Lincoln Minster School
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages


Registered Trinity College London Exam Venue also offering University of Cambridge English language courses (IELTS, BUSINESS, KET to CPE) amongst other internationally recognised certifications. 

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Helping your child to succeed. 

ESOL at Lincoln Minster School is here to support all pupils whose first language isn't English. With the help of our highly experienced ESOL department, our international pupils quickly grow in confidence and academic ability, giving them the skills needed to succeed during their time at school and beyond. 

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Our Individual Tours are available by appointment throughout the year for those who would like to explore the school at their own pace.
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About ESOL at Lincoln Minster School

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Range of Recognised Qualifications

We offer a range of qualifications and certificates that are designed to improve pupils' language and grammar as well as provide them with the qualifications needed for university applications. These include: 

  • Trinity GESE & ISE
  • Cambridge courses KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE
  • Cambridge IGCSE English as a second Language
  • IELTS University of Cambridge ESOL
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Registered Trinity College London Exam Venue

Trinity College London is an international exam board founded in 1877. Trinity ESOL qualifications are recognised internationally as reliable evidence of the language achievements according to the CEFR's six-point scale (Common European Framework of Reference). Trinity exams assess and promote the skills needed for effective communication in real life. As a registered venue, our pupils don't have to travel to complete their exams.

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Preparing Your Child for University 

UK universities require IELTS and Trinity ISE examinations as part of their application process. Our teaching, which can take place throughout the school day, prepares pupils for these exams via individual, bespoke one-to-one lessons, small group activities and engaging, immersive exercises.

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"Rhys has been making great progress in his English language development since he started attending the lessons. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for your excellent work in helping Rhys improve his language skills. Your dedication and commitment to him are truly commendable, and I appreciate all that you have done for Rhys. Overall, Rhys has made positive strides in his English language proficiency, and I am confident that he will continue to excel in his studies".

Parent, 2023

“The ESOL course at Lincoln Minster School is definitely the best I have had. Firstly, it improved my academic results of different subjects because it boosted my English skill levels. ESOL also increases my university and career choices as it raises my IELTS results. What makes Lincoln Minster School a nice school for international students is the additional support on different subjects. ESOL teachers are not only supporting students in classes but also in other subjects the students are struggling in. In addition, ESOL helps students to socialise, for example, I’ve learned many interesting British culture facts from classes, and it also improves confidence in speaking English.”

Rhys, year 11

“ESOL lessons have helped me lots with my English and help me to understand other subjects much better. It's helped me to build my confidence when talking with other national British people, furthermore, I have built a good English writing ability and ESOL has helped prepare me for university”.

Farid, Year 13

“Attending Mrs Nicola's ESOL lessons provide me with a chance to explore academic vocabulary of a wide range of subject areas. ESOL encourages us to speak and write confidently during practising for the IELTS exams leading me to pass the test at the first try.”

Maria, Year 13

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Cambridge and Trinity Comparison Tables

Below are graphics showing how the Cambridge and Trinity English language qualifications compare.

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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This short video, produced by the University of Cambridge, offers a detailed description of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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