This course aims at the completion of B2 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 ideas as well as the details of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, possibly including technical discussions in a field of specialization,
- interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native and non-native speakers quite possible without strain for either party,
- produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
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 extreme people, places, activities and sports; mysterious events and places; education; healthcare and fitness; art and entertainment; science, technology and medicine.
- The listening component typically consists of listening to excerpts from television and radio shows, interviews, speeches, (phone) conversations on various topics, including people making plans/decisions/recommendations, etc.
- The writing component typically consists of writing opinion essays, reports, stories, short narratives, reviews, etc.
- The speaking component typically consists of pronunciation and intonation practice, conversations about everyday topics, describing experiences, analyzing thoughts and expressing personal opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, comparing photos, as well as discussions about controversial statements (debates), etc. It also includes practicing functions such as inviting friends, booking tickets, describing symptoms of an illness, making suggestions and giving advice, etc.
- The grammar component typically consists of the complete verb system (active and passive voice), prepositions, relative clauses, conditionals, familiarity with gerunds/infinitives, inversion, etc.
- The vocabulary component typically consists of verb patterns, suffixes, prepositions, phrasal verbs, homonyms, compound nouns and adjectives, collocations, idioms and sophisticated vocabulary associated with the topics under discussion, etc.
- Remedial Lessons
- Support Lessons
- Discount for Speaking classes
Get the certification
The ECPE constitutes an official certification of knowledge of the English language at C2 level.