Courses

English language courses

We can also suggest specialized courses such as;

  • English for HR Professionals
  • English for Finance and Banking
  • English for Lawyers
  • English for Engineers
  • English for Medicine
  • English for Resort Management and Tourism
  • Business English
  • Technical English
  • English preparation courses over the Turkey TUS programme
  • KPDS - Kamu Personeli Dil Sınavı (Turkey)
  • UDS - Universitelerarası Kurul Yabancı Dil Sınavı (Turkey)

We hold our courses using modern methods on the basis of special programs. There are standardised and specialised courses in the centre. We take into consideration our students knowledge levels, free time, and purpose in choosing program. Seminars are held privately and in small groups.

STIMUL Education & Consulting takes all students individually and builds its program taking into account the students’ specialization and field of work. We give students not only knowledge in grammar and speaking but also uses a lot of materials which directly connected with their specialization.

For instance we enlarge their vocabulary in engineering by giving articles and book related to their profession. STIMUL Eduaction & Consulting proposes different courses for companies and organizations in Azerbaijan. These include:

  • Business English Courses

The key focus of this course is the study of English for Business purposes and is appropriate for motivated business students who wish to excel in their business language skills. There is also a component of General English, consolidating students' knowledge and practice of grammar, structure and vocabulary at Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels. This course is also suitable for those students who are considering preparing for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (the "BEC").

  • Technical English Courses

The Main areas covered during the course are: technical terminology, communication with client/colleagues, trends in the oil and gas industries, project management. The course focuses on a number key industry language skill sets, and will provide you with the confidence you need to succeed in one of the world’s most rewarding industries.

  • General English Course

These courses focus on developing all 4 core skills of the English language: speaking, listening, reading and writing and provides students with the skills and confidence to use English both in an academic environment and at the workplace.

  • Advanced Writing Course

The classes focus on writing discursive essays, practising academic listening skills, developing tactics for note-taking and summarising, and broader skills such as study skills, research skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness.

The components of courses:

  1.  Reading components
  2.  Listening  components
  3.  Speaking components
  4.  Grammar & Writing components

Standard courses

You can enrol in the courses regardless of your age and activity. Lessons are appointed due to the test results, and conducted individually and in small groups. At the end of each level, students will be able to read, write, and speak according to this level. The main aim of these courses is  to systematically develop all of the four basic skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking. English classes are held four times a week, each for an hour, including Conversation Clubs which are held on Saturdays and Sundays by the American and British experts (with DVD / CD materials).

English language courses

According to the international  standards of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) the teaching process of English Language consists of 6 levels, which are mentioned below.

1. Beginner Level  

This level is the first level in the English language study,

Our main goals in this level are following:

  • Acquaint students with Basic Grammar of English language
  • Enlarge their vocabulary
  • Develop their reading sub skills

Students at this level will:

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives , people he knows, and things he has
  • 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)

The components of course:

  • The topics covered in the reading, writing, speaking and listening components are : introduction and greetings , names, countries and nationalities, jobs, workplace and music, movies, and TV programs, entertainers, invitations, dates and times.
  • The listening component consists of listening for names and countries, listening to descriptions of jobs and daily schedules, to people, shopping, listening for likes and dislikes.
  • The reading component consists of a variety of short adopted texts (300 – 600 words) on topics such as popular names, people who need jobs, online shopping, and a famous entertainer.
  • The writing component consists of writing questions requesting personal information, a biography of a classmate, a comparison of prices in different countries and a text message.

The grammar component consists of: Wh-questions and statements with be/do, information and yes/no questions and answers with be/do, subject, object pronouns, possessive adjectives, simple present Wh-questions and statements, time expressions, demonstratives, comparisons, would, verb+to+verb.

2. Elementary Level 

Through this course, your main goal is:

  • develop your accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing;
  • develop your awareness of the writing process;
  • develop your reading skills;
  • develop your listening skills.

Students at this level 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.

Components of course are :

 Includes listening, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, CD and DVD components

  • The topics covered in the reading, writing, speaking and listening components are; people, childhood memories, transportation, city services, housing, lifestyle changes, wishes, food recipes, cooking, travel, vacations, plans, complaints, household chores, requests excuses apologies.
  • The listening component consists of listening to people discuss their favorite childhood memories, to a description of a transportation system, to people talk about capsule hotels, to description of foods, to travel advice, to people make requests.
  • The reading component consists of a variety of short adopted texts (300 – 600 words) on topics such as an actress’s career, new transportation inventions, ways to end bad habits, how food affects the way we feel, tips from an expert backpacker, ways to deal with neighbors.
  • The writing component consists of writing a paragraph about childhood, a letter to the editor, an email describing an apartment, a recipe, travel suggestions, a set of guidelines.
  • The speaking component consists of pronunciation practice, and being able to introduce yourself, exchange personal information, speak about your childhood, ask bout someone’s childhood, speak about transportation, evaluate city services, ask for/give information, describe positive/negative features, make comparisons, talk bout lifestyle changes, express wishes, talk about food, express likes and dislikes, describe a favorite snack, give instructions, describe vacation plans, give travel advice, plan a vacation, make/accept/refuse requests, complain apologize, give excuses.

3. Pre-Intermediate Level

Our main goals in this level are following:

  • develop student’s accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing
  • develop student’s awareness of the writing process
  • develop student’s reading sub-skills
  • develop student’s listening sub-skills

Students in this level should:

  • 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.
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The components of the course are:

  • The topics covered in the reading, writing, speaking and listening components are; entertainment, movies and books, reactions and opinions, nonverbal communication, drawing conclusions, money, hopes, predicaments, speculations, requests, excuses, invitations.
  • The listening component consists of listening for opinions, to a movie review, to people talk about the meaning of signs/about predicaments, to a radio talk show, for excuses to voice mail messages.
  • The reading component consists of a variety of short adopted texts (300 – 600 words) on topics such as reading about an author’s career, about proverbs, an advice column,
  • The writing component consists of writing a letter to an advice columnist, a voice mail message.
  • The speaking component consists of pronunciation practice, and describing movies and books, talking about actors and actresses, asking for and giving reactions/opinions, interpreting body language, describing emotions, speculating about past/future events, describing a predicament, giving advice/suggestions, reporting, making requests/invitations/excuses.
  • The grammar component consists of: participles as adjectives, relative clauses, modals and adverbs, permission/obligation/prohibition, unreal if conditionals, past modals, present and past passive constructions reported speech: requests/statements.
  • The vocabulary in this course includes high frequency words and expressions commonly associated with the topics mentioned above.

In this level students take active part in conversation clubs and discussion which is organized in our course, and lead by American and English teachers,

4. Intermediate Level

Our main goals in this level are following:

The main goals of course are :

  • develop your accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing
  • develop your awareness of the writing process
  • develop your reading sub-skills
  • develop your listening sub-skills

Students at this level can:

  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work,, leisure, etc.
  • deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The components of the courses are:

The course content includes building critical thinking skills, listening, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, CD and DVD materials.

  • The topics covered in the reading, writing, speaking and listening components are; advertising, sports, fraud, storytelling and issues in language.
  • The building critical thinking skills component consists of practicing skills such as synthesizing information or reacting to the different viewpoints in the reading or listening selections.
  • The listening component consists of listening to; a classroom lecture, an audio journal, a psychology lecture, a news report, interviews, a story, a conversation with a professional story teller, and a lecture on linguistics.
  • The reading component consists of reading adapted and authentic texts (1000+ words) from magazines, newspapers and literature, such as interviews, excerpts from speeches, reports in newspapers, advertisements, and short stories.
  • The writing component consists of paragraph writing, writing formal letters, commercials/ads, product descriptions, brief reports, composing interview questions, summarizing, paraphrasing.
  • The speaking component consists of pronunciation practice and proposing advertising strategy, product promotion, making travel suggestions, research presentation on a sport, describing types of fraud, recounting experiences, conducting an interview, leading a group discussion, expressing and defending opinions and conducting an interview.
  • The grammar component consists of: imperatives, the contrast between the simple present and the present progressive, modals of preference/ability, equities’, comparatives, superlatives, infinitives of purpose, relative pronouns, modals of ability and possibility, using modals for requests.
  • The vocabulary component consists of idioms, synonyms, word forms, prefixes and suffixes, and high frequency vocabulary associated with the topics under discussion.
  • The topics covered in the DVD component are the following: advertising, extreme sports, fraud, Storytelling, language.
  • The educational technology component consists of students visiting the Hellenic American Union computer labs with their instructor for at least 6 hours (recommended) to enhance their awareness of the role of English in the use of the internet.

In this level students take active part in conversation clubs and discussion which is organized in our course, and lead by American and English teachers,

5. Upper Intermediate Level

Our main goals in this level are following:

  • develop your accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing
  • develop your awareness of the writing process
  • develop your reading sub-skills
  • develop your listening sub-skills

Students at this level can:

  • understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The components of the course are:

  • The course content includes building critical thinking skills, listening, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, DVD and CD components.
  • The topics covered in the reading, writing, speaking and listening components are; philanthropy, education, food, immigration and technology.
  • The building critical thinking skills component consists of practicing skills such as synthesizing information or reacting to the different viewpoints in the reading or listening selections.
  • The listening component consists of listening to; radio news reports, songs, talk radio shows and public service announcements.
  • The reading component consists of reading adapted and authentic texts (1000+ words) from magazines, newspapers and literature, such as articles, poems, editors’ columns, and reports.
  • The writing component consists of writing an opinion essay, writing an opinion letter, a research report summary, a narrative, and a report of an interview.
  • The speaking component consists of pronunciation practice, and conducting an interview, presenting a commercial, taking part in a board meeting and explaining how to do something.
  • The grammar component consists of: question tags, reported speech, phrasal verbs, and tenses in past and present, future perfect and future progressive.
  • The vocabulary component consists of idiomatic expressions, synonyms, figurative meanings, descriptive adjectives
  • The topics covered in the DVD component are: media, overcoming obstacles, medicine, natural disasters, and conservation.
  • The educational technology component consists of students visiting the Hellenic American Union computer labs with their instructor for at least 6 hours (recommended) to enhance their awareness of the role of English in the use of the internet.
  • The reader (recommended supplementation) component consists of a set of activities based on one reader chosen by the teacher from the Readers Catalogue.

6. Advanced Level

The main aims of the course:

Through this course, you will:

  • develop your accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing
  • develop your awareness of the writing process
  • develop your reading sub-skills
  • develop your listening sub-skills

Students at this level should:

  • understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
  • produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns connectors and cohesive devices.
  • What are the components of the course? The course content includes building critical thinking skills, listening, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, DVD and Educational Technology components.
  • The writing component consists of activities that guide students through major aspects of the writing process such as gathering ideas, drafting, sharing and getting feedback, and revising. Students are exposed to a variety of essays which they assess as writers and then express their own ideas in writing. Students might be asked to revise their writing if needed.
  • The reading component consists of reading original texts which vary in genre, voice, mood, and cultural origin. Readings vary in length and level of difficulty. Students will develop their reading and vocabulary skills and strategies through engaging themes and intensive practice. Topics include: Society: Schools and Family, Influences on Our Lives: Nature Versus Nurture.
  • The speaking component consists of group discussions and debates on topics such as small talk, high- tech communication, humor, academic dishonesty and exploring American culture. In addition to class work and participation, there will be 2 officially marked speaking activities per student.
  • The listening component consists of listening to authentic radio interviews, radio reports, discussions, short talks, and lectures on topics such as small talk, high- tech communication, humor, academic dishonesty and exploring American culture.
  • The following grammar items included in this course are Verb Form Review, Nouns and Pronouns, Words: Their Forms and Their Meanings, Adjectives and Comparative Forms.
  • The topics covered in the DVD component are linked thematically to the afore-mentioned topics.
  • The educational technology component consists of students visiting the Hellenic American Union computer labs with their instructor for at least 6 hours (recommended) to enhance their awareness of the role of English in the use of the internet.
  • The reader (recommended supplementation) component consists of a set of activities based on one reader chosen by the teacher from the Readers Catalogue.

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