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Student Benefits

  • Evaluates their English language skill level.
  • Gives recognition for their efforts in the form of an international certificate.
  • Helps build self-confidence.
  • Encourages the use of technology in learning English.
  • Provides a safe online environment where student information is protected.
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Value for the Educational Center

  • Measures student progress in English, both individually and by group.
  • Generates confidence in the credibility of a school’s English program.
  • Supports the progress of the school’s teaching and learning structure through systematic application.
  • Distinguishes the educational center through the recognition of students.
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Certification

San Diego State University has created a set of online instruments and exams capable of certifying students' and adults' English proficiency at any of the six levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference. The exams evaluate the English language skills of students and adults in such areas as language structure, writing, reading, speaking, and listening comprehension. All aspects of the assessments are conducted online using the specifically designed digital platform created by Excellence Certification.

Our Certificates

CEFR* CELS** Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10 Ages 11-13 Ages 14-up Adults & Professionals SDSU Teachers
A1 Early Beginner SDSU Little Kids SDSU Kids SDSU Pre-Teens SDSU Teens SDSU Leaders
A2 Beginner SDSU Kids SDSU Pre-Teens SDSU Teens SDSU Leaders
B1 Early Intermediate SDSU Pre-Teens SDSU Teens SDSU Leaders
B2 Intermediate SDSU Pre-Teens SDSU Teens SDSU Leaders
C1 Early Advanced SDSU Teens SDSU Leaders
C2 Advanced

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards

SDSU Little Kids

Ages 7-8

As the first step toward learning English, this test introduces students to the evaluation of basic skills in a fun, simple, and effective way.

CEFR* CELS** Competencies Evaluated
A1 Early Beginner
  • Language Structure
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Oral Expression

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards

SDSU Kids

Ages 9-10

Shows students their progress in the understanding and expanded use of basic English, motivating them to continue advancing.

CEFR* CELS** Competencies Evaluated
A1 Early Beginner
  • Language Structure
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Oral Expression
A2 Beginner

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards

SDSU Pre-Teens

Ages 11-13

This test proves that students can autonomously use the English language, showing a competent and accurate level of comprehension, speaking, and writing.

CEFR* CELS** Competencies Evaluated
A1 Early Beginner
  • Language Structure
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Oral Expression
A2 Beginner
B1 Early Intermediate
B2 Intermediate

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards

SDSU Teens

Ages 14-up

Demonstrates mature use of English. It reflects a high proficiency level in all English skills and prepares students for higher education or University.

CEFR* CELS** Competencies Evaluated
A1 Early Beginner
  • Language Structure
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Oral Expression
A2 Beginner
B1 Early Intermediate
B2 Intermediate
C1 Early Advanced

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards

SDSU Leaders

This exam is designed to assess the English language proficiency of adults and professionals. The results will demonstrate a participant’s mastery level in language structure, writing skills, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and spoken English. Participants will receive an internationally recognized certificate reflecting their English language mastery for academic and professional use.

CEFR* CELS** Competencies Evaluated
A1 Early Beginner
  • Language Structure
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Oral Expression
A2 Beginner
B1 Early Intermediate
B2 Intermediate
C1 Early Advanced

* Common European Framework of Reference

** Common English Language Standards