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 (C2) 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 candidates who are able to communicate fluently in English. The 3 hour 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 essay of 300-350 words from a choice of three titles.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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