General English

In distinction to Business English, a General English course is broader in scope. During the course of your studies you will discuss extremely varied "real life" themes and play out situations from every day life daily, the complexity of which will be set accourding to your level. The general course consists of six levels:

  1. Starter
  2. Elementary
  3. Pre-Intermediate
  4. Intermediate
  5. Upper Intermediate
  6. Advanced

At all levels you will learn by communicating ONLY in English, without resorting to your native language.  Working your way up through the levels you will progressively "load" more and more words, expressions, and grammar.

Regardless of the level from which you begin, you will practice speaking, writing, reading, and listening and understanding English in each lesson and will also become acquainted with new words, expressions and grammar in the process.

At the Starter level you get your first acquaintance with the language. You begin from the very beginning, learning to read, write, and use base expressions and grammatical constructions, learning not to be afraid of the language.

At the Elementary level you reinforce and fix which you learned at the Starter level while further building up your grammatical base.  At this stage more attention is already paid to speaking practice; you study how to deal with and talk about every day situations (leisure activities, shopping, using transport, going to restaurants, museums, the cinema and so on).

The Pre-Intermediate level is the longest and most important. At this level you go through all the basic grammar structures, your lexicon greatly expands, and by the end you can already communicate freely enough to function well in daily situations and engage in "heart-to-heart conversations" with a friend.

The Intermediate level is primarily aimed at strengthening your grasp on the material you have already studied and at extensively expanding your lexicon.

Once you have reached the Upper Intermediate level you can go one of two ways: you can choose to begin preparation for one of the international examinations (FCE, IELTS, TOEFL) or continue to improve your general mastery of English without specializing.

Your teacher will offer you varied topics for