International Proficiency Qualification in English Communication
The ITA International Proficiency Qualification in English Communication is designed to measure the performance in speaking English. The course is mainly for non native English speakers. The course is divided in to 6 levels
A1.1. Can understand very basic expressions. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
A1.2 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Here the layout and procedure of the oral exam
- A qualified and licenced ITA English Communication Chief Examiner needs to be present in the room and observe the examieners.
- Not more than 10 oral exams can be done in one room.
- The exam can not be done outside. It has to be done in a room.
- Any external disturbance should be eliminated.
- Every examiner needs to have a list of the canditates.
- The questions will be provided by the Chief examiner.
- The examiner can not assist in answering the questions.
- The Chief examiner will collect all the lists with the names and scores of each candidate.
- The total score will be analysed by the Chief Examiner and a certificate will be provided either on the same day or a later day for each student.
- The certificate will indicate the final result of the student.
The examination fee is only 15 Euro per participant plus the costs of transport for the Chief Examiner.