ACCREDITATION OF CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL 90 DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE EMERGENCY.
Dear Interested Parties! We are pleased to announce that the accredited Hungarian certificate will also be provided in addition to the Cambridge language exam certificate for those who have not registered for a Cambridge language exam due to the uncertainty before the declaration of the emergency, but have contacted our center before.
The date for the resumption of the examination will be determined on the basis of applicable government regulations and health recommendations, as ensuring the health of our candidates will continue to be important to us. In the meantime, you can apply for the announced exam dates on our website. We will notify all our registered candidates of the resumption of the examination by email no later than 10 days before the examination. For those who in the meantime decide to cancel the exam, we will refund the full exam fee.
Cambridge Assessment English’s range of examinations have been nationally accredited in Hungary since 2003, with re-accreditation due every two years. British Council is in discussion with Cambridge Assessment English and the Hungarian Education Authority (Oktatási Hivatal) with the aim of ensuring that the accredited status of these examinations can be retained. These discussions are ongoing, with accredited status currently guaranteed until the end of June 2020.
Cambridge English Qualifications are recognised by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. More than 7 million Cambridge English qualifications and tests were taken last year. Cambridge Assessment English has over 2,800 exam centres in 130 countries, including Hungary. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) was developed with heavy input from Cambridge Assessment English. The Hungarian exams system uses the CEFR as a basis for level definitions.
We believe that the Hungarian accreditation system is richer with Cambridge English Qualifications in it: when students are prepared for a high-quality exam, it ensures high-quality teaching and so leads to high-quality learning. We will continue to make every effort to reach an agreement that ensures that accreditation continues beyond June 2020, and we are optimistic that a solution will be found to secure accreditation in the long term. We will provide any updates on the issue as soon as they are available.