The Lingua Franca approach to language courses

Lingua Franca meets your language learning objectives

  • Internationally Certified Trainers specialising in teaching languages to adults
  • High Standards maintained through Train the Trainers and monthly Share Best Teaching Practice seminars for all our trainers
  • Our Teaching Method is communicative and the focus is on the student, we use real-life and real-business situations, tailored for our students
  • Course-books and Resources at the cutting edge of language learning
  • Course Procedure - clear and efficient

Language course procedure

Before the course:
- Linguistic consultancy and placement tests

During the course:
- Supervision and constant learning progress measurement
- Fast progress based on innovative methods
- Interactive structure based on real-life and real-business contexts

After the course:
- Certificate in linguistic level graduation

Overall objectives for each language level

Lingua Franca Centre programmes are carefully planned to meet the learning needs of each client. People have a variety of reasons for wanting to learn a language: communicating effectively with colleagues or clients, writing letters, obtaining information, listening to others or conversing socially.

When you have completed your language level you will have achieved the following objectives:

Levels Listening/ Speaking Reading Writing
C2 CAN advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions. CAN understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex texts. CAN write letters on any subject and full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy.
C1 CAN contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions. CAN read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence. CAN prepare/draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate.
B2 CAN follow or give a talk on a familiar topic or keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics. CAN scan texts for relevant information, and understand detailed instructions or advice. CAN make notes while someone is talking or write a letter including non-standard requests.
B1 CAN express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements. CAN understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of non-routine information within a familiar area. CAN write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.
A2 CAN express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context. CAN understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters. CAN complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.
A1 CAN understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic. CAN understand basic notices, instructions or information. CAN complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.
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