For people who don’t have English as their
first language, they can do a course to help improve their English
language. These courses are called ESOL (English for Speakers of
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University of Cambridge ESOL
Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) offers the world’s most valuable
range of English qualifications. Cambridge ESOL is part of
Cambridge Assessment, a not for profit. The department of the
University of Cambridge and Europe’s largest educational
assessment organization takes initiative to make you proficient in
ESOL Courses Cover:
Speaking and Listening
Reading and Writing
Punctuation and Grammar
ESOL Entry Levels:
Key English Test (KET – Cambridge level 1):
KET is a first step for students wishing to get spouse visa
for UK and progress towards the Preliminary English Test (PET) and
the other Cambridge ESOL main suite exams.
Preliminary English Test (PET – Cambridge
level 2): PET is the second level of Cambridge ESOL main suite
exams. The candidates can apply for study visa for UK after
clearing this level.
First certificate in English (FCE): An
upper intermediate level exam - ideal if you can deal confidently
with range of written and spoken communications.
Certificate in advanced English (CAE –
Cambridge level 4): CAE indicates a high level of language
competence for candidates wishing to use English for professional
or study purposes. It is recognised by the majority of UK
universities and higher education institutions as fulfilling
entrance requirements in English language.
Certificate of proficiency in English (CPE –
Cambridge level 5): CPE indicates a level of competence which
is recognised as fulfilling entrance requirements in English
language by UK universities and many universities in other
English-speaking countries, and by other institutions of higher
education and professional bodies world-wide. In a number of
countries the CPE provides exemption from local English language
requirements or is a qualification for admission to courses or
employment where a thorough knowledge of English is required.