General English

Our English Language for Communication courses will teach you every day, practical English for daily life and travel. Our dynamic, interactive classes will help you to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and to improve your vocabulary and grammar. Before your course begins, you will sit a placement test to determine which certificate level is suitable for you and you will have regular assessment tasks to help you check your progress. As you successfully complete each level, you can move on to the next appropriate course.

Course name and level

Duration and frequency

Placement Test  fees

GE Level 1 (Beginner A)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • 40 hours for one month
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE Level 1 (Beginner B)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • 40 hours for 5 weeks
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  3 ( Elementary A)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • 40 hours for 5 weeks
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  4 (Elementary B)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • 40 hours for 5 weeks
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  5 (Pre-intermediate  A)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  6 (Pre-intermediate B )

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  7 ( Intermediate  A)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  8 ( Intermediate B)

  • 40 hours for one month
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  9 ( Upper-intermediate A)

  • 50  hours  for 5 weeks
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  10( Upper-intermediate B)

  • 50  hours  for 5 weeks
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  11 (Advanced A)

  • 50  hours  for 5 weeks
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

GE  Level  12 (Advanced A)

  • 50  hours  for 5 weeks
  • Daily two-hour classes
  • Alternate days three- hour classes

10 JOD

 

Beginner

  • Reading: finding familiar words & phrases in short simple texts
  • Listening: recognising familiar words and basic phrases in slow, simplified speech
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: basic social exchange, talking about family & routines, sounds & word stress
  • Writing: introducing oneself, writing about family & friends, describing routine
  • Grammar: verb ‘be’, present simple tense, plural form of nouns, articles, pronouns, adjectives, word order, modal verb ‘can’
  • Vocabulary: numbers, countries, people, common adjectives & verbs
  • Practical English: spelling, exchanging personal information, telling the time
  • Reading: short simple texts, finding predictable information in everyday material.
  • Listening: recognising familiar words and basic phrases in slow, simplified speech.
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: basic social exchange, reporting past events, sounds & word stress.
  • Writing: a blog, a holiday report, a short email with news.
  • Grammar: past simple, phrases with common verbs, ‘there is/are’, basic verb patterns, future expressions.
  • Vocabulary: places & prepositions, common verbs, irregular verbs, time expressions, basic verb collocations.
  • Practical English: numbers & dates, asking & giving opinions, asking for directions.

Elementary

  • Reading:  simple informational texts, e.g. emails, simple articles
  • Listening:  simple conversations, radio programs in clear English
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: simple social exchange, talking about interests & routines, word stress & linking.
  • Writing: completing a form, an informal email/letter, describing a friend
  • Grammar: verbs ‘be’, pronoun revision, articles, present simple, adverbs, prepositions, ‘can’ for ability, object pronouns, possessives
  • Vocabulary: numbers, common verb phrases, irregular plurals, time expressions
  • Practical & Social English: asking for service, checking in, buying food and clothes
  • Reading: a variety of simple texts with higher frequency vocabulary, e.g. news articles, brochures
  • Listening: simple conversations, radio programs, narratives in clear English
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: describing people & events, simple discussions, word stress, rhythm
  • Writing: a holiday report, a postcard, instructions, email to make a reservation
  • Grammar: past simple, there is/was, contrasting present tenses, count/uncount nouns, quantifiers, future tenses
  • Vocabulary: word formation, irregular verbs, verb phrases, personality adjectives, common adverbs
  • Practical & Social English: buying things, asking & giving directions, ordering a meal, checking out

Pre-intermediate

  • Reading: reading for main points & detail in a text in standard English on familiar topics
  • Listening: simple interactions, talks, narrative stories & interviews
  • Speaking & pronunciation:  predictions, story-telling, giving definitions, simple discussions, word & sentence stress
  • Grammar:  tenses & auxiliaries, adjectives and adverbs, sentence grammar, verb phrases
  • Vocabulary:  expressions for paraphrasing, verbs with prepositions, word families
  • Writing:  informal letter/email, describing oneself and place of living
  • Practical & Social English: making complaints, dealing with problems; socializing; asking for information

  • Reading:  predicting meaning, reading for gist & detail in a text in standard English on familiar topics
  • Listening: detailed conversations, interviews & radio programs on familiar topics
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: describing dreams and ambitions, expressing opinions, reporting events, expressing probability and ability
  • Writing: formal letter/email; description of a building, expressing opinion
  • Grammar: contrasting tenses, passives, conditionals, quantifiers, phrasal verbs, reported speech
  • Vocabulary: essential collocations, noun formation, phrasal verbs, modifiers
  • Practical & Social English: shopping; asking for help; buying tickets; making phone calls

Intermediate

  • Reading: reading strategies, using context to guess meaning in longer texts
  • Listening:  conversations, interviews, radio news programs on familiar & unfamiliar topics
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: comparing travel, describing an event, giving advice and expressing opinions on familiar topics
  • Writing: describing a person, recounting an event; an informal letter
  • Grammar: revision of tenses, present modal verbs, phrasal verbs, sentence and text grammar structure
  • Vocabulary: strong adjectives, word formation: suffixes and prefixes, collocations
  • Practical & Social English: politeness strategies in social situations

  • Reading:  text structure, identifying the line of argument in texts dealing with contemporary problems
  • Listening: extended texts on less familiar topics in clear, standard English
  •  Speaking & Pronunciation: discussing issues, speculating,  sentence stress and rhythm & intonation, improving fluency
  • Writing: describing a house, formal letters and CV, a film review, an article
  • Grammar: passives, complex sentences, reported speech, question tags, phrasal verbs
  • Vocabulary: noun & adjective formation, compound nouns, types of collocations
  • Practical & Social English: conveying degrees of emotions, expressing opinions, making suggestions, breaking & responding to news, apologising

Upper-intermediate

  • Reading: longer texts, e.g. articles with significant points on familiar and less familiar topics
  • Listening: extended discussions with significant points in clearly articulated speech at natural pace
  • Speaking & Pronunciation:  improving fluency, supporting opinions, discourse markers
  • Writing: an informal letter/email, a short story, an argument essay
  • Grammar: revision of question formation & tenses, comparative structures, adjectives as nouns, passive, adverbial phrases
  • Vocabulary: words & context, words often confused, verb expressions, collocations, idioms
  • Colloquial English: common phrases for expressing views, feelings & comments on a range of topics

  • Reading: reading strategies: using contextual clues, identifying writer’s viewpoint, assessing texts
  • Listening: longer texts containing viewpoints, moods & attitudes, e.g. lectures or talks in standard English
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: improving fluency and cohesion, presenting a clear sequence of points
  • Writing:  an article, a formal letter, a report, a ’for/against’ essay
  • Grammar: past modals, gerunds & infinitives, reporting verbs, complex clauses
  • Vocabulary: words often confused, -ed/-ing adjectives, prefixes, collocations, idioms
  • Colloquial English: expressing degrees of emotions, feelings & comments on a range of topics

Advanced

  • Reading: using contextual clues to identify complex viewpoints in authentic texts
  • Listening:  linguistically complex texts with a complex line of argument
  • Speaking & Pronunciation:  presenting opinions and discussing abstract topics using natural pronunciation and intonation
  • Writing:  a letter of application, an article, a review
  • Grammar:  narrative tenses, modals, inversion, discourse markers
  • Vocabulary:  abstract nouns, words with prepositions, idioms
  • Colloquial English:  expressing oneself in complex social contexts

  • Reading: skilled use of contextual clues to identify implicit viewpoints in authentic texts
  • Listening:  texts on unfamiliar topics containing viewpoints, moods & attitudes
  • Speaking & Pronunciation:  expanding arguments, responding to hypotheses, intonation to express finer shades of meaning
  • Writing:  a discussion/argument essay, a report
  • Grammar:  complex sentence patterns, ellipsis& substitution, modality
  • Vocabulary:  compound nouns & adjectives, word formation, similes and idiom
  • Colloquial English:  expressing oneself appropriately, confidently and clearly in formal or informal style