MLI Academic Programme

Overview

Here at MLI we have a dynamic approach to ‘TEENching’. Our methodology is exciting, empowering and enjoyable.

MLI’s educational philosophy is based upon the idea that learning in the summer course setting should break from the normal classroom routine and be FUN. We want our students to learn to communicate effectively in English with confidence and eagerness.

After sitting a placement test on arrival, students are placed in classes according to their level and age. Students study 15 hours of English per week, 3 hours per day Monday to Friday (unless otherwise arranged).

We usually run a zigzag programme – first week with morning lessons; second week with afternoon lessons. Trinity and LanguageCert Exams are available on request. Prices range from £50 to £150 per person.

Levels

Beginner to Advanced, according to the CEFR Framework Class size: Max 15 students Morning lessons are usually from 9am to 12.30pm Afternoon lessons are usually from 2pm to 5.30pm

English Levels

At MLI International Schools, we follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We have five levels:

A1 level description: Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases around everyday routines. Can introduce him/herself around others. Can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 level description: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 level description: Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of a personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 level description: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 level description: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.