General English group 20 lessons per week (15 hours per week)

The General English Course is available at 6 levels all year round: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced.

Students will be placed in the appropriate level according to the results of their placement test and can move on to higher levels according to their progress. The placement test is held at the school on the first day and takes one hour to complete.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 20 lessons / 15 hours
  • Average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 8 students
  • Average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 10 students
  • Maximum number of students in class all year round: 12 students

Beginner

This is an introductory course for those learners who are starting their study of English for the first time. It provides a comprehensive language base intended to prepare even a complete beginner to move on to the next higher level. The course will cover the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. In this way, even on a beginner’s level, the students are encouraged to develop their own learning strategies. Lessons are directed in a gentle manner so as to encourage the less-confident learners but, at the same time, with plenty of practice. Successful students will be able to conduct simple conversations and have the knowledge of simple English structures.

Elementary

In this course, the emphasis is on learning the communicative use of English in everyday situations and is meant to accelerate the pace at which the students achieve certain language independence. Clear objectives in these lessons give the students more conversational skills and more listening and writing activities.

The course is an opportunity for our young/adult clients to maximize their study time and obtain necessary language skills to help them move on to the next grade.

At the end of the course, students will be able to ask simple questions, express their needs in simple language and understand basic texts.

Pre-Intermediate

This course is a vital step towards achieving a preliminary level of proficiency in English Language communication without which students will find it hard to continue in their study.

It is designed to enable students to communicate easily with each other in English and to feel at home in an English-speaking environment. The course will motivate the students to achieve a real breakthrough into the next level of study, enabling them to work largely on their own.

Intermediate

This Course is designed to help students improve their English usage and integrate those aspects of language learned by them in the past. Course material is based on current and contemporary topics, giving the students the necessary practice to create their own personal contributions and to build up self-confidence. Essentially, this course aims to refresh and consolidate existing levels of correct English and, at the same time, introduce new skills to match the wider use of English at the next higher level.

Upper Intermediate

The aim of this course is to provide students with meaningful material that helps them to improve their fluency and practice of English in everyday use. At this level, the students themselves are ambitious enough to embark on more in-depth language assignments, such as extensive reading, word-formations, and varied sentence patterns.

In all cases, language items will be related to real-life situations so that our students, already proficient in the use of English, will widen their communicative perspective by participating in discussions, role-play and essay/report writing.

Advanced

This course is structured in such a way as to help students achieve their full potential, stretching their capabilities in the use of idiomatic English as an every-day medium of communication. Training will be intensified in listening comprehension and in writing practice and language focus will explore analysis as well as knowledge of grammar points.

The methodology in this course will be done in an enjoyable manner so as to sustain the students’ interest as they sharpen their ‘real world’ skills in vocabulary, idioms, casual conversation and academic discussion. At the Advanced level, the emphasis will be on the use of idiomatic English and expressions as well as elaborate vocabulary to express an opinion both in the spoken and written language.

Program taught in:
  • English

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