General facts about English for Speakers of Other Languages / ESOL by Pitman :
The test English for Speakers of another Language / ESOL by Pitman is less recognized, but it can be taken at random dates at your school. We would like to advise you to have a look at the other english language exams which are accredited much more. The ESOL by Pitmann test is offered in the following variations:
Preliminary (A1 Breakthrough)
Access (A2 Waystage)
Achiever (B1 Threshold)
Expert (C1 Effective Operational Proficiency)
Mastery C2 Mastery
Based on Common European Framework: A1 - C2
Dates vary depending on the examination centre
Examination fees :
Fees vary depending on the examination centre.
Advance sign up:
Cambridge ESOL requires 4 weeks’ notice to be given before the date of the proposed examination session.
ESOL for Work (UK only): tests are available on demand. Cambridge ESOL requires 4 weeks’ notice to be given before the date of the proposed examination session.
Structure of exam:
The International ESOL covers listening, reading and writing, and the International Spoken ESOL is a one to one structured interview. Both have six levels, from basic to advanced.
75% of possible score=first class pass
60% of possible score=pass;
<60% of possible score=fail