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Cambridge Learner Corpus

The Cambridge Learner Corpus (CLC) is a large collection of exam scripts written by students taking Cambridge ESOL English exams around the world. It currently contains over 135,000 scripts and it is growing all the time. It forms part of the Cambridge International Corpus (CIC). It has been built by Cambridge University Press and Cambridge ESOL (part of UCLES, the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate).

Exams currently represented in the CLC are:

  • KET Key English Test
  • PET Preliminary English Test
  • FCE First Certificate in English
  • CAE Certificate in Advanced English
  • CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • BEC Business English Certificate (all levels)
  • IELTS International English Language Testing System
  • CELS Certificates in English Language Skills
  • ILEC International Legal English Certificate
  • ICFE International Certificate in Financial English
  • Skills for Life

The CLC currently contains scripts from over:

  • 135,000 students
  • 130 different first languages
  • 190 different countries

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