Courses and Translation
Our classes are organised in groups of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 students.
English is the lingua franca in class, thereby providing students with full opportunity to develop their communicative skills. Furthermore, our groups are small, which fosters a good teacher-student relationship. Class material includes either course books tailored to the particular level of the group, or our own tried and tested choice of appropriate tasks from various sources, such as current newspapers or magazines and the internet, and handed out to students in the form of photocopies.
Our specific exam preparation courses leading to obtaining a certificate focus on the following range of Cambridge levels: PET (B1), FCE (B2), CAE (C1) and CPE (C2). Students are provided with intensive training in the four skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing. For even further practice, students who intend to enter for an exam have to do two full mock exams: the first one prior to registration and the second two weeks before examination day.
Extra tasks, for instance, practice tests, are assigned as homework on a weekly basis. Consequently, the students' confidence will have improved on completion of the course, resulting in their performing successfully in the different exams.
For more information, see our exam link:Exam Information.
For those students who do not wish to follow an exam-oriented course, general English classes are available at all levels.
Innovative teaching approach
Due to technology playing an important role in education today, we have incorporated Web 2.0 tools in our teaching with a view to making our classes more dynamic, interactive and authentic. For instance, online forums, wikis and even Skype have been implemented in our classes so that students are afforded further practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and as a result become more confident in such skills. The use of technology as an innovation in our classes has proved to be enjoyable and motivational for our students in general.
In addition to our group classes, courses are also designed and organised for professional groups in companies and public administration, either on their own premises or in our school. The courses are designed in such a way as to develop interpersonal skills in business situations including work meetings, as well as to make presentations.
Translation services are provided in both general and technical fields. Our expertise in this area is considerable and representative of a very important part of our activities.
Intensive courses of different levels (B1, B2 and C1) are offered in our school in July and September, and for those students who wish to study abroad we can provide contact with a language school in Cambridge. .