English annual courses

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Our general English courses offer a complete approach to the English language covering all four of the important skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. These courses are practical and get the students speaking and using the language but also build up a solid knowledge of the grammar so you can progress to the next level. There are also Conversation courses to maintain your level.
There are 9 levels from Absolute Beginner to C2 Proficiency (See below) (Enos - I'd like to put the attached chat on the web page because it shows the levels). You can choose whether to take the appropriate Cambridge Assessment English exam and will be given a simulation of the exam in class before you have to make the choice.
All of the annual courses start at the beginning of October and finish at the end of May or beginning of June. These courses are either 90 hours or 45 hours. It is possible to enrol on half a course from October to January, and then decide in January  whether to continue to the end. it is possible to join a course at any point in the year up to Easter.
90 hour courses give you 3 hours per week. This can be 2 lessons of 1.5 hours each week or 3 hours on Saturday morning. 
45 hours courses give you a 1,5-hour lesson once a week.
There is a choice of days and times to suit your requirements - ask reception for these.

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E0 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno      
E1 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno   1-2 A1
E2 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno A2 Key English Test (KET) solo su richiesta 3 A2
E3 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno e/o B1 Preliminary (PET) Preliminary English Test (PET) 3.5-4.5 B1
E4 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno      
FC5 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno e/o B2 First Certificate (FCE) First Certificate in English (FCE) 5-6 B2
E6 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno      
CA7 - 90 ore British Institute esame interno e/o B1 Preliminary (PET) Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) 6.5-7 C1
CP8 - 90 ore C1 Proficiency (CPE) Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (CPE) 7.5-9 C2
Advanced conversation - 45 ore Livelli C1/C2 N/A N/A N/A C1-C2


Benefits for British Institute students


Member of the British Institute Library and access to the Cultural programme and events like afternoon tea.
Monthly newsletter with all of the events and information about the Institute.
Discounts around the city with our 'convezioni' for example Odeon Cinema, Feltrinelli International and more 
Loyalty discounts on following courses
Free use of wifi in Palazzo Strozzino and palazzo Lanfredini
Conversation Exchanges organised with foreign students

The British Institute reserves the right to cancel classes if the number of people registered is below 6. The academic hours are 50 minutes long. Course books are not included in the course fee. At the end of the course students who have attended at least 80% of the course receive a certificate of attendance.

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