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IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL)

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£345

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Up to 2 years

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IGCSE

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IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL)

IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL)

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£345

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

Up to 2 years

Study

Anywhere

Qualification

IGCSE

Fast Track

Available

IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) will help you understand and communicate in a range of situations in English.

English has emerged as a widely spoken language worldwide. In a globalised world, it has become a universal language of communication. English as a Second Language (ESL) is essential today, where individuals, organisations, and nations must interact across borders to achieve their goals.

ESL has become a tool for enabling communication and bridging the gap between different cultures and societies. It has empowered communication in a globalised world and has become a crucial element in the workforce, providing many benefits of learning it.

What can I do with IGCSE English as a Second Language?

ESL has numerous benefits for non-native speakers and the wider community. For non-native speakers, learning ESL can improve their communication skills and increase their chances of employment. It also helps them integrate better into a foreign culture and society.

ESL creates a more diverse and inclusive social environment for the wider community, promoting tolerance and cross-cultural understanding. Having a large pool of ESL speakers can also help in international business dealings and diplomatic relations.

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. 

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

Awarding Body: Cambridge

Specification Code: 0991 (9-1) or 0511 (A*-G)

IGCSE Modules

Learners will be introduced to a range of different text types on a variety of topics:

  • identify and understand factual information, ideas and arguments in a range of texts

  • identify and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes, in a range of texts and the connections between them

  • understand what is implied but not directly stated

  • select relevant details when reading for a specific purpose

Learners will practise writing for different purposes and different audiences. Learners will understand the features of different text types and will be encouraged to plan, draft and check their writing:

    • communicate factual information, ideas and arguments clearly and with expansion

    • produce written texts that show control of language

    • select and organise relevant information and ideas into coherent text using appropriate linking devices

    • produce written texts with a range of grammatical and lexical structures

    • respond to a written stimulus and use appropriate register, style and format for the given purpose and audience

Learners will be introduced to a range of different text types on a variety of topics:

    • identify and understand factual detail and specific information in a range of spoken contexts and from a variety of sources

    • identify and understand speakers’ ideas, opinions, feelings and attitudes in a range of spoken contexts and from a variety of sources

    • show understanding of the connections between ideas, opinions, feelings and attitudes in a range of spoken contexts and from a variety of sources

    • show understanding of what is implied but not directly stated

Learners will be encouraged to speak in a range of different situations and for different purposes, including brief transactions, conversations, expressing their opinions, and giving short talks on a range of topics:

    • communicate factual information, ideas and opinions with expansion

    • produce coherent and relevant responses

    • engage in different types of interaction (e.g., conversation, short talk, interview)

    • produce responses using a range of grammatical and lexical structures

    • communicate showing control of pronunciation and intonation

Assessments

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at a Cambridge approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

IGCSE Exams
There are three exams for the full IGCSE qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:

Reading and Writing – 2 hours
Listening – Approximately 50 mins
Speaking – Approximately 10-15 mins

Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1IGCSE Qualification

International GCSE English as a Second Language Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams for the International GCSE English as a Second Language Online Course, you will be awarded the following qualification:

International GCSE English as a Second Language with CAIE

For more information on CAIE, please click here.

Guided Learning Hours

Cambridge IGCSEs are designed based on students having about 130 guided learning hours for each subject during the course, but this is for guidance only. The number of hours a learner needs to achieve the qualification may vary depending on their previous experience of the subject.

Exams

Depending on when you are sitting your exams, we would normally recommend that they are booked at least 5-6 months prior to when they are taking place. This helps prevent you from paying late deadline fees and also enables you to secure a place.

Students can enter in the June and November exam series. Timetables and centres can be accessed through your portal.

Retakes

Candidates can retake the whole qualification as many times as they want to. This is a linear qualification so candidates cannot re-sit individual components.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks
  • Reference
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track IGCSE if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

Yes the IGCSE will be an online course.  You will be able to access everything via our online portal.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

By opting for our International GCSE, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world including the UK.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

The Guided learning hours for the IGCSE is 130.

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

The IGCSE is an international alternative to the GCSE and as the subjects are normally exam based only, make them ideal for students who are unable to attend a local school or college. This means there is no need to carry out science practical exams or find a school that will mark and authenticate your coursework.

IGCSEs are internationally recognised and as well as being available in the UK, are also available worldwide. They are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and are an international passport to progression and success.

We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.