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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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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Testimonials

“My agent recommended Portsmouth English Language School where I studied for 6 weeks. I met lots of friends and had a nice coffee with my teachers. My homestay family was great. I loved my stay in Portsmouth and want to come back next year.” Asami, 31 y.o from Japan, B1

Asami, 31 y.o. from Japan

“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 because a friend told me she had been here to learn English. At the beginning I didn't speak English very well but thanks to PELS I really improved it and now I can speak it better. I loved Portsmouth and Southsea. Being an Aupair I stayed in host family in Southsea and I looked after two...

Andrea, 24 y.o. from Spain

“I came to PELS to improve my English. In class, we did grammar, played some games and we spoke. I met some new friends here. I lived with my cousins and aunt and uncle.” Beatrice, 17 y.o. from Italy, B1

Beatrice, 17 y.o. from Italy

“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 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 enrolled at PELS for professional reasons because English is very important for my job. I needed to improve my communication skills. The lessons were very challenging. However, my English is much better now than when I first started.” Guiseppe, 54 y.o from Italy, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever...

Giuseppe, 54 y.o. from Italy

 “I came to PELS to improve my English and I can now talk in English more easily. Asa is the best teacher. I like my host family. The City of Portsmouth is very nice and I want to come back.” Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece, A2

Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece

“I came to PELS as a part of the Erasmus+ project. In the morning I had lessons with Marc and in the afternoon I worked as an intern helping the administration and marketing deparment. Lessons with Marc were always interesting and pleasant. He is an excellent teacher. He helped me to improve my English better. I had a really good...

Virginia, 18 y.o. from Italy

“Portsmouth is a very beautiful city. I came here with a group of Tunisian students and we stayed in a residential accommodation where I met lots of students from many countries. I talked a lot in English both in class and with my new friends. I loved the Saturday excursion to London.” Zohra, 17 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Zohra, 17 y.o. from Tunisia

“I came to PELS to improve my English but also to prepare for the IELTS examination. I am really happy because I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and about the British culture.  The host family was brilliant and I had lots of discussions with them. I liked Portsmouth even if the city is small. I made great friends from...

Islem, 19 y.o. from Algeria

“I came to PELS because of the female classe and [because I wanted] to learn English grammer and culture. I met people who became some of my best friends. My English has improved so now I can communicate better. ” Amal, 34 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A2

Amal, 34 y.o. from Saudi Arabia