How can I participate in the LAAS-PALSO exams?
The application deadline for candidates is set around two months before the exams and is announced through a circular. Dates are timely displayed on the Federation’s website.
For independent candidates, the exam participation applications are submitted to the country’s local Palso Associations, depending on the candidate’s place of residence. Candidates who study in a Language School register for the exams through their language school.
Useful documents: ELOT Table to convert Greek alphabet to Latin characters (to translate Greek names)
Useful document: Candidate Instructions.
Find your local PALSO association here
How can independent NOCN candidates apply
Preparation material for independent NOCN candidates
Find the following links that you need for your preparation:
Useful Documents for NOCN Independent Candidates
Learn about all the benefits of a NOCN certificate in detail
Discover helpful bibliography:
NOCN accredited exams
Find all the information about the ASEP recognition here:
Find all the information about the Ofqual recognition here:
NOCN oral exams
Find out all the useful information about the NOCN oral exam procedure.
PALSO Associations telephone numbers
Find the telephone number of your nearest association here
LanguageCert International ESOL
The new generation of English language certificates
High quality English language qualifications available through PALSO language schools at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Supported by internationally recognised Academics.
LanguageCert International ESOL examinations are regulated by Ofqual, England’s official authority for the regulation of all qualifications, examinations and assessments and most well-respected recognitions authority in the world.
Recognised in Greece by ASEP. See more recognitions
All 4 skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) are tested through LanguageCert exams. Grammar and Vocabulary are not assessed as separate parts of the exam but are integrated in the sections of both exams. LanguageCert assesses candidates’ real communication capabilities in English!
Two exams leading to two separate certificates:
– International ESOL Written Exams (Listening, Reading, Writing)
– International ESOL Spoken Exams (Speaking)
Written Exam format
Listening: 4 parts, heard twice, 26 questions
Reading: 4 parts, 26 questions
Writing: 2 tasks
Duration: about 2 ½ hours, depending on the exam level
Passing score: 50% (aggregate scoring – no minimum low score in any exam section)
Spoken Exam format
4 structured parts
Duration: about 15 minutes, depending on the exam level
Passing score: 50%
For more information, please visit our website (www.languagecert.gr).
Advantages of LanguageCert International ESOL exams
- Frequent exams
- Friendly atmosphere is guaranteed during both exams
- Carefully selected exam topics and tasks based on practical experience
- Similar format of exams at all CEFR levels, so that candidates feel at ease and know what to expect
- Marking by independent Markers, ensuring impartiality
- Personal interview: in the Spoken exam candidates are examined individually by an Interlocutor, so that they can perform at their best
- Interlocutor does not assess – Speaking sessions are recorded and marked by independent Markers
- Fast results & certificates issuing (hard-copy & online)
- Remarking is available for both Written and Spoken exams
- Free exam re-sit (conditions apply)
DECEMBER 2019 EXAMINATION PERIOD
EXAMINATION PERIOD MAY 2020
NOCN TESTS: Saturday 23/05/2020
LAAS TESTS: Sunday 24/5/2020