Classes last for 15 weeks, with lessons held twice weekly in 60-minute intervals.
All courses are taught by native speakers, which allows students to speak exclusively in English. Further, all of our classes meet in small groups (3 to 5 students). This allows each individual more time to speak in class, while allowing the teacher to focus on their specific needs.
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Description of levels:
Levels 1 and 2 are for beginners and the is equivalent to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
These levels cater to individuals who have little or no prior exposure to the English language. This is good for those who understand but cannot communicate, or do not understand at all. In these levels, students will learn step-by-step all the tools and skills necessary to learn the English language. Students will work on reading, writing, vocabulary, basic sentence structure, and grammar. In addition, students will learn commonly used phrases important in social settings.
Levels 3 and 4 are equivalent to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
In these beginning levels, the focus is on reading, writing, comprehension, and the ability to communicate using structured sentences. Level 3 and 4 further concentrate on conversation. To do so, the lessons use a variety of situational English, i.e., standard conversation for business and travel.
Levels 5 and 6 are equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
These levels are for anyone who wants to strengthen their English skills, i.e. the ability to use freely more structured phrases and grammar, as well as how to switch between conversation topics. In terms of grammar, the B1 level focuses heavily on tenses, dependent and independent clauses, complex sentences, and writing different types of essays.
Levels 7 and 8 are equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
In these levels, students will begin to break away from direct translation, and instead start to think in English in more structured ways. By the end of the course, students shall be expected to discuss professional and social topics, current events, politics, and literature. Further, students will be exposed to more advanced writing techniques, understand words without the help of a dictionary, read and comprehend more difficult topics, and speak correctly at a faster rate.
Levels 9 and 10 are equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
These advanced levels are designed to polish up one’s English. Students will be exposed to the highest levels of grammar in English, and as well be expected to converse on a variety of topics, write complex essays, and begin exploring English literature.
Levels 11 and 12 are equivalent to levels C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR)
These levels connect everything that was learned in the previous levels. Further, the course heavily focuses on conversation.