Jamaica Language School’s Programs and Courses

Jamaica Language School’s Programs and Courses

Programs Available

Welcome to the Jamaica Language School. We are dedicated to quality language education to enrich the lives of students from around the world. Our programs combine high-quality English instruction with a variety of physical and social activities and excursions to provide an exciting, enjoyable, and effective educational and cultural experience.

We understand that students of all ages need to be engaged in their learning through programs that fit their personalities and learning styles. Therefore, we proudly offer a variety of flexible options in our course offerings.

Absolute beginners are required to attend private classes at Jamaica Language School sole discretion, until they can reach the elementary level.

​Our language school offers a wide variety of English courses.  Whether you wish to improve your existing language skills, study English for the first time, or enhance your English proficiency for business or professional purposes, we have the right English language program for you.  We also offer special summer English programs that last from one week to the entire summer.  We offer English courses in both an intensive group and private lesson format, to accommodate students at all ages, levels and learning styles.  For students who wish to learn languages other than English, our language school provides private classes in dozens of different languages with completely flexible schedules

In addition to our extensive English and foreign language offerings, we also provide group and customized test preparation courses. They should help you improve your test scores on the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Private Lessons - 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 packages
  • Test preparation programs TOEFL/TOEIC

General English Programs

The Jamaica Language School English Experience and English Experience Plus are our most popular general English programs. Designed for those studying English at all levels, these intensive English immersion courses are an excellent choice for international students who wish to study abroad as well as for local Jamaican residents who need to improve their English proficiency.

Jamaica Language School English Experience

This course, which is designed for students who are not studying on a student visa, provides a fully immersive conversational English learning environment. This will help students improve all four languages skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Jamaica Language School English Experience Plus

This an English immersion course for students who have come from abroad to study English intensively. This course features conversational English classes and lessons designed to help you improve your English skills, including your listening comprehension and reading comprehension.

Additionally, one of the attractive features of this program is its weekly writing workshop component, which takes place to help students sharpen their command of written expression in English.

General Purpose Program (GPP)

This course is for students who prefer a private language class format. Offered at all levels, this program provides the greatest possible scheduling convenience and flexibility.

Students who enroll in this program can select their own class schedule and meet with a private English tutor during one-on-one classes. These are custom-designed to help each student improve his or her English language skills.

Business English Programs

Jamaica Language School Business English programs help students develop the language skills needed to thrive in today’s global business community. We offer three main business programs:

  • The Intensive Group Jamaica Language School Business Experience
  • The Intensive Group Jamaica Language School Business Advantage
  • Private Accelerated Profession Program (APP)

Our private APP offers a completely flexible study option with a private language tutor. This is best for those who desire a one-on-one lesson format.

Our Business English courses are offered at the low, intermediate, and high levels. The latter two levels are the ideal choice for those who need to communicate effectively in English in a business setting or other professional environments.

Jamaican Language School instructors are experts not only in English but also in business terms and concepts that are presented in class. You can be sure that you will receive language instructions from experienced professionals who have the skills and experience to help you achieve your language learning goals.

Summer English Programs

Although our General English and Business English courses can be taken year-round, we offer two special summer English programs. These courses are for international students who wish to study English abroad during the summer months in the exciting Jamaica.

Our Summer English Escape and our Summer English Adventure are English immersion courses that provide conversational English classes in the mornings and early afternoons. The late afternoons and evenings are left free so students can enjoy the many group activities, outing, trips, and excursions that we offer.

Students can enroll in these special summer English courses from one week to the entire summer (up to 12 weeks) during most of the months of June, July, and August. These English programs provide plenty of class time to improve your conversational English skills while still leaving your afternoon and weekends free. So you can take full advantage of the many recreational and leisure activities the sunny Jamaica has to offer.

Jamaica Language School Levels

What does Language Level A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 mean? In case you were wondering, the Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions, which can be divided into six levels:

The Common European Framework describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking, and writing at each level:

A1

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce himself and others and can answer questions about personal details.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly while being prepared to help.

A2

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
    Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions; and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.

C2

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments, and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
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