Our General English Classes run five days per week, in the afternoon and the morning. We have four different levels, so there is a class to suit every learner:
This level is for those learners who have virtually no English language at all. Learners at this level may not be literate in their own languages either. We use specialist techniques to support students in these classes to develop the skills necessary to become great English language students. We support students to develop a good English vocabulary and listening with understanding. We also introduce writing skills in this level. Students at this level will often stay in 1A for two semesters.
Building on skills learned in 1A, learners in this level will develop their writing skills further, learning how to use the vocabulary they have built. High-frequency words, as well as special-interest words such as their street names, their occupations etc., are learned at this level. Confidence in practising English out and about is developed by these students. Students at this level will often stay in 2A for two semesters.
By this level, learners are usually able to hold a simple conversation in English. We build on everything they have learned so far, focusing on becoming competent in dealing with daily life issues. Each level building on the last.
Once a student enters 2B, they are generally feeling much more confident with their English language skills, and are practicing reading and writing to build their fluency. Once students complete this level, they may choose to continue their English study with a more directed focus, such as English for a specific occupation. They may move into our English for Work classes, helping to prepare them for the workforce.