ESOL is an acronym meaning English to Speakers of Other Languages.
It is all about people who do not have English as a mother tongue, learning English.
A more common term to ESOL is ESL which means English as a Second Language and refers to people learning English to live in an English speaking country, e.g.
immigrants who have moved to a new country…
Qualifications for Students indicate how well a person knows English.
NB For qualifications in order to teach, see Essential Qualifications to Teach English.
There is no single, standardized qualification system showing how well a person can use English, however over the years a number of qualifications have risen in popularity and have become de facto standards in this area. Whilst by no means universal, these are…