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General Tailor-Made Courses

Prior to course commencement, a LCL consultant will help you to identify your lessons objectives and clarify your needs, focusing on your individual strengths and weaknesses with the language, if any.


Who is this course for?

  • People travelling abroad.
  • People relocated overseas.
  • Those who need to do presentations, meetings and conference overseas.
  • Executive who need to participate in negotiation in foreign language.
  • Business people are in contact with clients or colleagues overseas.
  • Professionals who need to make their language level official for professional advancement by taking a diploma.
  • For those who to wish to improve their personal development.
  • People living with spouse from overseas.


Benefits?

Your tailored made language courses will provide you according to your objectives and needs with:

  • A basic survival level of the language to socialize with native speakers.
  • A basic survival level of the language to socialise with foreign clients when negotiation in your native language are finished.
  • Confidence when speaking in the target language.
  • The targeted communication skills level required for your examination.
  • A Business language level to enable you to participate actively in negotiation and business meetings.
  • To become familiar with cultural values and behaviours overseas.
  • To gain a clear understanding of social policy and business culture in a chosen country.
  • To reach fluency for professional success.
  • To become fluent for career development.


Levels available:

All levels from beginner to expert


Courses format:

  • One-to-one course
  • Two-to-one course
  • Small group course (3 to 5 participants of similar levels and needs)


Pace:

  • Extensive courses: 1.5 to 3 hours lesson once or twice a week
  • Intensive courses: 1.5 to 8 hours lesson daily for short term objectives


Sample course objectives:


Level Speaking Listening Reading Writing

Beginner

 

    B

    E

    G

     I

    N

    N

    E

    R

Learn to:

*Use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

*Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics and personal details.

*Introduce somebody and use basic greeting and leave-taking expressions.

*Make simple orders and purchases.

*Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Understand:

*Familiar everyday expressions.

*Simple questions and instructions.

*Simple directions from one place to other.

*Simple answers when making simple orders or purchases.

Understand:

*What is written on a letter, email, postcards, and sign boards.

*Questionnaires asking for personal details.

*When and where is an event when using a leaflet or calendar.

Learn to:

*Write simple letter, message, note about yourself, somebody, your family.

*Fill in a simple application form asking for your personal details.

Elementary

 

    E

    L

    E

    M

    E

    N

    T

    A

    R

    Y

Learn to:

*Describe yourself, your background and where you live.

*Describe somebody, your family.

*Make simple transactions in the shop, offices, banks.

*Use public transports, asking for basics information and buying ticket.

*Ask for and give directions.

*Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Understand:

*Questions related to personal details.

*Questions related to family.

*Simple sentences when making simple transactions in the shop, offices, bank.

*The main point in simple, short and clear messages and announcements.

Understand:

*Letter asking information regarding personal or professional situation matter.

*Short messages from colleagues, friends, family.

*Very simple and short writing in newspaper.

Learn to:

*Write simple email, letter, note letter about your personal or professional situation including expressions for greeting, addressing, asking or thinking.

*Write short and simple messages about everyday life.

Intermediate

 

     I

    N

    T

    E

    R

    M

    E

    D

     I

    A

    T

    E

Learn to:

*Start/maintain or close conversation with one or 2 other people regarding familiar matters.

*Talk about your professional profile, background in further details.

*Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

*Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations.

Understand:

*Clearly articulated speech directed at you.

*Most instructions when making transactions on face to face, over the phone.

*The main points or any extended discussion in clearly articulated in standard language.

*Short narratives and be able to guess what comes next.

*Express your idea on a program played on the radio, TV related to a personal or familiar interest.

Understand:

*The main points in short and standard written articles in newspaper and magazines.

*The meaning of unknown words from the context.

*Recognize the significance of events.

Learn to:

*Write simple, emails, letters, note on a range of topics related to your interest or experience, family...

*Writing simple email, letter, notes about events, facts and give accurate details.

*Reply in writing to advertisement and ask for specific or further information.

*Write your CV in summary form.

Upper Intermediate

 

    U

    P

    P

    E

    R

 

     I

    N

    T

    E

    R

    M

    E

    D

     I

    A

    T

    E

Learn to:

*Initiate and maintain and end conversation a various topics with one or a group of people.

*Express and respond to feeling such as feeling, surprise, happiness, sadness, indifference...

*Give your personal opinions in various topics such as politics, economy, culture...

*Narrate a story.

*Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and accurate reasons and explanations.

Understand:

*In detail what is say to you in standard language even in a noisy environment.

*Most radios or television programmes in standard Mandarin.

Understand:

*The main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics.

*Specialized articles outside your field with occasional dictionary use.

*Writers points of view and feelings.

*How to look quickly through a manual to find the relevant information and help for a specific problem.

Learn to:

*Write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

*Write summarise information from different media sources.

*Write a personal letter or email expressing different feelings and attitudes and emphasing the important aspects of a fact.

Advanced

 

    A

    D

    V

    A

    N

    C

    E

    D

Learn to:

*Take part in all conversations with a native speaker.

*Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

*Express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions and in any topics.

*Give a clear and detailed of complex matters such as politics, economy, history...

Understand:

*Any extended speech from a native speaker even if is not well clearly structured.

*A range of idiomatic expressions, slang including in a radio programmes, movies...

*Even poor quality public announcements and be able to extract information from them.

Understand:

*A wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

*Complex reports, commentaries, contemporary literary texts and correspondence with the occasional use of dictionaries.

Learn to:

*Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Expert

 

    E

    X

    P

    E

    R

    T

Learn to:

*Take part effortlessly in all conversations with a native speaker.

*Talk with native speakers on any matter even in a noisy place.

Understand:

*Through TV or radio programmes even delivered at fast native speed.

Understand:

*Ironic and satirical texts.

Learn to:

*Write summaries of technical scientific or literary texts.


Template for your course (Courses content):

All the activities carry during your language tuition use authentic resources and are adapted to your current level and to reach your specific objectives, needs and interests.

Speaking Listening Reading Writing

*Role play to improve speaking ability in a variety of situations (Answering the phone, organizing a business trip etc...).

*Structured and adapted conversation practice with your teacher and/or the group to build confidence to speak out.

*Discussion with the teacher or other student on topical issues (Economy, finance, politics, culture...).

*Presentation in front of the teacher or other students on variety of matters.

*Transcription exercises with real material listening related to general or professional topics.

*Radio programme on topics related to business, finance, economy...

*TV programme related to general or business matters.

*Newspaper or magazine articles

*business correspondance

*Reports

*Writing emails, letters, notes on personal or business topics.

*Translation exercises.

*writing text report on technical matters.

*Writing CV, Cover letter.

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