The ALCE Michigan Exam

The ALCE Michigan exam is really NOT one of the Michigan exams. By that, I mean that it is not from the University of Michigan.

It has been developed and tested by the Hellenic American Union to fill the gap between the levels of the University of Michigan's ECCE and ECPE certificates.


The ALCE exam is comparable to the Cambridge Advanced English certificate, or CAE, and is recognized (in Greece) at the C1 level of the language based on the Common European Framework of Languages.

Just what, exactly, is the ALCE?

The Hellenic American Union's Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE) contains 140 multiple choice questions. The skills tested are: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking. There are 40 listening items in 4 different tasks, 40 Grammar items, 40 vocabulary items and 20 reading items from 3 texts.



The ALCE exam also contains an oral interview where candidates should be able to discuss various topics such as their work, hobbies or interests, schooling or current events.

To apply for an examination or to get more information aboutthe ALCE Michigan exam click on the preceding link.

Practice material is on the way. Until then use the material from the other exams represented on this site to help you prepare for the ALCE.