General English - Individual Lessons
General English classes for all levels starting from Elementary. Lessons are focused on improving learners’ language skills with an extra emphasis on the active aspects – Speaking & Writing.
In teaching, I use communicative approach to guarantee steady and quick progress of language abilities as well as thorough understanding of various lexical and grammatical topics. The lessons include plenty of speaking practice on the most actual topics and are designed to be extremely productive and efficient.
At the first (trial) class, we will evaluate your level of English language and I will suggest the best course & programme for your purposes and goals.
If you have ever studied English (at school, university or in courses), but have forgotten a lot and do not feel confident in speaking and writing, and it is also difficult for you to understand fluent English speech, then most likely you have Elementary level.
It is very important to move from simple to complex here (there is no need to study all 12 tenses if there is still confusion with Present Simple / Continuons).
The Elementary course lasts ~ 2-3 months and includes active vocabulary and basic grammar, without which one can hardly imagine English conversations & texts. We will also pay great attention to listening, as this will not only help you to understand English, but also improve speaking skills (Fluency, Pronunciation).
This level is a logical continuation of Elementary: frequent confusion in basic constructions and words is gone, however, a student still may make several mistakes. You can also convey your thoughts in simple words, ask and answer simple questions, however, not always freely and confidently.
This level is aimed specifically at improving the existing base, consolidating the basic grammatical and syntactic structures, and, of course, it provides a large amount of practice in all aspects. Classes at the Pre-Intermediate level also include the most popular topics and the necessary vocabulary for them, which will allow you to communicate with sufficient confidence on everyday topics.
Intermediate level is the most common among English language learners today. You already have a good understanding of basic grammar: actively use 3-4 tenses, modal verbs and other aspects. In addition, you are familiar with the most popular topics and relevant vocabulary.
At this level, it is very important to understand your goals and objectives – what exactly you need English for, and you can start moving in the chosen direction (Business English, IELTS preparation, professional English, etc.).
A big problem for many students at this level is weak active vocabulary and active grammar: you may know many expressions and complex constructions, but don’t use them in speech. That is exactly what we focus on during the lessons of General English at Intermediate level. Plus, I add quite a lot of writing tasks and exercises, since many students do not have the necessary writing practice.
This level shows that you are a confident and experienced user of the English language. Perhaps you often communicate in English, conduct business correspondence at work, or simply have a lot of experience in learning the language.
At the Upper-Intermediate level, it is extremely important to understand the “weak points” and focus on them (this can be specific tenses (Past Perfect, for example), certain topics and vocabulary, or some aspect in general, for example, listening).
The topics for lessons are also selected based on your tasks and preferences: if you would like to prepare for IELTS in the future, then it would be a great idea to touch such themes as Education, Employment, Health & Lifestyle, Environment etc.
The Advanced & Proficiency level corresponds to the C1 – C2 level according to the international classification. The difference between them is minimal – mainly vocabulary and active grammar.
At this level, it is very important not only to repeat and review previous topics, but also to learn new ones (even in grammar there are many nuances that may be confusing). Classes may include a lot of work with unadapted sources (books, articles, interviews, etc.) as well as discussions of modern content (news articles, videos etc.).