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Flexible English courses worldwide

We know that modern life is filled with time pressure, both at work and at home. That’s why we’ve developed our courses to fit around you.
We have nine English course options, more than any other language training provider, enabling you to find the best match for your personal and professional responsibilities.

Whether you sign up for a regular Direct English course, IELTS Preparation Course or Cambridge BULATS assessment, you can choose from a host of flexible course options.

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Effective English teaching methods

LEARN ENGLISH | Our proven and universally adaptable teaching methods are based on over 115 years’ English Language Teaching experience around the world.
By focusing on key learning processes and layering knowledge throughout your course, we’ll teach you to use English with confidence.
You can enroll on to any of our nine course levels; from Level 1 (foundation) right up to Level 9 (advanced learner). You can even learn professional English by signing up to our Business English course.
Sign up with Direct English and learn the international language of business and communication.

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CEFR | Common European Framework

In Europe, there is a standard yard-stick that is used to measure the level of a person’s linguistic capabilities which is called the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR) that was put into place by the Council of Europe.

It is a system that is employed by most European countries as a means of assessing most European languages in terms of learning and teaching. This common guideline makes for better language assessment commonality across Europe and enables a clearer and simpler way to know the actual linguistic level of the person no matter the European language or European country.

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The Council of Europe has developed a European Framework with common reference levels.

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A1Basic user Introductory or beginner level (Level 1 / Level 2)
A2Basic user (Level 2/ Level 3) Cambridge Key English Test
B1Intermediate user (Level 4 / Level 5) Cambridge Preliminary English Test
B2Intermediate user (Level 5 / Level 6) Cambridge First Certificate
C1Advanced Advanced Level (Level 7 / Level 8) Council of Europe "Effectiveness"
C2Advanced Advanced (Level 8) Council of Europe "Mastery"

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