General English Canada

Oxford International Education Group

Program Description

General English Canada

Oxford International Education Group

Tailor your English program to suit your individual needs by choosing from one of our specially designed courses:

Basic Course

(20 lessons per week)

Ideal for general purposes and for those who like to mix class time and self-study. Each language course is based on the Basic (Core Program) Course of 20 morning lessons per week. The Basic Course develops all aspects of your language competence in a personalised program coordinated by your core teacher. Courses integrate grammatical structures and functions, guided conversations, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and vocabulary, in order to advance your communica- tive competency in all skill areas and to ensure a balance of fluency and accuracy. It includes 2-3 Study Club sessions per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre.

Intensive Course

(20 lessons + 5 elective courses per week)

Our most popular option, the Intensive Course allows you to combine the fundamental skills learned in the Basic Course with the addition of more focused and specific skills in an afternoon elective option course. The Specialised Intensive Course consists of the Basic Course and 5 specialised lessons per week, allowing you to develop the specific linguistic skills you require. The afternoon lessons in a Specialized Intensive are dedicated to an elective course of your choice.

Elective options: Business English & TOEIC (Levels 2-10), Exam skills (Levels 4-10), Fluency (Levels 1-10), Academic Writing & Speaking (Levels 4-10), Academic Reading & Writing (Levels 2-10).

Super Intensive Course

(20 lessons + 10 elective courses per week)

This is our most intensive, personalised and comprehensive course. It is geared for the serious student of English who wants to maximise his or her study time with more in-class hours. This is the perfect course for students interested in acquiring the most comprehensive English skills at the fastest possible pace for language building purposes. With your team of two or three teachers, you will receive the highest level of training and support including a range of feedback and advice regarding all areas of your English development. The Specialised Super-Intensive Course consists of 20 core lessons per week plus two 5-lesson per week elective courses.

Elective options: Business English & TOEIC (Levels 2-10), Exam skills (Levels 4-10), Fluency (Levels 1-10), Academic Writing & Speaking (Levels 4-10), Academic Reading & Writing (Levels 2-10).

Business English

(20 lessons + 5 Business English elective classes per week)

The Business English course combines the best in academic business knowledge with everyday business practice. A perfect blend of task-based learning and skill focus, the Elective also accommodates those interested in the TOEIC test, which is used to measure English in everyday work activities. Learn the all-important vocabulary and master the skills necessary to achieve a high score on all components of the TOEIC test (Reading & Listening/Writing & Speaking). Our instructors will guide you according to your priorities in a class which improves English for professional purposes. The Intensive Business Course consists of 20 core lessons per week plus five lessons per week of Business English.

Elective Courses

Fluency (General English)

Our Fluency elective coursefocuses on useful, everyday English vocabulary. Students practice speaking and listening skills in a comfortable, conversational atmosphere. There is also a cultural element to the course, helping students to feel more comfortable in all aspects of Canadian society. Students with a strong grammatical background find this course especially useful as they have the perfect environment to put their knowledge into practice. Those who work or study using English, or intend to in the future, find that the skills learned here help in real life situations.

Available to students at all levels.

Academic Writing and Speaking

Studying in University or College in Canada requires a high level of ability and confidence with English in both writing and speaking. The Academic Writing & Speaking elective option helps students to prepare themselves for Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL exams or the University/College Pathway Program by helping them to develop their written essay, composition and discourse skills. This elective is perfect for any student who seeks to improve their English production skills as they will also work on their presentation and discussion skills.

Available to students Levels 4–10

Academic Reading and Writing

This course is tailored toward students who wish for more practice in writing and reading academic essays in preparation for higher education. Our professional instructors ensure that each students’ academic aims are met through weekly assessments and feedback. Students are challenged with both reading and writing assignments from authentic academic materials.

Available to students Levels 4–10

Exam Skills

Our Exam Skills course will help students develop key skills tested in the IELTS, FCE and CAE exams. Students will be prepared for the exams through a combination of language skills training and exam practice. Each week is based on a relevant topic area, allowing students to build up experience of a range of topics covered in the exams. Our knowledgeable staff will help you become familiar with the structure of the exam as well as teach you the necessary skills, vocabulary and grammar to succeed.

Available to students at Levels 4-10

IELTS Exam Dates: Weekly

Business English & TOEIC

Our highly developed Business English curriculum combines the best in academic business knowledge with everyday business practice. A perfect blend of task-based learning and skill focus, the Elective also accommodates those interested in the TOEIC Exam, which is used to measure English in everyday work activities. Learn the all-important vocabulary and master the skills necessary for achieving a high score on the TOEIC test. Our instructors will guide you according to your priorities in a course which improves English for professional purposes.

Available to students at Levels 2-10

TOEIC Exam Dates: Monthly

Program Notes:

  • General English Courses are available for students 16 and older.
  • A signed Parental Consent Form is required for all students under the age of 18.
  • All Elective Courses Options may not be available at all schools at all times.
  • For students who are enrolled in the Intensive and Super-Intensive courses for a minimum of 12 weeks and complete it together with the Business English elective, they are eligible to recieve an Eurocentres Business English Diploma.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 1, 2016
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