About the exams
EAB offers a range of exams that let you test your level of proficiency in Esperanto. You don't have to be taking, or have taken, an EAB correspondence course in order to take an EAB exam; you are welcome to use the exams to complement any course of study. There are three levels - please choose the one most appropriate to your level of learning. Please note: we only allow one re-take at a given level, so we recommend that you try the appropriate specimen exam first. All exams may be ordered online or from our office. Please send payment with your order - cheques made payable to: Esperanto-Asocio de Britio.^ Go to top of page
Level One – Elementary
This is our first level exam designed for those who have completed a beginners' course. It involves translating a passage from Esperanto to English and one from English to Esperanto. It includes a passage to read in Esperanto and summarise in English, and a short 300-word account written in Esperanto on a given subject.^ Go to top of page
Level Two – Intermediate
This is our second level exam. A candidate wishing to try this exam should feel comfortable using the language and have a good understanding of the grammar. Two passages must be translated from Esperanto into English, one passage summarised in Esperanto, one passage translated from English into Esperanto and an essay of between 400-500 words on a choice of subjects.^ Go to top of page
Level Three – Advanced (Diploma)
This written paper consists of three parts: comprehension, translation section (two passages from Esperanto to English and two from English to Esperanto) and a 500 word essay. Successful completion of the written paper is a part requirement of the Diploma.
In order to gain the Diploma a candidate also complete an oral exam. The oral part can be completed either before or after the written part, and success in both exams confers the award of the Diploma. For the Oral exam, EAB uses the KER C1 oral exam; for more details about the KER (international) exams, see http://edukado.net/ekzamenoj/ker^ Go to top of page
- Candidates for all the exams may work at home, but the work must be
unaided and a form must be signed to this effect. Use of dictionaries
and other text books is allowed.
- Candidates for the Elementary and Intermediate exams must complete
and return the papers within a month. Candidates for the Advanced exam have
two months in which to complete the exam.
- The examiners' decision is final. In case of failure (to submit answers or to achieve the pass mark), there is no refund of the original fee, but the candidate may take one re-sit (attempting a different question paper).
Specimen exam papers
Our specimen papers will give you an idea of the language-level needed in order to attempt one of our exams. Please note that if you are following one of our paid correspondence courses you may send the paper and your answers to your tutor for marking and comment. A good result may be an indication that you are ready for that particular exam.
- Elementary specimen exam.
- Intermediate specimen exam.
- Advanced (Diploma) specimen exam.
- KER exam framework (for the C1 Oral exam)
If you prefer to work from a printed paper, you may request a copy from our office. Please include an A5 stamped addressed envelope.