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					APIBA- International Examinations Seminar – June 24, 2000

                                                                           EXAM BOARD FACTFILE

EXAM BOARD
FACTFILE       PITMAN                                        UCLES                                ULEAC                               LCCIEB                              TRINITY
NAME OF        Pitman Qualifications-City and Guilds         University of Cambridge Local        London Examinations-Edexcel         London Chamber of Commerce          TRINITY “The International
                                                             Examinations Syndicate               Foundation (former University of    and Industry Examinations Board     Examinations Board.
EXAMINATION                                                                                       London Examinations and
BOARD                                                                                             Assessment Council)
EXAMINATIONS       ESOL: English for Speakers of other          Young Learners English           The London Tests of                   FTBE (Foundation                   ESOL: Spoken
                    Languages                                     Tests                                English for Children                Certificate for Teachers of         Examinations
OFFERED            YESOL: Esol for Young Learners               Key English Test                 The London Examinations:               Business English)                  TESOL: Certificate in
                   EBC: English for Business                    Preliminary English Test             Certificate of Attainment in       SEFIC (Spoken English for           Teaching English to
                    Communications                               First Certificate in English         English                             Industry and Commerce)              Speakers of Other
                   Office Skills                                Certificate in Advanced                                                 EFB (English for Business)          Languages- Cert. TESOL
                   Office Procedures                             English                                                                 WEFT (Written English for           Licenciate Diploma in
                   Business Studies                             Certificate of Proficiency in                                            Tourism)                            Teaching English to
                                                                  English                                                                                                      Speakers of Other
                                                                 Business English                                                                                             Languages
                                                                  Certificates                                                                                                LTCL TESOL MUSIC
                                                                 IELTS                                                                                                       DRAMA & SPEECH
                                                                 RLLTS
                                                                 IGCSE/AICE (non-
                                                                  EFL)
DISTINCTIVE        Weakness reports in cases of failure         Comprehensive range of              Communicative tests of the         Communicative task-based           An authentic test of English
                    free of charge                                examinations                         four skills                         exams.                              speaking ability, not a test of
FEATURES           Recording of oral exams,                     Offered world-wide                  Two suites of tests designed    Specialising in Business               the ability to prepare for an
                    guaranteeing objectivity                     Member of ALTE                       for different age groups        Covering the needs of                  examination
                   Invigilators and assessors travelling        Recognition and value               Tests of different levels           employers and the working          Graded to cover a wide
                    from BA to all headquarters in BA            Reliability and Integrity            from Basic to Proficient            community: the exams are            range from beginner to near-
                    and the provinces                                                                 Task-based exercises related        specially developed for             native speaker
                   Integrity of total external assessment                                             to a story line                     anybody needing English            Based on a syllabus that
                   Prizes awarded world-wide to                                                      Every day and appealing             within their working                integrates easily into the
                    excelling performances                                                             situations                          environment                         existing school curriculum
                                                                                                                                       Recognised by leading                 Motivational for students by
                                                                                                                                           companies and universities          making them decide the
                                                                                                                                           locally and internationally.        content of the examination
                                                                                                                                       Discretionary awards in case          A one-to-one interaction
                                                                                                                                           of failure.                         with a native speaker
                                                                                                                                       Corrected and/or moderated             examiner (UK based)
                                                                                                                                           in the UK.
CONTACT IN     37 Warren Road School of English (See         Mrs. Litty Mora: UCLES Support       Leeds School of English (See        LCCIEB Argentina (See address       TRINITY (See address below)
               address below)                                Officer (See address below)          address below)                      below)
ARGENTINA
APIBA- International Examinations Seminar – June 24, 2000

                                                                             EXAMINATION FACTFILE

EXAMINATION PITMAN                                              UCLES                             ULEAC                                 LCCIEB                            TRINITY
FACTFILE
Name of     ESOL , YESOL , EBC , Office Skills , Office         1.Business English Certificates   1.The London Examinations-            EFB- English for Business         Trinity ESOL Spoken
            Procedures , Business Studies                       2. Cambridge Young Learners       Certificate of Attainment in                                            Examinations
Examination                                                     3. Key English Test               English
                                                                4.Preliminary English Test
                                                                5.First Certificate in English    2. The London Test of English for
                                                                6. Certificate in Advanced        Children
                                                                English
                                                                7.Certificate of Proficiency in
                                                                English
Levels             ESOL 5, YESOL 2, EBC 3, Office Skills 2,     1. I, II, III                     1.   Six                              LCCIEB compared with Council      12 Graded examinations divided
                   Office Procedures 2, Business Studies 2      2. STARTERS, MOVERS,                                                    of Europe Levels:                 into four stages: Initial,
                                                                      FLYERS                      2. 7 to 13                            Preliminary = Breakthrough        Elementary, Intermediate,
                                                                                                                                        First = Waystage                  Advanced
                                                                                                                                        Second = Threshold
                                                                                                                                        Third = Vantage
Name of Exam       Pitman Qualifications-City and Guilds        UCLES (University of Cambridge University London Examinations-          LCCIEB- London Chamber of         Trinity “The International
                                                                Local Examinations Syndicate)  Edexcel Foundation                       Commerce and Industry             Examinations Board”
Board                                                                                                                                   Examinations Board
Age                                                             2. From 7 to 12                   from 12 onwards                       Adults                            7 onwards (no limit)
Language Level     Basic to Advanced                            1. BEC I=KET/PET                  1. From Basic to Near Native          4 levels from Beginners to        from beginner to near native
                                                                   BEC II=FCE BEC III= CAE             Communication                    Advanced                          speaker
                                                                2. Beginners                      2. from Beginner to Lower
                                                                3. Elementary                          Intermediate
                                                                4. Lower Intermediate
                                                                5. Upper Intermediate
                                                                6. Lower Advanced
                                                                7. Upper Advanced
Components         Listening, English Usage, Reading, Writing   Reading, Writing, Speaking and    1.   A written component with         Depending on the level: EFB       Listening and Speaking:
                                                                Listening                              five or six parts that test      might include: Picture            Conversation, Topic preparation by
                                                                                                       listening and reading            interpretation, Reading           the candidate, Text preparation by
                                                                5-6-7: Reading, Writing, Use of        comprehension and writing        Comprehension, Productive         the candidate, Listening
                                                                English, Listening and Speaking        and an oral component            Writing (letter, memo, article,   comprehension
                                                                (7:Interview)                     2.   A written component with         report), Figures interpretation
                                                                                                       five parts that test listening   and/or Reformulation
                                                                                                       and reading comprehension        EFB has an optional oral test
                                                                                                       and writing and an oral
                                                                                                       component
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EXAMINATION PITMAN                                    UCLES                              ULEAC                             LCCIEB                             TRINITY
FACTFILE
Recognized by: All UK universities and those of the   1.   Business Firms                Many colleges and Institutes of   Universities, employers, leading   The following universities accept
                     Commonwealth-National Bodies                                        Higher Education for entry        companies, chambers of             grade 10 pass or above as
                                                      5-6. Various Universities          purposes (level 4 and above)      commerce and professional          additional info regarding overseas
                                                                                                                           associations both locally and      students’ English language ability:
                                                                                                                           internationally                    Universities: Aston, Bounemouth,
                                                                                                                                                              South Bank, Sheffield Hallam,
                                                                                                                                                              Staffordshire, Bath, Birmingham,
                                                                                                                                                              Central Lancashire, Portsmouth,
                                                                                                                                                              Southampton, St. Andrew’s, West
                                                                                                                                                              of England (Bristol), Warwick,
                                                                                                                                                              Dundee, East Anglia, Essex,
                                                                                                                                                              Huddersfield, Hull, London,
                                                                                                                                                              Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
                                                                                                                                                              Nouthumbria at Newcastle,
                                                                                                                                                              Sheffield, Ulster at Jordanstown.
                                                                                                                                                              University Colleges: Corpus Cristi
                                                                                                                                                              College (Oxford), Kings College
                                                                                                                                                              London, Queen Mary & Westfield
                                                                                                                                                              College (London), Padworth
                                                                                                                                                              College Reading, Royal Military
                                                                                                                                                              College of Science (Swindom)
                                                                                                                                                              St.Hugh’s College (Oxford)
Locally          37 Warren Road School of English     1-3-4-5-6. Authorised Centres or   Leeds School of English           LCCIEB Argentina                   Erna Berntz: National Consultant
administered by: Rosario 531 Capital (1424) 3381
                 Telephone/Fax: 4 901-0967/
                                                      Support Officer for Argentina
                                                      Corrientes 1320 Olivos (1636)
                                                                                         Zabala 1686 Capital (1426)
                                                                                         Telephone/Fax: 4 788-5052/ 4
                                                                                                                           Delgado 860 Capital (1426)
                                                                                                                           Telephone (0054) 11- 4552-
                                                                                                                                                              Cecilia Righetto: Area Consultant
                                                                                                                                                              J.J.Paso 276 9° “J” Martinez (1640)
                     E-mail Address:                  Telephone: 4 790-5515 Fax: 4       783-4414                          5650                               Tel: 4 790-0983
                     <37warrenroad@ciudad.com.ar>     794-5960                           E-mail Address:                   Fax: (0054) 11-4552-5650           Fax: 4 793-4803
                                                      Email:<plmora@elsitio.net          <leedslondonrep@interar.          E-mail Address:                    E-mail: <trinityeb@ba.net>
                                                                                         com.ar>                           <vbblcci@satlink.com>
                                                      8.    University of Cambridge                                        Web: <www.lccieb.org.uk>
                                                            Local Examinations
                                                            Syndicate
                                                      1 Hills Road /Cambridge/ CB1
                                                      ZEU /Tel: 44 1223 553311 Fax:
                                                      44 1223 460278
                                                      E-mail:<ejl@ucles.org.uk>

				
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