The Intensive English Programme is divided into six levels and tailored to meet the needs of students of differing abilities:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate,
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced

The course has as its core resource English File (3rd edition), a highly successful series of textbooks and supplementary audio-visual resources used in language centres worldwide.

Course book

The course follows a four-skill syllabus with a clear focus on pronunciation, plus Grammar Bank exercises for practice and activation of grammar. 'Real-world' In-The-Street interviews, 'Practical English' drama and documentary videos motivate and engage students with English language and culture.

Key features:

Each File presents and practises grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation with a balance of reading and listening activities and lots of opportunities for speaking.

Audio

Clear and comprehensible speakers with a wide range of voices and accents from the UK and the rest of the English –speaking world expose students to real English.

Sound effects bring the listening alive, and make the recordings easier for students to follow and more fun to listen to

iTutor

The iTutor DVD-ROM contains all the Student's Book audio, video, grammar and vocabulary exercises in one place making it easy for students to catch-up, revise and study at home.

Visual

Motivating and entertaining Practical English dramas teach high-frequency, everyday English, and enjoyable short documentary films extend the topics in the Student’s Book.

In-the-street interviews are filmed on location in New York, London and Oxford and give students the opportunity to watch and listen to real people using real English.

Workbook and Grammar

The English File Third Edition Workbook reinforces what is learned in each English File lesson, and can be used as extra practice during class, or set as homework. Now with iChecker, a digital companion to the workbook, suitable for self-testing new grammar, vocabulary and Practical English.

Length of Course / Timing

 

  • The six levels are divided into 12 x 4 week courses, one course equal to half a level
  • Each course is delivered 5 days per week (Monday – Friday inclusive)
  • Teaching sessions last 4 hours 30 minutes per day (Monday-Thursday) and 4 hours on Fridays
  • The course is delivered once either in the morning or afternoon
  • End of course assessments will take place in the final week

Timetable

Morning

 

Afternoon

 

0800-0900

Session #1 [1 hour]

1330-1430

Session #1 [1 hour]

0900-0905

Break

1430-1435

Break

0905-1005

Session #2 [1 hour]

1435-1535

Session #2 [1 hour]

1005-1010

Break

1535-1540

Break

1010-1110

Session #3 [1 hour]

1540-1640

Session #3 [1 hour]

1110-1115

Break

1640-1645

Break

1115-1215

Session #4 [1 hour]

1645-1745

Session #4 [1 hour]

1215-1230

Break

1745-1800

Break

1230-1300

Session #5 [30 minutes]

1800-1830

Session #5 [30 minutes]

Resources

  • Students are provided with their personal copies of English File (3rd Edition) student textbook and workbook.
  • Audio-visual resources (CDs, CD ROMs, DVDs) are used in the classroom as an integral part of the programme

Assessment

  • Students are regularly assessed using the end of unit assessment materials as published in English File (3rd Edition).
  • During the last two days of the 4 week course students undergo a final assessment using confidential assessment materials provided by IMEC HQ.

Assignments

  • Students are issued with independent assignments on a weekly basis and it is expected that students will complete at least three assignments per week. The teacher creates a balance between grammar, reading, writing and learning assignments dependent upon the needs of the students.
  • Specific assignments may be issued to individual students if s/he finds a specific aspect of the language challenging.

Means of delivery

  • All four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are practised equally.
  • Thorough explanation of and practice in grammar is given
  • Learning is student-centred, and a variety of strategies are employed in the classroom taking into account students’ differing learning styles (audio, visual, kinesthetic): role-play, pair work, group activities, independent learning, presentations

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