FAQs

How can I enrol for a Cambridge ESOL exam? 

You can either enrol through the language school you are attending or register by sending us an email or calling into our Centre. the information required can be found on the Registration page of this website.

How do I pay for the exam? 

You can pay by cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer or cheque made payable to The Exam Centre of Ireland Limited. 

When do I have to pay for the examination? 

You must send payment as soon as you receive a confirmation of acceptance from us. 

Where do I have to send the form and the money? 

You should send it to exams@theenglishacademy.ie    If you have no access to email you can call in or post it to The Exam Centre of Ireland, Scotch House, 6-7 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

Can I choose any venue for my exam? 

No. The English Academy Open Centre will inform you by email where your exam will take place. 

When should I arrive at the examination venue? 

You must always arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of each exam. 

Can I choose any day for my speaking test? 

No. The English Academy Open Centre will send you details of when and where your Speaking Test will take place. The speaking tests are usually held within a few days before the written exams. 

What must I bring with me to the examination?

* Your statement of entry - this is your timetable
* Your passport or identity card
* Bottle of Water

For the speaking exam you will only need your statement of entry and ID.

Can I use a dictionary or spell checker during the exam? 

No.

If I cannot take the exam, do I get my money back? 

Only in cases of serious medical conditions accompanied by official documentation such as a doctor's certificate which states the reason you cannot take the exam, you will be refunded a portion of the fees. 

Can I eat, drink or smoke during the exam? 

No.

When will I get my results? 

You will be sent a statement of results approximately 6 weeks after the exam (2 weeks for computer based exams) and the certificate will be sent to you (or your school) 4 weeks after this.