LanguageCert C1 Expert exam characteristics (level C1)

For all those who have a C1 level of English and who want to certify it, but due to the current circumstances do not dare to do it in person or cannot, or in any circumstance the exam centersis not nearby, they have the possibility of taking the LanguageCery exam C1 Expert. It is an English level test to accredit the C1 level that you can take from home or from wherever you want, with all the comforts and security guarantees, thanks to the most complete technology. Today we are going to explain you in detail what this test consists of, we are going to advise you how to prepare it and we are going to leave you a direct link so that you can enroll in the easiest and safest way. Keep reading if you meet the characteristics indicated above, we will help you.

What is the LangaugeCert exam

The LanguageCert International ESOL  (English for Speakers of Other Languages) certification, from the PeopleCert Group, consists of a validation of knowledge of the English language adapted to the new times.

The certification focuses on offering the tools most adapted to the language learning environment that prevails today, introducing real communicative scenarios  that make it possible for the candidate to develop their expression skills while expanding their command of grammar. It offers you the possibility of taking the exam anywhere in the world, whenever you want, through the most advanced and appropriate technology for it. The organization has more than 10,000 exam locations and offers you the possibility of taking them remotely with total rigor, thanks to the implementation of  Online Proctoring and Instant Scan & Mark technologies. The exams are characterized by: 

  • Offer a learning methodology  focused on the development of expression skills.
  • Establish an assessment system in which written and oral exams are articulated separately.
  • Quickly analyze the results and issue digital and paper certificates in the same way, 10 days after the exam date.

They do all of this by measuring levels of understanding and expression based on the four basic criteria:

  • Reading.
  • Wrinting.
  • Listening.
  • Speaking.

The written and oral exams are carried out separately, and passing the different tests offers you the possibility of obtaining two different certificates, one for each field. In addition, it is a certification that has frequent exams, although they take place on demand from the official centers enrolled in the program that carry out face-to-face tests at their facilities.

In the link you have available the information that LanguageCert considers essential for its candidates, check it well.

How is the LanguageCert C1 Expert test, level C1

The LanguageCert International ESOL C1 exams assess candidates' four language skills within flexible and efficient communication in social, academic or professional settings in English-speaking countries.

These exams are the first milestone in reaching the proficiency level of C2. The candidate can understand challenging texts and recognize the implicit meaning of those texts, use language fluently and spontaneously, participate in discussions that provide clear and effective contributions, produce well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics, and communicate ideas effectively.

At this level, the candidate has already developed the necessary skills to make the most of study, work and life in English-speaking countries. With the acquired level of knowledge of English, you can understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations, express ideas without too much searching, effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations and create well structured and detailed texts on complex topics .

In addition, you demonstrate that you have the language skills that most employers look for in employees equipped with a high level of English. LanguageCert International ESOL C1 opens the doors to international travel, work and study anywhere in the world.

There are two different exams for this level:

—Written exam: listen, read, write.

—Oral exam: speaking. The written exam: lasts 3 hours and 10 minutes for any of the modalities. There is a Listening test with a duration of 30 minutes and a Reading & Writing test with a duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Take a good look at the following tables, you have all the details of each test: 


Answer Type


Part 1

6 questions

One three-option multiple choice for each conversation to choose the appropriate completion or continuation of the conversation

Listen twice to six unfinished conversations between two speakers. Idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms, register shifts and use of stress and intonation to indicate attitude included

Part 2

6 questions

Two three-option multiple choice questions for each of the three conversations

Listen twice to three conversations each with two speakers to identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions

Part 3

7 questions

A message pad with a heading and seven prompts and space to write the correct information for each prompt. Answers are one to five words

Listen twice to a lecture, radio broadcast, narrative, presentation, etc to identify specific information. Listening text contains dense, factual information

Part 4

7 questions

Seven three-option multiple choice questions

Listen twice to a discussion to identify gist, examples, fact, opinion, contrast, purpose, key ideas, attitude, cause and effect

 Total : 26 questions



Answer Type


Part 1

5 questions

Five sentences to identify true and false statements about the text

One text including idiomatic language, narrative or academic ideas, arguments and opinions

Part 2

6 questions

Choice of eight sentences to choose from to complete the six gaps, two of them being distractors

One text with six sentences removed, eg topic sentence, summarizing sentence, developing idea, emphasizing a point, opinion, contrast, sequence, forward and back reference, transition to new idea

Part 3

7 questions

Seven questions to indicate which text provides the answer to each question

Four texts, eg email, article, advert, brochure, etc with a linked theme, but with a different purpose

Part 4

8 questions

Eight open-ended 'wh-' questions requiring short answers of up to five words

A continuous text: narrative, descriptive, explanatory, expository, biographical, instructive

Total: 26 questions



Answer Type


Part 1

150 - 200 words

Respond appropriately to a given input to produce a formal response for an intended public audience

Instruction to write a letter, report, argument or article using a written, graphic or visual input and the intended reader specified expressing stance, opinion, justification, argumentation

Part 2

250-300 words

Produce a personal letter, a narrative composition / story or a descriptive composition

Instruction to write an informal piece of writing for a specified reader. Instructions elicit functions: persuasion, argument, hypothesis; expressing mood, opinion, justifying, evaluating etc.

The oral exam : it lasts 15 minutes, do it in the format you do. It is a test that consists of four parts, take a good look at the characteristics of each of them: 



Part 1

  • Give and spell your name
  • Give country of origin
  • Answer five questions

Part 2

  • Two or three situations are presented by the interlocutor and candidates respond to and initiate interactions

Part 3

  • Hold a short discussion to make a plan, arrange or decide something using written text as the prompt 

Part 4

  • 30 seconds of preparation time 
  • Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for 2 minutes
  • Answer follow-up questions

Results and evaluation

The general evaluation criteria on which this test is evaluated are the following:

  • It will be taken into account if you have answered the statement made by the examiner.
  • The grammar expressions you have used, if they are appropriate.
  • The amount and variety of vocabulary you have used.
  • The pronunciation, intonation, and fluency with which you use the English language.

Each of these criteria is awarded 3 points so that up to a maximum of 12 points in total can be accumulated.

In principle, once you have obtained the certification in one of the different levels, in this case, the oral or written test, or both, of C1, you have to know that it does not expire . However, it is possible that certain affiliated educational centers require the revalidation of certain sections to continue holding the degree. 

As you can see, the LanguageCert International certification is fundamental training for your curriculum. With it, you can ensure not only that you achieve a high level of knowledge of the English language, but also that you have a world-renowned degree, which will open doors to infinite opportunities that you cannot even imagine right now. 

Tips for preparing the test on your own

You have already seen what the characteristics of this test are, so to prepare it well it is essential that you take them into account since it is what will make you pass the exam. Likewise, take note of the advice that we leave you below, since we consider them essential so that you can get the most out of the study and go as prepared as possible for the exam, which will ensure that you pass.

  • It is necessary to have previous knowledge of English relative to the level at which you are going to take the exam, in this case, a C1. It is a higher level, in which you have to perform in all the tests as a native practically. In case you consider it necessary, LanguageCert offers you the possibility of taking this test and checking your level of English.
  • To prepare for this exam on your own, you must dedicate weekly time to this specific test within your study plan and to each of the parts that make it up. It is essential that every week you dedicate the highest quality time to this project, every day as much time as you can. You have to keep in mind that when it comes to the level at hand, you have to do a great job;
  • It will help you a lot to read, to acquire vocabulary and structures; It will also take a lot of listening, which is essential to get accents and pronunciation. These activities should be introduced in practice and in the preparation of any of the tests. With the level you have, you can read and listen to anything, no level adaptations will be necessary if you wish;
  • listening rigorously to native speakers is what will allow you to obtain the highest rating. You must speak as much as possible, establish conversations and ask them to correct you, it is essential for you to be involved in circumstances in which you have to defend yourself speaking in English, which will give you fluency and the fundamental tools to take the test;

Key preparation materials for the LanguageCert C1 Expert test, level C1

  • In the link, you have all the material that LanguageCert itself advises you to have to prepare for the test. Get what you can, review it well beforehand, and work thoroughly with this material that is aimed at preparing and passing the exam.
  • This list of reading books can greatly help you prepare for the test and improve vocabulary and structures. We have already told you that you can read anything without adaptation, but if you need it, here it is.
  • This list of songs for your level can help you work and study while having fun
  • But if you prefer, you can do it with this list of series and movies that are very good for you for level C1
  • This recommendation of dictionaries is also very important since with them you can solve all your doubts while you study. Choose the one that best suits you and your C1 level.

How to register for the LanguageCert C1 Expert test, level C1

We advise you to look at the link and look at exactly the dates and exam centers closest to you, where you can take the exam, even if you plan to take the exam from home:

Once you know when and with whom you will do the test, or if you decide to do it from home, it is essential that you contact your exam center since they will be able to answer all your doubts, they will be able to tell you if there are any news and all the specific details you need to know to successfully pass this level test.

If you decide to take the oral test, LanguageCert will tell you how everything is going to be carried out, all the conditions of this very particular test and they will help you with everything you need, but remember to have a quality computer at hand and a good Internet connection, so that nothing fails you at the time of examining you. Do not miss out on this option of taking your exam comfortably and whenever you want, it is one of the benefits of certifying your English knowledge with LanguageCert