CEFR ESOL LEVEL B1 & B2 for New Zealand Student Visa

TABLE for Internationally recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students.
(Link from New Zealand Govt. website for the validityof ESOL for New Zealand Student Visa.)

Programme Level

English Proficiency Outcomes 

IELTS test

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT)

TOEFLInternet-based test (iBT)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

NZCEL

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

City & Guilds IESOL

Certificate at Level 3

General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)

Score of 35 (with a writing score of 20)

FCE with a score of 50 or CAE with a score of 41

Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic

PTE (Academic) score of 36

B1 Achiever with a score of 43

Certificate at Level 4

General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47

Level 4 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic

PTE (Academic) score of 42

B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47

Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

PTE (Academic) score of 42

B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Certificate or Diploma at level 6 or 7
Degree at Level 7
Graduate Certificate or Diploma at Level 7

Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52

Level 5 with the Academic endorsement

PTE (Academic) score of 50

B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Post-graduate Diploma or Post- graduate Certificate at Level 8
Bachelor Honours Degree at Level 8
Master’s Degree at Level 9
Doctoral Degree at Level 10

Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6

Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)

Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)

FCE with a pass at Grade A or CAE with a score of 58 or CPE with a score of 45

Level 5 with the Academic endorsement

PTE (Academic) score of 58

C1 Expert with a score of 42

A minimum of 120 hours of classroom interaction This is a task based performance oriented English Language Skill development program designed for all those who wish to apply for Work Permit or Student Visa in the UK. The unique feature of this program is the 'scaling concept' and the graded learning materials that not only develops the language concepts and skills but also helps learners to measure and gauge their [individual] progress. This is a preparation for all four skills of CEFR Level B1 and B2 all teaching [preparatory] materials conform to International curriculum.

CEFR Level B1 :- (I) For UK Student Visa (Diploma courses). (II) For UK Entrepreneur Visa.


Achiever - B1 (Entry Level 3) : - Understand main points of clear standard communication Convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics Engage in discussion to reach a shared understanding Produce a simple connected text Describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions / business..

8984 – B1

Listening

  1. Listen and recognise language functions.
  2. Listen to dialogues to recognise topic, context, gist, relationship and purpose.
  3. Listen and select specific information and make brief notes.
  4. Listen to conversation to extract specific information.

Reading

  1. Read to show understanding of the structure of short texts.
  2. Read to recognise coherence and cohesion in short texts.
  3. Read short texts to identify purpose and locate information.
  4. Read carefully to extract and locate information.

Writing

  1. Write and identify and correct errors in a text.
  2. Write to communicate information.
  3. Write an informal letter.

8985 – B1

Giving personal information

To speak fluently and confidently about oneself in real life for study or work, for travel and leisure, for getting to know people.
(Sounds interesting, languages, study, daily routine, occupations, family relationships, leisure time, I’ve done it)

Social situations

Communicate confidently and politely in social situations: in shops, in cafes, in train, bus or plane, at the cinema or theatre and so on.
(Suggesting, proposing and advising, asking for information and giving directions, complaining, apologising and forgiving, offering, accepting and refusing, requesting and replying, describing people, describing things and places, expressing opinions)

Exchanging information and opinions

Describing people and things, patterns and shapes, and actions, compare one’s views with those of workmate.
(Choosing the best and the worst, planning and arranging, discussing and deciding
Travel information, ranking – what comes first?, making hotel bookings, filling in forms, questionnaires)

Presenting a topic

Build skills in speaking about a single topic: people, clothes, books, videos, food and drink and so on. (That’s entertainment! The trip of a lifetime!, College campus, That’s my story, Famous people, Time capsule, What a way to spend a weekend!, Modern technology.)


 

Communicator - B2 (Level 1) : - Understand main ideas of complex communication Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without strain for either party Engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations Communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose and audience


8984 – B2

Listening

  1. Listen to identify and respond to different language functions in short conversations
  2. Listen to dialogues to recognise topic, context, gist, relationship and purpose.
  3. Show understanding of spoken input by selecting key information and recording this in short notes
  4. Follow a discussion to identify facts, opinions and attitudes
  5. Understand detail of information, ideas and opinions
  6. Understand how meaning is built up in discourse

Reading

  1. Reading short texts and identifying their purpose
  2. Reading carefully to locate key information

Writing

  1. Writing formally to communicate information given in an input text
  2. Writing on a given topic.

8985 – B2

Giving personal information

To speak fluently and confidently about oneself in real life for study or work, for travel and leisure, for getting to know people.
(Sounds interesting, languages, study, daily routine, occupations, family relationships, leisure time, I’ve done it)

Social situations

Communicate confidently and politely in social situations: in shops, in cafes, in train, bus or plane, at the cinema or theatre and so on.
(Suggesting, proposing and advising, asking for information and giving directions, complaining, apologising and forgiving, offering, accepting and refusing, requesting and replying, describing people, describing things and places, expressing opinions)

Exchanging information and opinions

Describing people and things, patterns and shapes, and actions, compare one’s views with those of workmate.
(Choosing the best and the worst, planning and arranging, discussing and deciding, travel information, ranking – what comes first?, Making hotel bookings, filling in forms, questionnaires)

Presenting a topic

Build skills in speaking about a single topic: people, clothes, books, videos, food and drink and so on. (That’s entertainment! The trip of a lifetime!, College campus, That’s my story, Famous people, Time capsule, What a way to spend a weekend!, Modern technology.)

 

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