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English is and remains world language No. 1. Who speaks English, is both on journeys into many countries, in the school, in the study and in the Business clearly in the advantage. There is a whole set at English tests, English certificates, English examinations of various test centers and offerers, which differ according to various criteria:

  • How do you „measure“ your own level of English?
  • For what purpose is the English test held?
  • What are the requirements for the English test?
  • Where can I get my English certificate?
  • Is it about passing the English test with a certificate or a concrete score where failing is not possible?

In order to ensure that English tests are comparable, we have carried out a graphical classification of all language tests so that you can find your way around more quickly and choose the right language course for you.

Important English language tests at a glance

Below are important English certificates for different target groups and requirements.


The Cambridge English Certificates are worldwide recognized language certificates of the University of Cambridge for non-native speakers of English in 5 different levels. There are almost 20 different English tests, which are aimed at different target groups such as pupils, students, teachers, etc. and which certify that the internationally valid Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the respective test has been achieved. The certificates are valid forever.

InstitutionUniversity of Cambridge (Cambridge English)
LevelsA1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Validityno time limits
Target groupspupils, students, teaching staff (non-native speakers)
Test providerdiverse, worldwide
Recognition5 stars

Besonders bekannt und international hoch nachgefragt sind das CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English), das CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) und das FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English).

LCCI English Certificates

The LCCI certificates in English are organized by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The examination board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) also conducts the English tests for everyday business life, which are offered in 10 different levels, 20000 times a year in Germany and 500.000 times worldwide. The LCCI certificates are highly valued internationally, especially by companies.

InstitutionLondon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) or the examination board
LevelsA1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Validityno timely limits
Target groupsemployees
Test providerdiverse, worldwide
Recognition5 stars

The tests EFB (English for Business) and EFC (Englich for Commerce) are particularly interesting.

Overview of all English language tests and certificates

BEC Sprachtest
BULATS Sprachtest
CAE Sprachtest
CELTA Sprachtest
CPE Sprachtest
DELTA Sprachtest
FCE Sprachtest
ICELT Sprachtest
ICFE Sprachtest
IELTS Sprachtest
ILEC Sprachtest
KET Sprachtest
PET Sprachtest
TKT Sprachtest
Cambridge YLE
EFB Sprachtest
EFC Sprachtest
ELSA Sprachtest
FELSA Sprachtest
GMAT Sprach- und Mathetest
GRE Sprach- und Mathetest
PBE Sprachtest
SAT Sprach- und Mathetest
SEFIC Sprachtest
TOEFL Sprachtest
TOEIC Sprachtest
WEFT Sprachtest

English online courses at a glance

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