Methods and Levels

Methods and Levels

 

We use a functional/notional method in our courses and none of the four linguistic abilities – speaking, listening, reading or writing – is neglected. The main aim of the courses, however, is to get students to acquire a working knowledge of the oral language. Courses are structured in levels from the most elementary through the so-called threshold level to the stage where professional needs are satisfied, including that of specialised language. Our teachers are not only well trained in methodology, they are also particularly flexible and attentive to the students’ learning needs and fields of interest. Lessons are conducted in the language being studied. Courses are given all year round according to students’ needs.

Agorà Methods

Individual abilities are assessed by a written placement exam and interview for the purpose of group formation. Courses are consecutive. No previous knowledge of the language to be studied is necessary for the first elementary level course.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels A1 & A2 – a series of courses in convenient blocks of lessons for a total of from 40 to 120 hrs. The acquisition and correct use of elementary structures, communication at a basic level.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels B1 & B2 – a series of courses in convenient blocks of lessons for a total of from 40 to 120 hrs. Mastery of the structures of the language, an introduction to specialised terminology, the ability to read newspaper articles or literary excerpts, the ability to communicate in everyday situations.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels C1 & C2 – a series of courses in convenient blocks of lessons for a total of from 40 to 120 hrs. Subtleties of the target language, literary vocabulary, shades of meaning and idioms needed to read books, newspapers, magazines etc., and to function without problems in the culture of the language studied.