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English Language Courses

English Language Foundation 1

This level is made up of one course. It was designed for students who have no experience with the English language at all. This level is where students start their journey of learning the English language starting with learning how to read and write the alphabet. Students then learn how to correctly read and write words as well as practice correct pronunciation.

English Introductory Level 1

This level is made up of one course. It was designed for students who have no experience with the English language at all. This level is where students start their journey of learning the English language starting with learning how to read and write the alphabet. Students then learn how to correctly read and write words as well as practice correct pronunciation. They also learn more advanced basics like grammar rules and the past and present simple tenses, pronouns, and possessive pronouns. In addition, they learn how to build up and read simple sentences. At the end of this course, students will be capable of simple readings and discussions from dialogues between people who are meeting for the first time.

OBA School aims to provide for its students an introductory level of the English language, which make it unique in comparison to other platforms of long-distance learning. OBA School has utilized all its resources to provide the smoothest and most efficient syllabi and study materials to make its students experiences exceptional. This form of long-distance learning is non-conventional whereby the technology is blended into the curriculum in contrast to boring conventional methods of studying from books. OBA School leaves no room for boredom; lessons are available in video tutorial form as well as exciting interactivities that encourage students to learn more. This is in addition to virtual classes that take place online, where students can communicate with each other and with the course instructor to be able to share experiences, review lessons, ask and answer questions, and practice correct pronunciation through basic conversation.

Course Content

In this level, students will study the following English language skills:

  Writing skills of the English language related to the following

1-The English alphabet
2-Writing letters on their own and with other letters to make words
3-Improving handwriting and learning to write clearly on the lines
4-Kinds of sentences
5-Differentiating between sentences and paragraphs
6-Writing a paragraph

 

Reading and speaking skills related to the following

1-Pronouncing the letters of the alphabet correctly
2-Reading the days, months, and seasons
3-Describing colors
4-The formulation of simple questions

 

Grammar skills of the English language related to the following 

1-Verb to be in the present tense (is, am are)
2-Subject and object pronouns
3-Possessive pronouns
4-Nouns: singular and plural
5-The comparative and superlative forms
6-Wh-questions and yes/no questions

Vocabulary skills of the English Language related to the following

1-Adjectives and how to use them in sentences
2-Shapes and colors
3-Days of the week, months of the year, and the 4 seasons
4-Numbers (cardinal and ordinal) and how to use them in sentences

Dialogue skills for everyday life related to the following

1-Giving directions to lead other people to certain locations
2-Greetings

Admission Requirements

Since the Introductory Level is the first level of learning the English language at OBA School, there are no admission requirements to this level.

Progession

Once you have finished successfully studying the Introductory Level course, you can proceed to the Beginner Level 2A English language course.

When Can you Enroll in the Course?

In the beginning of each month we have a new student intake. To ensure we have an exceptional service that can meet every student’s ambitions, we have made all our courses available for enrolment at any time of the year. However, the formal start-off of any of the courses is usually at the beginning of the month following the month that you enrol in. That means you will have immediate access to the course materials where you can read the study guide and starter files and also can have a go with the study materials like watching the tutorial videos and browsing the eBooks until you are contacted in the beginning of the next month directly by one of our dedicated tutors who will explain to you the whole process.

Duration of The Course and Study Period

The duration of the Introductory Level 1A course is two months. However, it does not necessarily need that long. As a reference for you to estimate accordingly, you would need around 100 hours of studying to complete the course. Hence you can schedule the duration based on dividing 100 hours by how many hours you plan to study per week resulting in the number of weeks required to finish the course.

Although the above method of estimation is only a guide, completing your course depends on several factors such as your employment situation. You could be a full-time employee, a part-time employee, or unemployed. Another factor would be your ability to dedicate time to study. Setting a study schedule is not difficult but committing to it needs determination and persistence. It would need to be remembered that it is your own responsibility to dedicate enough time to complete your studies.

The Equivalent Formal Test and Qualification from Cambridge:

Studying the Intermediate Level with OBA School does not include any official Cambridge qualification. The Pre-Intermediate 4A and 4B level at OBA School has an equivalent official qualification

About Cambridge Qualifications for the English Language

The Cambridge Assessment English organisation is part of the University of Cambridge that helps millions of people around the world to learn English and prove their skills on Cambridge’s scale of competency to distinguish their English abilities on a single standard. This helps universities, governments and employers to identify applicants’ proficiency in the English language.
Cambridge created some of the most important English language qualifications worldwide, which have become an international standard and reference to judge a person’s linguistic skills in English. Cambridge English tests are well known and trusted by international private and public institutions all over the world.

Names of exams and qualifications by Cambridge English Assessment:

The University of Cambridge offers the largest collection of qualifications and exams for the English language for students. They include:

  • IELTS, that in partnership with the British Council
  • Cambridge English Qualifications, that is solely by Cambridge. That includes:

1- N KET (New name from Cambridge: A2 Key)
2- PET (New name from Cambridge: B1 Preliminary)
3- FCE (New name from Cambridge: B2 First)
4- CAE (New name from Cambridge: C1 Advanced)
5- CPE (New name from Cambridge: C2 Proficiency)

Facts and figures from the board of examination of Cambridge English Assessment:

  • More than 5 million people around the world take Cambridge’s English tests each year.
  • Cambridge has over 2800 approved examination centers across 130 countries around the world.
  • The exams offered by Cambridge English Assessment institution is the longest experience and most known international standard in designing and awarding English quantifications. The examination board began its activities in 1913, giving it more than 100 years of experience.

For more information on the Cambridge qualifications please click here.

OBA School Tests and Assignments

With OBA you will have on-going internal exams including end-of-unit exams and self-marking assessments. These contain sets of questions that are in an exam format which you would need to solve and submit for marking and feedback. Commitment to doing your internal exams with OBA is a key to success, as it will prepare you to a great extent for your formal exams as well as enable you and your tutor to measure your progress throughout the course.

Moreover, all marks you will achieve throughout the course will be stored in your grade table on the eLearning platform so you may refer to them whenever needed. These internal exams are provided to you to evaluate your progress and performance in order for us to help you throughout your course by keeping eye on your performance and identifying any weak areas you might have with the subject you’re studying to prepare you for the final exam.

Please remember that any kind of internal exams you take with OBA School do not count towards your final score. You will have one formal exam that will carry all your marks that you will see in your formal script and certificate that will be issued to you by the awarding body. This final exam is external i.e. you will sit for it in either an approved examination center or the British Council. 

What you will Benefit from OBA School

Our courses are just as real as the full-time courses at a traditional school premises. There will be no paper pack to send to you by OBA to learn from that is because we at OBA do not believe studying from books in your own can be an effective way to learn for a distance learning student, rather we provide you with one of the best ways to learn from home through our online eLearning platform where you will find all your materials that include tutorial videos covers all of the curriculum lesson by lesson so you can watch your lessons and hear the explanation directly from the tutors compared to the old fashion of distance learning via silent books.

As a student with OBA School, you will benefit from the following services and advantages: 

1- You will have all of the study materials 24/7 on our eLearning platform.
2- Every lesson from the curriculum is made available to you on a tutorial video format, you’ll have a full control, rewind and replay as many times as you like.
3- Ongoing internal exams and assignments similar to exams questions format. The goal of this is to continuously assess your progress and knowledge so you can identify your strong and week areas in the related course subject thus would allow you to work on improving your weak areas so by the time you sit for your exam you will be well prepared.
4- OBA will provide you with an adjustable study schedule in order for you to work at your own pace. Speeding up or slowing down by modifying your study schedule the way that suits you to meet up with your formal exam date accurately.
5- You will have access to the student forum: it is a place in your course page online where you can address any question related to the course and discuss it with your students colleagues and tutors for discussion. Such forum is proven to be very helpful and beneficial tools for the students.
6- The content of the site will adapt to students’ requests and additional tutorials and examples will be added regularly based on students’ feedback and arising needs.
7- Top quality tuition guaranteed. All tutorials are designed and provided to you by qualified teachers.
8- You will be able to work without having to sacrifice your job to attend classes, since all the lessons are available to you at all times for you to be able to set your own study time. You don’t have to worry about leaving work early to head to class or coming home late from class. Your study time is now your own to decide and can be from the comfort of your own home!

We are very confident of our teaching materials that we offer to our students and we know that in many cases the quality and support we provide equate and exceed in sometimes what is presented in traditional full-time educational institutions.

What You Will Need to Study

You will need a good internet connection, computer, study desk, chair, stationery and notebooks. Most importantly you will need to find enough time to study your courses with approximately 6 to 10 hours per week.

Enrollment and Payment Options

You can enrol online by making the following steps:  
Step One: you will need to go to OBA’s website to the page of the course you would like to enrol in and locate the section named “Enrol Now”.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol, you will be redirected to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method. You will then be asked to select whether you are a new or returning student. If you are a new student, you will be asked to fill out an enrolment form online. That would take less than ten minutes and is done only once. If you would like to enrol in another course in the future, you will not need to fill another form. Instead, you will select the “returning student” option which will take you directly to the payment page since the system now recognises you.
Step Three: Once your payment is successful, you will instantly receive a confirmation email with your account details in addition to the “Study Guide” for your course.
Step four: Within 7 days (normally 48 hrs) a dedicated tutor will get in touch with you to introduce herself/ himself and initiate communication.

Alternatively, if you prefer to pay your course fees using a bank transfer, then you can go to the online application page on our website by clicking here. Fill it out and submit it online. Within 2 business days, a member of our team will get in touch with you to provide you with the necessary steps and with OBA’s bank account. Once we receive the course fees through the bank transfer, we will email you your enrolment confirmation with your account details for direct entry to the courses you enrolled in as well as the “Study Guide”. Shortly after that, a dedicated tutor will get in touch with you to introduce herself/himself to you and provide you with guidance and any support needed throughout your course.

Our Promise to You

Because at OBA School we want each and every one of our students to succeed in their studies, we make you this promise: if for any reason you should fail your formal external examination with Cambridge English Assessment after you have completed your course and successfully done all your internal exams and after you have attended at least 80% of the course’s virtual live classes with us, we will provide you with an extension to your course and support at no extra charge until the next available examination comes up.

What your Course Fees Covers

1-Two months of enrolment with access to OBA School’s online eLearning platform where you find your course materials and resources.
2-Weekly scheduled live virtual classes to practice speaking English and exercises
3-Support and guidance throughout the course
4-An adjustable study schedule program
5-Follow-ups on your progress with your internal exams including marking and feedback
6-Access to the student forum of each respective course you are enrolled in
7-And more

That's it! Thank you and we wish you all the best of luck with your studies!