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International Spoken ESOL
International SESOL is yet another popular exam from among the International English Language suite of qualifications of City & Guilds. It is popularly referred to as the 'spoken exam' and tests only speaking skills.
Learners find immense delight in taking this exam, as they produce a guided conversation with the interlocutor (the examiner who does not assess) on various topics of interest, like inviting friends to the cinema, talking about their hobbies or arguing for a particular standpoint - to mention a few examples (however the nature of the tasks varies according to level).
City & Guilds International English examinations are on-demand with flexible exam dates.
The examination system allows learners to sit for the examination with skilled and highly carefully chosen professionals, often at their own school, which results in decreased examination anxiety and increased success in performance. City & Guilds International English Qualifications have been developed on the basis of genuine needs of employment contexts and real-life situations with true emphasis on learners' communicative skills.
Written and spoken examinations can be taken independently of each other at the candidates' and/or the centre's convenience.
Candidates sitting for the examination are allowed to use monolingual dictionaries during the test
Written and Spoken exams are two separate tests that allows learners to prepare and sit for one or the other examination (at any time) focusing on specific skills-areas.
The exams are very student and teacher friendly, with little exam-specific preparation required for the tests and an average exam length of about 2.5 hours for the written exam and 15 minutes for the Spoken exam.
Who are the City & Guilds International ESOL qualifications intended for
- Non-native speakers of English worldwide wanting to provide documented evidence of their knowledge of English, for study or employment
- Students aspiring to enter or exit institutions of higher education, where proof of knowledge of English is a requirement
- People needing English for their everyday or working life
- Learners who require externally recognised certification of their levels in English
- Those who are attending courses over a period and require a series of graded examinations which provide steps up in the ladder of proficiency
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