General English

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General English 2018-04-16T09:04:47+00:00

Project Description

English Castle offers the well-known textbook “Top Notch” in its series. Top Notch, a dynamic 12-level course for English communication, sets a new standard using the natural language that people really speak. It develops confident, culturally fluent English speakers who can successfully navigate the social, travel, and business situations that they will encounter in their lives. The main goal of Top Notch is to prepare students to understand spoken and written English and to express themselves confidently, accurately, and fluently through :

  • Multiple exposures to the English language
  • Numerous opportunities to practice it.
  • Deliberate and intensive recycling.

It is the best choice worldwide for a fun and engaging course with the widest range of student and teacher support materials.

Levels Available

This course is for :

  • True beginners who want to learn English for the first time.
  • Students now need to understand and use familiar everyday expressions.
  • Students who need to introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details.

Course description :

At this level, lessons are fun, interesting, and we try to use what you know to help you learn faster.

This is what you will learn:

  • How to introduce yourself and greet others.
  • How to share personal information.
  • How to ask for things.
  • New vocabulary on topics such as jobs, sport, food, clothes, and furniture.
  • How to pronounce words clearly.
  • How to ask for clarification.
  • Learn how to use the alphabet and the sounds
  • Listen to understand English.
  • Make small conversation with others.
  • Use every day English in different situations.
  • Make simple English sentences.
  • Spell common English words.

This course is for :

  • Beginners who have a basic knowledge of English.
  • Students who need to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
  • Students who need to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Course description :

Students have some vocabulary and form easy sentences. These are a few examples:

  • How to meet someone new and introduce him to a group.
  • How to Identify and describe people.
  • How to accept or decline an invitation.
  • How to express locations and give directions.
  • How to report news about relationships.
  • How to ask for a restaurant recommendation and order from a menu.
  • How to express sympathy for a problem or complain about things.
  • How to talk about habitual activities and future plans.
  • How to describe your routines.
  • How to describe good and bad vacation experiences.
  • How to shop and pay for clothes asking for a different size or color.
  • How to describe transportation problems.

This course is for :

  • Students who need to understand the main points of English for use on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Students who need to deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.

Course description :

At this level, students are exposed to:

  • How to get reacquainted with someone.
  • How to discuss gestures and customs.
  • How to apologize for being late.
  • How to recommend movies and discuss preferences for movie genres.
  • How to leave and take a message.
  • How to choose a hotel and check into.
  • How to discuss a car accident and problem.
  • How to define the meaning of beauty and discuss ways to improve appearance.
  • How to describe local dishes and make an excuse to decline food.
  • How to discuss your favorite artists.
  • How to describe the use of the internet and its impact on peoples lives.
  • How to discuss acts of kindness and honesty.
  • How to use Practical English – in airports, hotels, and restaurants.
  • How to use stress and intonation effectively
  • How to express facts, give explanations, take part in more formal interactions.

This course is for :

  • Students who need to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Students who need to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Course description :

At this level, this is what you will learn :

  • How to describe a busy schedule and make small talk.
  • How to develop your cultural awareness and discuss how culture changes over time.
  • How to make a medical or dental appointment and discuss types of treatments.
  • How to discuss how long a service will take.
  • How to evaluate the quality of service.
  • How to ask about an article and document a book.
  • How to describe your reading habits and online reading.
  • How to use your voice, stress, and intonation to make your meaning clear.
  • How to Listen for specific information in different contexts on radio, TV, lectures or speaking with someone.
  • How to use formal and informal English in appropriate settings.
  • How to explain a change of intentions and plans.
  • How to exchange information about holidays.
  • How to describe technology.
  • How to discuss the impact of inventions, discoveries.
  • How to discuss a solution to global warming.

This course is for :

  • Students who need to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Students who need to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Students who need to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Course description :

At the Upper-Intermediate level, students are taught how to communicate beyond immediate survival needs. It is how to start and continue conversations with relative ease.

At this level, this is what you will learn :

  • How to Make conversation, respond sympathetically, and give advice and suggestions.
  • How to deal with unexpected and awkward situations face-to-face and problems on the telephone.
  • How to Persuade someone to buy a product.
  • How to use strategies to clarify and confirm understanding.
  • How to evaluate the trustworthiness of news sources.
  • How to understand and identify the different ways in which meaning is built up in texts.
  • How to describe your job qualifications and experience.
  • How to understand how main points and specific detail are presented and linked.
  • How to use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes.
  • How to use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge, together with prior experiential knowledge, to predict meaning, try out possible meanings and read and check for sense.
  • How to develop an increased understanding of a range of vocabulary, using knowledge of word structure, related words, word roots, and borrowings.
  • How to select format and appropriate structure for different purposes.

This course is for :

  • Students who need to understand a wide range of demanding English, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Students who need to express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Students who need to use the English language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

 Course description :

This course is for those students who are comfortable with the English language. It develops critical thinking skills so that you can use the English language more effectively. Some of the topics you will learn:

  • How to discuss current issues at lengths such as globalization, humor, behavior and lifestyle, health, education, gender and age differences, relationships, and success.
  • How to explain your life choices and plans including sharing your dreams and goals in life.
  • How to describe your job qualifications and experience.
  • How to make decisions, give instructions, argue a point of view, come to a decision.
  • How to give presentations and tell an interesting story.
  • How to describe a dangerous or challenging experience.
  • How to express frustration, empathy, and encouragement.
  • How to use different strategies to perform reading tasks for examinations and tests.
  • How to produce a report, write a news article and effective formal and less formal e-mails.
  • How to use collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and expressions for everyday life situations.
  • How to Explain a changing-life event.
  • How to Compare your strengths and weaknesses.
  • How to Discuss the feasibility of future technologies.
  • How to discuss the role of English in international communication.