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Akademia Języka Angielskiego

General English

The Academy has the following levels:

*Beginner
Upper-Intermediate
Elementary
Advanced
Pre-Intermediate
Proficiency
Intermediate
*Post-Proficiency

*Subject to student numbers.

These courses are divided into 15 hours a week and 20 hours per week.

The 15 hours a week course finishes at 12.30.

Students may be in different levels according to their abilities for the grammar and skills classes.

Teaching Methods are based on employing all skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. A number of course books are used by the school, as well as a variety of authentic materials such as newspaper articles, radio programmes, videos etc.

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 16 years old
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Level: Elementary + (Beginners can be accepted subject to student numbers)

Academic English/University Preparation or Further study in the UK

These courses prepare students for exams and for further study in the UK or other English speaking countries.
The components are as follows:

Reading
A variety of texts both authentic and prepared will be given to develop skills of skimming (to get a general understanding), scanning (looking for specific information), and developing comprehension and vocabulary. Students will work on discourse analysis - cohesive devices, linking, reference etc. in order to appreciate style, register and the organisation of a text.

Writing
The student will be given plenty of opportunity to learn how to adjust the style of writing according to purpose. They will learn how to write a paragraph with a topic sentence, good introductions and conclusions learning how to use conjunctions and reference as well as how to organise information within a text using supportive evidence when making a claim.

Listening
Students will be given plenty of opportunity to listen to authentic material-radio broadcasts, videos, songs and talks. They will concentrate on improving skills in recognising voice tone (disappointment, surprise). They will learn to listen out for key words, general information and discourse markers. Listening skills classes will develop the students' ability to listen for gist as well as for detail.

Speaking
Students will be given plenty of opportunity to develop fluency, using and understanding both colloquial and more formal English and made aware of register. Students will be encouraged to interact with other students as well as to give mini presentations and talks to the group.

Grammar Input
Classes will take the form of a workshop where students can work on their own weaknesses and contribute to session input.

Pronunciation/Spelling
Pronunciation and Spelling are included, as part of all classes but a special 30-minute session will be held at the end of the day Monday to Wednesday. These sessions will help not only with the practical problems of an individual's pronunciation problems but also give some explanations as to the causes and how to overcome them.

Tutorials
All students have access to teachers to discuss their progress and problems by appointment.

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 18 years old
Duration: 12 to 36 weeks
Maximum group size 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Level: Elementary + (Beginners can be accepted subject to student numbers)

Supplement payment for examinations including a Ł10.00 50administration fee is payable for those wishing to take exams. Fees for excursions are not included in the above prices.

Examination Courses

Cambridge Exams

KET Key English Test Elementary
The Key English Test is at level 1 in the Cambridge five-level system.
KET is an early learning objective, which enables people to acquire a general basic ability in English.
The components are:
Paper 1 Reading/Writing (1 hour and 10 minutes)
Paper 2 Listening (30 minutes)
Paper 3 Speaking (8-10 minutes)
Exams take place in March/May/June/November/December

PET Preliminary English Test Intermediate
The Preliminary English Test is at level 2 in the Cambridge five-level system.
At this level learners should be able to cope linguistically in a range of everyday situations, which require use of English in their own or a foreign country, in contact with native or non-native speakers of the language.
The components are:
Paper 1 Reading/Writing (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Paper 2 Listening (40 minutes)
Paper 3 Speaking (10-12 minutes)
Exams take place in March/May/June/November/December

FCE First Certificate Exam Upper-Intermediate
The First Certificate Exam is at level 3 in the Cambridge five-level system.
FCE has widespread recognition in commerce and industry. It is also recognised by some university faculties, colleges and other institutions as fulfilling English language requirements.
The components are:
Paper 1 Reading (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Paper 2 Writing (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Paper 3 Use of English (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Paper 4 Listening (40 minutes)
Paper 5 Speaking (15 minutes)
Exams take place in March/June/December.

CAE Cambridge Advanced Exam Advanced
The Certificate in Advanced English is at level 4 in the Cambridge five-level system.
It indicates a high level of language competence for candidates wishing to use English for professional or study purposes. It is recognised by the majority of British universities and higher education institutions as fulfilling entrance requirements in English Language.
The components are:
Paper 1 Reading (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Paper 2 Writing (2 hours)
Paper 3 English in Use (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Listening (45 minutes)
Speaking (15 minutes)
Exams take place in June/December

CPE Cambridge Proficiency Exam Advanced+
The Certificate of Proficiency is at level 5 in the Cambridge five-level System.
It indicates a level of competence, which is recognised as fulfilling entrance requirements in English Language by British universities and many universities in English-speaking countries and by other institutions of higher education and professional bodies worldwide. In a number of countries the CPE provides exemption from local English Language requirements or is a qualification for admission to courses or employment where a thorough knowledge of English is required.
The components are:
Paper 1 Reading Comprehension (1 hour)
Paper 2 Composition (2 hours)
Paper 3 Use of English (2 hours)
Paper 4 Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Paper 5 Interview (15 minutes)
Exams take place in June/December

Other Examinations

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
The purpose of this test is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. TOEFL scores are required for purposes of admission for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada and is also used by other institutions in other countries where English is the language of instruction.
The TOEFL test is a computer-based test.
The test has four sections all of which are mandatory.
Listening (40-60 minutes)
Structure (15-20 minutes)
Reading (70-90 minutes)
Writing (30 minutes)
As the number of questions varies the amount of time given to each section may vary.
Exams can be taken throughout the year.

TOEIC Test of English for International Communication
The Test for International Communication is a test for non-native speakers of English who use English in non-academic situations, such as international business, trade, industry and diplomacy. The TOEIC test measures listening and reading comprehension by testing understanding of Basic English grammar. The vocabulary of the test attempts to be international and avoids the use of idioms or other cultural based phrases. It does, however use English in many different contexts.
The TOEIC test consists of a Listening Comprehension section in four parts and a Reading Section in three parts.
Listening (45 minutes)
Reading (1 hour and 15 minutes)
The test can be taken throughout the year.

IELTS International English Language Testing System
IELTS is a test of English Language Proficiency for non-native speakers who intend to study in the medium of English
An IELTS test is made up of four components. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking components. There is a choice of Reading and Writing components depending on whether you are an Academic or General Training candidate.
The components are:
Listening (30 minutes)
Reading (60 minutes)
Writing (60 minutes)
Speaking (10-15 minutes)
Exams can be taken every month throughout the year.

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 16 years old
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum group size 12 students Minimum group size: 4 students
Level: Elementary + (Beginners can be accepted subject to student numbers)

Supplement payment for examinations including a Ł10.00 administration fee is payable for those wishing to take exams. Fees for excursions are not included in the above prices.

English for Lawyers

 

This highly popular course is designed for practising lawyers or lawyers in training. The courses are personally designed to meet the needs of the clients. The courses are for 20 hours per week. The course is broken down into four classes:

9.00-10.30am Grammar Input session
11.00-12.30pm Law Component listening/speaking
13.30-14.45 Law component reading/writing

The morning class from 9.00-10.30 concentrates on General Language Improvement this involves work on grammar and structure. After the break students work on one of their modules and continue after lunch. The last 30 minutes of the day is devoted to pronunciation work.

If you are attending the course as an individual, or in a small group, you will be put in a class with other students for the General Language Improvement class. You will work on your modules on a one- to -one basis if no other law students are on a course here.

Courses for Lawyers General Information.
The General language input class 9.00-10.30am, will concentrate on grammar and structure. There will be a review of tenses, conditional sentences, modals, prepositional and phrasal verbs, relative clauses etc. The students will be tested on their first day so as areas of weakness can be diagnosed.

The morning law class 11.00-12.30 is based around a reading and writing session. The students will be given an article based on the subject for example 'Competition'. Before reading the article the students are given some questions to discuss. Let us take the article 'Brussels files suit over bilateral aviation deals' which is about the European Commission taking eight countries to the European Court of Justice over their bilateral aviation deals with the US. The discussion questions would include a question such as 'Should all airlines be able to compete on fare prices as other industries do'?
Do you agree with free trade and competition, or is there a good reason to regulate some markets'?

The students are encouraged to speak about their own views before reading the text. The questions on the text are designed to test the understanding of the main points in depth. Students will look at how the text is organised and there will be extensive work on vocabulary.

In order to consolidate what the students have learnt they would be given a writing task and perhaps a talk to prepare on the subject. A title might be
'Are there any protected industries in your country? Why do you think these industries are protected? Are there any advantages in keeping out competitors? Discuss the points for and against regulation.'

The afternoon class, 13.30-14.45 Monday to Thursdays, will provide an opportunity for the students to do some listening and speaking on the subject and a good chance to practise the new vocabulary as well as working on their pronunciation. They will be expected to give mini presentations and to hold discussions on the subject.

Friday mornings will have a different structure. We will either show a video, a documentary or news report around the subject and the students will be given an assignment to carry out which will be graded. Classes finish at 12.30 on Fridays.

A final report and certificate of attainment will be given to all students on their departure.

The components may include any of the following:
The Study and Classification of Law
English Law
State & Government
The Constitution
Statutory Interpretation and EC Law
The Judicial System
Private Law-Contract
Public Law-Criminal Law
International Law-Human Rights
International Law-Use of Force and Espionage
Corporate / Commercial Law
Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright Law
Labour & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Banking and Capital Markets
Company Succession/Inheritance Law
Environmental Law
Media Law
Telecommunications Law
Real Estate and Construction Law
Information and Communication Technology/E-Commerce
Insurance Law
Commercial Crime
Litigation

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 21 years old
Duration: Minimum 1 week
Maximum group size: 6 students
Minimum group size: 2 students
Level: Intermediate +

These courses are for 20 hours per week. The student attends the General English Programme for the first part of the morning (9.00am - 10.30am) and the Travel and Tourism modules for the rest of the morning (11.00am - 12.30pm) and for the afternoon class. There is a strong emphasis on speaking and listening with role -plays, pair work and group work. Students will be taught how to survive in English. There are also three 30 -minute slots on pronunciation. The course covers the following:

· Customs and Habits
· Asking for Information
· Asking for Directions
· Booking Flights
· Making Reservations
· Booking into a Hotel
· Ordering a Meal
· Travelling by Taxi
· Shopping
· Meeting People
· Hiring a car
· How to complain
· Using the Telephone

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 16 years old
Duration: 2 to 4 weeks
Minimum group size: 4 students
Maximum group size: 12 students
Level: Elementary + (Beginners can be taken subject to student numbers)

Business English Courses

The classes are arranged as for the General English Course. There is a grammar Input Class, concentrating on the areas of weakness of the students. The skills classes may cover the following components depending on student needs:

Telephoning Cultural Differences
-Exchanging information Socialising
-Making arrangements Polite phrases
-Starting and Finishing calls Showing interest
-Making appointments
-Changing arrangements
-Polite Questions
-Explaining
-Enquiring

Meetings Presentations
Understanding Presenting figures and information
Sign posting talks Mini-presentations
Expressing Opinions Answering questions
Hypothesising

Business Ethics Negotiating

Formal Letter Writing
-Faxes, e-mails etc.
-Note taking
Summarising

Students can choose which components they would like to do and a programme of study is drawn up.

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 16 years old
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Level: Elementary + (Beginners can be accepted subject to student numbers)

English For The Medical Profession

This course enables students who are already in the medical profession to gain a better knowledge and understanding of English in their everyday lives and to help them to communicate more clearly. It develops vocabulary and an emphasis is put on speaking and listening skills as well as on pronunciation work.

The components are as follows:

Reading
A variety of texts both authentic and prepared will be given to develop skills of skimming (to get a general understanding), scanning (looking for specific information), and developing comprehension and vocabulary. Students will work on discourse analysis - cohesive devices, linking, reference etc. in order to appreciate style, register and the organisation of a text. Reading texts are often set as homework.

Writing
The student will be given plenty of opportunity to learn how to adjust the style of writing according to purpose. They will learn how to write a paragraph with a topic sentence, good introductions and conclusions learning how to use conjunctions and reference as well as how to organise information within a text using supportive evidence when making a claim. Writing tasks are often set as homework.

Listening
Students will be given plenty of opportunity to listen to authentic material-radio broadcasts, videos, and talks. They will concentrate on improving skills in recognising voice tone (disappointment, surprise). They will learn to listen out for key words, general information and discourse markers. Listening skills classes will develop the students' ability to listen for gist as well as for detail.

Speaking
Students will be given plenty of opportunity to develop fluency, using and understanding both colloquial and more formal English and made aware of register. Students will be encouraged to interact with other students as well as to give mini presentations and talks to the group.

Grammar Input
Classes will take the form of a workshop where students can work on their own weaknesses and contribute to session input.

Pronunciation/Spelling
Pronunciation and Spelling are included, as part of all classes but special sessions will be given to work on particular problems. Pronunciation sessions will help not only with the practical problems of an individual's pronunciation problems but also give some explanations as to the causes and how to overcome them. Spelling will be given as part of the homework and tested in class.

 

Terms and conditions

Minimum Age: 21 years old
Duration: 1 to 4 weeks
Maximum group size: 8 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Level: Intermediate +