English Proficiency

Being able to read and write in English and learning its vocabulary and grammatical structure is important as English is the language used in international business and communication. However, in order to use English to its full potential, we need to be able to converse. The essence of language is to transfer an idea from one person’s mind to another, and in order to do this, we need to be able to have a conversation.

Conversational English requires the ability to pronounce and use words correctly, speak spontaneously, formulate sentences at will and, above all, it requires us to have the confidence to speak in front of others.

This course is designed to improve the knowledge, skills and competency in using the English language in your everyday activities.

Each course can be customized to fit the group’s needs, and if the students have anything in particular they want to work on they are more than welcome to request that the trainer cover these topics in depth, provided that there is a consensus among the students. The topics below are examples of what we cover in class.

Our classes always involve grammar and vocabulary input, some form of “soft skill” input, and then fun output activities to get the students engaged, thinking, practicing, and asking relevant questions. We aim to stray from the typical classroom setting and teach in a communicative and interactive way. We believe that if we can learn and have fun at the same time, why not do both!

By the end of the course the student should have:

  • Enhanced their vocabulary and ability to choose the correct word in each context.
  • Improved their knowledge of English grammar and be able to self-correct common mistakes.
  • Experienced giving presentations and speaking in front of an audience.
  • Learned to organize their thoughts and arrange their speech in a coherent and methodical way.
  • Made strides in targeting their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Gained confidence in their ability to communicate in English.
Pre-assessment (Grammar, Listening, and Speaking).
Small Talk:
Small Talk group activities.
What we can and cannot ask.
Improvisation.
Pronunciation and Intonation:
Common pronunciation errors.
Sources of error.
What is intonation?
When, how, and why do we use intonation?
Describing Processes:
Riddles and activities involving questions.
Debating:
Language for debating.
Structure of a debate.
Class debate.
Grammar
Common errors.
How to use and when
Grammar activities.
Presentations:
Body language.
Tone.
Language.
Mind mapping.
Video analysis.
Practice presenting.
Post-assessment (Presentation).

1. Minimum required number of participants per class is 8. Class will be rescheduled to another date if minimum required number of participants is not met.
2. Full payment must be made upon enrollment. Payment includes materials and certificates.
3. All students are required to come to the class on time. Strictly no makeup class.
4. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.