Language Classes

 

The right language skills are an essential element for success in any culture.

Our strength is providing language classes to individuals and corporations in any field such as: oil and gas, medical, law, real state, finance, accounting, banking, communications and technology.

Whether you want to learn a language for study, work, business, or simply to make the most of your next vacation, the main focus will be on helping you acquire the skills you need to start communicating effectively and fluently as quickly as possible. Then, once you have practical basic knowledge of the language, you will be able to work on improving your accuracy and expanding your vocabulary to cover all sorts of situations you may encounter.

 

 Why World Language Institute ?

 

Individual Attention:  You may choose to study 1-on-1, semi private (2 students) or in a small group (4-8 students), so you learn faster and make the most of your time.

Personalized Syllabus:  Your classes and syllabus will be adapted and customized according to your specific goals, needs and abilities, so that you focus on learning what matters to you most.

Flexible Teaching Methods: No two students are alike; therefore most people need different methods and approaches to learning a foreign language. For this reason, we use a mixture of teaching styles, strategies and materials, tailored to your needs and goals.

Flexible Schedule: For corporations and 1-on-1s, courses are set to accommodate your schedule.

Flexible Location: The location is based on your individual preferences – your office, workplace, or at a World Language Institute facility.

Fun and Dynamic Classes: Fun and motivation are two other very important things you should expect from your language course. It goes without saying that you will get much better results when you genuinely enjoy what you are doing.

Native Teachers: All of our teachers are native speakers of the target language and have extensive prior experience teaching to foreigners. In addition to their professional credentials, teachers are chosen for their personality and ability to make their classes enjoyable and to keep students engaged in the language and culture learning process.

Great Atmosphere: Whether you take classes on your premises or ours, our professional, yet very friendly staff will always keep a positive and helpful attitude.

LEVELS

For select courses we follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an internationally-recognized system for grading the ability of language students, established by the Council of Europe.

Before you begin your studies with World Language Institute, you will be asked to take a placement test and sit for an interview. This will allow us to determine your level of competence and help you choose the right Spanish course according to your abilities and your needs.

The CEFR divides language students into six levels and three general categories, as described below. You can get an idea of where you stand by downloading and completing the Self-Assessment Checklist from the Council of Europe website. (The test comes as a PDF file and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.)

CEFR Reference Levels

A1−A2        Basic User
B1−B2        Independent User
C1−C2        Proficient User

 

Beginner A1

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

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

Elementary A2

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 his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Intermediate B1

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 whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Can produce simple connected text on topics which 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.

Upper Intermediate B2

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her 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.

Advanced C1

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.

Can express him/herself 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.

Mastery C2

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 him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

 

People interested in this service must be interviewed and take an assessment. Please make an appointment by calling 713.965.4455 , email us at: info@world-language-institute.com or contact us.