After completing a Certificate in English, graduation to the next level requires the student passing that course’s final examination outlined as follows:

  • Elementary: Not Required
  • Intermediate I: Pass English Elementary Test
  • Intermediate II: Pass English Intermediate I Test
  • Advanced: Pass English Intermediate II Test



The Different Levels




Elementary level course goals



Grammar

Students will be able to understand and use a range of simple grammatical structures and sentence patterns.


Writing

Students will be able to write simple phrases and link sentences with “and, “but” and “because”.


Reading

Students will be able to understand short texts containing high frequency vocabulary.


Speaking

Student will be able to understand and speak about simple and routine tasks, simple exchanges of information, and familiar and routine matters.

Listening

Students will be able to understand phrases and expressions related to areas of priority.


Vocabulary

Students will be able to use narrow repertoire of vocabulary dealing with everyday needs.


Pronunciation

By the end of our English course students' pronunciation will be clear enough to be understood despite a noticeable foreign accent.



intermediate level course goals



Grammar

Students will be able to understand and use a range of common grammatical structures and sentence patterns.



Writing

Students will be able to write simple phrases, sentences and paragraphs linked with simple connectors. By the end of this course students will be able to write simple correspondence and descriptions of their personal life and past experiences.


Reading

Students will be able to understand short, simple text on familiar matters with a satisfactory level of comprehension.


Speaking

Student will be able to manage simple, routine exchanges without long delays or too much effort and ask and answer questions familiar topics in everyday situations.

Listening

Students will be able to sustain a brief monologue about their current life and past experiences. By the end of this course student will be able to understand straightforward factual information about common everyday topics, identifying both general messages and specific details, provided that speech is clear.


Vocabulary

Students will be able to use a repertoire of vocabulary for the expression of basic communicative needs and simple descriptions of their personal lives and experiences.


Pronunciation

Students' pronunciation will be clearly intelligible despite a foreign accent and occasional mispronunciation.


advanced level course goals



Grammar

Students will have a relatively high degree of grammatical control, avoiding mistakes which lead to misunderstanding. Students will also have a good understanding of less frequent and complex grammatical structures.


Writing

Students will be able to write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects, evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.


Reading

Students will be able to read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources effectively.


Speaking

Student will be able to highlight the personal significance of events and experiences, and account for their views clearly by providing relevant explanations and arguments.

Listening

Students will be able to understand the main ideas of propositionally and linguistically complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect.


Vocabulary

Students will have a high level of lexical accuracy and a good range of vocabulary for matters connected to his/her field as well as most general topics.


Pronunciation

Students will have acquired a clear, natural pronunciation and intonation.