ESC assesses students' abilities so we can advise them on their further English language tuition needs, particularly how long they need to continue studying English in order to reach their goal - such as a specific standard required for a university course.
All four tests occur in REAL TIME.
While the ESC Reading and Listening Tests are automated, Speaking and Writing Tests are evaluated by our Assessors, who are available 24/7 to assess learners.
Speaking Tests are undertaken face-to-face by video-call, directly from our site.
Results are immediately available to the learner - and for referring Partners.
This allows education agents, migration agents, ESL colleges and others to review our assessments or recommend supplemental resources before the student moves forward.
This approach benefits students who may otherwise undercommit - or overcommit - to tuition, accommodation, and visa obligations abroad.
ESC does not compete with IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC, which are formal certification processes that determine readiness to pursue academic, professional and migration goals.
Rather, ESC determines the learner’s current ability level and recommends how much more full-time study is necessary to reach desired levels.
ESC is ideal for students at lower levels and intermediate levels of English language ability, and especially those who are in remote locations or travelling. Learners may utilize ESC tests periodically over time to better gauge their progress.
Offering live, online, 24/7 services, ESC provides learners with unobstructed access to English language experts.
Advice given to learners draws from our Academic Board and the determination of Assessors who conduct interviews and review written work.
Both the learner's written work and verbal interview records are accessible to ESC Partners for their independent judgement regarding the test taker’s ability in those two productive skills.
Averaging ten years teaching experience, each of our Assessors is a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages with formal training in TESOL. Almost all are degree-qualified, and a large proportion also hold post-graduate degrees in TESOL.
Our Assessors are selected through a rigorous process that optimises consistency when assessing a learner’s skill in speaking or writing.