English Course: Beginner and Upper Beginner

At this level, you will be able to use basic expressions that you can apply to your everyday life. You will also be able to describe where you and people you know live, have simple conversations, ask and answer questions about familiar topics.

Likewise, you will be able to understand and use the highest frequency vocabulary of personal relevance, basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment.

What can you expect with your classes?

SPEAKING: I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.

LISTENING: I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning A1 myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

READING: I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

WRITING: I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

Facts Course

Course entry: Level 1-2 (A1)

Number of lessons:

  • Intensive: 2 hours per day - 10 hours per week
  • Super intensive: 3 hours per day - 15 hours per week
  • Intensive plus: 4 hours per day - 20 hours per week

Classes are Monday to Friday.

Lesson length: 60 minutes

Class size: Average 10, maximum 12

Minimum age: 16 years old

Schedule: Morning and Evening

Skills Lessons

  • Writing and Vocabulary
  • Speaking and Pronunciation
  • Idioms
  • Local Culture

What can you expect with your classes:

SPEAKING: I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job,

LISTENING: I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related A2 to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

READING: I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short, simple personal letters.

WRITING: I can write short, simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Facts Course

Course entry: Level 3-4-5 (A2)

Number of lessons:

  • Intensive: 10 hours per week
  • Super intensive: 15 hours per week
  • Intensive plus: 20 hours per week

Classes are Monday to Friday.

Lesson length: 60 minutes

Class size: Average 10, maximum 12

Minimum age: 16 years old

Schedule: Morning and Evening

Skills Lessons

  • Writing and Vocabulary
  • Speaking and Pronunciation
  • Idioms
  • Local Culture
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
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