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Adults ∙ Core Courses

This course aims at the completion of B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The course includes reading, writing, listening and speaking components that draw on new trends in educational technology and language teaching.

At this level, students are typically expected to be able to: 

  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters such as work, everyday routines - habits, leisure, etc.
  • understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency language, used for example in everyday life or work environment
  • deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken
  • enter into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g., family, hobbies, work, current events)
  • describe experiences, events, ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • write personal letters describing experiences and impressions

This course provides practice in vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, reading, writing:

  • The reading component typically consists of adapted and authentic texts as included in the selected textbooks used or in the additional teaching material designed by the Academic Team specifically for the needs of the course. Some of the topics covered include tourism, technology, weather phenomena and environment, health issues, workplace, (interpersonal) relationships, feelings, etc.
  • The listening component typically consists of listening to radio/television excerpts delivered clearly and at a relatively slow speech rate, radio interviews, routine conversations, etc.
  • The writing component typically consists of writing semi-formal emails to ask for information or make a complaint, writing stories and essays (opinion essay/for-and-against/making suggestions, etc.)
  • The speaking component typically consists of pronunciation and intonation practice, describing experiences, expressing personal opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, making complaints and suggestions, giving short presentations, etc.
  • The grammar component typically includes verb tenses (active and passive voice), gerunds and infinitives, comparatives of adjectives/adverbs, modal verbs, conditionals, etc.
  • The vocabulary in this course consists of collocations, synonyms-antonyms, word formation, prefixes and suffixes, phrasal verbs, idioms, and vocabulary associated with the topics under discussion
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  • Remedial Lessons
  • Support Lessons
  • Discount for Speaking classes
  • Workshops

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The BCCE constitutes an official certification of knowledge of the English language at B1 level.

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