Government employees language training
Discovery Language Centre (DLC) prides itself on delivering more than education alone. We believe that we are in the business of preparing our clients to improve their language skills with confidence and geared for success.
We teach the core program for the beginner (A), the intermediate (B) and the advanced (C) levels in the two official languages.
We teach the Advanced Training program for the Executive Group (EX level or equivalent) insisting on professional management tasks
Examples of the Characteristics of Performance at Levels A, B, & C
|Ability to converse||can sustain a simple question and answer exchange||can sustain an informal conversation on concrete topics||can participate effectively in discussions on a broad variety of topics|
|.||can produce new sentences (not simply repeat memorized material)||is able to paraphrase when lacking the exact vocabulary||can expand on topics with ease|
|Ease in using the language||delivery may be slow||speaks with some spontaneity||has a natural delivery|
|.||can form sentences with some hesitations||may hesitate when using more complex sentences||seldom hesitates except to look for ideas|
|Clarity of communication||has basic vocabulary for routine work-related topics||has concrete vocabulary for less routine work-related topics||has precise vocabulary to convey exact meaning|
|.||can talk about facts in the present||can situate facts and events in time (i.e., has good mastery of simple verb tenses)||can link sequences of facts and events in time (i.e., has solid mastery of more complex verb forms)|
|.||can link words to form simple sentences||can link sentences together into longer passages||can link sentences effectively to convey complex ideas|
|.||may ask for repetition or rephrasing of some questions||has few difficulties understanding the assessor||can readily and accurately interpret what the assessor says|
|.||can generally be understood if the listener pays close attention||can be understood by most people, but repetition may sometimes be required||can be easily understood; pronunciation does not interfere with communication|
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