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Academic ESOL Programme

A customised pathway for ambitious students to accelerate academic English ability

What is the ESOL programme?

CGA’s ESOL classes are a customised pathway for ambitious students to accelerate academic English ability more quickly than traditional ESOL classes. The course content has been structured to combine practical every-day English with Academic English that will improve students’ performance in an English speaking classroom.

We use Pearson’s Wider World book series, designed for virtual learners, as well as the Pearson English Portal specifically designed for teaching ESOL online.  The platform interface is translated into dozens of languages, making it easy for students and parents to understand.

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Who is this program for?

All students must complete a Pearson Versant English Placement Test as part of their application. Students' scores on Versant will determine their eligibility for the program as well as their level placement if accepted.

  • Age: mature 12-15 year-old students looking to improve their English before entering an IG course.
  • English ability: We offer three different levels in this programme:
    • A2 (Elementary) is for those with a score of 34-45
    • B1 (Intermediate) is for those with a score of 46-56
    • B2 (Upper Intermediate) is for those with a score of 57-67
  • Students who want to enrol in CGA International GCSE courses.
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When can I join the programme?

The ESOL program runs throughout the academic year from September to May.  Students are allowed to join ESOL classes anytime throughout the academic year as long as their English level test places them appropriately into one of our available classes.

Each level meets for three hours per week with the teacher in a live classroom setting. Additionally, students are expected to complete three hours of homework per week.

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