English language courses
English is the number one international means of communication. It is the most common language of business, diplomacy, online communication, pop culture, science and international student programs. We will be happy to help you step into the world of English-speaking professionals.
Our teachers have undergone intensive training in English and, in addition to international certificates, they have also completed the Slovak state language exam. Of course, we do not focus on just one method or style of teaching. As experienced educators, we know that the one-sided use of only one method (eg, only direct method, oral communication, or too much focus on grammar) leads to a dead end. Therefore, in our practice we use a combination of the best and most modern teaching methods and textbooks that will quickly lead you to your desired goal.
Language course levels we offer
General group courses
The groups have a fixed weekly schedule and a basic course lasts three trimesters (nine months), which students pay for one trimester (three months) at a time. The length of the lesson is 2 x 45 min. This method has proved particularly useful for people who are busy at work or otherwise and cannot attend a language course more than once a week.
Individual courses – VIP 1 and VIP 2
In the event you would like to take a one-to-one course (one student, one teacher), or you are only two (partners, co-workers, etc.), you can use our VIP program. We guarantee that the teacher will focus only on you and that no other students will be included in your mini-group. In the VIP program, students pay for a course monthly, and the course does not have to have a precise schedule, as the number and frequency of lessons are determined by the participants themselves. In the case of an individual course, we try to adapt it to your requirements - time, frequency, length of the lesson, length of the course and, of course, its content.
In the VIP program, students pay for a course monthly, and the course does not have to have a precise schedule, as the number and frequency of lessons are determined by the participants themselves. In the case of an individual course, we try to adapt it to your requirements - time, frequency, length of the lesson, length of the course and, of course, its content.
State language exams in English
The state language test certificate is accepted at Slovak universities, as well as in the Czech Republic. It serves as proof of knowledge of a foreign language at the proclaimed level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in state and public administration - as well as in the private sector. Our lecturers will be happy to introduce you to the content of the exam and the strategies for passing it. The lessons are individual in terms of the syllabus corresponding to the selected type of exam. At SKYPERS, we will help you prepare for the state exam level B2 (graduation exam level) or the general state exam C1.
State language exam B2
State language exam C1
Preparation for Cambridge
At SKYPERS, we can provide you with qualified preparation for the FCE (First Certificate in English) or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) exams. We provide individual training throughout the year. The FCE certificate is approximately at the B2 level of the Common European Framework. It corresponds to the level of the Slovak high school final examination. The certificate is suitable for middle administrative staff and students. CAE is an advanced English user certificate at the C1 level. It is designed for those who want to use English for most social and professional occasions. The certificate is valid for life and is widely recognized internationally for work and study purposes. You can find the current Cambridge exam dates at https://www.britishcouncil.sk/skusky
Preparation for FCE
Preparation for CAE
Preparation for IELTS
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) ) is an international English language testing system. You can register for the test through the online system British Concil, which, after selecting the appropriate IELTS module, will offer you a choice of test venue and dates. You can take the exam in two formats - on paper or electronically, but you must come in person to one of the testing centers in Bratislava, Trnava, Trenčín and Košice. The test result is valid for two years. At SKYPERS, we offer preparation for the IELTS Academic exams (suitable for studying at a foreign university or for work in a professional position in an English-speaking country) and IELTS General Training (assessing readiness to study at high school and college)
Preparation for IELTS General Training
Preparation for IELTS Academic
Preparation for TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet based) is the world's most recognized English language test. The test is suitable for university applicants in English-speaking as well as in many European countries. It is also recognized in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Korea. In Slovakia, there are online testing centers in Bratislava, Košice, Nitra, Skalica and Žilina. Each person interested in testing first chooses the testing site, then the date of the test and, after paying the fee, they will receive the exact address of the testing center. The test is valid for 2 years. Preparation materials can be borrowed free of charge at Fulbright comission in Bratislava.
Preparation for TOEFL® iBT
English in business
An extremely handy ten-hour package with practically oriented lessons designed for business executives, managers or anyone who wants to know the world of business, which is ruled by English. Before starting the course, you and the teacher will decide at which level you want to study business English. Higher levels can be taught by a native English speaker. With an individual approach, we will further ensure that you achieve obvious progress. The course is designed especially for individual students and pairs. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.
As part of the course you will learn, among other things, how to:
– introduce yourself and your business
– clearly express yourself in situations such as business meetings or job interviews
– write work emails
– make work calls, etc.
– you will also acquire vocabulary regarding business models, branding and the like
Course level A2-B2
Length of the course 10 x 60 minutes
Price for one-to-one: 169,- € / student
Price for pairs: 89,- € / student
3-6 people 69,- € / student
English in gastronomy
Whether you work in the gastronomy industry in Slovakia or you are going to try your luck abroad, your language skills will rise to a professional level further enhanced by knowing the right expressions and phrases to use in English. Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, you will prepare for various situations in a restaurant or bar, making an impression with your vocabulary. With an individual approach, we will ensure that you make obvious progress. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.
After graduating the course you will be able to:
– welcome customers
– offer them drinks, food, desserts
– use and understand a sommelier's vocabulary
– deal with complaints
– use polite phrases
– identify and use the names of foods, drinks, tableware and place settings
Course level B1
Number of hours 15
Length of lessons
VIP 1 and VIP2 60 minutes
3-6 people 90 minutes
Price for one-to-one: 249,- € / student
Price for pairs: 139,- € / student
3-6 people 129,- € / student
Group courses for school-aged children
These group courses (English and German too) are also held in small groups 3 – 6 students. The lesson takes place once a week for 45 minutes.
The basic course lasts one trimester (12 weeks).
What do we offer besides professionalism?
English for graduating high school students
During the school year, you have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of school leaving exam topics and prepare for the exam of adulthood. Experienced teachers will guide you through levels B1 and B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference painlessly and without stress.
Rapidka - 15 minutes of online conversation
Rapidka is a unique way of online conversation, especially suitable for individual students who have already mastered the basics of a foreign language. With the Rapidka concept, 15 minutes will be enough for you - essentially small and regular doses = big effect. And the best part is that you save time and money.