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Methodology & Course Levels

 

Methodology & Course Levels.

Methodology & Course Levels

CIAL's teaching approach can be described as eclectic, as it combines various approaches and methodologies in structured lessons with clear aims, with a focus on language for communication.
All skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - develop naturally with gradual learning of grammar, lexical and phonetic concepts through practice.

The teacher is a facilitator in the teaching-learning process.

Course levels are linked to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), and learning outcomes for each course are expressed in can-do statements.

The six levels are:
A1-Beginner, A2-Elementary, B1-Threshold, B2-Vantage, C1-Autonomy, C2-Mastery
BASIC USER

BASIC USER

A1-Beginner
Understands everyday words and expressions related to simple needs and tasks.

A2-Elementary
Understands sentences and frequently used expressions in predictable situations. 
INDEPENDENT USER

INDEPENDENT USER

B1-Treshold
Understands clear standard input on situations at work, school or leisure.

B2-Vantage
Understands main ideas of complex text and speech, including technical discussions.

PROFICIENT USER

PROFICIENT USER

C1-Autonomy
Understands a wide range of demanding texts and speeches, and recognizes implicit or nuanced meanings.

C2-Mastery
Understands with ease almost every form of written texts and spoken language, including broadcasts at native speed.

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