Teaching English Language

IVEGA Learning Center provides both short-term and long-term English language courses at a number of levels of language competence for adults, primary and secondary school children and teenagers. We offer several forms of learning:
> individual /face-to-face learning,
> group learning in DUO, TRIO groups and small course groups of 6 to 8 students,
> company learning that is specifically and thoroughly prepared and »made-to-measure« according to our clients’ needs.

We teach General English, Business English and Technical English, and English Grammar and Conversation  separately. We prepare students to successfully pass international examinations, e.g. PET, FCE, CAE, IELT, ELSA, FELSA etc. that students can take several times a year in cooperation with the British Council, LCCI or other international institutions at one of their testing centres. The pass ratio of our students is extraordinarily high. Since 2005 our courses of General English have been recognised and accredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of education of the Slovak Republic at 5 language competence levels.

Group learning

Group learning


Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT GROUP STANDARD (AGS)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group 

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

48 lessons

(40 lessons for direct learning, 

8 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR
Total price: 192.00 EUR

 

¹CEF= Common European Framework for Languages, an international framework or standard

          evaluating various levels of language competence.

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT TRIO STANDARD (A3S)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(3 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 8.00 EUR
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT DUO STANDARD  (A2S)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(2 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) resp. FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 10.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT GROUP INTENSIVE (AGI)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes or 3 x 60 minutes per week

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

72 lessons

(60 lessons for direct learning,

12 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Level of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 288.00 EUR 

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT TRIO INTENSIVE (A3I)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes / 3 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(3 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 12 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 8.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month


The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:             GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT DUO INTENSIVE (A2I)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes / 3 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(2 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 12 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 10.00 EUR 
Total price calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:              ADULT GROUP CONVERSATION (AGC)
Intensity:

low /semi-intensive –

1 x 60 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes per week

Days: FRI
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons: 24 or 36 lessons
Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: pre-intermediate to advanced (B1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

topics mutually selected and agreed on by students and lecturers,

topic-specific vocabulary sheets

Price per lesson: 5.00 EUR 
Total price 120.00 or 180.00 EUR depending on the course intensity 

 

Course type:                 ADULT GROUP GRAMMAR (AGG)
Intensity:

low or semi-intensive –

1 x 60 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes per week

Days: FRI
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons: 24 or 36 lessons
Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence:  beginner to upper-intermediate (A1 to B2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: GRAMMAR IN PRACTICE (Cambridge), copied materials from various teaching resources
Price per lesson: 5.00 EUR 
Total price: 120.00 or 180.00 EUR depending on the course intensity 

 


Course type:                   GENERAL ENGLISH – CHILDREN (CH)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 45 minutes per week
suitable for learners 7 to 9 years of age (or school children in their 2nd to 4th years of school attendance)

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a pupil to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 pupils)

Number of lessons 36 lessons
Course duration:         18 weeks
Levels of competence: beginner (A1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: YOU AND ME (Oxford) or PRIMARY COLOURS (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 144.00 EUR 

 

Course type:               GENERAL ENGLISH – YOUNG LEARNERS  (YL)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week
suitable for learners 10 to 12 years of age (or students in

their 5th to 7th years of school attendance)

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

48 lessons

(40 lessons for direct learning,

8 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: beginner to elementary (A1 to A2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

MESSAGES (Cambridge) or ENGLISH IN MIND (Cambridge)

for those who start learning in their 7th grade 

Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 192.00 EUR 

 


Course type:               GENERAL ENGLISH – LOWER SECONDARY LEARNERS  (LSL)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week
suitable for learners 13 to 15 years of age (or students in

their 7th to 9th yeras of school attendance)

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

48 lessons

(40 lessons for direct learning,

8 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: elementary to pre-intermediate (A2 to B1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

MESSAGES (Cambridge)  

Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 192.00 EUR 

 

Course type:               GENERAL ENGLISH – UPPER SECONDARY LEARNERS  (USL)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week
suitable for secondary school students 15 to 19 yeras of age 

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

48 lessons

(40 lessons for direct learning,  

8 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: beginner to upper-intermediate (A1 to B2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or ENGLISH IN MIND (Cambridge)  

Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 192.00 EUR 

 

Course  type:                     GENERAL ENGLISH – MATURITA (M)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes per week
suitable for secondary school students in their final year of school attendance as a supplementary course to prepare for   

»maturita«, final school leaving examination ("A levels")

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons: 60 lessons
Course duration: 15 weeks
Levels of competence:

pre-intermediate (level B1 with respect to CEF¹)

intermediate/upper-intermediate (level B2 according to CEF¹)

Learning materials:

NOVÁ MATURITA or CAMBRIDGE GRAMMAR PET (B1)/FCE (B2)

Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 240.00 EUR 

 

Course type:                                GENERAL ENGLISH – INTERNATIONAL EXAMS (IE)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes per week
suitable for all secondary school, college and university students focused on preparation for various types of international exams, e.g. FCE, CAE, IELTS etc.

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU or as otherwise agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

72 lessons

(60 lessons for direct learning,

12 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence:

intermediate/upper-intermediate/advance/proficiency

(B2 to C2 according to CEF¹ and the type of examination)

Learning materials:

OBJECTIVE FIRST/ADVANCED/IELTS etc. (Cambridge)

Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 288.00 EUR 

THE CURE FOR BOREDOM IS CURIOSITY. THERE IS NO CURE FOR CURIOSITY.

Ellen Parr

Individual/Face-to-face learning

Individual learning


Course type: GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT FACE-TO-FACE STANDARD (A1S)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU or as otherwise agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons 
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence:  beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 17.00 EUR
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month     

 

¹CEF= Common European Framework for Languagesan international framework or standard

          evaluating various level of language competence.

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT FACE-TO-FACE INTENSIVE (A1I)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes or 3 x 60 minutes per week 

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 12 lessons 
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 17.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.


 

Course type:                  ADULT FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION (A1C)
Intensity:

low / semi-intensive / intensive -

1 x 60 minutes / 1 x 90 minutes or

2 x 60 minutes / 2 x 90 minutes per week   

Days: FRI or another day as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: pre-intermediate to advanced (B1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

topics mutually selected by students and lecturers,

topic-specific vocabulary sheets

Price per lesson: 18.00 EUR 
Total price:

calculated acc. to the number of lessons and the intensity of the course in a respective month,

discounts possible for long-term courses

 

 

Course type:                  ADULT FACE-TO-FACE GRAMMAR (A1G)
Intensity:

low / semi-intensive  / intensive -

1 x 60 minutes /1 x 90 minutes or

2 x 60 minutes /2 x 90 minutes per week   

Days: FRI or another day as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to upper-intermediate (A1 to B2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: GRAMMAR IN PRACTICE (Cambridge), copied material
Price per lesson: 18.00 EUR 
Total price:

calculated acc. to the number of lessons and the intensity of the course in a respective month,

discounts possible for long-term courses

 


Course type:               

GENERAL ENGLISH –

STUDENT FACE-TO-FACE STANDARD (S1S) or

STUDENT FACE-TO-FACE INTENSIVE  (S1I)

Intensity:

as agreed according to students´ individual needs and language competences

Days: as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weekd or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to upper-intermediate (A1 to B2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

appropriately and mutually agreed by students and lecturers

Price per lesson: 15.00 EUR 
Total price:

calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

 

Course type:             

GENERAL ENGLISH – 

STUDENT FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION (S1C)

Intensity:

semi -intensive / intensive –

1 x 60 minutes /1 x 90 minutes per week   

or tailored to a student´s individual needs

Days: as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence:

pre-intermediate to advanced (B1 to C1 according to CEF¹)

Learning materials:

topics mutually selected by a student and lecturer,

topic-specific vocabulary sheets

Price per lesson: 15.00 EUR 
Total price:

calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – FACE-TO-FACE MATURITA (M1)
Intensity:

intensive – 2 x 90 minutes per week or

tailored to a student´s individual needs

Days: as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 30 lessons
Course duration: minimum 12 weeks or 3 months
Levels of competence:

pre-intermediate (B1 level according to CEF¹)

intermediate/upper-intermediate (B2 level according to CEF¹)

Learning materials:

NOVÁ MATURITA and CAMBRIDGE GRAMMAR PET (B1) /

CAMBRIDGE GRAMMAR FCE (B2)

Price per lesson: 15.00 EUR 
Total price

calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

 

Course type:                    

GENERAL ENGLISH – 

FACE-TO-FACE INTERNATIONAL EXAMS (IE1)

Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes per week or tailored to a student´s individual needs, individual preparation for international examinations,

e.g. FCE, CAE, IELTS etc.

Days: as agreed
Learning times: as agreed
Number of lessons: minimum 30 lessons 
Course duration: minimum 12 weeks or 3 months
Level of competence:

intermediate/upper-intermediate/advanced/proficiency 

(depending on the exam type and CEF¹, B2 to C2 levels)

Learning materials:

OBJECTIVE FIRST/ADVANCED/IELTS etc. (Cambridge)

Price per lesson: 15.00 EUR 
Total price:

calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

FREEDOM IS NOT WORTH HAVING IF IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FREEDOM TO MAKE MISTAKES.

Mahatma Gandi

Company learning

Group learning


Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT GROUP STANDARD (AGS)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group 

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

48 lessons

(40 lessons for direct learning, 

8 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR
Total price: 192.00 EUR

 

¹CEF= Common European Framework for Languages, an international framework or standard

          evaluating various levels of language competence.

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT TRIO STANDARD (A3S)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(3 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 8.00 EUR
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT DUO STANDARD  (A2S)
Intensity:

semi-intensive –

2 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED or TUE - THU
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(2 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 8 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) resp. FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 10.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in a semi-intensive course

at one particular level lasts 4 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type:             GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT GROUP INTENSIVE (AGI)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes or 3 x 60 minutes per week

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placemnet of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons:

72 lessons

(60 lessons for direct learning,

12 lessons for consolidation and tests)

Course duration: 18 weeks
Level of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 4.00 EUR 
Total price: 288.00 EUR 

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.

 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT TRIO INTENSIVE (A3I)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes / 3 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(3 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 12 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 8.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month


The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:              GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT DUO INTENSIVE (A2I)
Intensity:

intensive –

2 x 90 minutes / 3 x 60 minutes per week or as agreed

Days: MON - WED, TUE - THU, MON - WED - FRI or as agreed
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(2 students)

Number of lessons: minimum 12 lessons
Course duration: minimum 4 weeks or 1 month
Levels of competence: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: CUTTING EDGE (Longman) or FACE TO FACE (Cambridge)
Price per lesson: 10.00 EUR 
Total price: calculated acc. to the number of lessons in a respective month

 

The course is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic at 5 levels of

language competence in a total of 180 hours of learning. Learning in an intensive course

at one particular level lasts 3 semesters, each semester of 18 weeks.
 

Course type:          ADULT GROUP CONVERSATION (AGC)
Intensity:

low /semi-intensive –

1 x 60 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes per week

Days: FRI
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons: 24 or 36 lessons
Course duration: 18 weeks
Levels of competence: pre-intermediate to advanced (B1 to C1 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials:

topics selected and agreed on by students and lecturers,

topic-specific vocabulary sheets and other material

Price per lesson: 5.00 EUR 
Total price: 120.00 or 180.00 EUR depending on the course intensity 

 

Course type:                          ADULT GROUP GRAMMAR (AGG)
Intensity:

low or semi-intensive –

1 x 60 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes per week

Days: FRI
Learning times:

according to the placement of a student to a particular group

(min. 6 – max. 8 students)

Number of lessons: 24 or 36 lessons
Course duration: 18 weeks

Levels of competence:

beginner to upper-intermediate (A1 to B2 according to CEF¹)
Learning materials: GRAMMAR IN PRACTICE (Cambridge), copied materials from other teaching resources
Price per lesson: 5.00 EUR 
Total price:             120.00 or 180.00 EUR depending on the course intensity 

 

HE WHO ASKS IS A FOOL FOR FIVE MINUTES, BUT HE WHO DOES NOT ASK REMAINS A FOOL FOREVER.

Mark Twain

Structure of language courses according to levels of competence

 

 

 

 

 

Level of competence

 

Corresponding examination type and its categorisation within the given structure

 

 

CEF

 

Common

European

Framework for Languages  

 

YOUNG

LEARNERS ENGLISH

 

ESOL Exams

 

GENERAL ENGLISH

 

 

ESOL Exams

 

ACADEMIC ENGLISH

IELTS

 

ESOL Exams

 

BUSINESS ENGLISH

 

 

ESOL Exams

 

Proficiency

 

 

 

C2

 

 

CPE

 

7.5+

 

 

Advanced

 

 

C1

 

CAE

 

6.5 – 7.0

 

BEC

Higher

 

Upper-Intermediate

 

 

 

B2

 

 

FCE

 

 

5.0 – 6.0

 

BEC

Vantage

Intermediate

 

Pre-Intermediate/

Lower
Intermediate

 

 

 

B1

 

 

PET

 

 

3.5 – 4.5

 

 

BEC

Preliminary

 

Elementary

 

 

 

A2

 

Flyers

 

KET

 

3.0

 

 

False beginner/

Beginner

 

 

 

 

A1

 

Movers

Starters

 

 

 

 

Description of the achieved competence according to particular levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI. stupeň:

Proficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2

The highest level of English language competence where students are supposed to reach the level of competence of native English speakers. Proficiency learners understand practically everything they read or listen to. They are capable of summarising information from various spoken and written resources and give polemical explanations in a logically ordered form. They can spontaneously and very fluently express and distinguish between very subtle shades of meaning, even in complicated situations. The number of lessons required to achieve such a level is individual, it varies between 1000 and 1200 hours of learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. stupeň:

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C1

A very high level of English language competence. It is useful for those who use English for study or professional purposes. Moreover, it is one of the requirements for entering a university in English speaking countries. Advanced learners are able to understand a wide variety of complex texts and differentiate their implicit meanings. They can express themselves fluently and accurately without long hesitation or searching for correct expressions. They use the language flexibly and effectively, and can make understandable well-structured detailed statements at quite a high level, speaking about various subjects showing their knowledge of composition, linking devices and cohesion means. 

The number of lessons necessary to attain such a level is approximately 800 to 900 hours of learning.

 

 

IV. stupeň:

Upper-Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2

 

Upper-intermediate learners are capable of understanding the main ideas of complicated texts concerning specific and/or abstract topics including professionally oriented discussions in their own fields. They can participate in a debate fluently and spontaneously, they can have a discussion with English speakers without each side putting in too much effort to understand each other. They are able to write comprehensibly quite detailed texts on a wide range of topics. Their knowledge of language structures and rich vocabulary enable them to explain their opinions concerning topical issues clearly and state advantages and disadvantages of various viewpoints.

The required time for preparation is approximately 600 to 700 hours of learning.

 

 

III. stupeň:

Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. stupeň:

Pre-Intermediate /

Lower Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1

 

Pre-intermediate or lower-intermediate learners understand the main ideas of comprehensible and standard English communication, they can manage in most social and professional situations in an English-speaking environment. They are able to speak about ordinary topics, such as work, school, free time, travelling, employment etc. They can write a simple cohesive text on a topic that is known to them or interests them. They can describe their experiences and/or events, dreams, ambitions; they can briefly justify and explain their opinions and plans.

The estimated number of lessons to attain such a level is approximately 350 to 400 hours of learning.

 

 

 

 

 

I. stupeň:

 Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2

The very first level of competence in English in learners who have just started learning English. The number of lessons to reach this level varies between 180 and 200 hours of learning.

Elementary learners understand and are able to use everyday expressions and basic phrases to satisfy selected specific social needs. They can ask and answer simple questions concerning personal information, places, travelling, shopping, etc. They can speak in a simple manner if a partner speaks clearly and slowly, they communicate their ideas simply and directly by the exchange of ordinary and well-known facts.

Certificates

Upon the completion of a language course at our learning centre, the achievement of excellent results in progress tests, and the final examination, students at our school can obtain two kinds of certificates

 

•        an internal IVEGA certificate both in Slovak and English languages –

         this certificate certifies the successful completion of a course and a knowledge of English

         at a particular level of competence; or

 

•        a certificate of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic in Slovak language –

         a certificate on the received education with its validity within the territory of the Slovak Republic 

         this is issued pursuant to Article 8, par.1, Act No. 386/1997 Coll. on further education as amended

         by Act No. 387/1996 Coll. of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on employment in the

         wording of Act No. 70/1997 Coll. and Act No. 567/2001 Coll. on request, after fulfilling all the

         stipulated requirements and must be marked with a circular stamp bearing the name of the

         educational institution and a specific accreditation number, otherwise it is invalid.

 

 

Our courses are accredited at 5 levels of language competence (cf. Structure of language courses according to various levels of competence, Levels I– V).

 

Upon the successful completion of one of our courses at a particular level of competence, or upon the

completion of a specific preparatory course, students are also ready to pass various international

examinations, such as PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, ELSA, FELSA etc. and acquire an internationally recognised

certificate. Details about the demands and the organization of the examinations are given, for instance,

at the British Council web pages http://www.britishcouncil.org/slovakia-english-exams-in-slovakia.htm or

the LCCI web pages at http://www.iie.sk/LCCI_home.asp.