Essential English

Our Essential English class is designed to make you a more confident English speaker.  Even though the emphasis is on speaking, this course includes all the core components of English.

Essential English Course Overview

Course and Term Structure

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Courses

Times: 09:30-11:30 | 11:40-13:40 | 14:40-16:40
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Term:  4 Months

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Tuesday/Thursday Courses

Times: 09:30-11:30 | 11:40-13:40 | 19:00-21:00
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Term:  6 Months

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Our English Levels

Beginner

Student Profile

A beginner student can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases;
introduce themselves and can ask and answer questions about personal details;
communicate in a simple way if the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

 

What you’ll learn

Basic greetings, (be) verb, basic vocabulary, basic grammar (simple tenses), telling the time, family, talking about food, and more.

 

You will be able to

Exchange basic information, use simple English phrases, become a more confident English Speaker.

Elementary

Student Profile

An Elementary English student can understand sentences and expressions related to common areas (e.g. basic personal information, shopping, food);
can communicate using simple and direct language on familiar subjects:
can describe her background, their surroundings, and immediate needs.

 

What you’ll learn

Greetings, questions, elementary vocabulary, frequency expressions, weather and seasons, adjectives, basic Present Perfect, and more.

 

You will be able to

Exchange basic information, use simple tenses, talk about the past, speak using the Present Perfect.

Pre-Intermediate

Student Profile

A Pre-intermediate student can use limited English in social settings while making fewer mistakes;
can communicate and understand subjects relating to their own daily lives (work, school, free-time):
can deal with most situations involving day to day life in English. 

 

What you’ll learn

Describing people and places, the Perfect Tenses, providing news and information, making comparisons, describing processes, and more. 

 

You will be able to

Have basic conversations with native speakers, or other ESL learners from different countries, have a command of day to day English.

Intermediate

Student Profile

An Intermediate student is able to understand the main points of familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, and free-time;
can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken;
can produce connected text on topics which are of personal interest;
can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans..

 

What you’ll learn

Expressing opinions, culture and language, reported speech, conditional sentences, discussing hypothetical problems, and more.

 

You will be able to

Confidently handle most social situations, succeed in everyday language scenarios, and enhance your English fluency.

Upper-Intermediate

Student Profile

An Upper-intermediate student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics;
can interact with fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers comfortable;
can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on current events.

 

What you’ll learn

Relative clauses, Perfect Continuous tenses, expressing opinions and points of view, debating and discussing.

 

You will be able to

Have fluent conversations with native speakers, write effectively and express your opinions clearly and without confusion. 

Advanced

Student Profile

An Advanced students can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning;
can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions;
can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes;
can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns.

 

What you’ll learn

Ways to improve your English fluency, English idioms and complex phrases, skills necessary to succeed on external tests (IELTS, TOEIC, etc).

 

You will be able to

Handle social situations with fluency and confidence, understand fast speaking Native speakers.

Textbook Samples

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