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The Adult English Language Programme gives the opportunity to students over 16 to combine an education with their holiday in Cyprus all year round. Students may choose any of the following programmes according to their needs: General, Intensive, Private, or IELTS Courses. There are afternoon and morning sessions for all courses except Intensive throughout the year. The summer programme runs from the third week of June through the second week of August, and, although it is recommended that students enrol every Monday, we operate a rolling admissions process where students can comfortably enter classes on any day of the week.
In all of the adult programmes, students practise the four skills through carefully structured, student-centred lessons with interactive and intriguing activities. Particular emphasis is placed on communication and fluency. Exam-oriented techniques facilitate rapid acquisition of technical vocabulary and guarantee higher results.
The overall school methodology is based on the Communicative Approach, the Learning Styles and Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences theories. The lesson plans are teeming with invigorating activities that engage students’ participation and create an environment that forces students to use the language in a natural context, thereby employing and building upon their existing knowledge. Read more on Our Philosophy.
All students have access to the online platform, ClubEFL, which is available both in class and remotely. The platform consists of motivating activities that successfully complement classroom practices, while self-studying and self-testing quizzes boost students’ confidence and allow them to progress at their own pace.
In the Adult Programme, students are always busy and, more importantly, they are always having fun because of the packed programme. Education in Cyprus at the Columbia Language English School is an experience not to be missed!
Courses-Only for Adults
The Adult Programme is our standard English programme for students aged 16+. Students have the option to select from General English, Intensive English, IELTS exam preparation, or request a Private Tutoring course of their choice.
In General English students are placed in the appropriate level of competence (Beginners to Advanced levels) after taking an assessment test. General English classes consist of twenty 45-minute lessons per week. Morning and afternoon classes are offered all year round. Morning sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and afternoon sessions from 14:00 p.m to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lessons include a mixture of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and pronunciation exercises.
In the Intensive English courses, students practise their English for twenty-five 45-minute lessons per week Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a 15-minute break. There is greater emphasis on speaking, compared to the General English course, since in this programme there are additional five 45-minute lessons solely devoted to speaking and pronunciation.
IELTS is a prestigious and high-stakes language exam that tests English competence. It is required for college admission at English-speaking universities or, in some cases, for job promotion. (Learn more about the IELTS examination)
The IELTS preparation course is designed for students 17 years or older who already have high proficiency to cope with the expectations of the examination. Students must take an assessment test and must qualify to enrol in this course, otherwise it is recommended that they take General or Intensive courses first. The course runs throughout the year, for four weeks with twenty 45-minute lessons per week and it is delivered by instructors who have been teaching IELTS for more than ten years. In addition to teaching all four skills in an advanced level, there is an emphasis on familiarizing students with special techniques tailored to the demands of the exam. At the end of the course, students may take the IELTS examination at a local testing centre in Cyprus, or they may choose to take the exam at their country.
For those who would like to enrol in a slower pace IELTS course, contact Columbia to learn about the 3-month course offered every Saturday or Wednesday throughout the year.
The Private Tutoring programme is for students who would like to have an one-on-one learning experience. Although an integral part of language learning is interaction and communication, there are students with uniquely specific language goals who can benefit from individualized and self-paced lessons. Lesson plans are designed solely on the student’s needs and requests.
This programme gives students the liberty to choose the accommodation of their choice, which will be paid separately from the price of the programme.
Transportation: Students are responsible for arriving to and departing from school at the appropriate times. Transport from and to the student’s residence can be arranged at an extra cost of € 55 per student per week.
For group rates please contact us:
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