ESB ESOL International qualifications are designed for learners who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised in English. The ESB Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (C1) is part of a suite of examinations from B1 to C2. It is mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is designed for advanced learners. The 2 hour 40 minute examination is externally assessed and consists of Listening, Reading, Use of English and Writing. The Speaking test is conducted separately; candidates are assessed in pairs.
Part 1 - 10 questions. Candidates listen to two recordings on a related theme and answer multiple-choice questions.
Part 2 – 10 questions. Candidates listen to three conversations and answer multiple-choice questions.Close
2 parts/ 15 questions. Candidates read two factual texts and answer multiple-choice questions.Close
4 parts / 50 questions. Candidates are assessed on accuracy, grammatical control and vocabulary.Close
Candidates write an email, story or essay of 250-280 words based on a provided title and description of the expected content.Close
The Speaking test consists of 3 parts. Part 1 is a series of short questions relating to personal information. In Part 2, each candidate has an individual turn to talk about a topic provided on a written prompt and respond to what their partner has said. Part 3 is an interactive discussion between the candidates and the examiner.Close
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