Cambridge ESOL YLE Starters 

Young Learners English (YLE) Starters

Welcome to the YLE Starters Home page, where parents can find all the information they need to help their child start preparing for YLE Starters!

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YLE Starters | YLE Movers | YLE Flyers | KET for Schools | PET for Schools | FCE for Schools


Starters is the first level of the Young Learners English Tests (Starters, Movers and Flyers) from Cambridge ESOL. 

What's in YLE Starters?

The table below shows you a summary of the different papers of YLE Starters. You can also view the YLE Starters  papers in more detail.

Paper Content Time Marks (% of total)
listeniconListening 4 parts/20 questions about 20 minutes a maximum of five Shields
readiconReading and Writing 5 parts/25 questions 20 minutes a maximum of five Shields
speakiconSpeaking 5 parts 3 - 5 minutes a maximum of five Shields