Private Institute
JOHANNA’S English Learning Centre

Johanna’s English Learning Centre is a dynamic institute, with highly qualified and dedicated teachers, great resources and a range of courses to suit students’ needs, preparing them for almost all types of Examinations they may require in the fields of English Language and English Literature. At our Learning Centre we ensure that the students receive the highest standard of education, in a fun and dynamic environment.

Our premises are centrally positioned on the main road, Ayia Phyla area in Limassol, approximately 1 km to the North of the Ayia Phyla roundabout.The Centre is a modern, dynamic and friendly educational establishment, where the education of the student is the priority and the sole purpose. Teaching excellence is our key to your success! Through careful lesson planning we make certain that the students improve on their written Language skills and at the same time they become confident and comfortable in speaking English. Great importance is given to Conversational skills, as this is in general the weak point of most students who attend the various language centres. Our target is to make certain that our students think in English when they speak English. Our experienced teachers hold qualifications from United Kingdom Universities, with native like fluency in the English Language. Interactive whiteboards, overhead projectors and the application of the newest and most effective teaching techniques ensure that the lessons are both interesting and effective.

The teaching classes are designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 students. Lessons are offered twice a week and each lessons lasts for 90 minutes. This set up provides the teacher with the opportunity to integrate the conversational element with the general teaching of the course syllabus.

The Institute’s Director of Studies is Alan A. Demetriou, a UK educated English Language and Literature teacher who holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and an MA in Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Our Courses


English Language

IGCSE in English as a 2nd Language (CIE / Edexccel)

The IGCSE E2L is a widely accepted examination by all United Kingdom universities as evidence of proficiency in English for candidates whose mother tongue is not English. The required score is either A, B or C, depending on the University and the course one is applying for. The examination tests the four Language skills: Reading – Writing – Listening – Speaking. At our Language Institute we ensure that candidates are thoroughly prepared to achieve the highest grade they can at each skill. There are two examination sessions per academic year, the May/June and the October/November sessions so candidates have the opportunity to retake the examination if they need to improve on their grade.

Cambridge ESOL Exams

The Cambridge ESOL exams are highly recognisable and are accepted by over 20,000 universities and government bodies globally. These exams have been developed by Cambridge University which is a leader in ESOL examinations and English Language Testing. The examination tests the four language skills: Reading-Writing-Listening-Speaking and preparation for all four skills is equally thorough and productive at our language Institute. All Cambridge ESOL examinations are both student orientated and student friendly exams which test students using authentic and original language. Finally, Cambridge ESOL exams are driven by world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational excellence, providing increased opportunities for learners and teachers, offering value to teachers, educational institutions and employers and promoting language learning to benefit society as a whole.

 

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

This examination is widely acceptable by English speaking universities, research institutes and corporations as evidence of proficiency in the English language for candidates whose mother tongue is not English.
The grading scale is from 1 to 9 and universities usually require an IELTS score between 5.5 and 7.5, depending on the university and the course one is applying for.
The examination tests the four language skills: Reading – Writing – Listening – Speaking. IELTS is a flexible examination. There are several examination sittings throughout the year, providing candidates with the opportunity to take the examination at any time. Candidates have the opportunity to retake the examination every two months, if they need to improve on their score.
At our Language Institute, we offer intense and flexible IELTS courses, as well as a short Pre-IELTS course (40-50 hours) for candidates who are in need of some preparatory lessons.

 

English Literature

IGCSE in English Literature:

(International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
The IGCSE in English Literature is a preparatory course, which will eventually lead the student to the A-Level in English Literature. Drama, Poetry and Prose are the elements covered in the syllabus of the IGCSE in English Literature examination. The course duration depends on the students’ abilities. There are 2 sessions per week, of one hour and thirty minutes per session.
Analysing and discussing the various books and poems in class, improves on the students’ conversational levels as well as on their vocabulary. The study and analysis of old English plays (e.g. Shakespeare, Ibsen, Miller etc), written when the social norms were different, and by looking at all these being reflected in the play by the writer, stimulates the curiosity and the interest of the students.
IGCSE in English Literature is interesting and challenging. It is the first step into English Literature, and after successful completion the student proceeds to the Advanced level in English Literature.

 

GCE AS / A-Level in English Literature:

(General Certificate of Education Advance Subsidiary / Advanced Level)
The Advanced Level is divided into two sections. Advanced Subsidiary and the Advanced Level. The Advanced Level in English Literature qualification is an entry requirement for the candidate who wants to study for a Bachelor Degree (BA) in English Literature or English Language and Literature. It advances on the knowledge gained from the study of the IGCSE in English Literature. The course duration depends on the students’ abilities. There are 2 sessions per week, which last one hour and thirty minutes per session. Drama, Poetry and Prose are extensively covered throughout the A-Level’s study. Analysing and discussing the books and poems in class, improves on the students’ conversational levels and on their vocabulary skills. Studying and analysing English plays (e.g. Shakespeare, Ibsen, Miller, Keats, Shelley, Dickens etc.) written in times of different social conventions, and learning about the way of life of people living in that particular period, being reflected in the play, stimulates the curiosity and the interest of the students.
As with the IGCSE, the A-Level is a demanding and challenging course, suitable for students who have a genuine interest in English Literature.

 

Important note:
All the examinations taken by our students comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)  and are categorised accordingly.

 

English & Holidays

English for International students:

Combine English Language lessons with a holiday in Limassol, Cyprus and take advantage of the opportunity to work on and refresh your English Language skills through a fun teaching process which focuses on improving listening and speaking skills.

All four skills (Reading / Writing / Listening / Speaking) are practised through clearly structured and fun lessons.

Course options vary from one to twelve weeks and they are offered on five mornings per week (9.00 am – 12.00 pm) from Monday to Friday.

Students are given a placement test upon arriving at the Institute in order to determine their English level and they are subsequently placed at the appropriate level.

All lessons are taught by fully qualified English Language teachers, fluent in the English Language, with University qualifications approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

About the Course:

  • Lessons are designed to be entertaining, effective and encourage student participation.
  • The lessons focus on developing the Speaking and Listening skills through various activities (group projects, group presentations, role playing).
  • Reading and Writing skills are also practised through various writing and reading activities.
  • Twenty lessons per week (45 minutes per lesson).
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday – from 9.00am  to 12.00pm.
  • Course options vary from one to twelve weeks and they are offered on five mornings per week (9.00 am – 12.00 pm) from Monday to Friday. Start days: all year round, starting on any Monday (subject to confirmation).
  • Minimum age: Six years old.
  • Classes: Usually between 5 and 12 students.
  • Included:
  • Educational material.
  • Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

Optional services:

  • Airport pick-up service ( Larnaca or Paphos airport).
  • Bus Service from a hotel in the Limassol Tourist area, to our Tuition Centre and back daily.
  • Hotel  reservation: (3 stars – 4 stars – 5 stars) : We can make hotel reservations upon request and subject to availability. Hotel charges vary depending on the season.

Payment for the English Language courses: Payment must be made in advance (Bank cash transfer only).

Payment for Airport pick-up service and for Bus service: Payment must be made in advance (Bank cash transfer only).

Payment for Hotel  reservation: Payment must be made directly to the hotel, following the usual method of payment of the hotel.

Examination Preparation


Examination Preparation

Students are prepared for a variety of English Language examinations and the main examination bodies we prepare our students for are:

  • Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • Edexcel International GCSEs

Examination Pathway

  • IELTS (Cambridge)
  • IGCSE E2L  (CIE / Edexcel)
  • Pre-IGCSE
  • FCE (Cambridge ESOL)
  • PET (Cambridge ESOL)
  • KET (Cambridge ESOL)
  • FLYERS (Cambridge ESOL)
  • MOVERS (Cambridge ESOL)
  • STARTERS (Cambridge ESOL)
  • Junior 
  • Pre-Junior

 

Important note:
All the examinations taken by our students comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and are categorised accordingly.

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University Placement


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University Placement

The UK Universities application service includes:

  • Counselling and guidance regarding academic options and selection of the appropriate Degree course.
  • Undergraduate course UCAS applications.
  • Postgraduate applications (Directly to the chosen University).
  • Top-up course applications for students attending universities in Cyprus who would like to continue their course at stage 2 or stage 3 at a United Kingdom University.
  • Assistance with the preparation of the “Personal Statement”.
  • Application and help with the selection of the appropriate accommodation (Halls of Residence).
  • Assistance with the application form for the tuition fees loan.

Register now!!

Early registrations ensure that you will be able to find groups at your available days and times

Useful Links


Johanna's English Learning Centre

47 1st April, Ayia Phyla
3117 Limassol Cyprus

Phone number

25770485 / 99837434

Email

johannasenglish@cytanet.com.cy

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