Language
courses

Academic Programme

Hours of Tuition

  • 30 hours of tuition in two weeks, usually 15 hours a week.
  • Students usually study between 3 to 4 hours a day.
    • At the London Uxbridge Centre & London Roehampton Centre it could be up to 8 hours a day.

 

Times of Classes

  • Times can vary depending on the centre but can be between;
    • Morning Classes 8:30 am to 1 pm
    • Afternoon Classes 2 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Class Sizes

  • Maximum Class size of 15 students.

 

Levels & Lessons

  • General English courses for students from Elementary to Advanced.
  • Online tests are taken by students before their arrival.
  • Spoken and listening assessments determine student level before appropriate classes are allocated at the centre of study.
  • A progress mark is given daily by teachers for effort and attainment.
  • GESE exams are designed to complement general English language courses and their focus is English language communication

 

Go Languages Student Portfolio

  • Our Student Portfolio is sent electronically to parents containing a report of tasks and topics studied and progress marks given daily during the student’s language course. It also contains;.
  • A certificate of attendance at the level achieved according to international standards of the Common European Framework issued by the European Council, ranging from the lowest (A1) to the maximum of reached skills (C2).
  • Guidance on what students can do to continue improving their English once they return home.

 

Go Languages E-Board

  • Student attendance is taken electronically in the first 10 minutes of lessons; any absences initiate an alert to the Welfare Officer and Director of Studies ensuring that the safety of our students remains our priority.
  • Teachers use the board electronically to input progress marks, lessons materials lesson objectives and end of course reports.

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Key learning
points

Our teaching method focuses on producing English through topics and tasks designed for young learners.  Communication and language production is the key to our syllabus.

 

Tasktime: Our summer school taskbook

  • Designed and written specifically for our student programme.
  • Levels range from A2 to C1.
  • Support given to guide lesson and task objectives.
  • Tasks and topics aim to develop communication and comprehension.

 

During your time on our course, you can expect to:

  • Practice and use English to complete tasks.
  • Speak and listen to English being used.
  • Improve pronunciation.
  • Acquire and practise new vocabulary.

 

Lesson Objectives

  • Our approach is focused on communication and spoken English.
  • Lessons are a combination of communicative activities, vocabulary development, pronunciation tasks, language and role plays, excursion preparation and project work.

Students student a variety of different topics, though which they acquire and develop new vocabulary, improve English pronunciation and their speaking and listening; they will also learn more about British or American culture.

Trinity College Spoken Examination

About GESE

  • The ‘Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)’ is a Trinity College London examination, intended for candidates who have learnt English as a foreign or an additional language.
  • The 12 GESE grades are organised into four stages: Initial, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced; there is a grade to suit everyone’s language level and abilities.
  • The GESE exam is generally taken having completed a general English language course, focusing on building confidence and motivation in spoken communication.
  • At each of the four stages, a new task is included which demands more linguistic and cognitive competence from the candidate.
  • During the exam, the candidate will engage in an unscripted conversation with the examiner, covering a range of topics.
  • GESE grades 2 upwards are accredited by Ofqual, the exam regulator.
  • All grades have been calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference.

 

Our Centres for GESE

  • Go Languages has recognised Trinity Exam centres so you will be able to do this exam while you study with us at some locations.
  • For further information on which centres offer this, please contact us.

 

Certificates

Are  usually sent directly to the candidates who have passed the examination.

At least two months after their return home.

 

Costs & Booking

The exam needs to be booked at the time of booking your course.

We offer, with an additional cost, the opportunity to attend three extra lessons (45 minutes each) in preparation for the exam.

 

For details about costs please contact us.

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