Frequently Asked Questions About Our English Courses
- Q. What and where is my class?
A. See the class rolls posted on the ELC notice board outside the cafeteria.
- Q. How can I be promoted?
A. After the six-weekly test the teacher decides who moves. If a teacher thinks a student deserves to be moved between tests they can request this from the Head of the ELC. The Head of the ELC asks teachers to transfer students if teachers think a class is too easy or too difficult for a new student.
- Q. Can I take an IELTS class?
A. Yes, if you score highly enough in the entrance test.
- Q. I want to do more study. What can I do?
A. Please go to the AIS St Helens Blog site. There you will find many great materials for improving your listening, reading and writing skills.
The ELC has introduced its own textbooks. You might have some questions about the books. Here is some information you should find useful. If you have other questions, you can ask your teacher to pass these on to Student Services or visit them directly yourself.
- Q. How much do the textbooks cost?
A. Each textbook covers five weeks (week Six is test week) and costs $10.
- Q. How much do I pay?
A. The textbook fee is calculated at $10 for every six weeks of study or part thereof. You will be given a receipt. If you change level before six weeks you do not have to pay for another book.
- Q. How do I pay for my book?
A. Most students will pay for their textbooks when they pay their fees. Some students who pay their tuition fee to agents will pay for their textbooks on their first day at AIS. Students will get a receipt which shows how many weeks they will study and how much their textbook fee is.
- Q. How do I get my book?
A. New students get their books on the Monday they start at AIS St Helens. Other students can get their book from A120 in the Round building (Hannah's office). Always bring your receipt to show.
- Q. When can I get my book?
A. When you start in the ELC, or every time you change level.
- Q. Will my class only study the AIS St Helens textbook?
A. No. Your teacher will continue to use a wide variety of extra materials.
- Q. Why are we using a textbook?
A. The ELC textbook will give you a clear picture of the study you need to do to quickly improve your English ability. The materials that are used have all been designed and taught by many ELC teachers over several years. These materials are now put into books so that they are easier to study and keep together than photocopy sheets.