Pre A1 Starters

Official Cambridge English preparation materials

Pre A1 Starters, formerly known as Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the start of a child’s language learning journey.

Pre A1 Starters is the first of three Cambridge English Qualifications designed for young learners. These tests introduce children to everyday written and spoken English and are an excellent way for them to gain confidence and improve their English.

The tests are written around familiar topics and focus on the skills needed to communicate effectively in English through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Key facts

CEFR level:        Pre-level A1 What's this?

Test format:     Paper- based                      

No. of papers:  3

Exam length:   About 45 minutes

Pre A1 Starters can help your child take their first step towards:

  • understanding basic English content on the internet

  • enjoying bools. songs, television and films in English

  • making friends globally

Reasons to choose Pre A1 Starters:

  • There's no pass ot fail - every child gets a Cambridhge English certificate which celebrates their achievements.

  • The test uses realistic everyday situatuins to bring learning to life.

  • The test civets all major varieties of English (e.g. British English, American English.

  • We have a huge range of free and paid-for support.

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