General English classes are designed for students of all levels who wish to study English intensively and make recognised progress in speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar. Our administrators test all students on arrival to find the appropriate level, with overall responsibility for student levels falling under the Director of Studies.
ISE operates classes all year at up to seven different levels:
5. Upper Intermediate
7. Proficiency / Upper Advanced
See our current class timetable.
Your English is guaranteed to improve at ISE.
Improving our students' level of English is our priority. Our teachers are all qualified, experienced and trained to help you develop your English skills and reach your targets using proven classroom methods, ISE's student centred philosophy and an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student.
To make guaranteed improvement in English, we ask you to follow the ISE Rules of Study:
- Attend all your classes
- Complete all your homework
- Arrive to class on time
- Participate in all classroom activities
- Speak only English in class
To progress from one level to the next, on average the following classroom study hours are required:
|Level||CEFR Level||Full time (15 hrs p/w)||Total Hours||Exam|
|Absolute Beginner to Beginner||0 - A0||6 to 10 weeks||Up to 150||-|
|Beginner to Elementary||A0 - A1||6 weeks||90||-|
|Elementary to Pre-Intermediate||A1 - A2||8 to 9 weeks||135||KET|
|Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate||A2 - B1||10 to 12 weeks||180||PET / IELTS|
|Intermediate - Upper Intermediate||B1 - B2||12 to 20 weeks||300||FCE / IELTS|
|Upper Intermediate - Advanced||B2 - C1||12 to 20 weeks||300||CAE / IELTS|
|Advanced - Proficiency||C1 - C2||12 to 16 weeks||240||CPE / IELTS|