Foreign nationals who wish to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain or obtain British naturalization are required to pass the Life in the UK test, one of the requirements of which is English language proficiency. There are those applicants where English is not their main language, in such cases these nationals are required to take a course to improve their English. An English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) course is especially designed for those whose English level is lower than ESOL entry 3. ESOL courses are carried out at different education institutes and help foreign nationals to learn English sufficiently. This course also teaches about life in the UK for their test through different set of exercises. Prior to joining an ESOL institute, applicants should confirm that the institute teaches the ESOL course in a citizenship context. After completion of the course, the institute provides students with an ESOL certificate and a confirmation letter from the Home Office. Once these are received, applicants are not required to take the Life in the UK test.
Content of ESOL Course
The ESOL course usually consists of the following content:
speaking and listening
reading and writing
punctuation and grammar
ESOL courses are offered at different levels so that applicants can choose the right level according to their skill and knowledge in the English language.