2. Specialized Courses

English Listening Course

This is a course dedicated to improving your listening skills.

There’s a world of difference between hearing and listening.

Out of the four basic  skills of communication which are listening, speaking, reading and writing, listening is the first learned and the most used. Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on how well you learn a language.

Why do we listen?

  • • We listen in order to learn.
  • • We listen in order to obtain information.
  • • We listen in order to understand.
  • • We listen in order to convey our ideas more effectively.

You improve your listening skills through exposure to a wide range of listening materials such as films, documentaries, taped speech,  and radio and television shows. Therefore, this course focuses entirely on developing listening skills through various forms of media.

In this course you will:

learn to understand everything you hear.

improve your comprehension of English by improving your listening skills.

become a better listener by establishing effective listening behavior

Intended Learning Outcome (ILOs):

Recall details

Understand English when its spoken naturally in regards to speed, stress intonation and pronunciation

Evaluate the content of what was said

Prioritize information:  by listen for the most important aspect of speech in regards words, phrases, clauses, sentences.

English Speaking and Pronunciation Course

This is a course that targets English speaking and pronunciation. We use interactive activities to give you the most opportunity to practice, as well as provide some individual attention for the areas you need to improve the most. We will help you speak more confidently in English-speaking contexts

Business and Professional Courses

The Business English course is designed to introduce students to basic and more advanced vocabulary used in various areas of the business world such as job search, investment, finance, marketing/ negotiations, labor relations, environment and social responsibility, organization and management, and international trade. Students will also be introduced to the components of business culture.

In this course, you will:

  • Study a range of language associated with a variety of business topics.
  • Practice targeted vocabulary through role plays and discussion about business.
  • Focus on writing different business reports and do presentations.
  • Have the opportunity to work with other students who  own their own business, or who are employed by small and large companies and who are focused on improving their proficiency in Business English.
  • Study real business situations and dialogues extracted from current the business world both in their locale and internationally.

Tourism English

This course introduces the key vocabulary and skills needed to speak English with tourists and also introduces the English needed for conducting guided tours effectively.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

Utilize the appropriate language tourist information officers and their staff must use to explain guided tour itineraries,

Politely take a guided tour booking from customers while obtaining the proper information needed to complete reservation booking;

Provide a guided tour using commentary that gives a complete description of tourist attractions including geographical features and historical information;

Effectively provide potential hotel guests with information during enquiries; – Make a hotel reservation for guests utilizing the correct English vocabulary and terminology; – Check guests in and out of hotels in the correct sequence; – Understand and use the correct English language phrases for check-in and check-out; – Resolve customer complaints with helpful and non-offensive English language phrases.

English for Academic Purposes

This course is designed to help advanced students refine their grammar, listening and speaking, reading, and writing skills.

The transition from secondary education to university education is sometimes a daunting task. It is important to be equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary for success.

We offer academic English language courses which are geared towards providing knowledge and functionality in an English-medium tertiary environment. These courses are aimed at those students whose first language is not English and who would like to fast-track their proficiency in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. We have worked with many university and college departments and are therefore able to customize our courses to suit individuals’ specific needs.

Kinds of Academic Preparation Courses Available:

English Grammar Courses

English Listening Courses

English Reading and Vocabulary Courses

English Writing Courses

English Test Preparation Courses

Public Speaking

Debate Coaching

Medical English

Medical English is  for doctors and medical professionals  who want to  speak English  to their English speaking patients with correct pronunciation of medical terms in order to enhance the patient-doctor relationship.

Emphasis is placed on acquiring  the skills necessary for working in a hospital or clinic environment, such as patient approach, giving opinions and recommendation. Our Medical English course is designed to improve the medical professional’s confidence in their speaking and listening abilities, increased their knowledge of the way English is used in Medicine and to improve their skills in specific areas, such as formulating questions and discussing patient case histories.

Exam Preparation Courses (TOEFL, TOEIC Preparation

Guided-study TOEIC

This study program focuses on preparing you for the TOEIC test. You will develop your reading, listening and writing skills in a variety of contexts from real-world settings taken from the workplace. Regular test practice is also incorporated into the programme to ensure that you are as prepared as possible when taking the test.

Guided-study TOEFL

The TOEFL test measures your ability to use and understand English at university level. This study program helps you to develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to perform the academic tasks required to get the score you need. Regular test practice is also incorporated into the programme to ensure that you are as prepared as possible when taking the test.

Guided-study SAT

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. SAT consists of three major sections: Critical ReadingMathematics, and Writing. The SAT is typically taken by high school sophomoresjuniors and seniors.[8] to measure literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college.  Our exam preparation course is designed to assist the student in the reading and writing section of the test.

Guided-study IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. An easy-to-use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

Academic or General Training

IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

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