English Language serves its purpose in communication. More than 2 skills out of Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills are to be simultaneously employed in the process of communication. So, when it comes to studying English, it should be top priority to develop well-balanced speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. E&G’s curriculum is the special English language program which is designed to diagnose students’ unbalanced English abilities and provide differentiated and tailored classes to each student.
Knowledge and skills which E&G has accumulated pertaining to English Education for more than 10 years, and theoretical study for methods and strategies of each skill in English make our English Language Programs absolutely competitive. Especially our R&D department which has solely been responsible for developing English Education Contents and Teaching Methods has made a difference since establishment of E&G.
The teacher in E&G cannot just be anyone even if he speaks English very well. E&G only chooses those who are specialized in teaching English like who have teacher’s or TESOL’s license, and have experienced in Online English or in other Language Schools. After taking in new teachers, E&G provides them with weekly/monthly/quarterly training sessions, monthly class assessments, and seminars on a regular basis to keep their teaching competency at the highest level.
Through the objective and detailed test materials and methods, E&G diagnoses students’ English skills accurately and makes out the appropriate and respective prescriptions for each of students in order that they can exert more focus on their weakness. In addition, E&G’s own Learning Management System plays a major part in setting the short and long term guidelines for students and help them to reach their goals in English studies at the fastest pace possible.E&G also offers a variety of Curriculum to meet students’ different needs for English studies like preparation for certified exams, jobs and the like.
E&G levels map to CEFR and reading and grammar test items are borrowed from other CEFR based tests like Pearson Tests and Cambridge English Tests, so E&G levels can directly be compared with the levels of CEFR or scores of other English Proficiency Test like TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and others. Especially, E&G's Speaking and Writing Tests are highly sophisticatedly designed to evaluate students' Speaking and Writing proficiency in English. For example, in the Speaking Test Rubrics, there are 4 macro skills (PRONUNCIATION / GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY / LEXICAL RESOURCE / FLUENCY AND COHERENCE) to be graded with 6 levels, and each level of the respective skills has a standardized and detailed description. What examiner and observer do in conducting the speaking test is only to analyze the student's answer according to this Speaking Rubrics.
It is quite sure that E&G has established the most objective and intuitive method on speaking and wring tests even though they intrinsically dependent on an examiner's own ability and experience.
|BEGINNER||LOW||A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way. Example: CAN ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple.||A1||-||-||-|
An ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts.|
Example: CAN take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.
The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with no routine information.|
Example: CAN ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.
|4 - 4.5|
|MID||The capacity to achieve most goals and express oneself on a range of topics. Example: CAN show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.||B2||-||TOEFL iBT|
87 - 109
|5 - 6.5|
The ability to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, sensitivity and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics.|
Example: CAN deal with hostile questioning confidently. CAN get and hold onto his/her turn to speak.
110 - 120
The capacity to deal with material which is academic or cognitively demanding and to use language to good effect at a level of performance which may in certain respects be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.|
Example: CAN scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text, reading almost as quickly as a native speaker.
|C2||-||-||8.5 - 9|
CEF LEVELS (CEFR)? The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) was put together by the Council of Europe as a way of standardizing the levels of language exams in different regions. It is very widely used internationally and all important exams are mapped to the CEFR.
1:1 class is considered as the most effective type of class and the biggest advantage of studying English in Philippines in a way that a scope of Individual English ability can be multiplied and enhanced in a comparatively short period; Furthermore, repetitive drills can also be done to make the most out of the ability. E&G does not assign 1:1 class subjects below to all students indiscriminatingly, but coordinates classes for each student to exert more focus on the weaknesses.
When it come to development in the ability to think by exchange of thoughts and ideas, small group class is more effective type of class than 1:1 class.E&G offers various kinds of group classes subdivided to at least 3 levels, which are not just designed to arouse students’ interest but also to maximize the efficiency of classes using various methods, and amplifies the synergy for learning English with 1:1 classes.
* ESL course students can avail of Group classes for the TOEIC, Business English and IELTS courses and if needed, 1:1 class subjects can be studied in the group classes, and vice versa.
Even after students finish regular classes, they can still avail of E&G’s open group classes (PUBLIC SPEAKING, EVERYDAY WRITING PROMPTS, TOEFL READING and others) for free at 4:50 pm to 5:40 pm.
From 7pm to 10pm, students are supposed to have Self Study time. During this time Vocabulary materials such as Academic Word List, THE VOCABULARY TOP 1000, TOEIC VOCA, IELTS VOCA and others are provided to students and the weekly VOCA test is conducted every Thursday.
It’s safe to say that most of learners of English expect to reach at least ‘INTERMEDIATE’ level since they will be at the crossroad where they can graduate to advanced study or set out on a career. The question is how long it will take to obtain the enough proficiency in English and E&G gives the maximum of 24 weeks for the answer! Though it is mostly commensurate with the students’ time and effort to be expended on studying English to reach the goal and students’ grounding of English skills directly determine the hours of study, E&G’s effective courses can surely save you the time and cost and help anybody reach at the ‘INTERMEDIATE’ level within 24 weeks. E&G answers for your English!