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ACER Language Exams

6/08/2014

Acer Language exams

The Language students in grades 8 to 12 are offered the opportunity to complete the ACER Reading and Listening exams in the languages of German , Italian and Japanese. These exams are prepared by The Multicultural Foundation (ALC) in collaboration with the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).  The tests are in a multiple choice format designed to be both challenging and to enable all students to experience success. Each student receives a certificate describing their level of achievement which is Nationally accredited. These exams take place in August and results are published in October.

When and where?

Testing will take place at school on Wednesday 6 August, 2014 and will take about 60 minutes.

The cost to enter the competition is:

$10.00 for Year 8 and 9 students (Certificate 1)

$13.00 for Year 10 students (Certificate 2)

$13.00 for Year 11 and 12 students (Certificate 3)

What are the ALC certificates?

The Assessment of Language Competence Certificates are aimed at second language learners and are designed to celebrate and enhance the learning of languages in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region. The skills testing program includes listening and reading comprehension tasks in a multiple choice format designed to be both challenging and to enable all students to experience success. The ALC tests are conducted in schools.

The materials take into account current research in the assessment of languages as well as the extensive experience of practising teachers.

Each participating student receives a certificate which describes the skills they have demonstrated in listening and reading. The schools can also purchase a report which provides detailed information about each student's performance against the difficulty level of test items as well as the school's performance against all other schools for a particular language and certificate level