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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 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

“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 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

“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 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

“The atmosphere at Portsmouth English Language School is very pleasant. My teacher Claire is very experienced. I like her because she always smiles and tries to help us in a different way. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If you come to PELS you will feel at home because it is similar to a...

Desiree, 24 y.o. from Italy

“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

 “I came to PELS to improve my English. I chose it because it looked nice and it was next to my place. In PELS, I did morning courses with Marc and IELTS courses with Betty, Claire or Laura. My English improved a lot and I met a lot of people in this school. I went to different activities such as...

Erell, 24 y.o. from France

“Coming to PELS was a good experience to meet new people from all over the world and to improve my English. It also helped me to socialize more and discover other lifestyles. Yes, it was a great experience.” Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia, A2

Zaineb, 16 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 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