English Language Course

English Language Course

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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

Discover your level of English from the CEFRL and decide on which level you will need to learn:

 

Level group Level Description
A
Basic user
A1
Breakthrough or beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Waystage or elementary
  • 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 their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B
Independent user
B1
Threshold or intermediate
  • 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 while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Vantage or upper intermediate
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • 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.
C
Proficient user
C1
Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Mastery or proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

 

4 Weeks Course ( 4 hours per week, morning or evening).

You are allowed to choose any one of the levels

Course fees: CHF 800

Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich

Students per batch: 6

Course Dates: 

  • September 2018
  • October 2018
  • Nov 2018
  • January 2019
  • February 2019
  • April 2019
  • May 2019

 

 


12 Weeks Course ( 4 hours per week, morning or evening).

You are allowed to choose any one of the levels

Course fees: CHF 1200

Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich

Students per batch: 6

Course Dates:

  • September 2018
  • October 2018
  • Nov 2018
  • January 2019
  • February 2019
  • April 2019
  • May 2019

 

 

 


4 Weeks Intensive Course ( 20 hours per week, morning or evening).

You are allowed to choose the levels you would like to cover in our flexible intensive course program

Course fees: CHF 1500

Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich

Students per batch: 6

Course Dates:

  • June 2019
  • July 2019
  • August 2019

 

 


 

12 Weeks Intensive Course ( 20 hours per week, morning or evening).

You are allowed to choose the levels you would like to cover in our flexible intensive course program

Course fees: CHF 3000

Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich

Students per batch: 6

Course Dates:

  • October 2018
  • November 2018
  • January 2019

 

 


 

Exam Preparatory Programs:

IELTS – (International English Language Testing System)

The world’s most popular English language test. Our tutors have discovered the best ways to achieve the best scores.

The test has four sections:

  1.  Listening – 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
  2. Speaking – interview, 15 minutes
  3. Reading – different for Academic or General Training – 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
  4. Writing – different for Academic or General Training – 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes

Score Band

Overall score: 1-9  Listening section: 1-9 Reading section: 1-9 Writing section: 1-9 Speaking section: 1-9

This nine-band scale corresponds to specified competences in English: 1 = poor 5 = modest  7 = good  9 = expert

Fees and Other Information

7 days training (20hours per week morning or evening) Course fees CHF 500
 14 days training (20 hours per week morning or evening) Course fees CHF 700
Location Zurich, Olten, Lausanne
Dates & Program Registration Please contact us

Cambridge – First Certificate in English (FCE) – Level B2

 

The test has four sections:

  1. Reading -75 minutes
  2. Writing – 2 essays, 80 minutes
  3. Listening – 40 minutes 
  4. Speaking – interview, normally with another candidate, 14 minutes

Paper-based or computer-based exams
You can do the FCE exam on a computer or on paper.

Score
A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail)
FCE A grade pass is accepted for entry to some universities

Course fees CHF 2000
Duration 2 hours a week, 30 weeks (morning or evening)
Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich
Course start dates January – December 2018/2019
Number of Students per batch 6-8

 

Cambridge – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Level C1 advanced

The test has four sections:

  1. Reading – 90 minutes
  2. Writing – 2 tasks , 90 minutes
  3. Listening – 40 minutes, 30 questions
  4. Speaking – interview, normally with another candidate, 15 minutes

Score System
A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail)
CAE pass is accepted for entry to some universities.

If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued a B2 certificate.

Course fees CHF 2500
Duration 2 hours a week, 30 weeks (morning or evening)
Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich
Course start dates January  – December  2018/2019
Number of Students per batch 6-8

Cambridge -Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Level C2 advanced

The test has five sections:

  1. Reading – 4 parts, 90 minutes
  2. Composition – 2 tasks, 2 hours
  3. Use of English – 90 minutes
  4. Listening – 3 or 4 recordings, 40 minutes
  5. Interview – normally with another candidate, 15 minutes

Score
A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail)

Course fees CHF 3000
Duration 4 hours a week, 30 weeks (morning or evening)
Location: Lausanne, Olten, Zurich
Course start dates January – December 2018/2019
Number of Students per batch 6-8

 

Course registration for each batch is made throughout the year (January to December). For information on course start dates / other please contact us

 

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