Proficiency

Proficiency

Proficiency Courses in Heraklion, Crete

Success in the exams!

In the Proficiency department of the Xanthakis language schools in Heraklion, Crete, our aim is not just success in the exams but also excellent mastery of the language! A select group of experienced teachers works methodically with the student and covers every aspect of the language so as to reach the highest level. Each part of the exam is worked through systematically, building the students’ confidence in their abilities. With simulation tests on a regular basis, our students are fully prepared, ready to conquer the top!

Of course, it is not enough to get a diploma. If we want to talk about excellent language users we need a lot more skills, such as presentation skills and composition writing. Many students, even though they are fluent in the language, are reluctant to speak either in another country or simply speak in public in a language other than their mother tongue. This obviously goes beyond the knowledge of grammar or vocabulary and is something much more complex.  By teaching presentation skills we offer our students a wide range of educational tips and hands-on activities that provide them with clear instructions on how to structure and convey their messages effectively, efficiently and creatively. Presentation skills are an integral part of 21st century skills, a basic requirement for students and professionals of all levels. It is something that will be a valuable resource for them in any situation – and in any language, even in their mother tongue! So after finishing the Proficiency class our students can present topics and talk about them in public with comfort and efficiency!

As for the Proficiency Certificate, it is an official English language certificate at C2 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is awarded by the University of Michigan, one of the top universities in the United States in the field of language research, with long experience in creating and developing English language proficiency exams.

ECPE is officially recognized by the Greek state and by the private sector as a certificate of English language proficiency at C2 level. It is also recognized in various countries and can be used for academic and professional purposes. For more information on ECPE validity for academic purposes, holders are advised to contact the academic institutions to which they intend to submit it. Holders of ECPE can obtain an Adequacy of English Language Teaching Qualifications from the Ministry of Education.

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