The language certificates other than TGLS, which determine the specific language level, i.e. A2 or B1, are usually designed for the candidates whose command of the language matches exactly this level.
As early as the stage of applying for funding the project, it has to be assumed in advance which exam and at which level the beneficiaries are going to take. It’s very hard, or even impossible, to determine those levels. Choosing the wrong level of difficulty of the test can be harmful for some beneficiaries. The beneficiaries who take the exam at a too easy level have their level of language skills inadequately assessed (as too low), which practically means obtaining a certificate at a level which is lower than the beneficiaries could otherwise obtain. On the contrary, when the level of difficulty of the exam is too high, the beneficiaries are also deprived of the opportunity of being properly certified by inevitably receiving the negative result.
It’s simple with TGLS!
The problem described above does not concern TGLS exams. Regardless of the candidate’s level, he/she can take this exam. It also greatly facilitates the preparation of the project budget because with one exam dedicated to many participants there is no need to order different exams depending on candidates’ levels.
Dates and waiting time
Candidates are registered for the exam 2 weeks prior to the exam date. The waiting time for the scores and the certificate is maximum 2 weeks. The whole process of certification can, therefore, last no longer than 1 month.
In the case of training projects which finish with TGLS, the short period of waiting for the certificates facilitates the final stage of the project and shortens the time of preparation of the documentation necessary to finalize the project.