27 November 2022, Sunday




Nadezhda Language Centre


General English


This is an intensive, multi-level course in general English for adults who want to build competence in English quickly and effectively, for social interaction and travel/functional purposes. The course concentrates on developing fluency, refreshing key grammar areas, and extending vocabulary. It is an energetic short course series for practical progress - 40-60 hours per level.

Key features:

- The syllabus reflects the priorities of the short course learner. The emphasis is on developing fluency and building confidence in speaking and understanding. It refreshes key grammar areas and extends and builds a wider usable vocabulary.
- The style is pacey and energetic. Listening and reading texts are short and productive. Activity types include controlled oral practice, speed-learning techniques, memory skills, and timed activities. Performance tips and checklists provide a personal incentive to improve.
- Each lesson has clear objectives, motivating students and giving them the feeling of measurable, focused progress.
- There is an emphasis on real English, ensuring that what students learn is directly relevant to what they will hear on the streets. Regular sections give practice in funtional / situational language, the features of spoken English, conversational tactics and idiomatic vocabulary.
- Language is generated through a wide variety of interesting topics with a strong international flavour.
- Each level offers a coherent course of study, but is structured so that the lessons can be used in any order. Teachers can dip in and out of the course as needed, making it ideal for short courses with rolling enrolment.
- The all-in-one Classbook means students do not have to buy a separate Workbook.
- A pack of photocopiable extra activities for each level allows the course to be supplemented or adapted to suit individual needs.

Each of the five levels provides:

- All-in-one Classbook, with Practice section and writing activities;
- List of unfamiliar words for each lesson;
- Extra Grammar activities;
- Photocopiable Teacher’s Resource Pack of extra activities - charts, cards, crosswords, etc.;
- Tests at every three lessons and at the end of the level;
- One or two audio CDs.

-st level:
Elementary (24 lessons)
-nd level:
Pre-Intermediate (32 lessons)
I-rd level:
Intermediate (20 lessons)
V-th level:
Upper-Intermediate (32 lessons)
V-th level:
Advanced (24 lessons)

- Practical syllabus includes pronunciation and lots of oral practice, as well as memory skills and timed activities to encourage fast, relevant learning.
- Introduces work on features of spoken English, conversational tactics, and high frequency idiomatic vocabulary.
- Clear objectives in each lesson encourage achievement and progress.
- Short lessons can be used in any order, allowing choice in topic and syllabus coverage.

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2012-04-25 (Read 7134 times.)