Our Spoken English course is designed by experts specifically to meet the needs of people who struggle with English speaking skills. Our Spoken English classes will help you learn new English vocabulary, refine your English pronunciation and make you communicate in real life situations.
The content of the English syllabus is based on preliminary testing and grouping the students into three streams: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate. This approach helps students in the lower-level groups to achieve the needed competence and students in the more advanced groups to perfect their knowledge of English.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching, learning and assessment are designed to enable students to achieve the course objectives described above. While part of any session is likely to involve direct teaching, the emphasis is on student participation and teachers should encourage students to take part actively in discussion and in tasks.
Students are expected to spend time studying outside the class, and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help them develop their expertise as pre-intermediate language learners. For this course, they are asked to consolidate their class work, to read, watch or listen to material in English, to prepare exercises and activities for the class, to write assignments, undertake projects and generally acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies.
Adapted materials will be used in class, linked to the topic areas studied. Topic-based self-access resources (authentic print, audio and video), dictionaries and grammars are also available.
The main objectives of the syllabus are
- to provide material for the students to learn pronunciation of the English sounds, to learn to read, write, and to know the fundamentals of English grammar and vocabulary;
- to develop the students’ reading skills to enable them to skim an adapted text for main idea, to scan an adapted text for specific information, to interpret an adapted text for inferences;
- to develop the students’ writing skills to enable them to respond to input applying information to a specified task, to elicit, to select, to summarize information in essays (140-160 words);
- to develop the students’ listening skills to enable them to understand and apply specific information from the input (within the framework of Breakthrough level);
- to develop the students’ speaking skills to enable them to use general, social and professional language (within the framework of Breakthrough level);