Intensive Program (30 lessons/week)
At GEOS, our Intensive English Program (and French in Montreal) is communication-based, with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. It is designed to help students improve both spoken and written English/French. With six different levels of study, this course boasts a comprehensive curriculum of integrated skills, with numerous activities focused around grammar, vocabulary & idioms, speaking & listening, and reading & writing.
Our professional, experienced and attentive instructors will help you gain fluency by using creative and helpful learning tasks. With 14 or less students in each class, there will be plenty of opportunity to practice whilst meeting interesting new friends from around the world.
There are a total of six different levels of study, from beginner to proficient with a placement test to ensure each student is placed in the right. At the end of each four-week session, students will be given a written evaluation and have the chance to talk individually with his/her teachers about academic progress and developing future goals. Students will receive a report card after every three month semester, and students who successfully complete their course will be awarded with a GEOS certificate.
Our Intensive Program meets five days a week, for a total of 30 educational lessons. Students are taught by up to three different teachers throughout the day (one for the morning class, one for the afternoon class and one for the elective) and are provided with the most up-to-date, useful textbooks and materials available.
Integrated Skills focuses on the four main 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 will engage in various activities to practice English including listening tasks, role playing, and stimulating discussions. Practical reading and writing tasks and vocabulary studies are presented as well in our 6 available levels.
In Active Listening, 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 introduce students to these new idioms including listening tasks, role playing, and context-relevant discussions. There are 6 different levels available for students.
Students of the Super-Intensive English Program are able to choose an elective course that interests them and/or benefits their English goals. We offer a variety of courses including TOEFL iBT Test Preparation, TOEIC Test Preparation, IELTS Test Preparation, Academic Writing, Business English/French, Pronunciation, and others.
Have a look at our list of possible electives:
Intensive Program Features
GEOS English/French classes follow a comprehensive curriculum with a heavy focus on oral communication skills like speaking and listening. Our well trained and highly experienced teachers help students improve their conversation skills through a wide range of creative activities. There are six different levels of study in total, from beginner through proficient and a placement test to put students in the right classes. At the end of each four-week session, students will receive a written evaluation of their progress, as well as a one-on-one session with one of their teachers to discuss their goals. After each three month semester, students receive a report card, and students receive a GEOS certificate when they complete 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
Learning Outcomes (Samples):
Level 1 (A0) Beginner
Express wants, preferences, needs and likes/dislikes. Fill out simple forms. Describe people, objects, places, situations and events.
Level 2 (A1) Elementary
Give and respond to apologies, excuses and permissions. Express and respond to worry, disappointment and feelings. Request desired goods or services.
Level 3 (A2) Pre-Intermediate
Engage in a general conversation and keep conversation going. Express and analyze opinions. Extract meaning/general ideas from written texts.
Level 4 (B1) Intermediate
Ask for recommendations and provide solutions to problems. Express hope, regret, gratitude and sympathy. Understand personal, general or specialized prose.
Level 5 (B2) Pre-Advanced
Obtain, organize and present information. Attract attention, express concern and seek advice. Understand purpose and meaning of complex forms, letters, etc.
Level 6 (C1) Advanced
Give and follow instructions on technical and non-technical tasks. Express indifference, approval, disapproval and intentions. Understand complex formal instructions in various settings.
Note: 1 lesson = 45 minutes