||No prior knowledge required.
- Introduce themselves
- Ask and answer others about their jobs, family and interests
- Understand simple questions and instructions
- Understand and use basic grammar structures
- Get by in a native speaking environment
||Students have completed Year 1/Beginners or equivalent course at another institution.
Students can use and understand simple phrases and sentences on familiar topics
- Improve spoken and written skills i.e. expressing simple opinions/requirements in a familiar context e.g. shopping, ordering a meal, booking a room
- Understand and use relevant grammatical rules
- Improve understanding of the language
- Communicate and interact at relevant level i.e. survival language skills for everyday needs
- Express opinions about current topics (TV, weather)
- Students will have reached approx GCSE/NVQ Level 1
||Students have completed Year 2/Lower Intermediate or equivalent course at another institution or have reached approximately GCSE/NVQ Level 1 standard.
Students can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling and can describe experiences, events, plans and hopes.
Students have survival skills for everyday needs.
- Use more complex oral structures e.g. start, and maintain, a simple face-to-face conversation on topics of personal interest.
- Understand the language on a higher level eg understand main points in short articles about familiar topics
- Read different types of text and appreciate different styles
- Engage in discussions both orally and in written form.
||Students who have completed Year 3/Intermediate.
Students who have a very good knowledge of the language at an intermediate level
- Show a good command of all verb tenses with a focus on the subjunctive
- Use confidently some work place and business related vocabulary
|Language Club, Intermediate
||Students who have completed Year 4/Upper Intermediate or equivalent course at another institution.
Students have lived in the country.
Students can follow/give a talk on a familiar topic or keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics.
- Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
- Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
|Language Club Advanced
||Students who have a diploma or degree level in in the language or who have lived in the country.
- Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
- Express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
- Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
- Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
- Understand and have the ability to discuss films, radio and TV news and programmes, both orally and in writing.