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Language Courses for Adults

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This age category comprises students aged 16 and above.

Language Courses for AdultsAfter a written test and a short interview in a foreign language students join the most appropriate group according to their level of language proficiency.

All the lessons, even at Beginner level, are carried out in the corresponding foreign language. We create all the necessary conditions in our lessons to make communication in the target language natural and comfortable for learners.

On a standard course you may have 90-minute lessons two or three times a week. The internationally recognised frequency of classes is set at three times a week. This kind of schedule not only ensures effective learning, but also sufficient speed, allowing you to successfully move from level to level and achieve your aims.

 

Beginner and Elementary levels*

Beginner level (around 160 hours for complete beginners) includes an introductory course of phonetics and pronunciation, as well as the basics of grammar and vocabulary.

At Elementary level (lasting 7 months with 6 academic hours of classes per week; A1 in CEFR [Common European Framework of Reference] classification) students continue to learn basic grammar, enrich their vocabulary, and hone their speaking and listening skills. The basics of grammar comprise the major tenses, as well as the most important rules and constructions which enable a student to communicate effectively.

This level may be divided into three stages:

  • During the first stage students learn to get to know each other, to introduce themselves and to talk about their family, job and hobbies. They can ask what time it is, speak to a waiter in a café and write a simple letter.
  • On completing the second stage, learners can describe their city and apartment, ask for directions, talk over the phone, plan a holiday abroad, describe past experiences and historical events, as well as communicate in a shop or restaurant and write postcards.
  • After the third stage students can describe their country, compare things, describe clothes and pay compliments, discuss films and talk about their plans, feelings and emotions. The knowledge obtained at this level is enough for travelling and solving routine problems.

 

Pre-Intermediate level* (lasting 8 months with 6 academic hours of classes per week; A2 in CEFR classification)

At this level students study grammar more thoroughly, in small portions, which are integrated into models of spoken communication. Developing listening skills and enriching vocabulary are the core aims at this stage. The course contains up-to-date language for real life communication and is based on the Communicative Approach. Students learn to describe themselves, express their opinions, communicate in airports, hotels, banks, hospitals, and at the chemist’s, talk about their job, cope with problematic situations, discuss economic and social problems, give advice and write official letters.

 

Intermediate level* (lasting 8 months with 6 academic hours of classes per week; B1 in CEFR classification)

Studying at this level gives students an opportunity to enrich their vocabulary substantially. Students can freely describe their feelings and emotions and even learn to complain in a foreign language. On completing this stage a learner is able to discuss a wide range of topics, from family affairs to mass media, new technologies, and the law.

The level of skill development can be assessed with the help of CERF.

 

Upper-Intermediate level* (lasting 8-9 months with 6 academic hours of classes per week; B2 in CEFR classification)

 Language Courses for AdultsThe distinguishing feature of this level is fluent and literate speech. The studying process focuses on enriching vocabulary with significant collocations, idioms, and phrasal verbs, as well as on nuances in the use of grammar constructions and their meanings. Students discuss relationships, unusual hobbies, important life events, dangerous sports, dealing with extraordinary life situations, health and healthcare.

The level of skill development can be assessed with the help of CERF.

 

Advanced level* (C1 in CEFR classification)

Advanced level comprises excellent knowledge of written and spoken language and guarantees success in taking international exams. Detailed study of all the grammar nuances and vocabulary extension make students’ language proficiency close to that of native speakers. Learners discuss the following issues: psychology, science and medicine, computer technologies, business communication, education and many others.

The level of skill development can be assessed with the help of CERF

On completing Advanced level, students have the opportunity to continue their studies at Proficiency level which enables students to hone their foreign language skills to perfection.

For those students who need to take the IELTS international exam there is a specially designed two-month IELTS preparation course which will enable you to familiarise yourself with the format of the exam and help you develop the necessary skills. The minimum language level required for enrolling on this course is Intermediate.


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

 

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