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Our General English courses provide learners of all proficiency levels with a strong foundation in English.

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General English

In these courses, learners will learn how to accomplish basic daily tasks such as counting, ordering a meal at a restaurant, asking for directions and introducing themselves. Each course also teaches the can-do statements found in CEFR for learners at every level.

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Syllabus - Beginner English

12

Units

28

Hours of authentic content

12

Achievement tests

A1-A2

Required Skilled Level

Learn how to greet people, introduce yourself and describe professions.
Learn the alphabet and how to spell words in English.
Learn about numbers and prices in English.
Learn how to give information about your name, address and date of birth.
Learn how to talk about your family, how to describe people and how to communicate about professions.
Learn how to express time and how to talk about the calendar and seasons in English.
Learn how to talk about daily routines, hobbies and how to make plans with friends.
Learn how to ask for directions, describe places and talk about different forms of transportation.
Learn how to talk about food, make reservations and order at a restaurant.
Learn key vocabulary related to health and how to talk about exercise and fitness.
Learn how to complete travel-related tasks and talk about vacations in English.
Review the Beginner English course.

Syllabus- High Beginner English

12

Units

30

Hours of authentic content

12

Achievement tests

A1-A2

Required Skilled Level

Learn how to fill out forms and give personal information.
Learn to talk about famous people and describe people you know.
Learn to talk about pets, animals in zoos, and animals in the wild.
Learn to have conversations about shopping and eating at a restaurant.
Learn to make plans and communicate with friends.
Learn to interpret social media posts and messages.
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Learn to communicate about work-related matters.
Learn to express food choices and discuss nutrition issues.
Learn to describe the weather and discuss climate events and natural disasters.
Learn to recognize common signs and understand storefront notices and travel announcements.
Review and recall familiar expressions, phrases, and short conversations from the course.

Syllabus - Low Intermediate English

14

Units

42

Hours of authentic content

14

Achievement tests

A2-B1

Required Skilled Level

Learn how to engage in small talk with friends and acquaintances.
Learn how to inquire about product information and pricing.
Learn how to give and follow instructions in a variety of subject areas.
Learn how to discuss hobbies and skills with friends and family.
Learn how to talk about jobs and responsibilities.
Learn how to make and confirm plans with friends.
Learn how to book travel arrangements and ask for directions.
Learn how to make and understand recommendations and suggestions on a variety of topics.
Learn how to interact with others on popular social media platforms.
Learn a variety of ways to ask for clarification in conversation.
Learn how to express preferences on topics related to travel, health, food and more.
Learn how to talk about celebrities and entertainment with friends.
Learn how to express points of view on controversial subjects.
Review the key communication strategies in this course.

Syllabus - Intermediate English

15

Units

60

Hours of authentic content

15

Achievement tests

B1-B2

Required Skilled Level

Learn how to read maps and travel confirmation emails. Also learn how to ask for directions and understand responses in English.
Learn vocabulary and situations related to restaurants, including how to order and paying the check.
Learn about health, medical research and medical terms to talk to a doctor or healthcare provider in English.
Learn about communicating at work, including understanding the main idea in presentations, key business terminology related to meetings and general business protocol.
Learn how to understand instructions in the classroom and common phrases and expressions related to academic English.
Learn how to get the best shopping deals, how to shop online and how to communicate with retail staff.
Learn how to communicate with airport staff and understand key announcements before and during a flight.
Learn vocabulary to communicate with staff and customers in the hospitality industry. Also understand emails related to hotel reservations and how to make requests while staying in a hotel.
Learn how to talk about everyday life, interests and hobbies. Also understand conversations about past and upcoming plans.
Learn about tweets, status updates, news feeds and many more social media features.
Learn how to express opinions in English and how to engage in a debate with your friends.
Learn common idioms in English and how they are used in the real world.
Read and understand texts, documents and recordings related to world news and current events. Learn about topics related to politics, business, travel, science, health, entertainment, sports and more.
Learn the latest in celebrity gossip, music, movies, television and general entertainment news.
This unit contains guides to the most common writing prompts on English language exams. Also study real-life examples and learn how to conquer the most intimidating writing exams.

Syllabus - High Intermediate English

12

Units

54

Hours of authentic content

12

Achievement tests

B2

Required Skilled Level

Don’t get lost during long conversations! Learn to communicate with friends, family, colleagues, and more by listening to authentic conversations about everyday topics.
Learn to talk about your professional life, from your prior experience and your career goals to advice about how to navigate the professional world and be successful in your position.
Discover the best ways to care for your mind and body by listening to advice from wellness coaches and conversations between friends. Become an expert in recent findings and trends by reading science-based articles.
Expand your culinary vocabulary and knowledge by listening to recipes given by chefs, reading authentic restaurant review, and exploring diverse global cuisines and ingredients.
Explore the events and people who shaped the past and made the world what it is today. Read about important mathematical, scientific and artistic advances and learn how our history continues to influence our lives to this day.
Understand how to engage in discussions with confidence and to express your opinions clearly in debates. Listen to real conversations covering a range of topics like gender equality, education, and eco-tourism.
Learn about the newest innovations from apps and wearables to drones and driverless cars and debate the safety and future of these new technologies.
Delve into the arts by exploring museums, fashion, design, and music and by listening to artists talk about their work. Understand both historical developments and current social movements that shape the world of art today.
Polish up your travel lingo by exploring top global destinations and travel routes to places like Tulum Mexico and Japan’s golden route. Learn about the impact of tourism on the environment and how you can be a more responsible traveler.
What do you do in your free time? Listen to people discuss their favorite hobbies and free time activities, from blogging and knitting to surfing and rock climbing, there are many activities to explore.
Learn about the social media and messaging platforms people use to stay in touch by reading texting chains, Instagram posts, emails, and more. Explore how these platforms shape the way we communicate with our friends, family, and coworkers.
Review material from the course.

Syllabus - Advanced English

9

Units

42

Hours of authentic content

9

Achievement tests

C1-C2

Required Skilled Level

Watch entertainment news reports and read articles on celebrities and the entertainment industry. Also analyze complex arguments and learn how to discuss entertainment topics in detail.
Listen to conversations on social media, pop culture, social issues and more. Learn how to follow multiple speakers in noisy situations as they discuss and debate, often using slang and idioms.
Learn how to discuss all things technology, and understand how to use and compare sophisticated products.
Understand specialized topics in travel and tourism, and learn how to discuss complex itineraries, unusual activities and prepare for a wide variety of excursions.
Learn about best practices in career development and be better able to discuss complex topics from the world of work.
Read articles and watch videos about the latest research and trends in mental health, relationships, nutrition and fitness.
Explore best practices in academic research and develop the ability to dive into complex texts with nuanced arguments.
Understand world news and current events, including topics related to politics, business, travel, science, health, entertainment, sports and more.
Review course material.
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Each of these Classes are Eligible for Certification

Students will receive a certificate for each General English course they complete to demonstrate their proficiency level

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Courses on any subjects are available

We are constantly adding new courses to help you with your career-specific English skills, and can easily include new ones to meet your particular needs.