Our Levelling

Please note: these stages are for reference purposes only. The initial levelling is done in your trial lesson, and every month you will receive a performance report with your current level.

IVS1 - Beginner is the stage for students who have never studied, or have studied very little and have been still for a long time. During the lessons, students develop the necessary skills to start communicating with the teacher in class and in everyday situations. Introduction to reading and writing.

IVS2 - Low Beginner students have studied for a short time and have a very limited vocabulary, with difficulty understanding and answering basic questions correctly. At this level students develop their speaking and listening skills in order to communicate with teachers via Skype or outside the classroom. They also learn basic grammar (present, past, future) and improve their writing and reading skills.

Students in IVS3 - High Beginner can understand some of the instructions given in class, but communicate with limited vocabulary - often using repeated words and making basic grammatical mistakes. In these classes, students develop all the language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in a satisfactory manner that can be applied to travel or day-to-day situations.

Students at this level IVS4 - Low Intermediate understand most of the activities proposed in class or questions asked by the teacher. The student feels at ease in conversational English, even though he/she may make some mistakes. Vocabulary is limited but can be expanded quickly. In these classes you will gain confidence in communicating, learning grammatical structures and enough vocabulary to get you past the "I can manage" level.

IVS5 - High Intermediate students easily understand the activities proposed by their teachers and express themselves easily, even if they make grammatical or vocabulary mistakes. Their English improves rapidly from this level onwards, as does their confidence when communicating. In these classes, students express their opinions in debates and become familiar with work situations. Students are one step away from advanced English.

Student IVS6 - Low Advanced participates and does very well in any proposed activity or topic for conversation. There is less teacher intervention - the student makes fewer grammatical mistakes. The student can read any article with the help of a monolingual dictionary, but they need more support in writing. There is also a noticeable difference in accent, and a very high degree of motivation. In these classes we focus on communication and fluency (thinking in English, speaking without shuffling), as well as teaching more complex grammatical structures applied to conversation.

Our highest level, and certainly the most difficult to reach. IVS 7 - High Advanced students have enough English to pass advanced oral and written proficiency tests, and can go on to college or work abroad. These classes focus on maintaining the English that the student has acquired, in a challenging manner, resulting in English equal to that of a native speaker. Phonetics and accent reduction are applied in class as needed. We recommend changing teachers every 3 months to improve listening comprehension with different accents.

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