Update regarding ESB assessments for ESOL Skills for Life and Speech Qualifications

Keeping English Language Learners on the Road to Success in Greece!

Almost 2,000 Greek ESOL International learners have carried on with their assessments this Spring thanks to ESB International’s innovative online offer.

Most Awarding Organisations, operating in Greece, have taken the decision to postpone or allow only online assessments in centres until face-to-face sessions are able to resume in the Summer.

However, Europalso, one of ESB International’s exclusively licensed centres in Greece, backed by ESB International’s online capabilities, is one of only two Awarding Organisations allowing learners to take their assessments at home or any other place of their choice. 

ESB’s intuitive and easy-to-use online assessment option using ©Cirrus Assessment offers numerous benefits such as heightened security, using fully automated proctoring/invigilation through a sophisticated artificial intelligence software: ©Proctorio, reduced carbon footprint and improved efficiency.

ESB’s Chief Executive Tina Renshaw, says: “We have a wealth of experience in promoting language in many countries, certificating over 40,000 ESOL International learners in 2019/20, and we deeply care about each and every one of our centres and learners.

“Our investment in online technologies is allowing ESB International to continue to support its centres and learners and we are delighted that our learners in Greece and overseas are able to continue completing ESB assessments through our online assessment option, enabling them to develop key English language skills.

“ESB assessments allow learners to be assessed in five core language skills; listening, speaking, reading, writing and the use of English – we call this All Modes – as we assess all of the skills to create an overall outcome. By giving our learners the ability to develop these key communicative skills, they will be well-equipped with essential life skills and confidence needed to communicate worldwide.”

Working tirelessly to promote ESB language qualifications at conferences and events across the country, Europalso President, George Zikopolous says: “Every year, over 17,000 students in language schools across Greece sit ESB ESOL International assessments. Our learners are usually assessed in two examination sittings in Summer and Winter with some of our largest centres in Athens, Thessaloniki and Larissa. To be able to offer our learners the opportunity to take their assessments at home or any other place of their choice, under the present circumstances, is a fantastic achievement!”

ESB operates a successful and wide-ranging portfolio of communicative and accessible ESOL International qualifications from A1 to C2 level, mapped to the Common European Framework, enabling learners to achieve a qualification at each stage of their learning journey.

ESB’s B1 to C2 level qualifications are recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and the ESB Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International C2 qualification also comes with the added attraction of gaining up to 36 UCAS points, a valuable incentive for learners wanting to access higher education in the UK.

Empowering its learners with the opportunity to gain access to further and higher education and enhance their employability is one of ESB’s main goals.

To find out more about our online ESOL International assessments, please contact a member of ESB’s Product Development Team at product@esbuk.org or 01695 573439 extension 218.

Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the ESOL International qualifications we offer, please click here.

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