Greene’s supports you in developing your English language skills for successful academic study and to achieve the IELTS certification level required by your prospective university, employer, or immigration office.
Greene’s offers two programmes to develop your English language skills.
The first is the IELTS Qualification, based around the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It is universally accepted by universities around the world as a measure of English language proficiency. It is also suitable proof for certain work purposes or immigration.
The second is the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course, suitable for more advanced users who are looking to apply to a top university course.
Benefits of our courses
The Greene’s English language courses offer:
Practice: daily practice in groups combined with supplementary individual tuition where required.
Fluency: timed exercises to increase your speed and accuracy helping you to meet the listening, reading speaking and writing requirements of EFL examinations.
Breadth: the grammar, vocabulary and terminology needed for successful academic study.
Testing: the course begins with a diagnostic test followed by regular testing to measure progress towards your IELTS target level.
The IELTS is accepted by 9,000 organisations worldwide.
It is the world’s best-proven English language test.
All tuition at Greene’s is in English. You may need support in developing your English language skills for successful academic study and to achieve the the IELTS certification level required by your prospective university course. IELTS English language certification is universally accepted by universities around the world as a measure of English language proficiency.
Today, most internationally recognised English language tests base their assessment on the “four skills” of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking of which IELTS was a pioneer. There are three Greene’s English language courses designed to take students from an IELTS score of 4.5 to 7.5.
Progression to the next course is by internal assessment. To progress from the foundation year to the first year of A level study or the Geoscience Diploma you should achieve an IELTS score of at least 5.5 in each of the four skills.
The average student advances by one IELTS score band per year. This means that if your assessment shows you to have a score band of 4.5 you will be studying English for one year before you are likely to reach a score of 5.5 when you can start your A level course or the Geoscience Diploma. However, if you work hard and follow the Greene’s English Language learning method this can be shorter.
The Tutorial Method
Our EFL and IELTS courses are taught in the exact same trusted and successful tutorial method used in all our other courses. Click here to learn how it works.
Each course involves a mix of group and individual tuition. Typically one group tutorial per day – five per week – plus two individual tutorials per week. The courses include a range of material that concentrates on and provides practice in all four skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. New grammar and vocabulary is introduced with the aim of improving interpretation of spoken and written work more effectively and employing more accurate and varied grammatical and sentence forms.
Homework and regular testing is an integral part of each course. There are regular online tests that are timed and which should be completed before the next class session. As these tests cover work recently completed, students are expected to score at least 80% in each of these tests. You should allow at least one hour of homework for each course hour. Supplementary individual tuition and/or additional homework may be required to help get students back on track who achieve lower scores.
Other homework assignments include language based exercises and extensive reading.