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Studying with "ispeakezy" will be fun, entertaining and productive. I'll be there for those who seek to gain confidence and improve their performance at school. Besides, I tutor students who need a foreign language as a requirement to apply for university and/or need to demonstrate their knowledge of a target language in order to get admitted to the Erasmus programme. Personalised syllabi are designed to meet the student's educational purposes, helping them keep track of their own progress.
If you want to give a step-up into your private or professional life or just want to learn a language from scratch, then "ispeakezy" is the right place for you. Our qualified teachers will help you decide which course of study and will devise a personalised syllabus tailored to your needs and goals. ispeakezy guarantees efficieny, commitment and the fact that you'll be guided during the learning process by a competent, skilled and highly experienced teacher. Your success is our success!
The style of the lessons
Our programme is for people who want to not only learn about important things like grammar and vocabulary, but also how to communicate in a relaxed and informal way. Lots of studying and knowledge about the language is no good if you can't use it! We will design a syllabus, tailored to your needs and interests, which will be present every class so we can keep track of your progress.
The structure of the course
In your classes we may follow a course book to give you a basic structure to the course, but we will use a lot of other materials and give you worksheets. So you will need to create a file to organise your work and notes.
In your lessons we will practise the 4 skills of:
You will learn a lot of new vocabulary and expressions that you need to write down and to practise regularly. In class you will be learning new things about English and/or Spanish and there will be a constant review so as to consolidate everything discussed in our course and in previous ones. You will have progress tests which will help to show you how your learning process is going.
Attendance and punctuality
Although everyone has commitments and occasional problems, good attendance means good punctuality too. Everyone (including your teacher!) is expected to be on time for classes!
You should expect to be given some homework after most classes. You don't need to do it, but you will make much faster progress if you do. If you don't do homework, you may find that some of the next lesson is wasted on you.
You should expect to get your homework back no more than a week after giving it to your teacher.
ispeakezy offers you a complete check-up of your level of the language,
completely free of charge
which will allow us to establish you language level in relation to the CEFR
(Common European Framework).
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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
A1 level course
Welcome to the first step of this fascinating and rewarding path to the learning of a new language. This course is designed to those who will be exposed to English for the first time. By the end of this course, you will be able to comprehend the basics of the language and you will gain confidence in making simple sentences.
At the end of this level, you will be able to understand and use everyday expressions that are familiar to you so that you can fulfil needs of a concrete type. You will be able to introduce yourself and others and you will be provided with the tools to ask and answer questions about personal details, such as where you live, the people you know and the things you possess. You will be able to interact in a simple way provided that the other person talks in a slow and clear way and is prepared to help.
A2 level course
If you’re about to begin an A2 level with us, that means you have already done some academic learning, or you have been exposed to the basics of the language and can produce simple sentences. At this stage, we will consolidate and deepen everything you already know so as to broaden the scope of your grammar and vocabulary knowledge.
By the end of this course, you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You will be able to describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 level course
Ready to move a step forward? Having a B1 level means that you have achieved an overall English language proficiency and you have become a beginner Independent User of the language. So, in this course, we will make sure that you are equipped with the skills needed in order to express ideas, deal with problems and situations when unpredictable language crops up in your daily conversation.
Our course attempts to accomplish its goals by developing your language skills. We will be guiding you during the learning process so you can:
Read and understand the main basic ideas of a variety of texts.
Participate effectively in a short conversation by using appropriate language and understand the main ideas in short oral communications.
Produce a range of text types by using coherent and cohesive paragraphs in an adequately developed response.
Demonstrate control of a range of grammatical structures with minor inconsistencies.
B2 level course
At this stage, you can handle the main structures of the language with some confidence. By the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and use appropriate communicative strategies in a variety of social situations.
In your lessons we will encourage you to try to improve both your fluency and your accuracy in English. It is also very important that you read a lot in English and study outside the class.
At the end of this level, you will be able to:
handle the main structures of the language with some confidence,
demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and use appropriate communicative strategies in a variety of social situations,
use a certain degree of independence in a variety of contexts,
show flexibility to deal with the unexpected and rely less on fixed patterns of language or short utterances.
C1 level course
This is the final countdown to master the language. Getting ready to become a Proficient User of the language means that you have a very good command of English as a whole: grammar structures, the use of vocabulary, register. So, the focus of the course will be that of reinforcing any aspect of the target language that must be reconsidered. We will also work on vocabulary as well as the different styles of Writing (narrative and argumentative essays).
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 level course
Welcome to the last step to become a Proficient User of the language. This is the highest level on the Common European Framework of Reference. The aim of this course is that you become a highly competent speaker of the target language. We will help you in this process by giving you the effective tools so you can develop the English skills needed in order to succeed in any academic or professional environment.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
understand with ease virtually everything heard or read,
summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation,
express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.