Beginners I - Level 1

This course is designed for students who have only a basic knowledge of the English alphabet and phonetics. It introduces basic literacy and gives a good foundation in the four skills areas as well as basic grammar.


Beginners II- Level 2

This is for students who understand the basics of written English, but have a very limited vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. On completion of the course students should have basic communication skills and be able to read and produce simple pieces of writing.


Elementary I - Level 3

A course designed for false beginners who already have a basic foundation English. It takes students through the first stage of elementary level. The course expands on basic grammatical structures and develops functional English. Students at this level will reinforce their use of present tense and be introduced to the past.


Elementary II - Level 4

This course extends the elementary students’ basic knowledge of grammatical structures and functions. Reading, writing and listening skills are developed and more vocabulary is introduced. This is the second and final stage of the Elementary level and on completion students should have a good knowledge of Basic English and be able to communicate adequately in the language. By this stage students should be able to understand extended, but relatively simple, spoken and written English and be able to write simple paragraphs.


Lower Intermediate I - Level 5

Designed to consolidate basic grammar, this course also introduces some new grammatical structures. Fluency work in all skills areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking) is an integral part of the course, and students at this level use English that becomes progressively more complicated during the course. The acquisition of new vocabulary is an important part of this course and as a consequence is very challenging.


Lower Intermediate II - Level 6

This is possibly one of the most challenging levels of General English. It is the second stage of the Lower Intermediate level and introduces new and more complex grammatical structures. It is designed for those students who already have a good working knowledge of the English language. On completion of this level students should be able to communicate in everyday situations with a certain degree of fluency and confidence. They will be able to express a range of ideas and be able to understand more difficult spoken and written language.


Intermediate I - Level 7

This course is an extension course designed for those students who want to climb higher than the Intermediate plateau. A good background knowledge of the grammatical system of the English language is a pre-requisite as the emphasis is firmly on developing accuracy in the four language skills and on further vocabulary acquisition.


Intermediate II - Level 8

This course introduces students to more complex grammatical structures and exposes them to longer and more difficult reading and listening texts than in previous courses. On completion of this course, students should have a solid foundation of English in all the skills areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). They should be able to communicate fluently and accurately in a wide variety of situations. Their control of the language will have improved and they will be able to produce both formal and informal language as appropriate.


Upper Intermediate I Level 9

This course is much more advanced than previous levels in both its content and expectations of students’ participation. Being the first stage of the Upper Intermediate level, it revises and extends more complex grammatical structures. The four language skills are systematically developed and vocabulary is extended.


Upper Intermediate II - Level 10

This final level is designed for students who already have a sound grammatical knowledge and a wide-ranging vocabulary. Therefore, the emphasis at this level is on skills development. On completion of this course students will be familiar with advanced linguistic structures, idiomatic language and will be able to distinguish between the different genres of written language. A considerable amount of independent study will be needed by participating students in order to benefit fully.