Key, also known as Key English Test (KET) is an elementary level qualification for basic, everyday
Written and spoken English. The test is set at Level A2 level (Elementary) of the Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).KET demonstrates that a person can use English to
communicate in simple situations and has achieved a good foundation in learning English.
KET is a truly international certificate recognised around the world for business and study purposes.
Employers, universities and government departments officially recognise Cambridge English: Key as a basic qualification in English
Understand and use basic phrases and expressions
Understand simple written English
Introduce themselves and answer basic questions about themselves
Interact with English speakers at a basic level
It provides a real-life language skills for learners
Accurately and consistently tests all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking
As well as knowledge of language structure and its use encourage positive learning experiences,and seeks to achieve a positive impact on teaching wherever possible
Able to satisfy their basic communicative needs in a range of everyday situations with both native and non-native speakers of English
KEY is exam for students between ages of 10-12 years or as an exam for initial learners of English. A2 Key can easily be integrated into a school curriculum and is a part of a suite of exams that offer step-by-step progression for students