Useful information about ESOL level 3
I will try in this article to give information about everything that means ESOL level 3 (English to Speakers of Other Languages). It all started when I chose to go to college for ESOL, which means English for speakers of other languages. There I took a test, for the teachers to realize at what level I am.
I have finished completing the test. The teacher who examined me thought I was level 3, so I’m going to ESOL 3 this year. My husband and nephew will also be my colleagues. I checked on the internet to find out what level 3 means. The teacher told me that I am level 4-5 in reading and writing. But I am only at level 2-3 in listening and speaking. As usual, when I search for something on the internet, I read a lot and go from information to information, from one website to another, even when I don’t have to.
What means you are at ESOL level 3
If you are ESOL level 3, that means you can understand what people around you are saying. You can also tell them about yourself, even if you make some grammatical mistakes. You are able to construct sentences related to each other with prepositions such as but, and, because, as I did in this article .: D
It is assumed that you have a limited vocabulary and have frequent hesitations. Moreover, you often ask in conversation to be repeated and clarified when you talk to someone. But if you go to college for ESOL level 3, next year you will be able to read, write, speak and listen much better than you do now.
Opportunities if you learn ESOL level 3 English
If you continue to go to school for esol (English for speakers of other languages), you will have more and more opportunities. After a few years, if you work hard, you will be able to do whatever you want. You can find a better job, you can read a lot of books (I have already bought a lot and read every day).
If you learn English, you will be able to communicate with native English speakers, you can apply to become a British citizen or you can write on an English blog, like me. : D Above all, you will be a new person, a smarter person and more confident in your own strengths.
I should have paid £ 250 for this course, but I filled out the form on the website (they gave me an internet address), so I only paid £ 50. The course lasts one year. It starts on August 30, 2019 and ends in July 2020. I look forward to starting. I wish you success too!
First lesson in the course English for speakers of other languages
The first lesson at ESOL 3 disappointed us, probably because we expected to learn something new. It was not like that. The teacher tried to check the knowledge we already have. We started the lesson trying to find out which of our colleagues drank coffee in the morning, who came to school by bus, who slept late … The teacher then divided us into groups and we took our colleagues some way mini-interview to find out their name, where they come from, if they have children, where they work…
We then listened to a short phone call and were asked to answer a few questions about what we had heard. Very few understood anything. Later, following the template on the form, we were asked to write a short text about ourselves – who we are, where we come from, where we work, how long we have been in Scotland. We felt like we were six years old and going to school for the first time.
The second lesson
The second lesson seemed to us to be more advanced, but it was still not enough to give us the feeling that we were learning something. The teacher showed us pictures of cartoon characters with the Simpson family, which, for example, I did not know. There was talk about kinship between different family members – sister, brother, mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt. We then talked about jobs. We listened to a song from which we had to recognize some trades: Shania Twain – She’s not just a pretty face. Boring.
During this time, a friend of ours who went to another school, at the beginners’ level, found out about the comparative grades of adjectives and formed sentences using comparatives and superlatives. He learned various grammar rules that many of those at level 3 do not know. The homework he received is heavier and more interesting than the one we received, the level 3 ones.
Private ESOL level 3 English lessons at home
For this reason, we decided to continue the lessons with each other at home, together with our friend who is at the level of beginners. On the first day we confronted what he learned with what we learned. Then we developed these lessons by forming sentences and trying to speak to each other in English only. Each of us learned something from the others – grammar rules, words, expressions.
The next day I decided to translate a song from English into Romanian. We learned many new words. It was funny at the same time. We will continue with these private lessons whenever we have days off from work. Of course, we will continue at school, ESOL level 3 (English for speakers of other languages). We hope to start learning something interesting and useful.
This is the song we tried to translate.
All of Me, John Legend
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
Got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind
Loves all of you
All your perfect imperfections
These lyrics are related to the text just for you to understand what level we are at
I’ll give my all to you
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every move