Updated Format for ECL Certificates

The ECL headquarters is pleased to announce that a new format for ECL certificates will be introduced starting in June 2023. This updated design offers advanced security features, such as watermarks, elements only visible under UV light, an iris print, and a guilloche pattern frame. Additionally, the ECL certificates include a QR code that provides confirmation of the certificate's authenticity when scanned. Furthermore, there is still the option to validate certificates using the following link: https://exam.eclexam.eu/validate/.
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New examination center in Cameroon

In April 2022 there will be ECL exams in Cameroon for the first time. For a start it will be possible to take exams in German language on levels B1, B2 and C1. We are pleased to announce the cooperation with our new partner, the Studienkolleg Ettal in Yaounde - Mbalngong, and hope for a long and fruitful cooperation.

You can get more information from our partner in Cameroon (e-mail: info@etall.de; mobile phone: 00 237 650 642 830 or 00237 655 154 880).

ECL German Language Test awarded with ALTE Q-Mark by the Association for Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

The ECL International Language Examination Center and AFU GmbH are pleased to announce that, as the result of a successful audit, the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) has awarded the ECL German language examinations its quality mark (i.e. Q-mark) for levels A2, B1, B2 and C1. With this quality mark, the auditing experts certify that the ECL tests in German meet the 17 minimum standards established to ensure the quality profile of the language exams. Consequently, starting in February 2021 the ECL test in German will bear the ALTE quality mark for candidates who successfully pass the paper-based examination. With this recognition, the ECL German language exam can now be associated with exam systems already bearing the ALTE trademark, such as Goethe, ÖSD, telc and TestDaf. Additionally, AFU GmbH – the organization responsible for developing the ECL tests in German – has become a full member of ALTE.

Further Information: https://www.alte.org/Our-Full-Members https://www.alte.org/resources/Documents/2020-12-18%20ALTE%20Framework%20v34(b).pdf

SZABÓ Language Prize

Dear Applicant,

Please be informed that due to the coronavirus epidemic the deadline for the submission of your applications for the SZABÓ Language Prize has been extended until 14 August 2020. Apart from the date of submission, the conditions of the Call for Applications have not changed. We are eagerly looking forward to your application documentations.

Best regards, Szabó Szilvia

Seal of Biliteracy

The Department of Education of Virginia has approved ECL language exam in 15 ECL languages at level B1 as a proof of evidence of Biliteracy Seal for those graduating in 2021.

More information: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/diploma_seals/seal_of_biliteracy/acceptable-evidence-of-proficiency.docx

Epidemiological Situation – Update

As a result of the current health emergency, to prevent the spread of this dangerous epidemic threatening the security of persons and property and to preserve the health of citizens, all language examination activities have been suspended for an indefinite period of time and postponed to a later date.

Accordingly, the language exams scheduled for April are postponed to a later date both at the examination centre and at examination sites. The new exam date will be announced as soon as possible based on developments related to the epidemiological situation.

The exam applications that candidates have completed are valid, and the exam fee that candidates have paid is binding. At this time there is nothing that candidates who have already registered for the April exam session are required to do. The submitted applications will be automatically valid for the new exam date that will be announced in the future.

Please carefully follow our website for updates.

SZABÓ Language Prize 2020

Szilvia Szabó founded the SZABÓ Language Prize from her private assets with the aim to promote talented language learners and committed language teachers in Hungary and in Romania.

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The number of words for each level of the ECL writing tasks is going to change from October

The number of words for each level of the ECL writing tasks is going to change from October
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Common European Framework of Reference for language learning and teaching

We are more than proud to disclose that the experts of ECL Examinations contributed to the further development of the CEFR descriptors. Our professionals took part in the validation of the descriptors for mediation, online interaction, reactions to literature and plurilingual/pluricultural competence, and assisted in their initial piloting.


New video course in General Bulgarian as a Foreign Language

The brand new video course in General Bulgarian as a Foreign Language at level A1-A2 aims at self-study and teaching Bulgarian language to English speaking foreign students. The video course was designed in 2016-2017 by a team of 6 authors, teaching Bulgarian at the Medical University in Varna. It is suitable for preparing for certification of language achievement on the ECL language exam system. >>>>>>>