High School Preparation Program
GEOS Victoria offers a High School Preparation Program (HSPP) for those students wishing to study English before entering a high school in Victoria. This "Bridge Program" helps prepare students for the academic as well as the cultural challenges of Canadian high school life. During the morning and afternoon the students will take Full-time ESL classes; following these, they will study standard high school subjects such as geography, history, social studies, sciences and mathematics in English. These late afternoon "Elective" classes will help familiarize students with the basic English vocabulary necessary for the comprehension of the most standard high school subjects.
Note: 1 lesson = 45 minutes
Integrated Skills Class
During this class, students study four English skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - through a “Communicative Language Teaching” methodology. New grammar patterns are learned in the context of a conversation or a real-life situation. Students also use various activities to practice English conversation including listening tasks, role plays, and discussions. Practical reading and writing tasks and vocabulary studies are presented as well in our 6 available levels.
Active Listening Class
During this class, students will cover a variety of topics while practicing English conversation management, conversational styles, and pronunciation. Students learn commonly-used idioms and slang in a communicative way. Teachers also use various activities to practice these new idioms including listening tasks, role play, and discussion.
GEOS Languages PLUS English Courses Features:
A GEOS English class features a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on oral communication - speaking and listening. Well trained and highly qualified instructors help students improve their conversation skills through a variety of creative activities. There are six different levels of study, from beginner through proficient.
A placement test helps us find the best class level for each student. At the end of each four-week session, each student will receive a written evaluation and have a one-on-one with one of their teachers. This is how we help you monitor your progress. After each three month semester, students receive a report card, and students receive a GEOS certificate when they finish their course.
- Teacher instruction, no self-access
- Creative learning activities
- Four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Small classes; Maximum of 14 students per class
- Professional, experienced, attentive instructors
- Enrollment every week
- Special services
High School Preparation Program - Sample Schedule
English Course Level - GEOS Languages PLUS
|Course Grade||Language and Leve||TOEIC||TOEFL||iBT|
|1. A1 Beginner||Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic vocabulary to meet the basic requirements.||325-425+||380-420+||26-36+|
|2. A2 Elementary||Understands most sentences with immediate related fields and the common vocabulary. Can simply describe their background, as well as the immediate needs of the surrounding environment.|
|3. B1 Intermediate||Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.||425-626+||420-500+||36-61+|
|4. B2 High Intermediate||Can understand main complex ideas and texts on concrete and abstract topics. Topics covered include technical discussion of individual areas of expertise and there is a certain degree of fluency without nerves. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.|
|5. C1 Advanced||Can understand more than the depth of field of knowledge and a complex, long text, recognizing the implicit meaning. Able to fluently express self without obvious searching for expressions.||626-876+||500-600+||61-100+|
|6. C2 Proficient||All spoken and written information can be easily understood. Can use different information to make oral or written summaries, and then repeat the same presentation at a coherent level. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.|