• ESOL International

    Examination Dates

    28th March 2019

    Time: 10am

    25th April 2019

    Time: 10am

    23rd May 2019

    Time: 10am

  • ESOL International

    Accepted by Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (CRUE)

    We are an Authorised Exam Centre for Learning Resource Network (LRN)'s ESOL International Qualifications.


    ESOL International qualifications are designed for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is both available and recognised worldwide and covers the whole range up to the highest level (NQF level 3 / CEF C2).


    ESOL International qualifications are designed to reference the descriptions of language proficiency in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEF). The levels in the CEF have been mapped to the levels in the National Qualifications Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR B2)

    LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) is designed for all "non-native English" speakers that are required to improve their English language skills at CEFR level B2. Candidates taking LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) will need to demonstrate that they can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Candidate responses will be at a level of language that would be expected on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) at B2.


    LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) is a four language skills qualification which assesses four sub skills of the English language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

    Speaking Test: 16 minutes

    Section 1: Introduction based on familiar topics. The examiner asks candidates questions about themselves- 2 to 3 minutes


    Section 2: Topic presentation (1 minute) based on a prepared topic followed by a comment and brief conversation- 6 to 7 minutes


    Section 3: Longer turn in response to Examiner's follow-up questions- 6 minutes


    Skills tested:

    • Express statements of fact 
    • Give factual accounts and explanations 
    • Give personal information 
    • Present information and ideas in a logical sequence
    • Include detail and develop ideas where appropriate 
    • Take part in social interaction 
    • Express, and ask about, feelings, likes/dislikes, viewpoints and opinions 
    • Give an account/narrate events in the past 
    • Relate to other speakers 
    • Involve other people in a discussion

    Writing Test: 60 minutes

    Section 1: Informal letter/e-mail (e.g. "invitation to a party") (100-120 words)


    Section 2: Choose ONE topic from three: informal correspondence, creative story and essay <120-170 words)


    Skills tested:

    • apply appropriate planning strategies
    • select how much to write and the level of detail to include
    • structure texts sequentially and coherently
    • select format and appropriate structure for different purposes
    • use proof-reading to revise writing, on paper and on screen, for general meaning and accuracy of grammar, spelling and punctuation 
    • write using complex sentences
    • use sentence grammar accurately to achieve purpose
    • use punctuation to aid clarity and meaning
    • apply knowledge about words to aid accurate spelling

    Listening Test: 30 minutes

    Number of Questions: 20

    Section 1: 9 short conversations (multiple choice out of 3)


    Section 2: 4 longer conversations (multiple choice out of 3)


    Skills tested:

    • extract information from texts of varying length; 
    • listen for grammatical and phonological detail; 
    • listen for gist and specific information; 
    • recognise a variety of feelings and viewpoints expressed by a speaker.

    Reading and Use of English Test: 60 minutes

    Number of Questions: 40

    Section 1 & 2: 3 texts (multiple choice out of 3), 20 questions.


    Section 3 & 4: Use of English (cloze test/multiple choice out of 3), 20 questions.


    Skills tested:

    • extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context
    • use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes 
    • use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge, along with own knowledge and experience to predict meaning, try out plausible meanings and to read and check for sense 
    • recognise and understand the vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning
    • recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary, applying knowledge of word structure, related words,
      word roots, derivations and borrowings