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Organization of Courses

Our Language classes are well planned and care was taken to meet the learning needs of each learner. Learners have their own of reasons to learn a language: communicating effectively, writing letters, obtaining information, and so on. They have different levels of proficiency in the language and have specific goals to reach.

Initial Assessment
The current language level of the learner is assessed to assess how much or how little the learner knows.

Needs Analysis
An interview is held to ascertain carefully the needs to learn the language, how it will be used and what proficiency level is required. Language competence is graded, from Level 0 to Level 5, for each different language skill, e.g., for writing, understanding, speaking socially, speaking in business meetings and so on.

Setting targets
As part of our service a course is designed to meet the training objectives set by setting realistic targets for learning. We create the structure for a course by taking into consideration the existing language level of the learner and the reasons for learning more. The goals for the course are agreed - both the language competence levels and the skills to be acquired. Teachers, all native speakers of the language, deliver the training program. Review of the relevance and effectiveness is a constant part of the program.

The Course Program A course program is designed to enable learners to progress in stages towards their target level of competence and proficiency.
Course Report:
At the end of the course, a final report evaluation is prepared for each learner. It evaluates what has been achieved, and make recommendations on future language development. Individual learners and professionals can in this way take a look at the effectiveness of their training and the need for further progress, to carry out their objectives successfully.

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