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Educational Programs

Depending on the purpose of foreign language studying, ACCENT Language Center offers several educational programs. Our main educational programs of training are the following:

  • General programs are the programs which are intended for studying foreign language "as a whole", with a focus on general everyday, colloquial, regional geographic, cultural and political topics.
  • Business programs these programs have their emphasis on business topics, business vocabulary, marketing, finances and so on.
  • Examination programs are the courses of preparation for the international examinations.
  • Online education is education one-on-one with a teacher from Russia, England, the USA and other countries, with application of programs like Skype.
  • Individual education presents individual lessons with a teacher; these lessons are distinguished by their high efficiency and the rate of completing the education courses.
  • Language club contains specialized lessons for mixed groups; the goals of such lessons are general conversational practice and overcoming the language barrier.
  • Specialized programs abroad are the programs combining rest with education.

There is a global classification for levels of foreign language knowledge and the necessary amount of academic hours for its studying:

Education levels

 

The international level classification

Total amount of academic hours in a course

 

General course

Business course

Starter levels

A0

100

-

A1

120

120

A2

120

140

Intermediate levels

B1

120

140

B2

120

140

Advanced levels

C1

140

160

C2

160

160

Also there are some general criteria of knowledge, uniform for the majority of the European languages. The criteria help understand the study subject at each level and evaluate the estimated practical results of education:

LEVEL

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Starter

A0

Correct reading and pronunciation of letters and letter combinations. Polite appeal to people, greeting and farewell. Basic skill of storytelling about one's family, work, hobby etc. Ability to form simple written sentences concerning the studied topics.

Elementary

A1

Skill of communication in structured situations and short conversations. Exchange information on familiar topics. Ability to speak in the form of a monologue on a familiar topic, ability to make presentations. Skill of reading the adapted texts taken from fiction. Ability to describe various places, people and subjects. Ability to introduce oneself and others. Ability to greet and farewell in formal and informal atmospheres.

Pre-Intermediate

A2

Skill of facile communication on familiar topics. Ability to communicate in formal and informal atmospheres. Ability to discuss topics related to the areas of one's interests. Ability to discuss books and films, to read and comprehend texts consisting of frequently used words.

Intermediate

B1

Ability to comprehend discussions of several interlocutors, their attitude to the subject and their emotions. Ability to communicate with native speakers in formal atmosphere. Skill of holding presentations emphasizing the main idea and the necessary details. Ability to draw up a CV, make reviews of films and books. Ability to comprehend large-scale discussions and speeches on various topics.

Upper-Intermediate

B2

Ability to comprehend films in standard dialect, to express one's ideas and opinions precisely. Ability to speak up in the form of a considered lecture-monologue on various topics, substantiate one's answers and statements, supporting them with various arguments. Ability to define rapidly the contents of articles, reports and news on various professional topics. Ability to comprehend various literary texts, to use all the tenses easily.

Advanced

C1

Easy comprehension of any kinds of colloquial speech. Understanding and application of large quantity of idiomatic expressions and colloquial words. Skill of free communication on any topics. Ability to present an absolutely unfamiliar topic to an audience. Ability to read easily written language of any kinds, to make any connected written texts on a preset topic, to write any reports, articles and essays. Mastery of all the necessary grammatical skills.

Proficiency

C2

Easy comprehending of everything seen and heard. Ability to summarize the information from various sources into connected statements. This stage includes the perfection of written and spoken language of students, as well as intensive replenishment of their vocabulary with complicated forms.

You can find out more here.

Whatever course you choose, the academic coordinators of ACCENT Language Center will select for you teachers specializing in the given topic.

We assure you that the lessons will be maximally optimized in accordance with your goals, but along with this they will remain fascinating and interesting.