1) Engage - the student attention and interest to participate in the class is created (pictures, questions, etc.)
2) Study - the student actually learns the new material by reading, watch or listening (videos, teacher, etc.
3) Activate - the student produces active skills (speaks or writes). Done through role-plays, dialogues, etc.
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Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:
A1 - Beginner:
Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 - Elementary:
Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.
B1 - Intermediate:
Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 - Independent:
Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.
C1 - Advanced:
Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.
C2 - Proficient:
Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.
Why learn English? Just after Mandarin and Spanish, English is the third most common native language in the world and it is definitely the most learned second language. English is the today's world's lingua franca. Many occupations and professions require at least working knowledge of English, as it has become the most widely used language used in international publications, international trade, telecommunications, entertainment and diplomacy.
How hard is it to learn English compared to other languages? It depends, of course, on the languages you speak already. The most difficult aspects of learning English are the vast vocabulary, the differences between spelling and pronnunciation, the subtleties of grammar and the different ways it is used around the world.
An international center of business, arts and culture, Toronto is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and the fourth largest in North-America, after Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles. While English is the most widely used language in the city, the use of many other languages has grown in recent years. These include, most importantly, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, among others.