What is DynEd Pro Certification?
DynEd Pro Certification is a system for recognizing and confirming student proficiency levels in English. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an internationally respected system for describing language levels developed by the Council of Europe. CEFR proficiency levels underlie many major tests, including the IETS and Cambridge exams, and are increasingly referenced by Ministry of Educations around the world in setting the goals and standards of their national English language curriculums.
DynEd has amassed over 20 years of detailed data covering student study behavior, rates of progress, and test results. This data forms the foundation by which DynEd’s Certificates have been aligned to the CEFR. DynEd has always helped its students reach their fluency goals rapidly and efficiently, and now, by embracing the CEFR standards into the core of our programs, we can provide students with even clearer goals, as well as internationally recognized Certification of their achievements.
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DynEd Pro English CEFR Certification Level Descriptions
Certificate holders can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. They can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where people live, who they know, and things they may own.
Certificate holders can understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to area of most immediate relevance. They can communicate in basic and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters and can describe in simple terms aspects of their background and immediate environment.
Certificate holders can understand the main point of clear, standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, and leisure. They can communicate on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, and describe their experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for their opinions.
Certificate holders can understand the main ideas of complex content on both concrete and abstract topics. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible, can produce clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects, and explain a detailed viewpoint on topical issues.
Certificate holders can fully understand and accurately summarize long, complex lectures and written reports, even when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly. They can extract information, ideas, and opinions from highly specialized texts in their own field. They can communicate accurately and effectively on a wide range of general or professional topics and for a variety of social purposes.
Certificate holders have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken English, even when delivered at fast native speed. They can take part effortlessly in all conversations and discussions with native speakers. They can present a complex topic in clear and well-structured way, such as in a composition or a report.
DynEd Certification Plan Options
DynEd provides two Certification plans. These plans integrate the best of DynEd’s award-winning courseware within the CEFR Certificate levels. In general, for middle and high school students, and perhaps some pre-university Bridge or Foundation programs.
The Academic Certification Plan
The Professional Plan is generally the best option for university students and adults.
DynEd’s new Goal-Based Certification Menus
These menus help students assess their progress toward their certification goals by clearly showing which courses and units have been completed, and which still need to be studied or reviewed further.
My DynEd App Certification Tile
DynEd’s MyDynEd App also includes a new Certification tile designed to help students known where they are on their path to certification.
Universal Unique Identifier
Each DynEd Pro Certificate has a Universal Unique identifier code that provides employers and university recruiters with a simple way to confirm its authenticity. To confirm that a student has been certified by DynEd, simply visit www.dyned.com/certverify and enter the requested information about the student to see a copy of any Certificates they’ve earned.