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General English (Adults, Teenagers, Children) – most of our courses are aimed at adults. They generally range in age between early twenties and mid-thirties. Most are professional people who need to learn English. It is becoming increasingly difficult for native Russians to get a good job in Moscow without at least upper-intermediate English. As a result, our students are highly-motivated; they put a lot of effort into their learning, and expect to see something in return from their teachers. While a lot of students are roughly pre-intermediate, we also have quite a few more advanced learners.

Business generally, business teaching is on a 1-2-1 basis, more often than not at the student's place of work. In many ways, business teaching is one of the most demanding types, because the teacher needs to be strong enough to push the student towards “real” and effective learning. I want to speak English at Board Meetings is not much use if the student can't string two words together….. More than that though, for some reason, the course books for Business English really aren't up to much, and the need to target learning means that lesson planning can take quite a bit longer than normal.

Examinations in many ways, teaching exam classes is a throwback to the good old days. The purpose in teaching CAE and, particularly, IELTS is simply to get the highest grades possible for our students. Any pretence at teaching English goes flying out the window in the all-consuming quest for that extra mark. In short, teaching exams is result-driven and, as a result, is not every teacher's cup of tea. However, it really is extremely rewarding to know that all the pushing and shoving required to make your students work harder is worth it when they send you e-mails from their new countries (particularly Australia and Canada), or foreign universities. Really, it is no exaggeration to say that, for many students, failure to achieve the required grade is the end of their hopes and dreams for a better life.

English for Lawyers this is a new, vocabulary-based course, teaching legal vocabulary at the same time as general English. The materials used are partly-adapted from the course mentioned below, but we will also be using the new Cambridge book. While knowledge of law (English or American) would be nice, it is not strictly necessary for this particular course which is aimed at intermediate-level students who want to take our other, much-more law-based course. However, you will need to have an interest in the subject.

Legal English this is a monster, developed over the past four years and, if you're not a qualified lawyer, don't even think about it. It teaches Russian lawyers how to think like foreign lawyers, how to write like them, and how to actually DO things like foreign lawyers. Students are generally of upper-intermediate and advanced level. If you are a qualified lawyer, and have teaching experience, you might like to get your teeth into this course.