Guide to prepare the English exam Anglia international Teachers Certificates - Cite very young learners, levels B1, B2

If you think that you are qualified to be a good English teacher and you would like to obtain the corresponding certificate, which allows you to practice as such, today we are going to explain everything related to the English exam Anglia International Teachers Certificates - Cite very young learners, levels B1, B2 . These tests will accredit your fundamental skills so that you can develop the profession you would like, that of an English teacher.

Today we are going to explain to you in this article what this test consists of, how to prepare it, we are going to leave you material and all the necessary resources so that you can do it on your own if you prefer that way. We do not forget to ensure your registration, so we are going to explain everything related to exam dates, fees and we are going to leave you the direct and secure link so that you can easily register for the exam.

Anglia exams, what are they?

Anglia Examinations is an international examining body that currently operates in more than 50 countries around the world. The Anglia exams are official English exams that certify your command of the language according to the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference. The Anglia exams are certified and endorsed through the University of Chichester and offers several types of official exams to certify your level of English: 

  • General English exams.
  • Business English exams.
  • Oral English exams for children ages 4 to 11.
  • International exams for teachers.
  • Certifications in applied translation.

Anglia Examinations works in conjunction with Aim Awards , a union that offers certifications accredited by Ofqual, which is the British government body that regulates certifications. Aim Awards is an accrediting organization located in the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of official certifications at different levels and different areas of study. All Anglia examination centers are endorsed by both Anglia and Aim Awards in the performance of their preparation and examination functions.

Anglia Examinations favors the step-by-step approach to learning as the intention is to encourage and motivate students to make effective progress. Normally, the youngest children learn English for several years and later, in their adolescence, they begin the official language exams, considering the passage to the university or work world. At Anglia Examinations they try to make this step more progressive.

This is achieved by taking an Anglia test at the end of each academic year so that the student has the necessary certifications when they need to make a decision. In this way, continuity and self-confidence are fostered and in turn, regardless of when they stop studying, they will always have tangible evidence of the level reached.

Anglia Certifications and Recognitions Exam

The Anglia exams are internationally recognized by prestigious entities and organizations such as Ofqual or the Aim Awards, in Spain, they are recognized by ACLES ( Association of language centers in higher education) that certify their validity as an official level of languages ​​in universities for access to degrees, masters or Erasmus plans, among others. In addition, the Anglia exams are also recognized by the different autonomous communities as a certifying entity of English for access to competitive examinations and offers of public positions and for bilingual teachers and teachers.

The Anglia exams have a multitude of recognitions from official bodies in Spain , such as the Government of Spain, Autonomous Communities of: Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Asturias (University of Oviedo), Murcia (University of Murcía), ACLES (Association of Centers of Languages ​​in Higher Education). More than 70 universities in Spain, CRUE Universities in Spain, Erasmus Scholarships, ICEX Spain exports and investments, ESIC Business & Marketing School Madrid.

You have the list of certificates and recognition of the Anglia exams in Spain.

How is the English exam Anglia International Teachers Certificates - Cite very young learners, levels B1, B2

CITE is the Anglia Exams Certificate for International Teachers of English . It is designed to provide competent English teachers, who may or may not have other English teaching qualifications, the opportunity to gain international recognition for their language skills, knowledge and experience.

CITAR works on the same principle as any other special purpose English test: the special purpose in this case is teaching English.

There are no entry qualifications for the CITE test. Although you may have previous qualifications in English, none are required. The test is not itself a teaching qualification, but recognition of your proficiency in the relevant English language skills necessary for teaching. Therefore, it can be taken by teachers who are currently teaching English, or students who plan to do so, and who have acquired knowledge of the language and practice in the classroom through study.

The CITE test recognizes that teaching young students and teaching higher-level and older students may require different levels of language, theory, and practice. For this reason, candidates are offered two versions of the test: CITE (Young Learners) and CITE (General Training) . An examination of the sample documents should help a candidate or their representative decide which is the most appropriate. Elementary school teachers are not required to take the Young Learner version, but the opportunity is available.

If you think you have the level required to be a competent teacher in your teaching situation, you are probably at the right level for the CITE test. For the CITE (VYL), your level of English is probably A2 - B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In the Anglia Examinations general English exam set, this means that you will be at the Elementary - Intermediate level. It is not easy to relate the required level to any General English test, however, the required English in the CITE test is also related to knowledge of English grammatical terms and functions, along with the English classroom language.

How to prepare for the exam on your own

It is highly advisable that even if you prepare the exam on your own, you have contact with natives , since they are the ones who will help you prepare all the tests fluently, especially the oral and written creation tests. Either in person or remotely, surely you will find native speakers of English who are very interested in making exchanges and accompanying you in this process.

It is necessary that you set your goal in a strong way , that is, that you organize and work under a schedule that allows you to make the most of your study time and that allows you to prepare for each of the tests that you have to pass.

It is essential that to take this exam you already know English and that you have a good command of all the content of level B2 , so that you can take the tests safely and with guaranteed success.

Anglia makes the following material available to candidates, which is essential to use to prepare rigorously for the tests:

With this list of books you can rigorously prepare your tests. Get the ones you consider appropriate and work with them:

  • Brown, H. Douglas. Principles of language learning and teaching. Regents of Prentice Hall. Direct link to the book. 
  • Brown, Douglas H. Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. Regents of Prentice Hall. Direct link to the book.
  • Harmer, Jeremy. The practice of teaching the English language . Harlow: Longman. Direct link to the book.
  • Hewings, Martin. Advanced grammar in use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Direct link to the book.
  • Ioannou-Georgiou, Sophie and Pavlos Pavlou. Evaluation of young students. Oxford: University of Oxford. Direct link to the book .
  • Slattery, Mary and Jane Willis. English for primary teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Direct link to the book.

In addition, you will be able to access sample exams that will help you a lot with the preparation of the tests: 

Do not forget to prepare the oral part , it is essential that the candidates go secure and with a lot of practice. In addition to that, remember that it is essential that you read a lot in English, which will allow you to find new structures, words, etc. In case you are interested in using it, here is this magnificent list of reading books , special for level B2, in case one suits your tastes and needs.

It would also be very good to find and watch movies and series in English with which to practice and have fun. Anyway, this list can surely help you decide on material adapted to your level. These are series and movies in English recommended for level B2. 

And don't forget about music, it's a fun tool that we all like a lot. With this list you can surely do activities and find material that will help you practice English. They are adapted for your B2 level, and that is more than essential.

In any case, we advise you to always have your own English book for level B2 nearby with which to solve all your doubts about grammar and vocabulary. It would even be good if you went over it before starting, as it would allow you to have all the fresher contents to start with the preparation. Do not forget to use a good dictionary either , it is a fundamental tool to resolve doubts and advance in the study of English. 

Registration, dates and other information of interest

With regard to dates and rates, we leave you  this link  where you can make the registration and enrollment quickly and safely.