Our Standard English/ French Program (20 lessons/week) places heavy emphasis on speaking and listening skills through regular communication. It has been developed to help language students improve their spoken and written skills. We use a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates grammar, vocabulary and idioms, speaking and listening, and reading/writing activities.
Our standard program is taught by professional, qualified, and experienced instructors who make the difficult process of learning a new language fun and creative. We limit our classes to a maximum of 14 students and thus, provide a close-knit learning experience that allows students to engage with our instructors and with one another on a personal level.
Our Standard Program runs five days a week, with a total of 20 lessons. Students have the opportunity to work with two different teachers (one in the morning class and one in the afternoon class) and the most up-to-date, effective textbooks and materials available to ensure quick progression.
In the USA (Boston, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles and New York), the standard course combines 20 in-class lessons with 4 workshops per week.
***Note: Students choose to study two of the following courses: Integrated Skills, Active Listening or an Elective.
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:
Standard Program Features
Our Standard Program utilizes a comprehensive curriculum with particular emphasis on oral communication - speaking and listening. Our experienced and highly qualified teachers help students reach their language learning goals and improve their conversational skills through a variety of creative activities. There are six different levels of study, from beginner to advanced (determined by a placement test), which helps us to find the best class level for each student. At the end of each four week session every student receives a written evaluation that outlines their progress. Upon completion of study, students are awarded with a Language Proficiency Certificate.
- 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