Study material (Pearson Education Limited, Oxford University Press)

We provide six different levels of English language studies that take students from the very beginning to the advanced usage of language. The levels are: Starter, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, and Advanced.

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In whatever material is used we follow clear systematic methodology and take into account the real capacity and ability of a learner to grasp the knowledge of a foreign language. More than that we apply the successive approach “from simple to complex” topics and grammar structures and, in so doing, develop the students’ skills in all four areas of language usage: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Consistent method is also applied in grammar studies. In our courses we use manifold approaches to explain and illustrate new grammatical rules. These include variety of texts, games, audio-materials, and drills. We seek to integrate the technique of stimulating the students to formulate and construct the grammar rules by themselves. By the way of revealing something new or solving some-kind of lexical task learner perceives the material not as something being “simply given”, but as something being “owned” and personalized.

Good and extensive vocabulary plays a significant role in effective communication. Our programmes introduce the usage of new lexical constructions on all levels of educational process consistently and systematically. We integrate new words and phrases jointly within a single semantic field and pay attention firstly to the words and phrases that are used in every day life most often. Then, according to the level of studies they widen and enrich vocabulary and the use of idioms and, thus, make the language more natural and diverse. As in any other languages, English consists of numerous stable phrases or “specific blocks” of phrases. Therefore, we make particular stress on the use of these phrasal constructions, idioms and cliche on the higher levels.

All the texts included in the course we use are taken from various sources. Among them are: newspapers, fairy tales, narratives, magazines, interviews and radio programs. All material is adopted according to the level and goals of each lesson. Each module has its own speech tasks that aim to reach a certain result. There is no such a task that is given simply for the sake of utterance. Therefore, new words and grammar rules are learnt with the interest and understanding.

Particular emphasis is made on developing the students’ ability to take part in dialogues and discussions. For this purpose we provide themes, games and descriptions of various controversial live situations.

Business English

The material presented in Business English course materials we use is largely formed and designed to provide maximum help for the students to develop their skills in business communication, broaden active vocabulary, and perfect grammatical knowledge. The courses contain four levels starting with Pre-Intermediate and finishing with Advanced. Each lesson involves certain themes related to the sphere of business and the lexica-grammatical sphere of the language itself. To make material more illustrative and practical the textbooks provide audio materials, specially selected texts, developed discussions and exercises in writing.

It is worth noting that the courses we use include examples from real situations in the sphere of business. Thus, during the whole period of studies students learn real business situations and settings. This helps students to know not only the vocabulary and phrasal constructions, but also the main concepts of business English.

Each level is divided into sections that embrace a certain segment of professional activity. They contain: themes related to international business (business ethics, making contracts and agreements, financial deals, company structure, business start and development, goods production and promotion, advertisement, marketing strategies, negotiation, labor-market, competition, globalization, partnership, etc.); business lexica and general lexical use (meeting people, telephone conversations, weather, travel, airport, hotel, etc.); special vocabulary related to business; tasks to develop the use of grammatical constructions (different parts of speech, their forms and usage, verb tenses in active and passive forms, simple and composite sentences, etc.); examples of written documents often used in business contexts (business letter, e-mail, report, article, response, etc.).

We believe that our courses contain all necessary aspects to be called effective. Firstly, it is the hierarchy and sequence of the material. There are no unreasonable “jumps” from easier to more difficult information and vice versa. Certain succession is obvious in all stages. Secondly, the inner sections are joined together in a manner, which allows one to see a logical transition from one stage to another. Thirdly, the time suggested to study one unit accords its volume and complexity. Lastly, the courses applies the, so called, “frequency principle“, i.e. material that is used in language most often (both lexical and grammatical) comes first.

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