General English – English for Communication

HLA’s General English course gives the learner a solid foundation of the English language aspects such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with a particular focus on using English naturally, as well as developing grammar and vocabulary.

RECOMMENDED FOR:

– A 4-week General English study to improve comprehensive English skills with confidence

– Students from non-English speaking countries  who want to obtain good communication skills and use them effectively in any given situation

– People who work internationally, about to enroll in international colleges and universities, and who often travel abroad and value international experience

– Non-English speakers who want to start learning English or continue their deeper understanding of the English Language

WHY STUDY GENERAL ENGLISH IN HLA?

  • Teachers of Happy Learning Academy all go through a rigorous recruitment process and are professionally trained according to the school’s curricula. HLA teachers are all degree holders in Education, and English or have TESOL/TEFL/IELTS certificates.
  • HLA’s General English program prides itself on its curriculum which is aligned with the Cambridge English Framework of Reference (CEFR) to map students’ progress in the English language. 
  • HLA emphasizes the value of giving feedback based on teachers’ daily and weekly assessments, monthly progression tests, and graduation tests before the end of the program, where students are informed about their progress throughout their study here at Happy Learning Academy.
LEARNING GOALS:

  • To convey natural responses in basic English conversations with accuracy and fluency.
  • To enhance the ability to express views and opinions with confidence.
  • To improve pronunciation & intonation through practice and immersion in and out of class as this is an international school where people from different nationalities learn and improve together.
  • To develop English vocabulary and grammatically correct sentence structure.
  • To demonstrate a wide range of expressions to cope with future study or with life in the workplace.

Class structure per day: 4 one to one classes, 4 group classes and 1 self-study class (Essay Writing/ Music Class)

Course Highlights:

A. Integrated Approach

  • Learning all the major skills with different teachers who are highly trained and with in-depth knowledge of the curriculum

B. Learner-centered

  • Classes are focused on developing students’ macro and micro skills plus the usage of English in a classroom setting
  • Teachers closely monitor students’ progress through feedback

C. Outcome Based Education

  • Focuses on students’ evaluation to monitor progress and feedback
  • Daily and weekly feedback from the teachers is done to inform students’ achievement and things that need improvements
  • Special recognition and awarding of certificates at the end of the course
Course Requirement:

Classes are available for different levels from low beginner to proficient user

HLA’s LEVEL

HLA LEVELCEFR LEVELDESCRIPTION
10C2Proficient
9C1Advanced
8B2+Upper Intermediate
7B2Upper-Intermediate
6B1+Intermediate
5B1Intermediate
4A2+Pre-Intermediate
3A2Elementary
2A1+Elementary
1A1High Beginner
0.5PA+Middle Beginner
0PALow Beginner

DAILY TIMETABLE

TIMETASK
07:00-08:00Breakfast
07:45-08:05Daily Vocabulary Test
08:10-09:001st class
09:05-09:552nd class
10:05-10:553rd class
11:00-11:504th class
11:50-13:00Lunch
13:00-13:505th class
13:55-14:456th class
14:50-15:407th class
15:45-16:358th class
16:40-17:309th class
17:55-19:00Dinner
Regular class schedule Monday – Friday

Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.

Course Design:

Source: Happy Learning Academy – HLA

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