ESOL International (A1 B1)
- East London: 1 Ace Training: Kalam House, BITE College 252-262 Romford Road, 7th Floor, Forestgate E7 9HZ
ESOL International (A1 – B1) course covering levels A1 to B1 are designed to help non-native English speakers develop the language skills necessary for everyday communication and basic interactions in English-speaking environments. This course provides a comprehensive approach to learning English, focusing on the four key language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here is a general course overview for ESOL International (A1 – B1):
- These qualifications are mapped to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Qualifications are available at each level as either 2-mode Speaking & Listening only, or as 4-mode (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing) qualifications
- Assessment is on-demand
- Assessments are via materials written and set by Gatehouse Awards staff
- All assessment tasks use familiar and routine contexts your learners will be familiar with
- Unit certification is available
- Certification turn around times are unrivaled
Who is it for?
These qualifications are suitable for learners who are preparing for entry to higher education or professional employment in the UK or internationally. The qualifications are available at A1 (Entry Level 1), A2 (Entry Level 2) and B1 (Entry Level 3)
The mandatory units of ESOL International (A1 – B1) course are designed to develop the fundamental language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here are some common units:
- Introduction to English: This unit introduces basic greetings, introductions, and simple expressions used in everyday conversation.
- Vocabulary and Grammar: This unit focuses on building a foundation of essential vocabulary and basic grammatical structures in English.
- Reading Comprehension: This unit aims to improve reading skills through the practice of understanding simple texts, such as signs, short articles, and simple stories.
- Writing Skills: This unit covers basic writing skills, including forming sentences, writing personal information, filling out forms, and composing short messages or emails.
- Listening Comprehension: This unit focuses on developing listening skills by providing practice with understanding spoken English in various contexts, such as conversations, instructions, and short dialogues.
- Speaking and Conversation: This unit helps students develop speaking skills through activities such as role-playing, discussing topics, and engaging in simple conversations.
- Cultural Awareness: This unit may be included to introduce students to the culture, customs, and traditions of English-speaking countries.
After attending the course and successfully passing a multiple-choice questions examination, candidates receive certificate from an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognized by Ofqual and Department for Education and Skills.
The following two exams are offered at each level from A1 to C2, to cover all four language skills:
- LanguageCert International ESOL Written Exam (Listening, Reading, Writing)
- LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken Exam (Speaking)
Written and Spoken Exams can be taken independently of each other at the candidates’ convenience. They are separate tests, so students can choose to focus their preparation on one exam before taking the other.