The Private Group Course is a custom-designed program for 2-4 students at the same level, that would meet their English language communicative skills needs.
There is personal flexibility when it comes to scheduling a time that is most convenient for them to study. Additionally, this flexibility permits them to vary their place/location of study. Whether it is conducted at ALS’s language classsrooms, or within the comfort of their home/cafe — They would receive the results-oriented experience in studying with “ALS, THE BEST!”
Students attend class for two (2) hours per day; three (3), four (4), five (5) days per week. Students choose from any of the following options:
OPTION A: 20 classroom sessions totaling 2 days/week at 40 hours for 10 weeks
OPTION B: 20 classroom sessions totaling 3 days/week at 40 hours for 6.5 weeks
OPTION C: 20 classroom sessions totaling 4 days/week at 40 hours for 5 weeks
OPTION D: 20 classroom sessions totaling 5 days/week at 40 hours for 4 weeks
Each of these options consists of two hours of grammar, listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Approximately one hour of homework is assigned after each class session.
Each and every student is tested at registration and is placed in one of five levels corresponding to a study skill area:
LEVEL 1 (Beginning)
LEVEL 2 (Low Intermediate)
LEVEL 3 (Intermediate)
LEVEL 4 (High Intermediate)
LEVEL 5 (Advanced)
The emphasis in Levels, 1, 2 and 3 is on listening, speaking, reading and writing, using all major grammatical forms. Participants who complete Level 3 are able:
- To understand speech with minimal repetition, to participate with confidence in most business conversations and to carry forward an oral presentation on a topic of general interest.
- To skim, scan, read and discuss general expository texts, with increasing ability to guess word meanings from context.
- To write with clarity and with a minimum of errors, showing a basic understanding of the relationship between the topic sentence of a paragraph and the theme of the composition.
In Level 4, the students learn:
- To take notes, to discuss familiar topics without preparation, and to present an oral report on a researched topic.
- To read, summarize and discuss complex material on a variety of subjects, with developed ability in analysis of form and content, including the author’s point of view.
- To write descriptive and expository compositions with coherence, style and continuity, using complex sentences with progressive ease and comfort.