Practical English

In this courses only authentic materials are being used. Attention is also paid to different varieties (for example British English versus American English). Furthermore, improving the speaking skills is an important objective of this course. Role-plays, class discussions and individual assignments enable the students to speak as much as possible. Practical assignments will give you the opportunity to practise grammatical items and structures as realistically as possible. Attention is also paid to the recognition and use of different styles (formal versus informal). The writing assignments are related to your personal and professional livesas much as possible and enable the teacher to offer individual feedback.

  • max. 10 students
  • 9 E. (per hour)
  • 216 E. (total cost)
  • 3 months
  • A1, A2, B1, B2  levels
  • 2 hours a week

Classes

1

Beginner classes (0, A1, A2) [English Basic User]

English A1 (Beginner)

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

English A2 (Elementary English)

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

2

Intermediate classes (B1, B2) [English Independent User]

English B1 (Pre-Intermediate English)

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

English B2 (Intermediate English)

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Exam Preparation and Certificates

You can ask  for information on our exam preparation courses. These courses are designed to help you use your language ability to get the best possible grade in your chosen exam. In the courses you learn about how the exams works, what the examiners will be looking for and you will get plenty of practice using the types of questions you will see in the exam. After one of our exam preparation courses you can tackle the exam with complete confidence. The courses are relatively short, but are very intensive and are therefore very effective.