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LANGUAGE COURSES

 

CSL offers language courses in six different languages:

 

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

 

 

 

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They are designed for students who are sitting international examinations that are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) of the Council of Europe.

The method used in the language classroom is the communicative approach with emphasis in proficiency in four skills, i.e. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Instruction is guided by the idea that students should be prepared for international communication. The use of the foreign language in the classroom is mandatory from day one.

We believe that the most effective environment for languages should be a class of no more than twelve students where each student receives personalised attention and more than enough time to practise and participate in each class, thereby ensuring proper preparation and the highest quality education possible.

Our language courses are structured into progressive levels. Each one takes twelve (12) weeks to complete. Students are expected to participate in four (4) contact hours per week (regular courses), for a total of forty-eight (48) intensive contact hours per level. There are typically eight (8) levels from beginner to advanced. 

If this arrangement does not fit your schedule or purpose - we offer tailor-made courses for students who wish to specialise in a particular area or field of knowledge in the foreign language or those who have limited time to achieve a goal. In that case, students may take the amount of contact hours necessary to achieve their goals in time.

 

 

 


Course Listing

SPANISH

SPAN 101 - BEGINNER I (A1.1)

SPAN 151 - BEGINNER II (A1.2)

SPAN 201 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE I (A2.1)

SPAN 251 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE II (A2.2)

SPAN 301 - INTERMEDIATE I (B1.1)

SPAN 351 - INTERMEDIATE II (B1.2)

SPAN 401 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE I (B2.1)

SPAN 451 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE II (B2.2)


 

FRENCH

FRE 101 - BEGINNER I (A1.1)

FRE 151 - BEGINNER II (A1.2)

FRE 201 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE I (A2.1)

FRE 251 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE II (A2.2)

FRE 301 - INTERMEDIATE I (B1.1)

FRE 351 - INTERMEDIATE II (B1.2)

FRE 401 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE I (B2.1)

FRE 451 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE II (B2.2)


 

GERMAN

GE 101 - BEGINNER I (A1.1)

GE 151 - BEGINNER II (A1.2)

GE 201 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE I (A2.1)

GE 251 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE II (A2.2)

GE 301 - INTERMEDIATE I (B1.2)

GE 351 - INTERMEDIATE II (B1.2)

GE 401 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE I (B2.1)

GE 451 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE II (B2.2)

PORTUGUESE

PO 101 - BEGINNER I (A1.1)

PO 151 - BEGINNER II (A1.2)

PO 201 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE I (A2.1)

PO 251 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE II (A2.2) 

PO 301 - INTERMEDIATE I (B1.2)

PO 351 - INTERMEDIATE II (B1.2)

PO 401 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE I (B2.1)

PO 451 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE II (B2.2)


 

ITALIAN

ITAL 101 - BEGINNER I (A1.1)

ITAL 151 - BEGINNER II (A1.2)

ITAL 201 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE I (A2.1)

ITAL 251 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE II (A2.2)

ITAL 301 - INTERMEDIATE I (B1.1)

ITAL 351 - INTERMEDIATE II (B1.2)

ITAL 401 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE I (B2.1)

ITAL 451 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE II (B2.2)


 

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

ENG 101 - LEVEL 1 - STARTER (A1)

ENG 201 - LEVEL 2 - NOVICE (A2)

ENG 301 - LEVEL 3 - INTERMEDIATE LOW/MID (B1)

ENG 401 - LEVEL 4 - INTERMEDIATE MID/HIGH (B2)

ENG 501 - LEVEL 5 - ADVANCED (C1)

ENG 601 - LEVEL 6 - SUPERIOR (C2)


 

SPANISH AND FRENCH FOR STUDENTS AT SECONDARY SCHOOL AND PREPARATION FOR CSEC AND CAPE

FORMS 1 TO 6 

PREPARATION FOR CSEC

PREPARATION FOR CAPE I

PREPARATION FOR CAPE II

Our Vision

  • To be the premier provider of vocational and professional education as well as foreign language training, translation and interpreting services, thereby narrowing the breach of communication in the Caribbean and Latin America, aiding general development and enhancing human relations in the Hemisphere.

Our Mission

  • To provide institutions, organisations and nationals of Trinidad and Tobago as well as their foreign counterparts and the broader global community with high quality, effective and reliable vocational and professional education as well as foreign language instruction, translation and interpreting services at competitive rates.