With so many different ways to develop your English skills, choosing the best one can often be difficult or frustrating for English learners. In this article, we look at a range of options so that you can be in a better position to decide what course is right for you.
What are the options?
Let's start by getting an overview of English language learning.
Here's a breakdown of each area:
This area of study includes the courses many learners take to improve their all-round English skills. Learners usually take a language test before starting a course at a suitable level 1:
General English courses usually involve practising speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while also developing vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Learners often take these courses before going on to more specific courses such as ESP courses.
This area of study includes courses that are usually designed for B1 (intermediate) to A1 (advanced) level adult learners and are suitable for you if you know how you'll be using English or what environment you'll be using English in.
ESP can be divided into two areas: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Occupational Purposes (EOP).
Let's look at the differences:
What's the most suitable course?
Alright, so imagine you're a course consultant working for a language school. You deal with customers every day who walk in and ask you for advice on which courses to take.
Quick! A few customers have just walked in...
Our next article, 'What to Look For in an EOP Course', explores the things you should definitely look for if you're considering taking an EOP course to help develop your work English.
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
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