General English

GENERAL ENGLISH

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Level description

A1/ Elementary
You can use everyday expressions and very basic phrases for practical needs; ask and answer questions about personal details; understand short texts on familiar topics; obtain information from signs and symbols; write simple sentences in documents and forms.
A2/ Pre-Intermediate
You can understand sentences and frequently-used expressions; communicate in tasks requiring an exchange of information; obtain information from short documents, familiar sources, signs and symbols; write to communicate with some awareness of intended audience.
B1/ Intermediate
You can understand the main points of clear standard communication; convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics; engage in discussion to reach shared understanding; produce simple connected text; describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions.
B2/ Upper Intermediate
You can understand main ideas in complex communication; interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without strain or effort; engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations; communicate in detail, appropriate to the  purpose and audience.

General English courses involve either 1.5 or 2.5 hours per day of teacher-guided language instruction for students at all levels. Emphasis is placed on the development of all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a balance of language structure (grammar) and practical usage. Students can choose how long they wish to study with us. However, please note that during an academic year there are 4 terms each lasting 11 or 12 weeks. The dates of these terms are shown on our Price List. Full-time students cover between 80 to 90 hours of English classes in one term.

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C1/ Advanced
You can understand demanding texts and recognize implicit meaning; use language fluently and spontaneously; engage in discussion making clear and effective contributions; produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects; communicate ideas effectively.
C2/ Proficiency
You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; summarize information, construct arguments and accounts coherently; use language spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.