Primary English as a Second Language (E2L)

Developing skills in a second language

This Primary English as a Second Language (E2L) course is for students who have not previously been formally taught in English or who have limited English language learning to date, and whose English is at a very basic level. For those who have a working knowledge of English we recommend first language English. If you are in any doubt as to the most suitable course for your student we can offer a placement check, at no charge, to help you decide. Students need to be at least 7 years old to study this course.
To complete the course successfully, it is highly recommended that the student is supported in each lesson by an adult who has a working knowledge of English. This will enable them to make the best use of the learning materials provided.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

We offer a wide range of courses at Upper Primary level.

Key Topics Covered

  • English grammar and punctuation targeted towards studying the Upper Primary Year 3 English course on completion of this course
  • Developing vocabulary and language awareness
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing skills for a range of genres
  • Reading authentic texts

The syllabus and hours of study

Our Primary English as a Second Language homeschooling course assumes that your child can understand the basics of English and can communicate simple, basic needs.

The course follows the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language (Stage 3) curriculum.

Allow 5 hours per week of study time for your child to complete this course, however the course has been designed to allow for additional hours per week if you want to accelerate the English language learning

We find that most students can complete the course in 6-9 months depending on the pace you wish to set for this course.

Course Sample

Course Fees

The fee for Primary English as a Second Language (E2L) is £615 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £580. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).