GENERAL ENGLISH - The improvement of English language skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. To encourage students to fully participate in the English language and culture. In addition at each level:
-understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters
-deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling
-produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
-describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
-understand the main ideas in complex pieces of writing
-keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
-produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view.
-read quickly enough to cope with an academic course
-understand complex opinions
-produce clear, well structured and detailed pieces of writing
-express themselves well with a good degree of fluency
-use English flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes