Czech Language Certificate Exam - CCE
Do you need certification for work or study?
Would you like to know the level of your knowledge of Czech?
The Czech Language Certificate Exam is now available through the Czech Centre.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXAM
The Czech Language Certificate Exam is offered at four levels of proficiency:
CCE – A1
CCE – A2
CCE – B1
CCE – B2
This exam is designed not only for the university students, but also for all foreigners aged 16 and over, who want or need to prove their level of communication competency in the Czech language.
The exam has been designed and is facilitated by the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies (ILPS) of Charles University, Prague in collaboration with the Czech Centre London
Participation in courses held by the Czech Centre London or by the Charles University is not a prerequisite for this exam.
The certificate has no expiration date and is issued in Czech and English.
When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self-evaluation help table based on the European Language Passport. Download the table here:
The examination is recognized by most Czech and foreign employers and by some universities and colleges. It can help you for entrance examinations, improve your career and measure your progress in Czech.
The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies represents Charles University as a full and exclusive Czech member of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). It ia also a member of the international testing associations EALTA and ILTA. The Czech Centre London is Czech government agency, part of the worldwide network of cultural institutes working under the umbrella of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Czech Centre London provides information, support & promotion and organises cultural events and Czech language courses.
DATES AND PLACE
The exam is generally held once a year, for all levels offered above. However the exam only takes place if there is a sufficient interest from the candidates.
If not specified otherwise, the examination takes place at the Czech Centre London, 13 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QG at 10 a.m. It is necessary to register on site at least 30 minutes before the examination.
Please bring a valid identification card with photo (e.g. passport), the confirmation of the payment and a pencil. Please make sure you are familiar with regulations prior to the examination.
Terms for 2013
Saturday 29 June 2013
Czech Centre London, 13 Harley Street, London W1G 9QG
(Registration and information: Ms Renata Clark, 020 7307 5182)
Deadline for applications is 15 May 2013
APPLICATION AND EXAM FEE
Applicants can register by completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. After the registration Czech Centre will contact the applicant regarding the payment. Exam fee full payment is accepted only via cheque (payable to the Czech Centre) or in cash.
Fee: £160 per attempt for outside candidates, £130 per attempt for the current students of Czech language courses run by the Czech Centre London .
Deadline for applications is 15 May 2013
PARTS OF THE EXAM:
Lexical-grammatical text (B2 level only)
EXAM DURATION – ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL:
- Level A1 – Reading Comprehension + Writing 60 minutes, Listening Comprehension 20–25 minutes, Speaking 5–8 minutes (per person)
- Level A2 – Reading Comprehension 45 minutes, Listening Comprehension 20–25 minutes, Writing 40 minutes, Speaking 12 minutes (per pair of candidates)
- Level B1 – Reading Comprehension 50 minutes, Listening 30–35 minutes, Writing 60 minutes, Speaking 15–18 minutes (per pair)
- Level B2 – Reading Comprehension 40 minutes, Listening Comprehension 30–35 minutes, Grammar/lexical test 30 minutes, Writing 80 minutes, Speaking 20–24 minutes (per pair).
Sample exams and other downloadable materials:
- Sample exam CCE–A1 (PDF: 1 MB)
- Sample exam CCE–A2 (PDF: 1 MB)
- Sample exam CCE–B1 (PDF: 1,2 MB)
- Sample exam CCE–B2 (PDF: 1,2 MB)
- Sample Listening CCE–A1 (MP3: 17 MB)
- Sample Listening CCE–A2 (MP3: 16 MB)
- Sample Listening CCE–B1 (MP3: 20 MB)
- Sample Listening CCE–B2 (MP3: 21 MB)
For a passing grade, it is necessary to achieve a total minimum score of 60%. A total minimum score of 60% is required in each of its subtest, however, a passing score of 50% in one of the written subtests is accepted.
For more information about the exam see http://ujop.cuni.cz/cce/index_en.php