ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages
We have ESOL classes at all levels from pre-entry to Level 1. Our courses will help you to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for daily life, for work or looking for work, and for study.
You can study from four hours a week to twelve hours a week. There are also fast-track courses for those who are able to progress more quickly.
The following table shows what the ESOL levels mean and how they compare with other internationally recognised levels and qualifications.
|ESOL level||Description||CEFR Common European Framework of Reference for Languages||Cambridge exams||IELTS|
|Entry 1||Beginner to elementary||A1|
|Entry 2||Elementary to pre-intermediate||A2||KET|
|Entry 3||Pre-intermediate to intermediate||B1||PET||4 to 5|
|Level 1||Intermediate to upper-intermediate||B2||FCE||5.5 to 6.5|
|Level 2||Upper-intermediate to advanced||C1||CAE||7 to 8|