EFL Course details

Intermediate EFL course (IELTS 4.5-5.5)

The intermediate course consists of 10 topics and nine themes.

The topics include: studying overseas, earth today, all around the world, crime and punishment, a career or a job, globalisation, gadgets and gizmos, health and medicine, all in the mind and leisure time.

The themes include: education; water and natural resources; work, transport, communications and development; recreation; population; narratives and stories; trade and food commodities; and individuals and society.

In each tutorial at least three out of the four skills are covered whilst at the same time building vocabulary, knowledge of grammar and understanding.

After each tutorial there are four language tasks set as homework as well as a reading assignment and review exercises.  The last of which are completed as online tests.

At the end of the course there is an assessment and you should aim to achieve a score of at least IELTS 5.5 in order to progress to the next course – Advanced EFL level I – and to be eligible to enrol on the Greene’s sixth form A level and Geoscience diploma courses..

With a score of less than 5.5 you will need to complete a review of the English language that you have covered and to attempt the assessment again until your score is at least IELTS 5.5.  If your assessment score is just below the IELTS level of 5.5 required you might find it easier to embark on a course of individual tuition to work on the areas that need improving.  If your score is significantly below the IELTS level of 5.5 required you should think seriously of retaking the entire course.  It is of course also possible to combine retaking the entire course together with supplementary individual tuition.

You should also note that progressing to the next level without a strong base is likely to create problems later on as the English language materials become more difficult.

 

Advanced level I EFL course (IELTS 5.5-6.5)

This course follows a similar format to the intermediate EFL course consisting of the same nine themes plus two additional ones – the animal world and endangered species; and legal rights and obligations.

Each theme works on the four IELTS skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking as well as specific attention to further development of vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

After each tutorial there are four extended language tasks set as homework as well as a more extensive reading assignment and review exercises.  The last of which are completed as online tests.

At the end of the course there is an assessment and you should aim to achieve a score of at least IELTS 6.5 in order to progress to the advanced level II EFL course – and to begin preparation for the university required official IELTS test and certificate.

With a score of less than 6.5 you will need to complete a review of the English language that you have covered and to attempt the assessment again until your score is at least IELTS 6.5.  If your assessment score is just below the IELTS level of 6.5 required you might find it easier to embark on a course of individual tuition to work on the areas that need improving.  If your score is significantly below the IELTS level of 6.5 required you should think seriously of retaking the whole of Course IIA.  It is of course also possible to combine retaking the course together with a course of supplementary individual tuition.

You should also note that progressing to the next level without a strong base is likely to create problems later on as the English language materials become more difficult.

 

Advanced level II EFL course (IELTS 6.5-7.5)

This course consists of 14 topics – cultural differences, conflicting interests, fitness and health, the arts, work and business, education, science, IT & communications, social issues, natural world, psychology, engineering & innovation, history & archaeology and language.

Each topic works on the four IELTS skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking as well as specific attention to further development of vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

After each tutorial there are four extended language tasks set as homework as well as a more extensive reading assignment and review exercises.  The last of which are completed as online tests.

At the end of the course there is an assessment and you should be aiming for a score of at least IELTS 7.5 in order to do well enough in the official IELTS test for entry to a top university course.

With a score of less than 7.5 we strongly recommend that you will need to complete a review of the English language that you have covered and to attempt the assessment again until your score is at least IELTS 7.5 before taking an official IELTS test.  If your assessment score is just below an IELTS level of 7.5 you might find it easier to embark on a course of individual tuition to work on the areas that need improving.  If your score is significantly below an IELTS level of 7.5 you should think seriously of retaking the whole course.  It is of course also possible to combine retaking any course together with a course of supplementary individual tuition.

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