The course programs are structured according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
It sets guidelines to describe the language skills acquired by those who study foreign languages in Europe developed by the Council of Europe, created for providing a shared evaluation scheme for the benefit of training and occupational mobility. The Common European Framework is now accepted as a parameter for assessing the level of individual linguistic competence in Europe.
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels.
Base A1/A2, Intermediate B1/B2, Advanced C1/C2. The following table gives an indication of these levels:
for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing:
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Can 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). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce 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.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
Its team of teachers is motivated and professionally qualified. They have years of experience. They have been carefully selected and regularly they follow upgrading seminars.
Its philosophy is to offer to students the opportunity to learn languages and/or improve their communicative skills as quickly as possible by offering them an opportunity to discover different cultures from their own.