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Closed Group Courses (CEFR Level Pre-A1 – C2)

  Course Description:

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Our Closed Group courses are for groups of people who have specific goals and needs, or who want to make particularly rapid progress in English.  Courses can be taken on their own, or in combination with one of our standard or online courses.  The lessons are designed to work on any areas of weakness you have, and to enable you to make rapid progress in the language.  They will help students develop confidence and fluency in their use of English.

Our Closed Group courses are designed to meet your individual needs, and help you achieve your goals and develop the language that you need for work, study or leisure.

We can offer courses in General English, Exam Preparation, Business English or English for Specific Purposes - in fact, anything you want.

We can also offer classes in specific subjects taught in English using a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach

  Course Content:

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The classes use a range of methodologies and activities to help students learn and use the language.  The private nature of the classes means that teachers can focus on specific areas to help students make progress as quickly as possible.

Please click here for a sample timetable for our Closed Group course.

  Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete our Closed Group course…

  • are more confident in their use of English.
  • are better able to communicate effectively and spontaneously with others.
  • are able to work and socialise in a cross-cultural environment.
  • can participate in discussions relating to their field and areas of interest.
  • are closer to achieving their language goals.

These descriptors are summarised from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  For more information please see: www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/Framework_EN.pdf

Examinations:

It is a good idea to take an internationally-recognised examination to prove your language skills to employers or academic institutions.  The following English Language Examinations are suitable for people who have taken one of our Closed Group courses:

General English Examinations

  Cambridge English: Key (KET) http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/key/ Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/preliminary/ Cambridge English: First (FCE) http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/first/ Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/advanced/ Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency/

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Academic English Examinations

Business English Examinations

  What next?

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After finishing your Closed Group course, try doing these:

  • Read articles and news stories about unfamiliar subjects
  • Speak to people in English
  • Write in English on social media
  • Take a General English, Business English or Exam Preparation course
  • Take one of our online courses
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