English Classes

 

 

 

 

LSIA offers a complete English education using contemporary methods. A majority of our students are emphasized on fluency and classes include extensive verbal exercises and conversation.

In addition, LSIA has been proud to provide students with teaching by 35 native English speakers since 1994. Some of these native English speakers have come to us through the Peace Corps or missionary projects, others have been hired from the UK and US.

Basic Methods:

  1. Fairyland Primary Course brings fun to your classrooms with enchanting stories, beautiful illustrations, catchy songs and chants.   PRIMARY LEVEL Jenny Dooley – Virginia Evans.
  2. Upload is a series of five courses for young adult or adult learners of English at beginner to upper-intermediate level. The series combines active English learning with a variety of lively topics presented in themed modules.          BEGINNER TO UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Virginia Evans – Jenny Dooley.
  3. UpStream This series is specially designed for students from absolute beginner to proficiency level. Each book consists of five modules and provides systematic preparation in all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – required at these levels.   BEGINNER TO PROFICIENCY LEVEL • Virginia Evans – Jenny Dooley • Virginia Evans – Bob Obee • Virginia Evans – Jenny Dooley – Lynda Edward. 

 

 

Course Duration                                                                  Method                                                            
60 classes x 60' = 8    Months  Fairyland 3 
55 classes x 60' = 7.5 Months Fairyland 4                                                                        

 

Course Duration Method
29 classes × 60' = 3.5 Months UPLOAD 1 
37 classes × 60' = 4.5 Months UPLOAD 2 
41 classes × 60' = 5.5 Months UPLOAD 3 
46 classes × 60' = 6.5 Months UPLOAD 4 

 

Course Duration Method
37 classes × 60' = 5    Months UPSTREAM A1
40 classes × 60' = 5.5 Months UPSTREAM A2
45 classes × 60' = 6    Months UPSTREAM B1
50 classes × 60' = 6.5 Months UPSTREAM B1+
55 classes × 60' = 7    Months UPSTREAM B2
55 classes × 60' = 7    Months UPSTREAM B2+
60 classes × 60' = 7.5 Months UPSTREAM C1
65 classes × 60' = 8    Months UPSTREAM C1+
70 classes x  60' = 8.5 Months UPSTREAM C2
      

Setting Goals

Language Schools in Albania  will help by setting goals students can:

1. Improve their academic performance

2. Increase their motivation to achieve

3. Increase pride and satisfaction in performance

4. Improve their self-confidence

By setting goals and measuring their achievements, students are able to see what they have done and what they arecapable of.  Seeing their results gives the confidence and assurance that they need to believe they can achieve highergoals and Language School in Albania will work hands on with students to achieve such goals.

Communicating in English in the classroom has helped students tremendously, it gives each student the confidencethey are looking for when learning a new language. LSIA students are capable to overcome this language barrier andto think effectively by finding ways to resolve any misunderstandings in the classroom with their teacher.

 

Language Schools in Albania is working on overcoming four major difficulties that students struggle when learning a new language:


 English Speaking Difficulty #1- Listening

Remember that when you’re having a conversation, you’re only talking about 50% the time – the other 50% is spent listening to theother person speak. If you don’t understand what the other person is saying, it’s difficult to reply.

Here are two simple solutions to this problem that LSIA is implementing in the lessons:First, practice some listening “Every Day”. All you need is 10-15 minutes per day to develop your listening skills.

 English Speaking Difficulty #2 – Vocabulary

Create conversations and write them down in your vocabulary notebook. This will help you learn useful words that are all related toeach other, so the next time you’re in a situation; you won’t have problems with missing vocabulary.

 English Speaking Difficulty #3 – Pronunciation

There are two things that can help you improve your English pronunciation. One way is to take a pronunciation course in our school.Another way to improve your pronunciation is to keep practicing you’re listening. The more you listen to English, the more your pronunciation will naturally get closer and closer to native pronunciation.

A good way to practice is to get an audio sample which our books offer. Listen to one or two sentences then pause the audio and tryto repeat the sentences exactly as the person said them. Practicing pronunciation like this will help you improve very fast; this methodis done at the Primary Level that our school offers.

 English Speaking Difficulty #4 – Confidence

First, don’t worry too much about grammar! Just do your best to communicate, and you’ll often be successful even if you do make asmall grammar mistake. Also, remember that the grammar of spoken English is often more “flexible” than the grammar of written English.

Second, keep a positive attitude. Think of yourself as an English speaker (because you are!) and focus on celebrating what you know, not being frustrated about what you don’t know.

Third, practice speaking English as much as possible in low-pressure situations which will make it easier to make any corrections. Here are two examples of low-pressure situations: Talk to your-self! It might feel ridiculous, but it really helps! Talk to your teacherand your friends in your English class. If you make a mistake, they can correct you.

It’s extremely important to practice in low pressure situations as much as possible to build your confidence so that you will be comfortable speaking English with others outsideof the classroom settings.

 

Contact is the Appreciation of Differences…. and the Recognition of Similarities

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