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Language Courses for Teenagers

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  •  Language Courses for Teenagers Want to be the best? Get ahead of the game! Start thinking about your future right now!
  • Who will be streets ahead of the rest in a few years’ time? Who will be able to travel the world? Study at a prestigious university? Get their dream job?
  • Only those who fluently speak foreign languages!

This category of learners comprises those aged 12 to 16. Students of this age normally have classes of 90 minutes two or three times a week.

Students are tested, and according to their results they start studying at one of the levels listed below.

Beginner level

The following topics are covered at this level:

  • introducing yourself and getting to know people;
  • appearance and personality;
  • house/apartment, furniture;
  • family and relatives;
  • work and free time;
  • pets and wild animals;
  • seasons and the weather;
  • shopping and clothes;
  • at a restaurant/café;
  • cities and sights.

In addition, students learn basic grammar constructions, watch authentic videos and develop their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.

Learners use the target language in true-to-life situations as an integral part of the lessons (that is the aim of the Communicative Approach) as well as role-plays, dialogues, performances, pair and group work, creative tasks – all these help students achieve the best results possible.

Elementary level* (A1 in CEFR [Common European Framework of Reference] classification)

The following topics are covered at this level:

  • appearance and personality;
  • jobs and professions;
  • description of countries and travelling;
  • work schedules, leisure time, and habits;
  • music and musical instruments;
  • sports and entertainment;
  • school subjects;
  • shops and goods;
  • the weather and preferred seasons;
  • past events;
  • future plans;
  • cooking and recipes, favourite food;
  • health and diseases, seeing a doctor;
  • writing letters/postcards.

This level differs from Beginner level in using a wider range of vocabulary and a more detailed study of grammar. At this stage, students intensively develop their reading, speaking and listening skills. On completing this level, they can discuss basic day-to-day topics.

 Language Courses for Teenagers Pre-intermediate level* (A2 in CEFR classification)

The major lexical topics covered are:

  • appearance and personality;
  • interests and hobbies, daily routine;
  • holidays and entertainment;
  • books and reading;
  • music and films;
  • jobs, careers and ambitions;
  • famous people and places;
  • rules and advice;
  • feelings and emotions;
  • inventions;
  • environmental problems and conservation;
  • technology, computers and the Internet;
  • talking over the phone;
  • writing adverts and reviews.

For each student, the higher the level of language proficiency, the richer the vocabulary, and the wider the range of topics you can discuss fluently. The basics of grammar learnt at Beginner and Elementary levels are studied more thoroughly and new grammar points are learnt as well. Attention is paid to details such as different use of prepositions and the frequency of certain word usage.

Intermediate level* (B1 in CEFR classification) & Upper-intermediate level* (B2 in CEFR classification)

On completing these levels, students are able to discuss the following topics:

  • medicine, healthy lifestyles;
  • the arts;
  • tourism and travelling;
  • politics;
  • ecology and environment;
  • sports;
  • historical events;
  • education and science;
  • studying foreign languages;
  • booking tickets and hotels;
  • writing CVs.

At the end of these courses, learners have a deeper knowledge of grammar and are able to express their point of view on a large variety of subjects.

Some lexical topics do not change from level to level, e.g. appearance and personality, hobbies, jobs, health, etc. At the same time, a student builds their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in order to be able to discuss these topics in a more sophisticated way. Students obtain not only knowledge but also fluency; they start “feeling” the language and can even read authentic literature.

After completing the Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels a student may prepare for an international exam, such as FCE, IELTS, TOEFL and others.

*The content of the course may change depending on the language and specific nature of the course.

For more information about types of courses, their duration and cost – see our Schedule.

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