Frequently asked questions
English is a language that is spoken all over the world. It is the language of the Internet, the media, the entertainment industry and the world of business. For anyone who speaks in English, the world unfolds, giving them better job opportunities, the freedom of travelling and studying abroad. Also you will have a better chance of learning other foreign languages more easily.
As each case is different, it is important that you contact our colleagues immediately with your problems so that we can find the most appropriate solution together.
The idea of a placement test is to assess existing knowledge. If you revise before the test, you may get a false result and learn in a group that does not match your level of English. If you are not happy with the outcome of your placement test, you have the opportunity to consult with a staff member and decide together on the appropriate level. There is no time limit when completing the test, so with a little patience and concentration, what you once learned will soon come to mind.
In addition to bilingual dictionaries (English – your mother tongue), it is very important that you also get a monolingual dictionary that matches your level.
The best-known online dictionaries are: howjsay.com
- needs analysis and advice on which course to choose
- consultation with teachers
- participation in the chosen course
- continuous feedback on your progress
- library service
- end of module test
- and much more: you will find detailed descriptions on the course pages of our website
We strive to strike a balance between developing speaking skills and the acquisition of grammar. Through our communicative teaching method, the use of grammar plays a prominent role not only in writing but also in oral practice. However, you may have been more involved with grammar in the past, or you may have had more opportunities for oral practice. If you just want to improve your speaking skills, check out our offers on English for special purposes.
Easy Talking course in person or online
Teen Talk course in person or online
You can complete an online placement test for free of charge and then make an appointment for an oral test. The oral test is a short conversation with one of our teachers on Zoom or if you are located in Budapest, you can do it in person in our school. You can fill in our written placement test here, on our website, you can have an oral placement test at a pre-arranged time in Zoom, or in person, within the opening hours.
Our school will provide you with plenty of supplementary materials to give you more practice, but whenever you feel the need for even more practice, you can borrow simplified English literature from our library or watch movies in English, listen to music, learn new vocabulary with online or off-line flashcards.
Whichever course you choose, a minimum of one hour of practice a day is definitely recommended. The revision could be learning new vocabulary, completing written grammar exercises, watching a show in English or any fun activity that helps you improve your English.
No matter how old you are, it is never too late or too early to start to learn a foreign language. Our groups are mixed-age groups, but if you feel more confident learning with people of similar age, we offer specially designed courses for teens and seniors.
Teen Talk course in person or online
Senior course in person or online
We will constantly measure your progress with various tests throughout the course and give you appropriate feedback and advice on how to perform better and better. You will complete the course with a final test.
Nowadays, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t understand a word of English as we are constantly surrounded by the English language in everyday life. The aim of the placement test is to determine whether you are a complete beginner or false beginner. Try Test #1 and have a look at the first exercise. You might be able to recognise some English words. If you find the test too difficult, click the ‘Finish test’ button.
In our courses you can meet students of all ages. People from all over the world join our English classes, which provide a friendly, motivating, multicultural environment, where you have a better chance of improving your speaking skills at a faster pace.
Stable, reliable Internet connection, camera and microphone, adequate softwares to open online learning materials and supplementary materials shared in class (e.g. Microsoft Office programs). The online lessons are held on the Zoom interface, which can be used without registration and is easily accessible via a browser, without the need to download any apps or softwares.