ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) level 4

English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, refers to learning English as a new resident in a English-speaking country. ESOL is similar to ESL. It can be compared with EFL, which refers to learning and using English as an additional language in a non-English speaking country. 

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the
relevant knowledge, skill and competence in a broad range of personal skills which enable personal development and active citizenship, and progression to employment, or further education or training.


Title Award Awarding Body
Business English Business English (4N1108) QQI


– Knowledge
– Breadth Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge related to general, personal,
social and vocational concepts.
– Kind Demonstrate knowledge of some theoretical concepts and abstract
thinking relevant to general, personal, social and vocational
development, including a concrete understanding of personal,
interpersonal, mathematical and computer skills.
– Know How & Skill
– Range Demonstrate a moderate range of practical and cognitive skills and tools
used in general, personal, social, and vocational situations.
– Selectivity Select appropriate procedures from known solutions to solve a variety of
predictable general, personal, social, and vocational problems in
domestic and public situations.
– Competence
– Context Apply general, personal, social, and vocational skills, following
prescribed health and safety procedures, in a range of familiar and
unfamiliar domestic and public situations.
– Role Demonstrate good personal and interpersonal, mathematical, computer
and general skills, and quality awareness, in a supervised environment.
– Learning to Learn Take responsibility for personal learning, time management, study skills,
research skills, report writing and quality of work in a structured context.
Insight Reflect on personal performance and learning to inform self
understanding and behavior.