We are very pleased to inform you that the Hellenic American Union and Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) have renewed their Agreement regarding the ECCE and ECPE certificate examinations in Greece. The Hellenic American Union will thus continue to serve as the exclusive administrator of these examinations in Greece.
The renewal of the Agreement marks another way station in the long history of cooperation between the Hellenic American Union and the University of Michigan in the area of language certificate examinations, a partnership that began in 1957 and includes such other milestones as the introduction of the ECCE certificate examinations in 1994.
The Center for Examinations and Certifications of the Hellenic American Union – the only certified language examinations administrator in Greece (ISO 90001:2008) – will continue to support candidates, teachers and Foreign Language Schools with the same unwavering commitment to quality that has been at heart of the Hellenic American Union’s activities for the last 55 years.
Cambridge ESOL welcomes Hellenic American Union to its centre examination network in Greece
The Hellenic American Union (HAU) will begin offering Cambridge English examinations in Greece from June 2012. It joins the network of exam centres which meet the demanding standards for professionalism, security and customer support set by The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations’ (Cambridge ESOL). Dr Mike Milanovic, Chief Executive of Cambridge ESOL welcomes the news:
“HAU is a very well respected organisation with a great deal of experience in delivering exams and offering a high standard of support to schools and candidates. We are delighted to have them on board.”
HAU has administered language examinations in Greece since 1957 and has helped boost career and educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of students in Greece. HAU will offer a range of paper-based and computer-based Cambridge English tests along with exams from CAMLA. Andy Chamberlain, Regional Manager for Cambridge ESOL says:
“This development will bring more choice for candidates and contribute to wider availability of Cambridge ESOL exams in Greece in line with the rest of the world.”
Cambridge ESOL will continue to work with all examination centres and schools in Greece to offer suitable support and preparation materials for Cambridge English exams.
For more information about the range of exams offered by HAU please visit: www.hau.gr
We are pleased to announce that the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications has reached an agreement with Cambridge ESOL to establish an autonomous, open examination center to administer the Cambridge ESOL examinations in Greece.
The new center will begin offering Cambridge English examinations from June 2012 at venues throughout Greece. All the tests in the Cambridge ESOL suite will be available for candidates. Specifically, the Center will administer the:
- Cambridge English: Starters, also known as Young Learners English (YLE): Starters
- Cambridge English: Movers, also known as Young Learners English (YLE): Movers
- Cambridge English: Flyers, also known as Young Learners English (YLE): Flyers
- Cambridge English: Key for Schools, also known as Key English Test (KET) for Schools
- Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test for Schools
- Cambridge English: First for Schools, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE)
- Cambridge English: Advanced also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
The agreement continues our long tradition of co-operation with major academic institutions and examination boards in the United States and Europe and is part of our ongoing commitment to offering candidates a variety of opportunities for internationally recognized, high-quality certification.
Our Center for Examinations and Certifications—the only ISO-certified exam administrator in Greece—will bring to this initiative the same rigorous commitment to exam integrity and service to candidates and their teachers that the English-language testing community has come to associate with the Hellenic American Union. The agreement does not change in any way the cooperation the Center already enjoys with long-standing partners in the field of testing.
Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools (Preliminary English Test – PET for Schools)
Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, is a qualification that shows a student can handle everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.
Because Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of young students, it increases their motivation to learn English. And because it is based on familiar topics and situations, it gives them the confidence to use their English and inspires them to move on to further qualifications.
Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is targeted at Level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale and is aimed at students who want to:
- understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
- deal with everyday situations when going out
- ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations with friends, family and at school
- write letters or make notes on familiar matters.
Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools follows exactly the same format and tests at the same level as Cambridge English: Preliminary, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET). The only difference is in the content and treatment of topics, which in Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools have been particularly targeted to the interests and experience of young students
Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English – CPE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), is a high-level qualification that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Since its introduction in 1913, the test has undergone several revisions, most recently in 2002. These changes, which were based on the results of extensive research in English-language testing, have enabled the test to keep pace with changes in language teaching and testing while ensuring that the test remain reliable, relevant and candidate-friendly.
Cambridge English: Proficiency is targeted at Level C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take Cambridge English: Proficiency as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.
It is aimed at learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language and want to:
- study demanding subjects at the highest levels including postgraduate and PhD programs
- actively engage in academic life by participating confidently in tutorials and seminars
- lead on complex and challenging research projects
- negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
Cambridge English: Proficiency is accepted by thousands of organizations, employers and governments around the world as a reliable, accurate and fair test of English.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (Certificate in Advanced English – CAE)
Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), is a high-level qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Introduced in 1991, the test was revised following extensive research in 1999 and 2008; these changes have allowed the exam to keep pace with developments in language teaching and testing while ensuring that the exam remains reliable, relevant, and candidate-friendly.
Cambridge English: Advanced is targeted at Level C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take Cambridge English: Advanced as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.
It is typically taken by high achievers who want to:
- follow an academic course at university level
- communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
- participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
- carry out complex and challenging research
Cambridge English: Advanced is accepted by more than 3,000 organizations, employers and governments around the world as a reliable, accurate and fair test of English.