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ESOL International Qualifications
BELT is designed for candidates preparing for higher education or professional employment in the UK or abroad. The ESOL International qualifications are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and have been mapped to the levels in the National Qualifications Framework for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
This document serves as an overview of the BELT qualification for candidates, centers, administrators, teachers, and examiners, highlighting key features and administrative procedures.
BELT is tailored for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their English language skills at CEFR level B1, B2, C1 or C2.. Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to produce clear, well-structured, and detailed output on various subjects, showcasing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices suitable for their operating level.
BELT is ideal for those:
– Looking for a starting point to work towards an English qualification.
– Working or seeking employment in an English-speaking environment.
– Living and working in a country where English is the native and official language.
There are no prerequisites for taking BELT, including prior knowledge or qualifications in English. However, LRN recommends thorough preparation before attempting the test. LRN-approved centers ensure candidates are well-prepared with fully trained teachers and appropriate resources.
BELT accommodates various backgrounds, education levels, and career goals. Depending on the qualification level achieved, candidates may progress to:
• A higher level of any ESOL International qualification
• A key skills or functional skills qualification
• Vocational qualifications
• Access to Higher Education
Language of Assessment
LRN strives to use plain, clear, unbiased, and universally appropriate English. The assessment materials, stimuli, and the assessment itself are conducted in English.
BELT is aligned with the CEFR, reflecting the defined levels of language ability. Candidates are assessed in all four components of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The total qualification time for achieving certification is 273 hours.
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