What are the differences between the course type?
The lessons of the general English courses are non sequential lessons and not progressive. It is a set of lessons about a same subject (topics) that can be taken in different order.
With the general English courses, there are no regular evaluations nor progress reports.
The Exam Preparation courses are designed for more serious learners. The lessons of these courses are sequential and progressive. A exam course is split in group of lessons punctuated by evaluation session with a different teacher (certified evaluator).
Every exam preparation courses are designed according to a recognized standardized test of English language proficiency (such as TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC… etc).
The specialized English courses have the same structure as the general English courses with the distinction of having a teacher that has extra qualifications for the subject. For example, the Legal English Course is taught by the teacher Jonathan P who is a certified CELTA teacher but also has a degree in law (Magistrates Court qualification). He practiced law in excess of 10 years.
The exam evaluations are live lessons where a certified evaluator will contact you to assess your current progress.
Before the live lesson with the evaluator, you have to complete a set of exercises.
Once your evaluation is completed, you will receive an email within 12 hours with your evaluation result. You can view the result of your evaluation form the Diploma page and download a one page pdf file or a 8 page report.
The graph section of the diploma page will display your progress per area.