Adult

The adult program is aimed at people who are 17 years and older and offers English language learning in three different modalities: regular, accelerated and super intensive. The objective is to foster a 100% English environment, taking into account the needs of the student to make it easier to learn the language.

These modalities are taught both virtually and face-to-face.

Basic program

5 levels

Intermediate program

4 levels

Advanced program

4 levels

The Adult program has four 11-week academic cycles over the course of a year.

Cycle 1

January-March

Cycle 2

April-June

Cycle 3

July-September

Cycle 4

October-December

Adult program modalities

Regular Modality – Face-to-face/Virtual

Time per level: 44 hours (11 weeks)

The regular modality has a curricular proposal of one level per cycle with a platform featuring online activities that is equivalent to 20-25 hours of activities in each academic cycle. It guarantees the completion of all levels in a period of three and a half years.

Accelerated Modality – Face-to-face/Virtual

Time per level: 110 hours (11 weeks)

The Accelerated program has a curricular proposal of two levels in one cycle with a platform of online activities that is equivalent to 40-45 hours of activities in each academic cycle. It offers students daily interaction with the English language and guarantees the completion of all levels in a period of one year and six months.

Super Intensive Modality – Face-to-face/Virtual

Time per level: 176 hours (11 weeks)

The Super Intensive program has a curricular proposal of three levels in one cycle. Only the basic and intermediate levels are taught in this modality, which guarantees their completion in a period of 9 months with a platform of online activities that is equivalent to 60-65 hours of activities in each academic cycle.

All students are committed and required to:

  • Have a minimum attendance of 75% in each level
  • Respect ICDA’s internal regulations
  • Complete each and every one of the academic activities of the online program and/or autonomous learning activities.

To enroll in the Accelerated and Super Intensive programs, it is mandatory to take a placement test.

About the virtual modality

The virtual modality entails, within the academic time, a synchronous proportion (live class with the teacher) and an asynchronous part (interaction on the platform). Each plays an important role in the student’s learning. Within the academic time and schedule, 70% of the class will be synchronous and 30% will be asynchronous.

Levels descriptions

Level ADB-00 corresponds to basic users of the language, i.e. those able to communicate in a conversation in a simple way as long as the other person is willing to repeat what they have said or to say it in other words and at a slower speed, and helps them formulate what they are trying to say.

Language skills

Students are able to:

  • Recognize very basic, commonly used words and expressions related to self, family and immediate environment when spoken slowly and clearly.
  • Understand familiar words and names and very simple phrases, for example, those on signs, posters and catalogs.
  • Use simple expressions and phrases to describe the place where they live and the people they know.

Adult Basic Levels 1, 2 and 3 correspond to basic users of the language, i.e., those able to communicate in everyday situations with frequently used expressions and elementary vocabulary.

Language skills

Students are able to:

  • Understand and use very frequently used everyday expressions and simple sentences aimed at satisfying immediate needs.
  • Introduce him/herself and others, ask for and give basic personal information about his/her home, personal belongings and people he/she knows.
  • Interact in a basic way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is willing to cooperate.

The Adult Basic 4, Intermediate 1 and 2 levels correspond to basic language users, that is, those who are able to communicate in everyday situations with frequently used expressions, elementary vocabulary and who are starting to be able to communicate in different verb tenses.

Language skills

Students are able to:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., basic information about him/herself and family, shopping, places of interest, occupations).
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar or routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background and environment as well as matters related to his/her immediate needs.

Adult Basic levels 7, 8 and 9 correspond to independent language users, i.e., those who are fluent enough to communicate effortlessly with native speakers in social and work contexts.

Language skills

Students are able to:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Advanced Adult English levels 3 and 4 correspond to users who are proficient with the language, i.e., capable of complex work and study tasks.

Language skills

Students are able to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, articulation and cohesion.
Online Homework

The adult program has an online platform that allows students to practice the language outside the classroom in a dynamic way and with immediate feedback on their areas for improvement. This platform involves 20 additional hours in addition to classes.

Instructional videos online homework platform.

If you are a new student, check out these instructional videos to learn how to create your user and start navigating the platform.
If you are already registered, check this guide so you can get the most out of this tool.

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