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Exam Preparations / ESOL Qualifications Courses and Exams

ESOL Qualifications Courses and Exams 

Esol Skills for Life and IELTS Life Skills (Visas and Immigration)


Minimum enrolment age: 16*    Levels: A1-C2    Maximum class size: 12    Start dates: On request

 


ESOL Skills for Life

Portsmouth English Language School is an approved test centre authorised to offer ESOL Skills for Life courses and exams at all levels.
Our ESOL Skills for Life classes are designed for adult learners who need to improve their language skills for work purposes or are planning to settle in the UK. The topics and tasks in this course follow the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum and reflect the use of English in everyday life.  If you are applying for naturalization as a British citizen or for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK you will need to prove that your level of English is B1 (ESOL Skills for Life Entry 3), before you can sit the Citizenship test.
We have experienced tutors that are trained to teach ESOL and are well qualified in teaching English to adults. At the end of the course you will be able to take the Ascentis ESOL Skills for Life exam in the school at no extra cost.  Our ESOL qualifications are accredited by Ascentis and approved by Ofqual. It is also possible to sit the Citizenship test for an additional fee at the local test centre.
Please note that if you need to prove your language level for immigration purposes, you will need to take IELTS Life Skills. 


IELTS Life Skills (Visas and Immigration)

IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, it is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.
The test is available in two levels: A1 and B1 and it only concentrates on the listening and speaking skills. The test is a discussion chosen from one of these topics that you will cover in class - Buying goods, Education/training, Family and friends, Health, Housing, Leisure, Transport, Personal details/experiences, Weather and Work.
There are three people during the test: yourself, another candidate and the IELTS examiner. The length of the test is approximately 20 minutes.

* 16 and 17 year old students will be accepted on the course with parental consent. 

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“I did learn a lot with the lessons and I am really happy of the courses. The teachers are very good, each of them has own way to teach. I haven’t been disappointed. Thanks to the teachers and the staff. I’ve learned a lot. Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium, C1

Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium

“At PELS, the teachers are excellent and they are really helpful and friendly. I like my classmates who are from so many different nationalities. When I arrived, I was a complete beginner. 6 months later, my English has really improved.” Ilyes, 24 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Ilyes, 24 y.o. from Tunisia

“I came to PELS to improve my English. Here I met students from different countries. Now I can speak English easily thanks to the Speaking Session during the lessons. The host family is kind and they are always ready to help me. I really enjoyed in Portsmouth.”  Meyrem, 26 y.o from tunisia

Meryem, 26 y.o. from Tunisia

“My experience at PELS was positive and good value for money. I enjoyed my lessons a lot. Marc is a very professional teacher, he is apt to teach high classes such as advanced and proficiency with adult students. My expectation has been satisfied in terms of attending an excellent advanced general English course and having had the opportunity to meet...

Giovanni, 48 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because I wanted to improve my English. It has improved thanks to my teachers. Now my vocabulary is better and I can speak with other classmates. I had a nice trip to London which I enjoyed very much. My life in the host family was good because I was independent and they were very kind and...

Samantha, 23 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS to learn English grammar and culture. I met a lot of people from different countries and made new friends whom I will miss when I come back home to Saudi Arabia. I will come back to PELS next year.” Mana, 18 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family...

Mana, 18 y.o.from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS to study English. People are polite and the lessons are good. Everything is nice and good. I wish to come back next year.” Shatha, 16 y.o from Saudi Arabia,   

Shatha, 16 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS because I needed to improve my English in order to get a high score in the IELTS exam. I met lovely people from different countries who helped me to practise my speaking skills. I found the lessons very useful for the IELTS exam preparation. I learnt a lot about the exam structures and strategies to improve...

Cristina, 34 y.o. from Spain

"I arrived in the UK with no idea of English and with the only aim to learn it, so I joined PELS. Thanks to PELS, I met amazing people from different parts of the world. The PELS team helped me to improve my English to the point that I am now able to speak fluent English. I passed my IELTS...

Pol, 21 y.o. from Spain

“I had very useful lessons. The teachers try to push you to the next level.I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school which helped me to improve my English language at the same time.” Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait, B2/C1

Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait