Supporting the development of your English language skills for successful academic study or work.
|Initial Diagnostic||Starting Point||IELTS Band|
|Intermediate EFL||Pre-sixth form study (Foundation year)||IELTS band 4.5-5.5|
|Advanced EFL level I||First year of sixth form study (A levels)||IELTS band 5.5-6.5|
|Advanced EFL level 2||Second year of sixth form study (A levels)||IELTS band 6.5-7.5|
There are three Greene’s English language courses designed to take students from an IELTS score of 4.5 to 7.5.
What can we offer?
The Greene’s English language courses offer the following:
- 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.
To register for the EFL course, you must take an initial assessment test to establish your CEFR English language level against which your future performance will be measured. CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and is the recognised benchmark against which nearly all language qualifications are measured.
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. However, if you work hard and follow the Greene’s English Language learning method this can be shorter.