International foreign language exam possibilities at Tallinn European School
Students, who learn English, French or German as a foreign language, have the possibility to take an English, French or German internationally recognized exams. The French and German tests can be taken for free.
European School foreign language curriculum is established under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages with 6 language levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. The same framework is used for French and German internationally recognized exams.
The French and German exams take place in April and May. The English exam takes place in May/June and November/December.
Registration to the French and German exams are made in accordance with the rules that are enforced by The Republic of Estonia Ministry of Education and Research and Innove.
1. French – DELF
DELF is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. The exams will assess four competencies: understanding of oral speech and written text and oral and written self-expression. More information can be found here.
French exams are meant for TES S2-S6 students and they can pass the language levels A2, B1 and B2.
2. German – Goethe Zertifikat B1 and Goethe Zertifikat B2
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 and B2 confirms the independent use of German and complies with language level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. More about the exams at Goethe Institut can be found here.
German exam is meant for TES S6 students and they can pass the language levels B1 and B2.
3. English – Pearson Test of English
Tallinn European School is an approved Pearson Test of English Centre.
The Pearson Test of English is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning as a foreign language. It integrates all four skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) and focuses on assessing the ability to communicate in English, rather than test-taking skills. PTE is recognised globally and accepted by national education authorities as evidence of a required level of English.
The PTE Young Learners is a fun English language assessment for students aged 6 to 13. The PTE General can be taken in 6 different levels of proficiency (A1, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and accredited by Ofqual in the UK.
More information can be found here.