English B1

//English B1

At level B1 you will become more independent, being able to produce a conversation or write a text and able to understand most part of what you hear. At this level you’ll feel much more comfortable using your English skills.

You’ll be able to write a simple and connected text on topics you are familiar with, you will also be able to describe in more detail experiences or opinions. When speaking you will be able to have a conversation where you connect phrases and ideas. If you travel you will know how to manage situations that may arise or talk about a topic. Listening and interpreting a conversation and understand the main points or subject, will come to you in an easier way.

When you finish level B1, you will feel that now you can manage situations without blocking or freezing with nerves when trying to interact in English. You’ll be sure that it wasn’t a waist of time and you will feel rewarded for your effort.

BUSINESS English B1

SCOPE

To learn Intermediate Business English, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the essential aspects of a conversation or texts about daily matters.
  • To understand written descriptions about events, feelings and wishes.
  • To articulate expressions in a simple way.
  • To explain or justify opinions and plans.
  • To write an articulated text in a simple way.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters when a clear language is used about known subjects.
  • To deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • To produce a simple and coherent speech about family topics or of personal interest.
  • To describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • To give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Work and responsabilities
    • Daily activities
    • Talk about projects
    • Work and life balance
    • Expressing likes and dislikes
    • Exchanging contacts
    • Talk about past experiences
    • Services and systems
    • Comparisons
    • Customer care
    • Rules and regulations
    • Security at workplace
    • Describing the workplace
    • Team work
    • Reporting problems and disagreements
    • Being persuasive, giving advice and recommendations
    • Talk about processes

 

  • Grammar
    • Revision of verb tenses
    • “Present simple”
    • “Present simple” and “Present continuous”
    • “Past perfect” and “Past continuous”
    • The imperative
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • Future and conditional
    • Comparatives and superlatives
    • Active and passive voice
    • Reported speech
    • Auxiliary verbs
    • “Phrasal verbs”
    • Nouns and quantifiers

TARGET

People who wish to develop their Business English for personal reasons but above all for professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes in companies, in our school or via Skype.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing their level, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher evaluates the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.

MORE INFORMATION:

GENERAL English B1

SCOPE

To learn Intermediate English, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the essential aspects of a conversation or texts about daily matters.
  • To understand written descriptions about events, feelings and wishes.
  • To articulate expressions in a simple way.
  • To explain or justify opinions and plans.
  • To write an articulated text in a simple way.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters when a clear language is used about known subjects.
  • To deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • To produce a simple and coherent speech about family topics or of personal interest.
  • To describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • To give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Food and cooking
    • Family and personality adjectives
    • Money, coins and notes
    • On the phone
    • Sports
    • Personal relationships
    • Cinema
    • Education
    • Study and work
    • Business
    • Holidays
    • Talking about houses, stores, services and places of work
    • Electronic equipment

 

  • Grammar
    • Formulate questions
    • Revision about verb tenses
    • “Present perfect” and “Past simple”
    • “Present perfect” and “Present continuous”
    • The imperative
    • Future and conditional
    • Comparatives and superlatives
    • Active and passive voice
    • Reported speech
    • Auxiliary verbs
    • “Phrasal verbs”
    • Pronouns

TARGET

People who wish to develop their English for personal or professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes or via Skype.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing the level and understanding their needs, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher evaluates the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.