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English as a Foreign Language - Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate/Advanced

Course level: 
Intermediate
Subject area: 
English as a Foreign Language
Advanced Learning Loans Eligible: 
No

What is the English as a Foreign Language course?

EFL classes are for speakers of other languages visiting England who wish to improve their English. You may also want to take an internationally recognised Cambridge qualification in English.

The course will give you the opportunity to meet others who also want to improve their English, providing you with an opportunity to make new friends.

This course is not suitable for beginners.

Non-EU students: Please note that your passport and visa must be taken to the first lesson.

Course topics

  • Holidays/Travel
  • Work
  • The Environment
  • The Media/Arts
  • Leisure activities/Sport  

Teaching and learning

Each student will complete an initial assessment during the first lesson to determine his or her current level of English. You will learn through a range of interesting and varied activities which aim to improve your knowledge of English grammar and widen your vocabulary, as well as teaching you skills to progress as an independent learner.

You will be required to do approximately 2 hours of homework a week.

Assessment details

Students will work towards one of the following University of Cambridge Examinations for Speakers of Other Languages. These qualifications are recognised worldwide.

  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE) - The FCE demonstrates competency that would be acceptable for employment in many service industries
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – The CAE demonstrates a standard of English sufficient for most purposes, including higher education and professional situations

You will need to enrol for the examinations at an external examination centre.

Progression

Students can progress through the examination qualifications.

What are the costs included?

£190 tuition fee

Extra costs

Writing materials and note book/A4 file, English Learner’s dictionary, course book approximately £25, workbook approximately £10.

Notes

Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on College closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found in the Adult Student Handbook http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/adult-student-handbook or on the General Information page http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/general-information 

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