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General English Language Course (GELC)


The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries.

The CEFR together with the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) founded by Cambridge University divide learners into six levels. These six reference levels (see below) are widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.

Chart of Equivalent Levels


ALTE Level Description CEFR Level Cambridge Examination
0 Beginner A1  
1 Elementary A2 KET
2 Lower intermediate B1 PET
3 Intermediate B2 FCE
4 Upper Intermediate C1 CAE
5 Advanced C3 CPE


IEC English Language Programme

Being aware of the demand from our students to acquire English language skills as quickly as possible, we amended the world-leading Headway programme published by Oxford University through adapting it to the circumstances and particularities of ESOL learners in Mozambique. Through the use of state of the art didactic techniques and teaching facilities as well as qualified and experienced teachers our students are now capable of achieving their learning goals in the minimum stipulated time.



Level Description Course Duration
0 Beginner 90 hours
1 Elementary 90 hours
2 Lower Intermediate 120 hours
3 Intermediate 120 hours
4 Upper Intermediate 120 hours
5 Advanced 120 hours


GELC Level Description

For more information about our GELC programme please contact us.


To request our more detailed GELC information sheet click here:  

GELC Executive Programme

To ensure maximum teaching impact and learning progress without missing lessons due to work commitments we offer Executive courses. In a most personalised course, one teacher is assigned to only one student to deal with his particular training needs.

Please contact us for further information or ask for the GELC Executive info sheet:  

GELC Level Description