General English Course

Our General English courses focus on accuracy and fluency with an integrated skills and strategy-based curriculum that aims to develop the four language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also focuses on improving pronunciation and enriching one’s vocabulary. Participants are placed into one of the following levels, based on their placement test outcomes: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, and intermediate. The course focuses on communicative tasks using a variety of everyday topics, encouraging the students’ ability to express themselves in everyday situations. Class activities include group discussions, role playing, pronunciation, and games. Reports and certificates are awarded at the completion of each stage.

Students are placed into the following levels based on their placement test results:

In this level, students can:

  • Make basic introductions and use basic greeting expressions
  • Ask and answer questions on personal information
  • Ask for and give directions
  • Ask and answer questions about daily routines
  • Ask and answer questions and give information about a place
  • Write simple sentences giving personal information
  • Write simple sentences describing a person
  • Write simple sentences describing a place
  • Write simple sentences describing an activity.

In this level students can:

  • Make and respond to invitations and apologies
  • Express likes/dislikes
  • Make suggestions and arrangements
  • Ask and answer questions about familiar topics
  • Describe people, places, living and working conditions (eg. family members, favourite places, favourite actors/actresses etc.)
  • Write a descriptive paragraph
  • Describe and compare people, places, objects, plans and arrangements, (past) events and engagements.

In this level students can:

  • Start, maintain (eg. by expressing and responding to suggestions, opinions,etc.) and close conversations on topics that are familiar or of a personal interest
  • Give and ask for detailed information
  • Give and ask for opinions in an informal discussion with friends, agreeing/disagreeing politely
  • Give reasons and explanations for opinions
  • Write a narrative paragraph
  • Write a paragraph/  whole composition expressing their opinion on something.

In this level students can:

  • Start, maintain and close long conversations
  • Give and ask for opinions and reasons, and comment on opinions in informal discussions, agree/disagree politely
  • Give reasons and explanations for opinions
  • Summarise very briefly and give opinions on oral/written texts
  • Express opinions and reactions related to personal experiences, real or imagined  events
  • Enter unprepared into long conversations, maintain and end them
  • Describe, express and support a point of view.