The FCE syllabus is designed to give students the English skills that are necessary for work and study in the modern world.
The course will include:
Understanding semi-authentic texts of various kinds (informative and general interest) and deducing meaning through gist, detail and text structure.
Learning the skills of writing letters (formal and informal), articles, reports and compositions for a given purpose and target readers covering a range of topics.
Learning the skills of listening for detail and gist in order to understand meaning. You will practise by listening to short extracts and longer monologues. The syllabus includes:
Chats, conversations, discussions, interviews, quizzes, radio plays, transactions, talks, reports, stories, lectures, speeches, public announcements etc.
Interacting in conversational English in a variety of contexts; demonstrating this through appropriate control of grammar and vocabulary; discourse management, pronunciation and interactive communication. The syllabus includes:
Introductions, descriptions, comparisons, agreeing, disagreeing, discussing, problem-solving and questioning.
• present tense review: simple and continuous
• past simple, continuous and perfect
• future tenses: will, going to and present continuous
• present perfect: simple and continuous (for/since)
• modal verbs: can, could, needn't etc.
• relative clauses: relative and non-relative (which, that etc.)
• conditionals, zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
• 'make' versus 'do'
• phrasal verbs
• adjective phrases
• linking words: to improve sentence building
• passive voice
• prepositional phrases
• gerunds and infinitives
• word formation: verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs
Methodology Our EFL teachers will use modern course books and will focus on exam technique by targeting the key elements through a modern course book and supplementing these with past papers.
Course Facts Minimum student age is 16, average age is 24 Class size maximum 15 Missed classes cannot be rearranged unless agreed in advance with Principal. Students must inform the office in advance if they are unable to attend class.