Capturator software effectively prepares students for Cambridge (KET, PET, First Certificate, etc.), Trinity College (ISE, GESE), TOEFL and TOEIC certification.
As the course is designed according to the TaSk approach, it enables students to learn to interact in progressively more complex, communicative, authentically British or American contexts.
The course was designed and written by English native speakers with long teaching experience and unites language learning with the most relevant aspects of the cultures of English speaking countries, paying particular attention to those linguistic and cultural elements that characterize and distinguish British and American culture.
English is taught as the language of international communication and the use of modern communication techniques like e-mail and text messages is stressed.
At more advanced levels, students learn to use the professional terminology of different fields such as economy, law and journalism.
Teaching units are devoted to the development of the 4 language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, according to CEFR criteria.
Grammatical structures are introduced in a communicative context based on the students' level.
Vocabulary is introduced on the basis of the frequency with which words and expressions are used in modern English from the most important 2.000 words in level A1 to the over 10.000 words in level C1.
Units on pronunciation teach the pronunciation differences between British and American English.
The course has been designed based on research and on state of the arts tools for teaching English.
In course A1 students begin to communicate in simple everyday situations, acquiring basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. The course develops oral and reading comprehension skills as well as speaking and writing.
In course A2 the students' ability to communicate in everyday situations improves. Acquisition of basic grammatical structures is completed, vocabulary is consolidated and increased. The course develops oral and reading comprehension and students learn to express themselves with increased confidence.
In course B1 students learn to communicate more freely in relatively complex everyday situations, using more advanced grammatical structures and a wider vocabulary. Listening and speaking skills are developed, enabling students to interact freely in the target language.
In course B2 students develop the ability to express themselves fluently in all communicative situations, using appropriate language and register and an increasingly wide vocabulary. By the end of the course they are able to communicate effectively in a wide range of general and professional contexts.
In C1 level students aquire a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and learn to recognize implicit meaning.