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They will also show you ways to practise your English outside class so that you can progress more quickly. Our classes have a maximum of 20 students. All of our classrooms are comfortable. Our teachers will listen to you. correct your mistakes. We use digital whiteboard technology to enhance your learning experience. air-conditioned and fully equipped for learning. which reflects the status of English as an international language excellent classroom managers who create enjoyable and motivating lessons experts in assessing your progress and achievements committed to helping you learn independently
. This means that you will spend a lot of time practising and speaking with other students in English.
Our teachers are:
highly experienced professionals who all have UK teaching qualifications highly proficient speakers of English from different countries and ethnic backgrounds.Why choose us?
We believe that you learn English by using it. build your confidence and give you advice on how you can improve.
and Computer Workshops practice materials for English language exams The ELZ is open in Colombo Tuesday to Saturday 0900 . so that you can study when it suits you.1800 and Sunday 0900 .
your course has clear learning objectives which our teachers help you achieve you learn contemporary international English so that you can communicate successfully in English wherever you are you are learning and speaking a lot of English and will become much more confident in using the language you know what your strengths and weaknesses are and where to focus your attention you are better equipped to continue learning English on your own after your studies with us have finished
English Learning Zone (ELZ)
We will give you free reference membership to the ELZ in the library.1730 and Sunday 0900 . which has: a wide range of self-study English learning resources self-study paths for each level to guide you to the resources you need to support your course work regular Speaking Clubs.1630. Kandy Tuesday to Saturday 0900 .1630. Study Skills Sessions.
There are seven language bands and each band is divided into levels. You will complete one level on each 10-week course.
Bands Beginner Elementary Levels BG E1 E2 E3 PI1 PI2 PI3 I1 I2 I3 UI1 UI2 UI3 PA1 PA2 A 4 modules PI SPENG (25 hours) I SPENG (25 hours) KET IELTS Express .Our classes are organised according to the language ability of our students. which we determine from the placement test.25 hours (Academic & General Training) A1 & A2 Basic User Spoken English UK English Exams CEF*
Upper Intermediate Pre-Advanced Advanced
B1 & B2 Independent User
IELTS .50 hours (Academic)
C1 Proficient user
* The Common European Framework (CEF) is a scale used worldwide to describe levels of learner proficiency.
. Develop the ability to understand and write a range of short.
Concentrate on the alphabet. E2. and develop your grammar and vocabulary.On all our General English courses you will improve your speaking. Build the confidence to communicate in more demanding situations and develop the ability to understand and write more complex texts. I2. reading.
Intermediate (I1. I3)
Develop the ability to participate in a straightforward conversation.
Pre-Intermediate (PI1. plus a range of listening activities
Elementary (E1. Basic grammar is introduced along with reading and writing skills. Write and understand short. PI2. everyday texts. numbers and everyday vocabulary. E3)
Concentrate on the basic ability to communicate in English in a limited range of simple everyday situations. PI3)
Build confidence to communicate in a range of common situations and exchange simple ideas. writing and listening skills.
Take these four modular courses in any order. UI2. study and social situations.
Advanced (4 modular courses)
Become more flexible and confident at communicating in work.
Pre-Advanced (PA1. Focus on extending and developing all four skills and consolidating your grammar and vocabulary. appropriacy and fluency. with a degree of accuracy.Upper Intermediate (UI1. which include discussions and giving presentations. PA2)
Develop your ability to communicate independently with more confidence and fluency. UI3)
Concentrate on developing the ability to communicate independently. Broaden your knowledge of idiomatic and colloquial language. Realistic texts can be understood and more abstract and complex ideas expressed both in writing and speech. These are 25 hour courses.
Spoken English (SPENG PI and I)
Concentrate on developing spoken confidence and fluency at Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels in a variety of realistic situations.
You will receive a British Council folder and a student welcome pack. Book and pay for a placement test appointment well in advance (since our courses are very popular!) 2. Register for the class. 7. 8. 4. On the day of the test. You will need to buy the coursebook before your first class. which you can start using immediately.
. paying the fee by cash. 5. cheque or credit card. depending on availability. You will take a one hour written test and have a short speaking test with a teacher. 3. 6. We will also give you your ELZ membership. We will give you a level and a choice of class days and times.How can you join us?
1. it will take up to two hours to take the test and complete your registration.
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British Council.lk@britishcouncil. Kandy 88/3 Kotugodella Veediya Kandy T (081) 722 2410 info.lk@britishcouncil.British Council.org
Term Dates and Fees 2010
Placement test General English (50 hours) Rs.
Student folder ELZ membership British Council course certificate A student discount on full library membership
< Course books < Your personal stationery
. Refunds are only possible before your first class. 17.100 Rs. 30. 18. 29. Fees increase with inflation.000
Term 1 : 21 January – 1 April Term 2 : 21 April – 3 July Term 3 : 16 July – 24 September Term 4 : 9 October – 17 December < < <
Fees are subject to change. An administration fee will be deducted. 800 Spoken English (25 hours) Rs. 29. 30.500 Rs.100 Rs. 18. 17.000 Rs.500 Rs.100 Rs.100 Rs. spread evenly across the terms.
5 hours x 2 0900-1130 1200-1430
.5 hours x 2 0800-1030 1730-2000 Sun 5 hours x 1 0800-1300 1345-1845
Thurs and Fri 2.5 hours x 2 0900-1130 1200-1430 Wed and Fri 2.5 hours x 1 0900-1130 1500-1730 Sun Thurs 5 hours x 1 0900-1430 1200-1730
It may be possible to change your class days and times after registration if places are available.5 hours x 2 0800-1030 1100-1330 1730-2000 Kandy Wed and Thurs Wed and Fri 2.Class Days and Times
Colombo Tues and Thurs 2.
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