Reinforcing Strengths and Rising to Challenges

Our academic program provides students with rich learning experiences in a wide variety of subject areas. We reinforce our students' individual strengths and help them achieve excellence, even in the subjects where they face the toughest challenges. Our teachers demonstrate the practical relevance of every subject matter, giving students an added incentive to learn. Activity-oriented, challenging content is at the core of our lesson plans.

Courses

Course information

 

 

United course information ( the six levels described below are applied to all languages offered by United)

 

 

 

 

(Level 1 (A1 Intro), 8 weeks -120 hours*

 

Level 1 will allow the student to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

 

 

(Level 2 (A2 Basic), 8 weeks-120 hours*

 

Level 2 will allow the student to 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). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

 

(Level 3(B1 Intermediate), 8 weeks-120 hours*

 

Level 3 will allow the student to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

 

 

(Level 4 (B2 Upper Intermediate) 8 weeks-120 hours*

 

Level 4 will allow the student to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can 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.

 

 

(Level 5 (C1 Advanced A) 8 weeks-120 hours*

 

Level 5 will allow the student to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

 

 

(Level 6 (C2 Advanced B) 8 weeks-120 hours*

 

Level 6 will allow the student to understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

 

Elective courses

 

Advanced reading and speaking (American History) 6 weeks

 

This advanced course will allow the student to come in contact with America and its history. This course is a cultural accepting course that binds Culture and History in one. Discussions, debates and presentations are a part of the features of this exciting course.

 

Grammar course A and B 12 weeks

 

This grammar course uses a fun methodology to provide the best education possible.Grammar and Beyond ensures success in the classroom and beyond with its unique combination of corpus-based information, direct application of grammar in all four skills, and ample opportunities for writing.

 

What Makes Grammar and Beyond Different?

 

Corpus-based information


The grammar presentations are based on a careful analysis of the billion-word Cambridge English Corpus, so students and teachers can be confident that the information represents real-world use.

 

Common mistakes sections


Students also learn how to avoid the most common mistakes and practice finding and correcting them. The information on common mistakes comes from the Cambridge Learner Corpus, which ensures that it represents actual student errors.

Writing practice in class


Every unit offers explicit application of the target grammar in writing. This allows students to practice using the grammar in their writing.

 

*This course is divided in section A and B and each section lasts 6 weeks. We offer level 1 and level 2, but students are free to continue with advanced levels 3 and 4 of the same series especially if they preparing for TOEFL IBT, it is an excellent tool.*

 

 

Listening and speaking 6 weeks

 

More purposeful integration of critical thinking and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A culminating productive task integrates content, language and critical thinking skills.

 

A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more.

The listening and speaking course will provide the student all the tools he or she needs to advance in his or her career. Especially designed for advanced students, The North star program by Pearson and Longman is perfect for getting students into discussions about issues that matter to society in today’s world.

 

The Idiom advantage 6 weeks

 

 

 

The Idiom Advantage: Fluency in Speaking and Listening, by Dana Watkins, offers a wide variety of interactive activities that provide students with opportunities to hear, read, and produce idioms in interesting and engaging ways. Idioms are contextualized in narratives, interviews, news reports, radio programs, and conversations for both reading and listening. Controlled listening and writing activities help students understand meaning and structure.

 

Authentic magazine and newspaper advertisements present the idioms in clever and memorable ways to broaden students' understanding. Students practice using idioms in role play, debate, oral presentation, group discussion, and writing.

 

 

 Conversation Course/Raise the issues 6 weeks

 

Raise the Issues: An Integrated Approach to Critical Thinking 3rd Edition

Language: American English

 

Key Features

  • Ten units with stimulating content that integrates listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • Five new units on issues such as international adoptions, immigration, and alternative energy
  • Presents differing viewpoints on contemporary topics to develop critical thinking

 

 

 

TOEFL Preparation

United offers the best book for TOEFL Preparation. The Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL®Test, Third Edition, includes skill building and practice tests all in one volume to help learners succeed on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The third edition of Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL®Test provides a complete tutorial and a wealth of new activities to introduce students to the new computer formats and activity types. Other key features include more than 200 skill-building exercises fully updated for the current exam, six hours of listening material on Audio Cassette or Audio CD, a complete grammar review, a CD-ROM component containing seven complete practice tests, and an in-depth mini-writing course.

United is not a testing center yet, but we are working hard to become one in the near future. In the meantime United offers the best quality preparation to our student community that will guarantee their goals. Please check with United for available dates and testing centers for the TOEFL test.

 Please check price list

 

Cambridge Preparation

First certificate

 

This popular First Certificate course has been updated to prepare students for the new examination syllabus introduced in December 2008. A clear organization and fresh approach have already made it a popular route to success at FCE in many countries throughout the world: thirty short units provide thorough training in exam skills, solid language development, and lively class discussion. A wide variety of texts and recordings on stimulating topics engage learners' interest. A third edition of the course is now available - please visit www.cambridge.org/elt/objectivefirst for more information.

Key Features of This Title

  • Contains 'Writing Folders' so candidates can develop the full range of writing skills needed for the FCE exam.
  • 'Exam Folders' familiarize candidates with exam-type tasks and provide helpful advice for each part of the exam.
  • A 'Grammar Folder' appendix provides further explanations and examples.
  • Regular revision units enable students to measure their progress and recycle grammar and vocabulary.
  • Corpus-informed so students are made aware of the most common mistakes made in the exam, and the course presents them with the most authentic, up-to-date use of language.
  • Revised and updated so it corresponds to the updated examination syllabus introduced in December 2008.

 

Certificate in Advanced English

This course has been revised for the updated CAE exam syllabus introduced in December 2008. It contains 30 short units which take a fresh approach to a wide variety of topics and exam-related genres useful for the exam. Authentic language examples illustrate a wide range of real English usage and a Grammar Folder appendix provides further examples and explanations. The course is written by experienced authors who have an in-depth knowledge of the CAE exam, and contains material informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus which highlights typical mistakes made by CAE candidates.


Key Features of This Title

  • 'Writing Folders' develop the full range of writing skills needed for the CAE exam.
  • 'Exam Folders' familiarize candidates with exam-type tasks and provide helpful advice for each part of the exam.
  • A 'Grammar Folder' appendix provides further explanations and examples.
  • Regular revision units measure students' progress and recycle grammar and vocabulary.
  • Corpus-informed to make students aware of the most common mistakes made in the exam and to present the most authentic, up-to-date use of language.
  • Please check Price list

United's Spanish course

United’s Spanish course is designed to allow students to interact using this language in business, pleasure or any other activity where they need to use Spanish.

United provides the Spanish now course which has different levels.The updated 7th edition of this combination textbook and workbook is designed as an introduction to Spanish for classroom use. The emphasis is on oral proficiency—conversational speaking and listening comprehension—but the authors also present detailed instruction in the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in Spanish. The book is filled with exercises and answers, true-to-life dialogues, humorous cartoons, illustrations of Hispanic art, and photos that capture the flavor of Spanish culture in Spain and Latin America. In this new edition, the lessons have been enriched with subtopics to enhance conversational speech. Please check price list for all languages.


Portuguese and French courses

These courses are offered at United languages according to demand. We offer the same methodology used in our main English language program. The communicative approach is used to provide the proper skills to achieve the necessary fluency in no time at all. Portuguese, French and Italian are offered by United in group or one on one classes. These languages have the same price structure as English and one on one classes. Contact our representatives and they will guide you in your language experience regarding French, Italian and Portuguese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: +1- 305-961-1612 /+1-786-766-2506

 

 

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