SEA offers many English language courses. We focus on how to use English in real-world situations. In our courses, students will learn how to apply English for everyday use. SEA offers standard English conversation & business conversation courses.
New students are interviewed to determine their English speaking level so we can place them in suitable courses.
We determine your speaking level based on the Common European Framework for Language Education (CEFR). We’re committed to making sure you learn English at the right level as recognized by CEFR.
English Speaking Levels
The student may or may not understand some English words and expressions, but is not a master of the language.
- The student understands simple sentences, instructions and descriptions used in everyday life, but only uses isolated words and expressions, in incomplete sentences, without real grammatical content.
- Lower Intermediate*
The student understands the language with some difficulty, except in some precise situations. Can read simple texts. Although makes frequent mistakes, is capable of expressing him/herself in several sentences in a limited number of areas.
The student often restarts sentences in order to be understood and does not yet master special turns of phrase. Grammar, accentuation and vocabulary sometimes have gaps. Good general understanding.
- Upper Intermediate*
The student understands everyday language. In spite of some grammar and expression mistakes, is capable of expressing general ideas with nuances. Language knowledge is sufficient, operational, to use in the professional world.
The student masters the structure of the language, both oral and written. He/she is capable of expressing him/herself confidently in various situations and of understanding the language spoken by natives. He/she is still recognised by the prudent use of the language, his/her expressions learned by heart or the absence of idiomatic expressions.
- Very Advanced*
The student understands almost everything, including idiomatic expressions. In spite of occasional errors, he/she is close to mother tongue level, even in complex situations.
The student masters the language fluently and with precision. At a level sometimes superior to that of some native speakers, with perhaps less idiomatic expressions.
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We’re very serious about teaching you English. Our objective is to make sure you learn how to speak English proficiently. We teach ESL/EFL courses at our academy that are based on internationally recognized TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and/or TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) standards.