### Quest for Best: Focus on Effective Oral Communication at A2.1; A2.2; and B1.1 (CEFR)

Start date: Monday, 6th July to Sunday, 26th July
FULL: please do NOT request. It will be offered again

A 3-week, 15-hour, online course, to help teachers develop and improve their students' English language oral skills. Special attention is given to being able to discuss a topic of the learner’s choice and to hold a conversation on common subject areas. Much of the course can be done at your own pace, although there are some group activities that are best done within the same time frame. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

• A ‘basic user’at A2 (CEFR) 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); communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
• An ‘independent user’ at B1 (CEFR) can: understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.; deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; talk about topics which are familiar or of personal interest; and describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

To apply for a place on one of these courses you must be highly motivated and ideally have at least B2 CEFR level. Just click on the course title, follow the instructions and confirmation will be sent on Sunday, 5th July, 2020. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time.

Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the application form in the first box that says 'Comment' to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.