Exams for Teachers
C.I.T.E. is Anglia Examinations' Certificate for International Teachers of English. It is designed to give competent teachers of English, who may or may not have any other English teaching qualifications, a chance to obtain international recognition for their language skills, knowledge and experience.
C.I.T.E. works on the same principle as any other test of English for special purposes: the special purpose in this case is the teaching of English.
C.I.T.E. Tests have been completely updated for 2019!
This update involves the addition of a second writing at the Senior level, and tightening of the error correction tasks, which will make them less subjective. With new tasks on board, we have also changed the marks allocation.
In addition to that, there is now an optional speaking component available, made up of an introduction task, a more generic part that involves preparation by the candidate on an aspect of Teaching, and a third part related to discussion topics on Teaching.
There are no entry qualifications for the C.I.T.E. test. Although you may well have previous qualifications in English, none are compulsory requirements. The C.I.T.E. test is not in itself a teaching qualification, but recognition of your competence in the relevant English language skills needed for teaching.
The C.I.T.E. test recognises that teaching (very) young learners and teaching higher-level, older learners may require different language levels, theory and practice. For this reason, candidates are offered three versions of the test: C.I.T.E. (Very Young Learners), C.I.T.E. (Young Learners) and C.I.T.E. (Senior). An examination of the sample papers should help a candidate or their representative decide which is the most appropriate.