In a world where English is increasingly being used in academia, business and entertainment, and where it is an official or de facto language in over a third of the world’s countries, it is important to have a good grip of the language to be a part of this global community. If you want to be able to use English flexibly and effectively at both social and professional levels, then this is the course for you! Based on the abilities and skills expected at Cambridge Proficiency level, this course will help you master the subtleties of the English language.
This course focuses on a variety of skills and strategies. With regard to speaking, the course aims to ensure that students will be able to have high-conversational skills alongside improved pronunciation (this will mean that students can both understand and be understood in a variety of situations). Moreover, by working on a variety of writing styles, such as emails, letters and opinion pieces, under the guidance and feedback of their trainer, students will be able to practise and develop their writing skills. This will all be enhanced by a focus on vocabulary development, which will be encouraged and aided by the Babel trainer. Through the creation of a personal vocabulary learning system, students will learn how to record and retain a variety of new words and phrases that they encounter when reading and listening to English. Furthermore, students can expect to improve and perfect these receptive skills with a range of enjoyable and interactive activities suited to a high-level learner. To help with the enhancement of the four language skills, students will be introduced to a variety of learning techniques and can also expect to revise potentially familiar grammatical structures (while also learning new grammar rules). On top of all of this, students will be instructed in cultural awareness to help fully understand why English is spoken the way it is and how this in turn will impact formality in different contexts.
This course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level C1. You are required to do a placement test developed by Babel. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you. Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed. In case you have already completed the placement test we kindly ask for your patience, the Babel Service Desk will review your application within a few days.
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