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


ESB Level 2 Award in EAL for Young Learners 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 Level 2 Award in EAL for Young Learners

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 syllabus provides examples of topics and the teacher will have helped the candidate to choose a topic to talk about. The candidate prepares and gives a structured talk on the topic, with reference to a visual aid such as a poster or slideshow, to the group and the assessor for approximately 4-5 minutes.  Candidates should explore various points of view and give their own opinions.  Candidates may use PowerPoint.


After their talk, the candidate will initiate and lead a short group discussion on the topic of the talk with all other candidates. All candidates are required to contribute to the discussion.


The assessor gives the group a complex situation relating to everyday life, which candidates must discuss as a group or the assessor gives the group a problem which they must discuss and solve as a group.

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