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    NCC LEVEL 3: English Language Framework (ELF)


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    LEVEL 3: The English Language Framework (ELF)

    The English Language Framework (ELF) is a course aimed at helping you to improve your language skills. The qualification is comprised of five levels and you can move through the levels according to your needs and abilities:

    • Level 1: Elementary
    • Level 2: Pre-Intermediate
    • Level 3: Intermediate
    • Level 4: Upper-Intermediate
    • Level 5: Advanced
    • Optional Module: Introduction to IELTS - prepares you for assessment by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This unit does not carry any credits towards the qualification and is not assessed by NCC Education.


    Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for the ELF qualification differ, depending upon the level you wish to begin studying. You can demonstrate your English language level through the free NCC Education English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres. If you hold an existing English Language qualification please contact your Accredited Partner centre to see if you can gain direct entry onto the relevant level of the qualification.



    Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are covered in each level, along with a focus on vocabulary acquisition and grammar. You can expect classes to be very active and include activities such as role-plays, presentations, summaries, discussions and group work, along with appropriate private study time. The qualification is structured to increase your confidence, linguistic accuracy and competence.



    Assessment for all levels is offered four times per year (January, April, June and September).

    NCC Education provides examinations for all levels which cover:

    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Language in Use
    • Speaking

    At level 5, you can also elect to submit a valid IELTS score for certification instead of taking the NCC Education examination. This might be particularly helpful if you are planning to study overseas after the qualification.

    All students passing the examinations for each level will be awarded with an NCC Education certificate. A final mark of at least 40% is required to pass each Level.

    English Language Level 1:                                                      English Language Level 2:
    Listening_July_11_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf                            Listening_July_11_Level_2_-_Final.pdf
    Speaking_July_11_-_Level_1-_Final.pdf                              Speaking_July_2011_-_Level_2_-_Final.pdf
    Written_July_2011_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf                          Written_Jul_11_-_Level_2_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_1_Listening_June_11_-_Final.pdf                      ELF_Level_2_Listening_June_11_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_1_Speaking_June_2011_-_Final.pdf                 ELF_Level_2_Speaking_June_11_-Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_1_Written_June_11_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf     ELF_Level_2_Written_June_11_-_Final.pdf
    Listening_September_11_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf                ELF_Level_2_Listening_September_11_-_Final.pdf
    Speaking_September_11_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf                ELF_Level_2_Speaking_September_11_-Final.pdf
    Written_September_11_-_Level_1_-_Final.pdf                  ELF_Level_2_Written_September_11_-_Final.pdf

    English Language Level 3:                                                     English Language Level 4:
    ELF_level_3_Listening_July_2011_-_Final.pdf                  ELF_4_Speaking_July_2011_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_speaking_July_11_-_Final.pdf                      ELF_Level_4_Listening_July_2011_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_level_3_Written_Exam_July_2011_-_Final.pdf         ELF_Level_4_Written_July_2011__Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Listening_June_2011_-_Final.pdf                ELF_Level_4_Listening_June_11-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Speaking_June11-_Final.pdf                        ELF_Level_4_Speaking_June_11-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Written_Paper_June_2011_-_Final.pdf     ELF_Level_4_Written_Paper_June_2011_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Listening_September_2011_-_Final.pdf    ELF_4_Level_4_Speaking_September_2011_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Speaking_September_2011_-_Final.pdf    ELF_Level_4_Listening_September_2011_-_Final.pdf
    ELF_Level_3_Written_September_2011_-_Final.pdf       ELF_Level_4_Written_September_2011_-_Final.pdf

    English Language Level 5  



    The English Language Framework (ELF) is a qualification aimed at helping you to improve your language skills. Once you have completed the level 5, you may decide to complete the free IELTS preparation unit. With your IELTS you can then chose to study at a British University, or you may decide to embark on the NCC Education British Degree Journey.

    For more information about this qualification please contact your Accredited Partner Centre.


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