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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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Testimonials

“I came to PELS because it was near my Host family and because it's a good English School. This experience was good for me. Portsmouth is very nice. I like the UK so much.” Alessandra, 50 y.o from Italy, A2  

Alessandra, 50 y.o. from Italy

“I wanted to speak English and I thought that Portsmouth English Language School could help me to do it. As I expected, the school was great and staff were very helpful. We visited lots of places in Portsmouth city and I enjoyed a lot. I think that I will go back to PELS next year. Thank you for everything.” Kristina, 15 y.o from...

Kristina, 15 y.o. from Belarus

“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 last year and I wanted to come back again this year. The lessons are very nice. I like PELS.” Alghalya, 15 y.o from Oman

AlGhalya, 15 y.o. from Oman

“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 because I like the UK.  I’m bad at English but day by day, I feel improvements. People at PELS are sociable and the teachers are excellent. My life with my host family is good. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are beautiful and fun.” Khaled, 19 y.o from Tunisia, A1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by...

Khaled, 19 y.o. from Tunisia

“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

“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

 “All my teacher help me to improved my English. I like the classroom, it’s good for everything. Moreover, I came to PELS because there is class lady only and there is childcare for my daughter.” Shouq, from Saudi Arabia, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the...

Shouq, from Saudi Arabia

“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

“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