English exam preparation course
At many universities and colleges in Germany and abroad, an official English certificate is now required as an English proficiency test. Companies, especially those that operate internationally, are often demanding that their employees have a high level of English and corresponding English language certificates as proof.
Which of the various English certificates is best for you depends primarily on what you need the certificate for. For example, if you want to study at a UK university, you will certainly be required to have a Cambridge Certificate for enrollment. At US universities, on the other hand, the TOEFL is the official language certificate. When applying to international companies, English proficiency tests that are specifically geared towards the business world, such as the American TOEIC or the British Linguaskill test, are particularly useful.
Many of our partner schools offer special preparatory courses for obtaining official English certificates. In these courses, you will be prepared for the individual English exams, you will practice the exam procedure and be much more relaxed when you take the language exam. Our language travel experts will be happy to advise you personally and free of charge on all options. Simply contact us.
In the following, we will introduce you to the various English proficiency tests that are officially recognized as proof of your oral and written language skills in English. If you're not sure what language level you're currently at, our online English proficiency test can help.
The Cambridge Certificates
The English exams administered by Cambridge are considered the benchmark around the world. With them, educational institutes and companies can safely check the level of English language skills. If you want to take a Cambridge English exam, most language schools offer special preparation courses for the various Cambridge exams. Programmes usually last 12 weeks, but for students with good language skills, it is also possible to attend short intensive courses of 4, 6 or 8 weeks.
Many universities now recognize the Certificate of Advanced English, the Certificate of Proficiency English and the IELTS exam as evidence of solid English language skills and allow students with such a certificate direct access to advanced courses in English.
American english certificates
The two most well-known American English proficiency tests, TOEFL and TOEIC, are particularly advantageous if you want to study at an American university or work in an American company, but these English certificates are also held in high esteem outside of the USA.