2 pointsWe have just booked the venue for the 2022 Brita Kongreso, the first to be held since 2019's in Dover. It will take place from Conwy Business Centre at Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XX from April 22 to April 24 2022. At this stage, we haven't made any plans. We anticipate having an excursion day on the Monday, and a fairly full programme: there are five rooms in the venue, and we've booked the whole place out. We'll add details as and when plans take shape on britakongreso.org. For now, keep those dates free in your diaries! Ni ĵus mendis kongresejon por la Brita Kongreso 2022, kiu estos la unua sukcesa okazigita post tiu de 2019 en Dovro. Ĝi okazos ĉe Conwy Business Centre, konferencejo ĉe Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XX, Kimrujo, de la 22-a ĝis la 24-a de aprilo 2022. Ĵus decidinte pri la loko, ni ankoraŭ ne faris pliajn planojn. Ni antaŭvidas, ke la lundo estos ekskursa tago, kaj ke la programo estos relative plena: ja la kongresejo enhavas kvin ĉambrojn, kaj ni antaŭmendis la tutan ejon. Ni aldonos eventualajn detalojn ĉe britakongreso.org. Ĝis eblos mendi vian kotizon, tenu liberaj tiujn datojn!
1 pointHi, Roughly what CEFR levels are the elementary, intermediate and advanced exam papers? I just looked at the elementary specimen paper and it looks way tougher than A1, maybe even than A2! Based on courses I have taken via Zoom, I thought I was somewhere between advanced beginner and lower intermediate. But there is a lot on this "elementary" specimen paper that has me running for the dictionary! Dankon! Joe
1 pointHello, Joe, thanks for your enquiry. Here are my thoughts on the topic. EAB’s exams reflect to a great extent a ‘traditional’ approach to language exams, using translation as a major component. Unlike traditional exams, though, EAB’s are available at any time and ‘open book’ – a candidate is given a number of days in which to complete the work, is allowed to use reference materials, but certifies that the work has not been aided by another person – so ‘running for the dictionary’ is fine! The international ‘KER’ (CEFR) exams are good, modern and valuable as meeting internationally agreed standards. Of necessity they are exclusively in Esperanto – translation has no part in them. They have been less flexible in terms of administration and actually taking (the need to attend a specific location at a specific time), but recent experience with ‘virtual’ sessions may lead to greater flexibility. Ii is difficult to compare such different exams, but I think that the level of language in EAB’s Elementary equates to high A2/ B1 in CEFR; Intermediate to high B1/ B2; Advanced to high B2 / possibly C1, but only just! It must be noted that CEFR/KER exams test all four skills (listening / reading / speaking / writing) at each level. EAB’s exams don't test listening at all - except as part of the Advanced speaking exam, within the conversation section; and only the Advanced exam tests speaking at all. Whichever you choose (maybe both types?) – bonŝancon!