FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: DO I HAVE TO BUY ANY BOOKS FOR THE COURSE?
A: Students are expected to buy a course book (Students Book & Work Book) prior to beginning the course. In addition, we recommend a good English-English dictionary. In Beginner classes,students are given a starter book containg practice activities and exercises. All our students of Pre-Intermediate and above are given a pocket-sized English-English dictionary.
Q: HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE THERE IN A CLASS? WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM?
A: Class sizes vary according to registration and the size of the classroom. There are generally between 6 and 16 students in a class.
Q: HOW MANY LEVELS ARE THERE? WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL?
A: In our General Englsish Courses, follow the COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK (CEF) for language learning standards.
CEF BASIC USER A1 & A2 = Beginner, Elementary 1 & Elementary 2
At the end of these levels, students will have a basic command of English and be familiar with frequently used everyday expressions and simple phrases. They will be able to have conversationson about routine matters using the basic language structures.
CEF BECOMING AN INDEPENDENT USER B1 = Pre-Intermediate 1, Pre-Intermediate 2 & Intermediate 1
At the end of these levels, the students can describe experiences and events, future hopes and plans and express opinions.
CEF AN INDEPENDENT USE B2 = Intermediate 2, Upper Intermediate 1 & Upper Intermediate 2
At the end of these levels, the students can interact with a degree of fluency, understand the main ideas of complex texts and explain a viewpoint giving advantages and disadvantages.
CEF AN ADVANCED LEARNER = Advanced 1 & Advanced 2
At this level, the students can express themselves fluently without much hesitation. They can produce well-structured and cohesive spoken and written discourse on complex subjects.
Q: WHAT FORM DO THE LESSONS USUALLY TAKE?
A: Our syllabus is based around the FACE 2 FACE series. This favours a guided discovery/commmnicative approach, and everything taught is practised employing techniques such as dialogue role play, and problem-solving in interaction with other students in pairs and groups.
Q: HOW LONG DO CLASSES AND COURSES LAST?
A: All our courses consist of 48 hours of teaching.
Normal courses consist of a 3-hour lesson on Saturday morning and on Sunday morning over 8 weeks.
Intensive courses are 6 weeks long. You have a choice of 4-hour classes on Saturday and Sunday afternoon OR classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings which are 2 hours and 40 minutes long.
Super Intensive courses are 4 weeks in length and are 4-hour classes. These are availbale on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.