ESOL Level 1 Upper-Intermediate User
ESOL Level 1 [IELTS equivalent 5.0-6.0] is a level that many students find themselves at, that of a competent user. You can probably manage to use English in most situations, though you may find it difficult to find the right word when speaking. You sometimes over-translate from your first language, and find that writing a formal, work-related email, for example, is frustrating. At Languages for Life Ltd we will focus on your needs through a diagnostic test, and address the areas of your English Language that you want to improve.
When you are at ESOL Level 1 you will certainly have had some English Language learning experience behind you: maybe at school, an academy or as part of your company training. Many students find this a frustrating stage of their English Language learning; you may feel you have not made progress, that you have reached a plateau. The solution is to adopt new language strategies. Translating word by word is no longer enough; you have to learn collocations [words that “go together”], formal and informal language and how to build words.
At Languages for Life Ltd we use a dynamic, communicative teaching methodology. Your learning will be active, not passive, and we will encourage you to practise the language you have learned in a real-life context, whether it be spoken or written. At ESOL Level 1 you begin a second stage of English language learning
Common European Framework descriptor:
Communicator – B2
(ESOL Level 1)