Study English: General EFL Courses at Pines International Academy

Survival English Course (SEC)

GENERAL EFL

 

POWER EFL

 

INTENSIVE EFL

 

 

PREMIUM EFL

 

 

SENIOR PREMIUM EFL

 

SURVIVAL ENGLISH COURSE

 

ENGLISH TEST MODULE

 

 

IELTS

 

 

IELTS GUARANTEE

 

 

TOEIC

 

 

TOEIC Speaking

 

 

TOEFL

 

 

OPIc

 

 

ELECTIVE CLASS

 

 

PLACEMENT TEST

 

Course Description

Survival English Course (SEC) is a new course under General EFL program designed for students to acquire conversational level within two months through “Repeat & Practice” philosophy.  One way to practice effectively is through repetition – doing something over and over again. Repetition, however, does not mean repeating a new vocabulary word the same way every time. It means repeating the word while using it in different contexts or situations.

The program, which runs from 8 weeks to 5 months, targets level 1-5 students under Pines assessment test. Students under this program are to learn, memorize, and use a minimum of 500 expressions in 4 weeks.

Course Advantage

  • Fast method to reach conversational level in English
  • Enough time for speaking application and practice
  • Relevant, practical, and useful expressions and vocabulary words
  • Integrated 1:1 classes
  • More time for self-study
  • Guaranteed 500 expressions and vocabulary words in 4 weeks
  • A total of 2500 plus expressions and vocabulary words for the whole program
  • Flexible pacing (A student can finish the program in 2-5 months.)
  • Improved confidence because of preparedness
  • Use of correct grammar and tenses automatically
  • Interaction with other learners through learning activities
  • Through repetition and practice, retention of learned vocabularies and expressions are increased
  • Workbooks are provided as supporting tools in memorization
  • Assessment test is done weekly, not after a term, for the progress to be closely monitored

 

TARGET STUDENTS

  • Students with special and specific purpose in studying English;
  • Students who want to focus on improving speaking skills within 2 months;
  • Students who have a limited time to spend abroad (e.g., university students in summer/winter vacations)
  • Students who want to prepare for traveling/living/working in an English-speaking country

(WORKING- HOLIDAY VISA IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & CANADA)

  • Senior, Arab, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese & Taiwanese students who want to focus on speaking only
  • Beginner-Intermediate students from levels 1 to 5 who have (ON THE AVERAGE) 2 months only to study
  • Students who are highly motivated to memorize and follow a strict studying schedule

 

SEC CURRICULUM

TARGET Level REGULAR BOOKS Curriculum
1:1 class (4hours) 4:1 class(2hours)
Level 1  SURVIVAL ENGLISH 1 1.         VOCABULARY 1                                                                 2.        EXPRESSION 1                                                                        3. PATTERN 1     4. READING ALOUD 1

  

Basic Listening Skills 1

 

Level 2 Basic Listening Skills 2 
Level 3   SURVIVAL ENGLISH 2

1.         VOCABULARY 2

2.        EXPRESSION 2

3.       PATTERN 2

4.       READING ALOUD 2

 Basic Listening Skills 3

 

Level 4 Developing Skills 1
Level 5  SURVIVAL ENGLISH 3

1.         VOCABULARY 3

2. EXPRESSION 3

3.  PATTERN 3

4.  READING ALOUD 3

 Developing Skills 2

 

OPTION BOOKS

TARGETLEVEL OPTION BOOKS Curriculum
1:1 class (4hours) 4:1 class(2hours)
2-5 EVERYDAY ENGLISH

1.         SITUATION 12.        SITUATION 2

3.        SITUATION 3

4.       READING ALOUD

Basic Listening Skills 2- Developing Skills 2
3-5 FIXED EXPRESSIONS

1.         SECTION 12.        SECTION 2

3.        SECTION 3

4.       READING ALOUD

Basic Listening Skills 2- Advanced Listening Skills 1

 

Self-study

4 hours  (day)
2 hours Monitored by a teacher
Time to answer the workbook
Review, preview, practice
2 hours Student’s discretion
1 hour (night)
20 mins Reading Aloud
40 mins Review
Nightly Vocabulary Test
Giving of Vocabulary List

similar to new regular student’s Mandatory Evening Class but materials are different

Placement test & grouping

All new students are required to take a level test upon arrival. Based on the test result, each student is grouped with other students. Survival English students are to be grouped with other students in their 2-hour listening group class according to their level. However, their 1:1 subjects are different from Spartan Speaking Program.

DURATION

 As indicated above, a student can stay under this program for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 5 months depending on his/her need and plan. Students enrolled under this program can only change course after 2 months.

SURVIVAL ENGLISH Weekly Assessment

- Students will be assessed weekly through an oral test based on the lessons they have learned. This will be administered every Friday from the 1st to the 3rd week of the term in their Reading class. (Just like the weekly quiz of regular students.)

The weekly assessment test includes:

  • Dialogue Reading
  • Sentence Making
  • Dialogue Making
  • Expressing Opinion

 

 

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