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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the lessons take place?

The lessons of Konuşma Kulübü take place in campuses in European and Asian Sides of İstanbul and for the students who cannot attend lessons physically, they take place anywhere when you have internet connection. With classroom and internet courses, you can attend Konuşma Kulübü lessons from anywhere around the World.


In which minimum proficiency level should I be to use English in my life?

According to CEFR criteria, the proficiency level of nearly relaxed and fluent speaking is B level for everyone. Anyone who wants to speak English without having a hard time and use English everywhere in their life needs to take our B proficiency level courses.


What is second level of proficiency?

2nd level is B1 – B2 proficiency level defined by CEFR criteria. Click here for the detail about the course programme.


How can I learn my level of proficiency?

Our proficiency test is based on CEFR criteria, click here to take the test.


Do you give a certificate at the of each level?

Students with minimum 70% attendance are qualified to receive a Konuşma Kulübü certificate.


What are the proficiency levels?

The proficiency levels of Konuşma Kulübü are: A1 – A2 B1 – B2 C1 – C2 Which are set by CEFR criteria. Language skills are divided into 3 main proficiency levels by CEFR criteria: A (elementary), B (intermediate) and C (advanced). Every main is divided in two as A1 – A2, B1 – B2, C1 – C2. A Level covers the individuals who can use the language for their basic needs and basic communication. Individuals in B level can start speaking fluently and don’t have hard time while using the language. Individuals in C level are the ones who can use the language closest to a native.


How the lessons are taught?

Lessons are taught in 8-student classrooms while every student individually attending lessons with an expert teacher. In Konuşma Kulübü, teachers and students start speaking English all the time by the very first lesson.


I don’t know English at all, can I still join Konuşma Kulubü?

The proficiency groups of Konuşma Kulübü has been organized in a way that we have groups even for beginners. It’s alright, you can join Konuşma Kulübü without a doubt.


How can I register?

It is really easy to register to Konuşma Kulübü. After taking the proficiency exam, you will be contacted and given further instructions by one of our educational consultants.


What is CEFR criteria?

CEFR criteria is an international standardization which defines language skills. It is formed to evaluate and classify foreign language skills within common standards in around the World. CEFR criteria is defined not as the knowledge of a language, but as what can be done by using a language and areas of a language such as grammar, speaking, understanding, writing and listening. Based on these criteria, it is indicated that what the individuals can do with the language in every proficiency level.


What is first level of proficiency?

1st level is A1 – A2 proficiency level defined by CEFR criteria. Click here for the detail about the course programme.


Do you have any courses focusing on international English exams?

The curriculum of Konuşma Kulübü has a parallel connection to international exams since it is prepared by the CEFR criteria. Students who complete our advanced proficiency level course can get ready for exams such as TOEFL and IELTS. In these exams, our students have got high success rate especially in speaking and writing modules.


Can I repeat the same level of proficiency if I am not satisfied?

The lessons at Konuşma Kulübü are customized to deliver a world class experience to improve students' speaking skills. However, if you would like to repeat a level, you may re-enroll in same level.


How do you deal with the accent problem? Which accent speaking teachers do you provide?

One of the most important aims of Konuşma Kulübü is get you in a proficiency level that you can communicate in English with everyone around the World. Because of that, the courses are taught with the American Accent which has become universal.


What is third level of proficiency?

3rd level is prepared for C1 – C2 proficiency level defined by CEFR criteria. Click here for the detail about the course programme.


Why does one course consist of a combination of two levels of proficiency?

The six-proficiency level set by CEFR criteria are divided into 3 main proficiency level and every two sub – levels in the proficiency levels are connected to each other according the improvement of skills. For example, the skills of students who finished B1 and B2 sub – levels are very close to each other and by the end of B2 students get ready to use those skills.


I have attended lessons at another English course in the past, but I haven't been able to practice Spoken English. Can I still join Konuşma Kulübü?

Of course, take our proficiency exam right away and let us decide where you are supposed to start from. Let’s decide the most suitable proficiency group for you.


Is the grammar taught during the lessons?

Grammar is taught at the lessons but these exercises are merely communicative and focus on troubleshooting.


Every language institution has a curriculum, what is yours?

The curriculum of Konuşma Kulübü has been prepared in compliance with CEFR criteria. According to these criteria, all the skills that are required are included in our curriculum. Besides, these skills are completely improved by speaking and learning new words. The discussing topics are combinations of intriguing, updated and fun discussions which you need in your daily, academic and professional lives.


How do you evaluate the efficiency of your students?

There are four exams in each proficiency level place. In these exams, your vocabulary knowledge and speaking skill are evaluated.


Are teachers native speakers?

In the elementary proficiency level, the courses are taught by our Turkish teachers. Turkish teachers have better emphatic connection with the elementary level students since they have learned English as a foreign language. Intermediate and advanced proficiency levels are taught by both Turkish and native teachers. All of our teachers have been graduated from English Language Teaching or related fields with educational formation who are experienced in their fields and have strong communicational command of the language. They are also dynamic and they possess the current knowledge and teaching trends.