commitment towards learning on the part of the young ones.
All the Cambridge YLE exams assess the following language skills:
- Reading & Writing
There is no PASS or FAIL award and every participant gets a certificate, which displays their achievement with a corresponding number of shields in each of the accessed skills. What’s more, based on the candidate’s performance Cambridge provide an analysis of the strengths of the candidate along with advice on the areas that need improvement, as well as on how to work towards this improvement. In other words Cambridge have gone beyond the mere testing and into the realm of counselling.