General English Course

General English Course is designed for motivated students who would like to gain confidence and develop their ability to use English in a variety of situations. The courses form basic English to advanced levels. 

Typically, the course participants need to improve their English for a variety of reasons including work, studies, travel and to live in an English-speaking country. This English course will help you to make rapid progress in your English language skills.

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General ESL: Beginner 1

General ESL (English as a Second Language) Beginner 1 is the foundation course for basic English communication. Providing understandable lessons for beginners, this program includes grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, listening, and writing lessons and activities.

Who’s it for?

This is for those who have no knowledge or have very little understanding of English. This is a good starting point for those who want to develop their ability to communicate in the language.

The Benefits

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Speak and write in English grammatically
  • Broaden his English vocabulary
  • Pronounce words correctly
  • Speak conversational English
  • Understand basic spoken English
  • Comprehend short and simple written materials and articles.

Equivalent to

  • IELTS 2.5~3.5
  • TOEIC 200~500
  • CEFR A2~B1

Course Content – Your new Skill

Session A

  • Meeting new colleagues
    1. Introducing yourself to co-workers
  • Everyday work activities
    1. Talking about workplace routines
  • Business around the world
    1. Vocabulary: Countries and continents
    2. Saying where things are from
  • Asking questions at work
    1. Vocabulary: Office equipment
    2. Asking colleagues questions
  • Office equipment

Session B

  • Skills and experience
    1. Writing business profile
  • Choosing a job
    1. Vocabulary: Jobs and employment
    2. Finding the right job
  • Describing your workplace
    1. Describing a workplace
  • Personal qualities
    1. Vocabulary: Money, pay, and conditions
    2. Describing your coworkers
  • Personal qualities
    1. Describing your job to someone
    2. Describing your coworkers

Session C

  • Skills and experience
    1. Writing business profile
  • Choosing a job
    1. Vocabulary: Jobs and employment
    2. Finding the right job
  • Describing your workplace
    1. Describing a workplace
  • Personal qualities
    1. Vocabulary: Money, pay, and conditions
    2. Describing your coworkers
  • Personal qualities
    1. Describing your job to someone
    2. Describing your coworkers

Session D

  • Talking about your town
    1. Vocabulary: Around town
    2. Describing a town
  • Using “a” and “the”
    1. Using articles
  • Orders and Directions 
    1. Finding your way
  • Joining sentences
    1. Joining sentences
  • Describing places
    1. Describing places
  • Giving reasons
    1. Giving reasons

Session D

  • The things I have
    1. Vocabulary: Around the house
    2. Talking about possessions
  • What do you have?
    1. Asking about household objects
  • Counting
    1. Vocabulary: Food and Drink
    2. Talking about food
  • Measuring
    1. Talking about amounts
  • At the shops
    1. Vocabulary: Clothes
    2. Describing clothes
  • Describing things
    1. Giving opinions

Session F

  • Talking about sports
    1. Vocabulary: Sports
    2. Talking about sports
  • Free time
    1. Talking about your free time
    2. Vocabulary: Hobbies and pastimes
  • Likes and Dislikes
    1. Talking about what you like
  • Expressing preference
    1. Vocabulary: Music
    2. Talking about your favorite things

Session G

  • What you can do and can’t do
    1. Vocabulary: Abilities
    2. Saying what you can do and can’t do
  • Describing actions
    1. Describing activities
  • Describing the ability
    1. Saying how well you do things
  • Wishes and desires
    1. Talking about your ambitions
  • Studying
    1. Talking about your studies

General ESL: Beginner 2

General ESL (English as a Second Language) Beginner 2 is an enrichment course for basic English communication. Providing comprehensive English lessons, this program includes grammar,  vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, listening, and writing lessons and activities.

Who’s it for?

This is for those who have already learned the basics and want to go beyond the simple components of the language to level up their English skills.

The Benefits

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Construct more complex sentences
  • Share more information, details, and ideas about himself using key language functions
  • Learn more vocabulary;
  • Ask and respond to questions confidently
  • Gain a better understanding of English.

Equivalent to

  • IELTS 2.5~3.5
  • TOEIC 200~500
  • CEFR A2

Course Content – Your new Skill

Session A

  • Talking about yourself
    1. Talking about yourself
  • Talking about routines
    1. Talking about routines
  • Today I’m wearing it…
    1. Talking about what’s
  • What’s happening
    1. Asking about the present
  • Types of verbs
    1. Using state verbs
  • How are you feeling
    1. Vocabulary: Feelings and moods
    2. Talking about your feelings
  • Routines and exceptions
    1. Vocabulary: Transportation
    2. Contrasting routines and exceptions

Session B

  • What’s the matter
    1. Vocabulary: Body
    2. Saying what’s wrong
  • What’s the weather like
    1. Vocabulary: Weather
    2. Talking about the weather

Session C

  • Making comparisons
    1. Vocabulary: Travel
    2. Comparing things
  • Talking about extremes
    1. Talking about extremes
  • Making choices
    1. Vocabulary: Geographical features
    2. Asking multiple
    3. choice questions
  • Using large numbers
    1. Talking about large amounts

Session D

  • Talking about dates
    1. Vocabulary: The calendar
    2. Talking about dates
  • Talking about past
    1. Talking about past states
  • Past events
    1. Talking about your past
  • Past abilities
    1. Vocabulary: Entertainment
    2. Talking about past abilities
  • Irregular past verbs
    1. Describing the past
  • Telling a story
    1. Vocabulary: Tools
    2. Describing media and culture

Session E

  • Asking about the past
    1. Talking about vacations
  • Applying for a job
    1. Dealing with job application
  • Types of questions
    1. Asking different kinds of question
  • Someone, anyone, everyone
    1. Talking about people in general
  • Making conversation
    1. Asking short questions

Session F

  • Future arrangement
    1. Vocabulary: Going out
    2. Talking about future arrangements
  • Plans and intentions
    1. Talking about your plans
  • What’s going to happen
    1. Predicting future events
  • Making predictions
    1. Vocabulary: Animals
    2. Saying what you think will happen
  • Making quick decisions
    1. Talking about future actions

Session G

  • Future possibilities
    1. Talking about future possibilities
  • Giving advice
    1. Giving advice
  • Making suggestions
    1. Making suggestions

Session H

  • Around the house
    1. Vocabulary: Household chores
    2. Talking about recent past
  • Events in your life
    1. Talking about past events
  • Events in your year
    1. Talking about recent past
  • Eating out
    1. Ordering a meal in a restaurant
  • Achievements and ambitions
    1. Talking about your achievements

General ESL: Intermediate

General ESL (English as a Second Language) Intermediate is a combined-skills course for the acquisition of and improvement on all four skill areas of English. Special emphasis is placed on recognizing sentence patterns and grammar application.

Who’s it for?

This is for those who have ample knowledge or an average understanding of English and want to establish a solid language foundation and a strong potential of upgrading to advanced levels.

The Benefits

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Write a well-organized paragraph on a familiar topic.
  • Recognize and pronounce many of the most common words in English.
  • Comprehend and use new vocabulary in spoken and written English.
  • Recognize many grammar and vocabulary errors and correct them.
  • Grow confidence in his ability to comprehend and respond in English.

Equivalent to

  • IELTS 3.5~5.5
  • TOEIC 500~850
  • CEFR B1~B2

Course Content – Your new Skill

Session A

  • Making conversation
    1. Making conversation
  • Where things are
    1. Vocabulary: Countries
    2. Talking about where things are
  • Numbers and statistics
    1. Using numbers in conversation
  • Times and Dates
    1. Talking about times and dates
  • Contact Details
    1. Exchanging personal information

Session B

  • Talking about job
    1. Talking about your career
  • Routines and free time
    1. Talking about routines
  • Everyday activities
    1. Talking about everyday activities
  • Describing people
    1. Vocabulary: The body and appearance
    2. Describing people in detail
  • What I’m wearing
    1. Vocabulary: Clothes and Accessories
    2. Describing clothes

Session C

  • Making comparisons
    1. Vocabulary: Travel
    2. Comparing things
  • Talking about extremes
    1. Talking about extremes
  • Making choices
    1. Vocabulary: Geographical features
    2. Asking multiple
    3. choice questions
  • Using large numbers
    1. Talking about large amounts

Session D

  • Early years
    1. Vocabulary: Family and Growing up
    2. Describing your childhood
  • The place I have been
    1. Vocabulary: Transportation and travel
    2. Talking about the recent past
  • Things I have done
    1. Talking about your achievements

Session E

  • General and specific things
    1. Talking about things you own
  • Myself, yourself
    1. Vocabulary: Food and drink
    2. Talking about food and recipes
  • What things are for
    1. Talking about why you use things
  • Opinions and plans
    1. Vocabulary: Sports
    2. Talking about opinions and plans

Session F

  • Future arrangements
    1. Talking about future arrangements
  • Planning the future
    1. Talking about plans to keep fit
  • Predictions and promises
    1. Vocabulary: Weather and climate 
    2. Making predictions and promises
  • Possibility of Discussing possibilities

Session G

  • Obligation
    1. Vocabulary: Sickness and health
  • Expressing obligation
    1. Making deductions
  • Talking about the possibility
    1. Polite requests
  • Asking for permission
    1. More phrasal verbs
  • Understanding informal English
    1. Asking for agreement
  • Checking information

Session H

  • Things that are always true
    1. Vocabulary: Science and tools
    2. Talking about general truths
  • Describing a process
    1. Describing a process
  • Things that might happen 
    1. Giving advice and instructions
  • Solving problems
    1. Giving advice and instructions
  • Planning activities
    1. Describing sequence of events

    Session I

    • Unlikely situations
      1. Talking about future dreams
    • Giving advice
      1. Vocabulary: Emotions
      2. Making suggestions
    • Real and unreal situations – Talking about possibilities
    • Being specific
      1. Describing people and jobs
    • Adding information
      1. Describing people, places, and things

    Session J

    • What was happening when
      1. Describing people events at given times
    • Setting the scene
      1. Vocabulary: The natural world
      2. Setting the scene for a story
    • Interrupted actions 
      1. Describing interrupted events
    • Events in the past
      1. Talking about important events

    Session K

    • Before and after
      1. Describing the sequence of past events
    • First times
      1. Describing new experiences
    • Telling a story
      1. Vocabulary: Common English Idioms
      2. Using different past tenses
    • What happened when?
      1. Putting events in order

      Session L

      • What other people said
        1. Talking about people’s lives
      • Telling things to people
        1. Talking about truth and lies
      • Suggestions and explanations
        1. Reporting explanations
      • Telling people what to do
        1. Reporting advice and instructions

      Session M

      • What other people asked
        1. Reporting direct questions
      • Reporting simple question
        1. Reporting simple question
      • Polite questions
        1. Asking Polite questions
      • Wishes and regrets?
        1. Talking about regrets

      General ESL: Advanced

      General ESL (English as a Second Language) Advanced is a stepping stone to expressing more complex ideas.  Reviewing and reinforcing previously-learned structures, this course provides an in-depth discussion of structural forms within communicative contexts.

      Who’s it for?

      This is for those who have extensive knowledge of English and want to expand and strengthen their grammatical understanding.

      The Benefits

      At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

      • Have an academic/professional level of written and speech compositions
      • Recognize and pronounce specialized and intensive vocabulary in English
      • Effectively process ideas and information  informal levels of speech and writing
      • Recognize most grammar and vocabulary errors and immediately correct them
      • Comprehend and use an extensive set of vocabulary in spoken and written English.

      Equivalent to

      • IELTS 5.5~7
      • TOEIC 850~900
      • CEFR B1-C2

      Course Content – Your new Skill

      Session A

      • Making conversation
        1. Making conversation
      • Where things are
        1. Vocabulary: Countries
        2. Talking about where things are
      • Numbers and statistics
        1. Using numbers in conversation
      • Times and Dates
        1. Talking about times and dates
      • Contact Details
        1. Exchanging personal information

      Session B

      • Talking about job
        1. Talking about your career
      • Routines and free time
        1. Talking about routines
      • Everyday activities
        1. Talking about everyday activities
      • Describing people
        1. Vocabulary: The body and appearance
        2. Describing people in detail
      • What I’m wearing
        1. Vocabulary: Clothes and Accessories
        2. Describing clothes

      Session C

      • Making comparisons
        1. Vocabulary: Travel
        2. Comparing things
      • Talking about extremes
        1. Talking about extremes
      • Making choices
        1. Vocabulary: Geographical features
        2. Asking multiple
        3. choice questions
      • Using large numbers
        1. Talking about large amounts

      Session D

      • Taking notes -Vocabulary: Studying 
        1. Taking notes
      • Speaking approximately
        1. Talking about numbers
      • Changing emphasis
        1. Changing sentence emphasis
      • Things that might happen
        1. Talking about hypothetical situations

      Session E

      • Job applications -Vocabulary: Working
        1. Writing resume and cover letter
      • Asking polite questions
        1. Asking questions politely
      • Complex verb pattern
        1. Using complex verb patterns
      • Double-object verbs
        1. Talking about starting a business

      Session G

      • Reflexive pronoun
        1. Vocabulary: Meeting and presenting
        2. Talking about work issues
      • Meeting and planning
        1. Taking part in meeting
      • Qualifying descriptions
        1. Adding detail to descriptions
      • Expressing purpose
        1. Expressing purpose

      Session H

      • Past possibility
        1. Vocabulary: Tradition and superstition
        2. Talking about the past possibility
      • Speculation and deduction
        1. Speculation and making the deduction
      • Mixed conditionals
        1. Talking about hypothetical situations
      • Adding”-ever” to question words
        1. Joining a clause to a sentence

      Session I

      • Reporting with passives
        1. Vocabulary: Media and celebrity
        2. Distancing yourself from facts
      • Making indirect statements
        1. Expressing uncertainty
      • Adding emphasis
        1. Adding emphasis to statement
      • Shifting focus
        1. Shifting focus

      Session J

      • Relative clauses
        1. Vocabulary: Crime at the law
        2. Specifying and elaborating
      • More relative clauses
        1. Using relative words
      • Modal verbs in the future
        1. Expressing future ability and obligation
      • Modal verbs overview
        1. Asking, offering and predicting

      Session K

      • Talking about groups
        1. Vocabulary: Customs and culture
        2. Generalizing politely
      • Old and new situations
      • Talking about old and new situations
      • Articles
        1. Saying words with silent letters
      • Abstract ideas
        1. Talking about abstract ideas

      Session L

      • Future hopes
        1. Vocabulary: Technology
        2. Talking about future hopes and wishes
      • The future continuous
        1. Planning your career
      • The future perfect
        1. Making plans and predictions
      • The future in the past
        1. Saying what you thought

      Session M

      • Leaving words out
        1. Vocabulary: Art and culture
        2. Leaving unnecessary words
      • Substituting words
        1. Replacing phrases
      • Shortening infinitives
        1. Avoiding repetitions
      • Expressing reactions
        1. Structuring conversation

      Session N

      • Getting things done
        1. Describing things people do for you
      • Complex agreement
        1. Using correct agreement
      • “So” and “such”
        1. Emphasizing descriptions
      • Using articles to generalize
        1. Using advanced articles
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      I have attended the Foresee English academy for a General English course and I absolutely recommend this school to others. All the staff is efficient and very friendly. The quality of teaching is amazing. We have had a lot of teaching material very helpful to us.

      -Maria