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  • External Assessment
  • Ages 5 - 18 Target Group
  • 120 Total Qualification Time


ESB Entry Level Award in EAL for Young Learners (Entry 1) is for young learners who speak English as an additional language. The overall aim is to promote clear, effective, confident oral communication in a supportive group setting. The Awards in EAL are mapped to the ESOL Core Curriculum and referenced to the Common European Framework for Languages. The qualifications provide a clear cross curricular framework for teaching and testing. They are suitable for learners in UK schools who need to improve their knowledge of English, and therefore their confidence, in order to access the curriculum.


ESB Entry Level Award in EAL for Young Learners (Entry 1)

In order to achieve a pass at this level, candidates are required to achieve the assessment criteria listed under Learning Outcomes 1 to 3 (see syllabus).


The candidate gives a prepared talk about an object or picture. The example topics are related to the candidates’ everyday lives and may include hobbies, interests and home life. The candidate talks about the topic to the rest of the peer group and the assessor for approximately 1-2 minutes.  The candidate may use cue cards or prompts.


After the talk each member of the group asks the candidate one question and the assessor may ask further questions.


The assessor asks the candidate one or two questions about themselves.

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