About the course:
The course provides a motivating English-speaking environment with interactive task-based activities that simulate real-life interactions. Learners will be receiving guided feedback and rich input six hours a week while integrating a broad range of relevant topics in extended discourse.
Aligned with CEFR and The Global Scale of English (GSE), learners are expected to be able to do the following by the end of the course:
- Speak English more naturally, and contribute to group discussions with more clarity, accuracy, and confidence; with appropriate cohesive features and less repetition.
- Use more sophisticated expressions, linguistically complex language, multi-word verbs, discourse markers, collocations, and phrases for everyday use with precision.
- Identify their own grammatical and meaning-based errors, and correct themselves.
- Improve the way they transition between points, develop topics fully and appropriately, practice using appropriate language in different situations, and give a clear account of a subject ending with a clear conclusion.
Who should attend this course?
This course is designed for students who have a good command of English (a minimum of B1 CEFR* proficiency level) and aim to improve their individual speaking skills one step toward an upper-intermediate level. The target group is learners who are looking for supervision to build on what they know and put it into practice.
Completion of General English Courses (Levels 3-4) is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Intermediate Speaking English course.
Note: A placement test is required if you have not attended English courses at AUA Open Education. Applicants must attain a minimum proficiency level of 3 or 4 on the Open Education's English Placement test.
Placement tests are administered every Wednesday at 4:00 PM at the American University of Armenia.
Placement test fee: 2,100 AMD
Advance registration is required through im.aua.am.
*Please note that placement test times may differ in our regional centers. Get in touch with the regional center for more info. Contact them here.
Start Date: Sep 5, 2023
Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Duration: 30 hours, 15 sessions
Instructor: Vigen Vartevanian
Course fee: 68,000 AMD
*The price of the course and the schedule for Open Education's regional centers differs. Please contact the regional center for the details.