English Language Courses

English courses

Our courses focus on communication. Our aim is to provide our students with a successful language learning experience from the first moment. Our school encourages students to use their language knowledge in real-life situations right after the first lessons.

 

Our courses are organized according to the age of the student, due to differing learning styles and needs. It is also very important to us that the students who study together are at the same level: groups are formed with the help of an oral and written placement test. The placement test indicates your appropriate level so that you can continue your language studies in the best group for you.

 

Since language learning can be a long process, we divide the curriculum into smaller units (or ‘levels’). Following our levels will facilitate the acquisition of the required language knowledge. One level of our general language courses can be completed in 40 lessons.

 

To achieve the required language knowledge, you have to attend as many times 40 lessons as many it is necessary for the target level?

Individual language courses are always built on a given language level and aim to improve specific skills.

A1

Breakthrough or beginner

• Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

• Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

• Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2

Way stage or elementary

• Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

• Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

• Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1

Threshold or intermediate

• Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

• Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

• Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

• Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

Vantage or upper intermediate

• Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.

• Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

• Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1

Effective operational proficiency or advanced

• Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.

• Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

• Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

• Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2

Mastery or proficiency

• Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

• Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

• Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Level Testing:

The level test consists of two parts, a written part and an interview.

We are available from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

No prior registration is required. The level test lasts approximately 45 minutes. Children take a customised test, our  ONLINE  test is not suitable for children.

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