Esol Level A1 test / Settlement Visa Test / Partners test
Latest News from UKBA :
26 July 2013
The Home Office today, 26 July 2013, filed its appeal against a High Court judgment on the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying in the family route.
The judgment affects non-EEA national spouses/partners and children applying to settle in the UK with someone who is already resident here.
The Home Office will continue to put on hold decisions in some spouse/partner and child settlement visa and leave to remain applications until the case is finally determined by the Courts.
A Home Office spokesperson said:
'Our family changes were brought in to make sure that spouses coming to live in the UK would not become reliant on the taxpayer for financial support and would be able to integrate effectively. We are pleased that the High Court judgment of 5 July supports the basis of our approach.
'However, we believe matters of public policy, including the detail of how the minimum income threshold should operate, are for the Government and Parliament to determine, not the Courts. We also believe the detailed requirements of the policy are proportionate to its aims. We are therefore pursuing an appeal against the judgment.
'We have asked the Court of Appeal to expedite this. In the meantime, where an applicant does not meet the minimum income threshold and there is no other reason to refuse it, the application will be put on hold.'
For further information please see the partners and families page
About - ESOL is a widely used term. Normally, for UK Visa, ESOL is the course for you if English is not your first language and you plan to live and work in the UK and make it your home. It can help you get more out of your life in the UK. It will also help if you want to study, get a better job or apply to become a Bristish citizen. It is a good qualification for the whole UK.
Levels -There are various different levels:- Beginners Entry 1 - E1a Elementary Entry 1 - E1b Pre-Intermediate Entry 2 - E2 Intermediate Entry 3 - E3 Higher Intermediate Level 1 - L1 Advanced Level 2 - L2
Course - Before enrolling you must attend an ESOL assessment session. At this session we will assess the right level class for you, tell you what classes are available and then enrol you. Most classes start in the first week of each term. So to guarantee your place you need to come to one of the ESOL enrolment week. Do not delay attending an assessment session. Students will be enrolled on a first come, first enrolled basis.
What is University of Cambridge Examincations -
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) develops and produces Cambridge English exams – the most valuable range of English qualifications in the world. Over 3.3 million people take our exams each year in 130 countries. Globally, over 13,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations accept our qualifications.
Spouse visa test-
You must now show that you can speak and understand English if you are a non-European migrant and you want to enter or extend your stay in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person settled here.
This requirement was introduced on 29 November 2010. You must meet the requirement if:you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland; andyou are in a relationship with a British citizen or a person settled here; andyou want to apply to enter or remain in the UK as that person's husband, wife, civil partner, fiance(e), proposed civil partner, unmarried partner or same-sex partner.The new requirement applies to applications for entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain and further leave to remain. It does not apply to indefinite leave to remain or citizenship applications where the existing Knowledge of Life requirement continues to apply.What do you need to do?If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country or do not have a degree taught in English (see below), you must pass an approved English language test at or above the appropriate level with one of our approved test providers.
In the test, you will need to demonstrate a basic command of English (speaking and listening) at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. This is a basic level, which is judged to require 40 to 50 hours' tuition for most learners. Someone assessed at level A1 can understand and use simple, everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
Would you like to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in Business English? Whether you wish to boost your career, enhance your standing in the job market or advance your professional skills to an international level – we have the right exam for you.Business English exams Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC), like all other Cambridge certifications, have been developed in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the internationally recognised system to determine language ability. BEC can be taken at three levels of language ability.
What are other acceptable tests -
The tests which are on the list of UKBA current list are acceptable.
The minimum standard that you must meet is in speaking and listening at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
The list of approved tests and providers includes some tests above A1 level. This is because we will also accept tests in speaking and listening, or speaking and listening with additional skills such as reading or writing, taken at a higher level with an approved test provider.
This is to give people as wide a choice as possible, and to provide for those who have already taken a test at a higher level with one of our current approved test providers. It also allows for people who want to take a higher-level test for work or study reasons.
ESOL is accepted widely by Australian universities, British Universities for purposes of study and work. Please contact us for more information
Whatever your English language level, we have the right exam for you. We offer a range of general English exams to help you assess your English communication skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
We will also assist you in the application and registration process.
In case you are not sure about any of the information or have any questions - Please ask our friendly team on 0091- 8054848007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information -
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PEARSON TEST FOR USA AUSTRALIA, UK STUDENT VISA.
What is PTE Academic?
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a computer based English Language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. PTE Academic is accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, Finland, Singapore, and many more.
· Reading a Text Aloud
· Repeating a sentence
· Describing an Image
· Re-telling a Lecture
· Answering short questions Reading
· Multiple Choice, Choose Single Answer
· Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers
· Re-ordering Paragraphs
· Filling Blanks in a text
· Summarizing a text
· Writing an essay Listening
· Summarizing spoken text
· Multiple Choice Questions based on recording
· Fill blanks in a transcript based on recording
· Writing a dictation
· Highlight incorrect words
PTE Academic Structure
The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short un-timed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.
Speaking and Writing
Test Scores are available online usually within 5 business days from taking the test. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 24 hours.
How is it different from other tests?
Authentic test content and tasks: demonstrating your ability to use real-life academic English.
Fully computerised test: providing fair and reliable results.
Fast delivery of results: typically within 5 working days.
Flexible booking: book for the next day or next week, no need to wait longer!
Who recognises the test?
The test is recognised by 3000 programs globally and is recognised by DIAC and UKBA for student visa applications
For more information visit http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/Taking/Pages/Acceptance.aspx
Where can I take the test?
There are test centres in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune
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What is the cost for the test?
How long the score does remains valid?
How do I register for the test?
Register on Pearson website by visiting www.pearsonpte.com/register
How do I prepare for the test?
Make sure to get yourself familiar with our range of preparation resources at www.pearsonpte.com/prepare
We recommend that you view our free online tutorial at http://pearsonpte.com/tutorial
What score do I need?
Check the score you need with the university you are applying to. Most UK universities require a minimum score of 51 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a minimum score of 36 for qualifications below degree level. You can find more details on http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/Taking/Pages/Acceptance.aspx
How will the university check my score?
Results are issued to candidates securely online through your Pearson account. We do not issue paper certificates to students or institutions. Once you receive your scores you can send them online to as many institutions as you want, free of charge.
Do I need to provide my score report if I am applying for the UK student visa?
If you are applying for a UK student visa you must also send your scores online to the UKBA and also print a copy of your results to include in your visa application. For more information click http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/About/Pages/HowtousePTEAcademicwithUKBA.aspx
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IELTS / TOEFL / B1 Course / Toeic / Pearson PTE/ CAE
IELTS,The International English Language Testing
System, is designed to assess the
language ability of candidates who need
to study or work where English is the
language of communication. IELTS is
jointly managed by the
University of Cambridge
(Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP:IELTS
Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest
international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language
skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of
IELTS is a Joint Venture of British Council, IDP Education
Australia,University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
TOEFL - TEST OF ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
NORTHWEST EXCELS IN ENGLISH & FRENCH LANGUAGE TRAINING
Spoken English -This
program will help you learn to speak and
understand English. Mostly people found
that "classroom English" is very
different from "conversational English" - they
have trouble speaking even
after years of study. We will help you learn how to
with our small, friendly and informal
We will start from the basics of Sentence Formation to Public Speaking. We have unique activities, which are specially designed along with a work – book to come out from all hassles while speaking.
English Language Testing
IELTS is administered by University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES),
British Council and IDP Education
The score is valid
Fees:Rs. 8900 AS OF Sept 2012
The registration is
either done in person or by mail.
British Council (Delhi):
Deputy High Commission,
17 Kasturba Gandhi
Fax : 022-22042686
Name as in the
Passport, Passport, 4 Photographs, Address,
Demand Draft or Pay Order or ICICI
Challan. If the date is not available
the Demand Draft or Pay Order is sent
cities of India. Check
IELTS test is a paper-based
Duration The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes
score is out of 9 Bands.Scoring is between
Listening(40 questions)-30 minutes
to 15 minutes.
Listening(40) questions-30 minutes
Reading(40 questions)-60 minutes
to 15 minutes.
1st Task (150 words) 20 minutes
2nd Task (250 words) 40 minutes
New Zealand and Canada, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Sweden,
Ireland and all major
English speaking and other