English Courses

The English language is one of the most useful languages to learn in the world. Whether you are considering taking your business to other countries or looking to learn a language that can be used in many countries, the English language is surely one of the most popular options. While there are more speakers of the Mandarin Chinese and Spanish languages, the English language is the one that has spread the furthest over the world.

There are simply huge amounts of literature and writing in the English language. It is also the standard language for world communication, especially in the fields of science, business, information technology and economy. Besides being an incredibly useful language to learn for business, the English language also opens the speaker up to a massive amount of culture, such as cinema, theatre, and music. Learning the English language will enable you to travel the world over, and be understood by the local people who live there, enriching your travelling experience.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally accredited and universally recognized as an English language assessment of the highest standards throughout the world.

This program prepares participants for all Skills of the English language - the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Skills. Each skill is examined in a separate module. We help the students get highly prepared by helping them to familiarize with the various test formats and acquire test-taking strategies. Participants will practice different language task-types through a variety of activities, lectures, role-play, games and assignments.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Skimming, scanning and detailed reading and analysis skills.
    • Techniques in reading questions and recognizing paragraph structures.
    • Identify synonyms and distracting information.
    • Understanding visual information and authors views and arguments.
    • Vocabulary building.
  • WRITING
    • Skimming, scanning and detailed reading and analysis skills.
    • Techniques in reading questions and recognizing paragraph structures.
    • Identify synonyms and distracting information.
    • Understanding visual information and authors views and arguments.
    • Vocabulary building.
  • LISTENING
    • Skimming, scanning and detailed reading and analysis skills.
    • Techniques in reading questions and recognizing paragraph structures.
    • Identify synonyms and distracting information.
    • Understanding visual information and authors views and arguments.
    • Vocabulary building.
  • SPEAKING
    • Skimming, scanning and detailed reading and analysis skills.
    • Techniques in reading questions and recognizing paragraph structures.
    • Identify synonyms and distracting information.
    • Understanding visual information and authors views and arguments.
    • Vocabulary building.

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL® Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas

The Foundation English Program is part of a package of programs which prepares students to cope with university education. It mainly aims at bridging the gap between school and university education. The English Program consists of a number of competencies: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, critical thinking skills, and self-learning.

A multimedia component of the program is also available to reinforce the language skills and to support independent learning.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Read and understand simple texts in English
    • Answer simple comprehension questions and match sentences about texts
    • Reconstruct texts by reordering sentences
    • Understand the main idea of a text
    • Identify specific information in a text
  • WRITING
    • Complete forms
    • Write well-structured simple sentences
    • Write simple texts about familiar topics
    • Use simple conjunctions
    • Use punctuation and capitalisation correctly in simple sentences
  • LISTENING
    • Listen for specific information e.g. personal information
    • Answer simple questions on informational texts
    • Match information with speakers
    • Listen for pronunciation and intonation
    • Identify numbers (e.g. years and dates) from listening texts
    • Listen to complete sentences
  • SPEAKING
    • Greetings and introductions
    • Make conversations in familiar situations (e.g. café, chatting about family, weekend)
    • Ask and respond to simple questions with modelling
    • Describe things
    • Talk about past and future events

Top Notch 1 introduces all the competencies of A1 Level described in the Common European Framework of Reference, and introduces competencies at the A2 level.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Skim for main ideas and scan for specific information
    • Find information in documents
    • Understand texts about familiar topics
    • Answer multiple choice and short answer questions about a text
    • Use simple texts as models for writing
  • WRITING
    • Write simple descriptions
    • Write well-structured sentences
    • Devise questions to form a survey and respond to questions in writing
    • Complete application forms
    • Write email messages and online texts
  • LISTENING
    • Listen for specific information e.g. numbers, names, countries
    • Answer questions on informational texts
    • Match information to pictures
    • Respond to questions in familiar situations
    • Understand simple telephone conversations
    • Follow directions
  • SPEAKING
    • Greetings and introductions
    • Talk about familiar topics and routines
    • Ask and respond to straightforward questions
    • Describe pictures and differences between pictures
    • Make arrangements and plans

Top Notch 2 is for high-beginning students. It is the third book in the Top Notch series and covers competencies from A2 Level described in the Common European Framework of Reference, and introduces competences from the B1 level.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Skim for main ideas and scan for specific information
    • Guessing the meaning of words from context
    • Understand texts about a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics
    • Use texts as a basis for discussion
    • Use texts as models for a range of writing tasks
  • WRITING
    • Write well-constructed paragraphs
    • Write narratives
    • Write descriptions of people and places
    • Write letters and invitations
    • Complete application forms
  • LISTENING
    • Listen for gist and specific information
    • Use listening tasks as a basis for speaking
    • Match information to specific criteria (e. g. jobs)
    • Complete tables of information
    • Identify main points and summarise information in listening texts
    • Infer relationships of speakers
  • SPEAKING
    • Tell a story
    • Talk about personal activities and engage in social chit-chat
    • Describe people and places
    • Talk about the future and plans
    • Make choices and explain the reasons for those choices

This is an Intermediate level course that consolidates basic grammar knowledge and use, expands vocabulary and develops reading and writing skills beyond the basic level. It develops skills of generating ideas independently and collaboratively, develops listening and speaking skills, and promotes critical thinking and independent learning.

Classroom learning is reinforced with a variety of multimedia programs and special websites for independent learning and self-assessment.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Read for main points and specific information
    • Answer comprehension questions on a text
    • Make inferences from written texts
    • Identify different text types (narrative, news report, informational text etc)
    • Use text types as models for different types of writing
  • WRITING
    • Write emails, descriptions and narratives
    • Write for work purposes
    • Give opinions in writing
    • Write in paragraphs
    • Use several types of linking words in their writing
  • LISTENING
    • Listen for main idea and specific information
    • Use listening as a basis for discussion and extension
    • Listen in order to match or to complete sentences
    • Answer questions based on listening texts
    • Listen and reconstruct a story
  • SPEAKING
    • Talk about a variety of familiar topics
    • Describe people and places in detail
    • Give advice and make suggestions
    • Give opinions and suggest solutions to problems
    • Make arrangements over the phone

This is a Upper-intermediate course that teaches all language skills. It gives instruction at a more advanced level, with the aim of preparing students for real academic contexts. It develops the ability to take notes from lectures, promotes the skills of writing coherent paragraphs and essays, encourages speaking on academic topics to an audience, and reinforces critical thinking and independent learning.

Classroom learning is reinforced with a variety of multimedia programs and special websites to promote learner autonomy and self- assessment. Furthermore, the course fosters independent learning activities facilitated by the Student Learning Cent

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Read for main idea and specific information
    • Guess the meaning of new words form context
    • Read and understand texts in a variety of genres
    • Identify register and tone from reading texts
    • Use reading texts to inform their writing
  • WRITING
    • Write biographies and narratives
    • Write descriptions of events and achievements
    • Write formal letters and other types of messages
    • Give opinions and supporting reasons in essays and reviews
    • Take notes when listening to information
  • LISTENING
    • Listen for main ideas and supporting detail
    • Use listening as a basis for presenting information
    • Listen in order to make notes
    • Listen in order to summarise verbally
    • Listen for explanations and reasons
  • SPEAKING
    • Talk about a wide variety of topics
    • Present information clearly to others
    • Describe events and achievements
    • Explain opinions and decisions
    • Speak accurately in various contexts

This is an advanced course that prepares students to function adequately in an English-medium academic environment and raises students' general proficiency in English to a higher level. It teaches all language skills. It develops reading skills using intellectually challenging, academic texts. It also promotes the skills of writing coherent essays, encourages, and reinforces critical thinking and independent learning.

Advanced listening and note-taking skills are incorporated into the course. Classroom learning is reinforced with a variety of multimedia programs and special websites to promote learner autonomy and self- assessment. Furthermore, the course fosters student-led field work and research projects.

What Will Students Learn?

  • READING
    • Read contemporary articles for meaning and specific information
    • Read articles and reports and interpret writer’s viewpoint
    • Identify genre, register, tone and attitude in a written text
    • Use reading texts to find evidence to support written arguments
    • Write accurately for a variety of purposes and contexts
  • WRITING
    • Write clear, detailed text on a wide variety of subjects
    • Write essays or reports using researched evidence to support their points
    • Write different forms of communication to deliver an accurate message
    • Write to convey information in a clear and structured manner
    • Use a variety of genres to convey opinion and reasons
  • LISTENING
    • Understand extended speech on a wide variety of topics
    • Interpret indications of tone and register
    • Interpret opinions expressed in listening texts
    • Use a wide variety of listening tasks as a basis for extended discussion
    • Follow extended lines of argument on familiar topics
  • SPEAKING
    • Interact with native speakers with little or no problem
    • Take an active part in discussions on familiar topics
    • Present information and descriptions on a wide range of topics
    • Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving reasons for that viewpoint
    • Use stress, rhythm and intonation to convey meaning
    • Explain the reasons for decisions they have made

Training is designed to reflect the essential skill in the field of aviation and enhance the interaction within work environment. Effective English-language communication is taught through the most updated methods during a variety of realistic scenarios, covering regular operations, irregular operations and emergency situations.

A language is expressed via speaking meanwhile learners are taught to think in English rather than translate from their mother tongue.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Geography, Meteorological Conditions, Aircraft Maintenance.
  • Cargo and Dangerous Goods, Flight Planning, Departure, Flight Safety and Security.
  • First Aid and Medical Assistance and other important information.

Learning English for Banking and Finance demands professional English communication skills which cannot be under-estimated.

You can expect to find fierce competition in the selection and interview process from many of today’s banking and financial institutions as they seek to recruit only the best performers.

And if you are successful in out-performing your competitors, your polished performance at the interview stages will not be expected to stop once you leave the interview room and have secured your dream job.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Capital Markets
  • Investments
  • Cross-Cultural Business formalities
  • A comparison of today’s banking institutions
  • Recent changes in the financial service industry
  • The role of ethics and professionalism in the sector
  • Banking trends in developing and developed countries
  • Developing the understanding of nuance: focusing on tone, stress and intonation to improve your ability to interpret and present language more accurately
  • Meetings: Negotiating and making presentations
  • Reading for detail and nuance, enabling you to fully understand not just the information that you read but also the tone in which it is written.
  • Accent reduction

Business English courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients and will be determined by personal/organizational requirements, existing level and end objectives.

However, core subject areas for a Business English course will include:

What Will Students Learn?

  • Fluency enhancement
  • Improved listening skills for meetings and teleconferences
  • Role, company and sector-specific vocabulary
  • Achieving clarity in written English
  • Effective written communication techniques

This English course is designed to provide HR Professionals with an extremely practical focus on the English language and skills needed to work more effectively with both internal clients and external partners.

Take an English for Human Resource Professionals course with CLC, one of the UAE's leading providers of English for Human Resource Professionals training courses.

What Will Students Learn?

  • More confidence liaising with your international network
  • Accurate use of international HR and training terminology
  • Production of clearer and more persuasive written documents
  • Effective use of key HR terminology
  • Tools for writing clear briefs, manuals and strategy papers
  • Fluency enhancement for presenting information
  • Development of listening skills for formal meetings and teleconferencing

Whatever your diplomatic field, it is not enough simply to speak English well.

In order to operate at the highest diplomatic level, the ability to understand the subtleties and nuances of the English language and deliver with confidence is paramount

What Will Students Learn?

  • Greater diplomacy in your spoken and written language
  • More professional representation of your country
  • Greater command in your choice of language
  • Spoken English: tone, register and style
  • Public speaking
  • Presentation skills
  • Formal writing skills: style, accuracy and structure
  • Email etiquette

As the economic tide changes from recession to recovery and consumer confidence grows, is your English good enough to make a sales and marketing impact on an international stage?

Whether you need to present your strategy to the board, deliver a SWOT or PESTLE analysis or communicate your message across departmental borders, we can equip you with the language and communication skills you need to succeed.

The one to one component of this course will focus on specific scenarios and essential language you need to make a real impact on prospective clients, members of your team, your shareholders or other stakeholders. The Successful Communication for Professionals micro-group enables you to practise essential language, intercultural and soft skills for effective communication in meetings, presentations and networking events.

What Will Students Learn?

  • More effective and persuasive representation of your organisation
  • Increased interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable competitive advantage when working internationally
  • More effective liaison with your international colleagues
  • Improved sales proposals

If you are already working, or intend to work, in the hotel industry and you use English in your work, then Be CLC student will help you to understand, speak, read and write the English you need.

The course is for students at the elementary and lower-intermediate levels. Its primary aim is to teach you to speak to and understand guests at the hotel where you work, in order to make their stay more comfortable and your job more enjoyable.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Reception work
  • Restaurant work
  • Answering the phone and taking messages
  • Writing short e-mails and letters
  • Dealing with guests’ problems
  • Explaining how things work
  • Giving directions inside and outside the hotel
  • Suggesting places to visit in the region

The healthcare environment is often a difficult place to work in as the work is often fast-paced and patients are not always easy to understand. They may speak indistinctly because of a health problem e.g. be stroke-affected or speak with a heavy accent or use an unfamiliar dialect of English.

The elderly may also be difficult to understand or find it difficult to understand the Healthcare Professional because of hearing loss or dementia. Patients may not understand medical terms and may only understand everyday health terms which may be unfamiliar to the Health Care Worker. For example, an patient who tells the doctor that he’s been ‘chucking all night’ means that he’s been vomiting all night!

What Will Students Learn?

  • Effective use of key medical terminology and abbreviations
  • Tools for reading and writing clear medical reports, prognosis, diagnosis, recommendations, prescriptions and notes for colleagues
  • Formal presentation skills on areas of medical specialization & interest
  • Maximize productivity at team meetings

CLC organise a Military English courses for individuals or closed groups who need to use English for their work. Courses are tailored to specific needs and objectives, such as being able to communicate effectively in international operations.

Military English courses can be combined with General or Business English courses, so students improve their overall command of English, and develop their ability to communicate effectively in a wider range of scenarios.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Greater confidence in your ability to convey your message in English
  • Key military English terminology and jargon
  • Broader vocabulary for discussing military and peacekeeping issues
  • Greater awareness and more effective use of diplomatic language

For those who must write as part of their job, being able to write well is a real career boost. Learn how to capture your thoughts on paper so they are strong and persuasive, but at the same time clear, concise, complete, and correct.

We can think about writing either as a process or as a product, the finished piece of writing. If we can think of it as a process, then by changing the way we go about writing, we can change the finished product.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Have a better grasp of and better appreciate the grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure required for writing correctly.
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  • Practice the ability to write concisely and clearly, so that the reader will grasp quickly the message of the written material.
  • Learn the process of gathering material, putting it in a format that addresses the points under discussion; bring closure through recommendations or next steps.
  • Develop a writing style in keeping with that used by experienced writers.

Writing Academic English aims to develop and expand the skills required to write essays, assignments, reports, articles, books, researches and dissertations in English. Not only are such issues as correct language use addressed, the course also teaches students to write in language that is both effective and appropriate for academic texts.

As well as paying attention to grammar and vocabulary use, the course also focuses on writing strategies that are characteristic of English texts on academic subjects.

What Will Students Learn?

  • How to structure information effectively.
  • How to link ideas and arguments smoothly to create a flowing text.
  • To take a critical view of your own work.
  • How to write clear and concise texts.