We invite all our trainees to attend the first two sessions for FREE to evaluate our quality standers, this applies only to our public schedule courses.
For any public schedule courses attended, the course or any part of it can be repeated absolutely free of charge, provided space and course availability in our public schedule.
All of the English Language courses delivered by Al Dar University College Continuing Education Center aim to help students improve the four key areas of language learning:
We adopt a very communicative approach to language learning through which we place great emphasis on our students speaking, listening and communicating. Our class aim to provide the students with the opportunity to develop their English communication ability in clear and practical ways.
Our General English classes follow the Common European Framework of Language Learning to ensure students are placed in the correct level and can clearly measure their progress.
APPROPRIATE LEVEL – Pre-Assessment
All students arriving at Al Dar University College Continuing Education Center undergo the Oxford Online Placement Test. This gives a clear reading of a student’s level and helps ensure they study at the correct level.
CONTINUOUS COURSE – Start at any time
Each course runs for 36 hours and includes six hours of classes per week. The syllabus is built around weekly blocks of material. Each block stands alone with individual content and clear learning objectives. Material is not presented as a continuous progression. Rather it is seen as a set of individual topics. This allows students to join the class at any point and to study for six weeks to complete the level.
ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT
Not only will students take 36 hours of direct classroom learning, but they will also have access to an impressive online support system. Our own personalized learning management system offer the student access to the materials used in class as well as providing a database of practice quizzes and activities that allow the student to study at home. There are well in excess of 100 separate grammar and vocabulary activities for each level. These are customized to ensure they cover the exact learning objectives the students encounter in class. The learning management system features the following practice materials:
- Traditional Grammar sheets with clear and direct explanations
- Grammar Flashcards
- Photo Flashcards for Vocabulary
- Grammar and Vocabulary Quizzes:
- Mix and Match
- Multiple Choice
- Basic Writing
- Photo Quizzes
- Specialized Reading Activities
The LMS means that students get 36 hours of in-class teaching, but also up to 50 hours of material they can access at home. The LMS is a complementary
The courses are assessed with in-class follow-up and feedback from the teacher and with state-of-the-art online assessment materials created specifically for the course and accessed via Al Dar University CEC learning management system. This means there is no need for stressful paper exams.
Each six week course has clear learning outcomes to help both teacher and student to understand the progress being made. These are outlined below for each level:
The course aims to introduce the format and content of the exam, develop exam strategies and allow participants to identify their strengths and areas for development.
Core Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants will…
- be more familiar with the content and format of the exam
- be more familiar with and effective in tackling each task type
- have developed strategies to maximize their potential in the exam
- be better able to skim and scan reading texts to find the required information
- be better able to identify what is required in the writing questions
- be better able to organize and structure essays to present information in their own words (task 1) and to present a point of view, argument or problem (task 2)
- be better able to prepare and talk about personal information and general topics at length and engage in a discussion on more abstract issues
- be more aware of personal strengths and areas that need additional work
- have very good time management skills in examination
Overview of IELTS test structure and sections
- Skimming, scanning and detailed reading skills
- Vocabulary building
- Techniques in reading questions and recognizing paragraph structures
- Understanding writer’s views and arguments
- Interpreting of data and statistics
- Developing and presenting arguments
- Structure and organization of essay
- Techniques in prediction, paraphrasing and different accents Analyzing andunderstanding the types of tasks and questions
- Listening for information and taking notes
- Explaining common errors, pitfalls and intonation
- Taking part in discussion and expressing opinions
- Course book: New Insight into IELTS (Cambridge University Press).
- A variety of supplementary materials.
- Past Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
- 36 Hours (2 or 3 hours per session)