English conversation classes

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English conversation classes at Languages4Life

Our English conversation classes at Languages4Life are designed so that every student can enjoy spending some time talking. The main objective is to improve your oral fluency in English through interesting topics that generate good conversation. We take into account students’ interests while preparing the classes, such as culture, politics, social issues, current events, etc.

Dates

30th September 2019 – 26th June 2020
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Timetable

2 hours every Friday
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Course objective

Improve your fluency with interesting topics in dynamic classes
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Levels

From B1 to C2.

Timetables

You can choose between the following timetables:

Dates 2019/20

We will run the course in the following trimesters:

1st trimester
30th September – 20th December 2019

2nd trimester
7th January – 3rd April 2020

3rd trimester
14th April – 26th June 2020

You can join the course any time throughout the year.

How does it work?

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Choose a course

Choose the course which suits you best.

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Complete the level test

There are two parts: the online test and speaking test at the school.

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Start your classes at the school

Our coordinators will place you in the best group for you based on your level test and needs.

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We evaluate your progress

Your teacher will keep a close eye on your progress and every trimester you’ll get a personal report to make sure you’re on track.

Course prices

210€/trimester

580€/year

It takes approximately 100 hours of study to move up one level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1 – C2).  You don’t have to sign up to an entire year and you can do just 1 or 2 trimesters, to suit your needs.

Why do English conversation classes? 

 

This course is ideal for you if:

  • You want to improve your oral fluency.
  • You love speaking in English.
  • You want to work on your conversation skills.
  • You like studying in small groups (6 students maximum).

The classes are relaxed and laid-back; we invite you to have a cup of coffee (included in the price) while you practise and enjoy the conversation.

Moreover, we keep the groups small (6 maximum) to foster good conversation and assure every student has enough time to participate.

The classes are fun, engaging and dynamic and led by qualified teachers with lots of experience.

What will I learn in each level?

Our Spanish course levels follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The boxes below give a description of what you will learn at each level, once you complete level test we’ll know exactly which course to place you in.

A1 - BEGINNER
  • Introduce yourself and other people. Give and ask for basic information.
  • Describe people’s apperances, objects, places and situations.
  • Express your likes and dislikes.
  • Describe your family and friends.
  • Talk about clothes, stores and shopping.
  • Make suggestions.
  • Ask for and give the time. Talk about dates and numbers.
  • Describe the seasons and the weather.
  • Describe transportation methods, cities and countries.
  • Talk about possessions.
A2 - LOWER INTERMEDIATE
  • Describe habits and routines.
  • Describe and narrate experiences and past events.
  • Discuss eating habits and lifestyles.
  • Give advice.
  • Talk about future plans.
  • Give directions and instructions.
  • Describe people’s characters and personalities.
B1 - INTERMEDIATE
  • Tell anecdotes and stories.
  • Express wishes and feelings.
  • Talk about hypothetical situations.
  • Discuss fictional stories.
  • Express and justify your opinions.
  • Describe emotions and give advice.
  • Discuss the news and current events.
  • Talk about achievements.
  • Talk about the environment and social issues.
B2 - UPPER INTERMEDIATE
  • Participate in discussions and describe your point of view.
  • Retell stories in other peoples’ words.
  • Express hypothetical conditions.
  • Give detailed and accurate explanations of preferences, descriptions and personal experiences.
  • Tell anecdotes.
  • Talk about wishes and regrets.
  • Discuss future hopes and plans.
  • Discuss art and culture.
C1 - ADVANCED
  • Express yourself with ease, spontaneity and effectiveness in social, academic and professional scenarios.
  • Make jokes and use double meanings or irony.
  • Be able to understand a wide variety of discourses: literary texts, films, scholarly articles, television, etc.
  • Produce clear, fluent and well-structured speech with controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • Speculate and use vague language.
  • Discuss controversial topics.
  • Use language of persuasion, frustration, criticism, evaluation and negotiation.
C2 - PROFICIENCY
  • Participate in any conversation or discussion with ease.
  • Be able to understand virtually everything you hear or read with ease.
  • Use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
  • Express yourself fluently and accurately while conveying nuances.
  • Learn to overcome communication problems with discretion.

Why choose Languages4Life?

Small groups

6 students maximum.
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Free enrolment

Final price: no enrolment or book fees.
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Communicative classes

Improve your fluency with fun, dynamic, communicative classes.

Multicultural environment

Meet people from all over the world and practise English!

Frequently asked questions

What will the classes be like?
Fun, engaging and dynamic!

You will be in a small group of students (6 maximum) and do a mixture of activities from both the textbook and interactive whiteboard. Our classes are student-centred, which means that the focus is on the students speaking and practising. They are structured and led by our experienced teachers, with each lesson focussed on one or two language points. There will also be plenty of time to review and recycle what you have learned, giving you the necessary practice to achieve fluency in English.

What is the communicative approach?
The communicative approach is a teaching method that emphasises students interacting in real, ‘authentic’ scenarios in order to learn a language. Nowadays it is considered one of the most effective methods of language learning. You can read more about it here.
What does 'immersion' mean?
Immersion means that from the moment you enter the classroom you will be encouraged to speak only in English. You may be wondering, “how can I speak and understand English if I’ve just started learning?” The answer is that our qualified and professionally trained teachers use a range of techniques in order to help a student understand, without using any translation.
I feel shy speaking English, how can you help me?
It is completely normal to feel shy or silly speaking another language for the first time. All of our teachers are experienced professionals and are here to gently encourage you in the classroom. You won’t be put on the spot and you won’t be made to talk if you feel uncomfortable. We strictly limit our groups to 8 people maximum (the average group size is about 5 students per class) so you won’t feel overwhelmed.

You’ll also enjoy our excellent customer service – all our coordination and reception staff are friendly and helpful and are here to make your time at the school as pleasant and stress-free as possible!

I am a complete beginner. Does the teacher speak my language?
All of our English teachers speak some Spanish. Their aim is to teach the entire class in English, and they are usually successful, but they can always help you out with the occasional Spanish translation if necessary. There are also many translation tools available online if you don’t speak Spanish. You will be amazed at what you can understand and say with the help of a well-structured, organized class and experienced teacher!
Which level is best for me?
You will complete a thorough level test with one of our teachers in order to place you in the most appropriate level. This consists of an initial online test, followed by a speaking and listening test completed at the school. As soon as we have your results we will let you know which group is best for you. If you feel the level is too easy or too difficult, we can easily move you to a different one. You can start the online level test here.

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It has been a pleasure being a part of L4L and working with all the wonderful teachers. I look back over the last 2 years and really can’t believe how much I’ve learned! It’s centrally located in a beautiful building in Eixample, and I can say both the technology and the teaching are state-of-the-art. Classes are always quite small and they cater to your individual needs. If you are looking for a good quality language school, this is your place in BCN. I can’t say enough good things about them! Angela Sealy

Student at Languages4Life

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