What is the education of the teachers at English Club Pro?
At present time I run English Club Pro and teach students myself. I am Akmal Akbarov. I graduated from the Uzbekistan State World Language University in 2004 and in 2010 I graduated from the Westminster International University in Tashkent. I have IELTS 7 taken in 2015. I started teaching English in 2002 and I taught English at the British Council projects, Russian Training Centre in Dubai, UAE, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Management Development Institute of Singapore, Turin Polytechnic University and INHA University. In 2015 I opened my own language school which is English Club Pro.
Do students teach at the centre?
Short answer is ‘NO’. We don’t recruit recent graduates from our universities. Only teachers with at least 2-3 years of teaching experience and right qualifications will be able to teach our language centre. We only work with professionals who specialize in teaching and learning.
What kind of materials do you use to teach us English?
We use variety of materials such as Headway, Straightforward, Market Leader and etc. For students who need extra academic support we use a lot of other extra materials from the Internet too.
How many students are there in each group?
There are only 10 students in each group. As soon as the group becomes full, we don’t accept any new students.
What is age of the students?
The age of our students is mostly between 15 and 25.
What is the nationality of the students?
Mostly Uzbeks study at our language centre. However, we also have a small community of Russian speaking students.
Do Uzbek and Russian speaking students study together or separately?
They study together except in Beginner groups. We always try to have diversity among our students. Each student brings new ideas, cultures and traditions with him/herself makes discussion during the lessons much more interesting.
How can I pay for the course?
You can make your payment at any other bank near your house. In near future our students will be able to make their payments using their mobile phones as well.
Can I pay by plastic card or bank transfer?
Of course you can pay using such methods. That’s why we receive payments via our banks.
When should I pay for the course?
You should make your payment at the beginning of each month.
What should I do if I have to pay a little bit later?
If you are not able to make your payment in time, please inform as soon as possible.
What will happen if I don’t inform?
You will not be allowed to attend the course until you make your payment. Therefore, please inform the office as soon as possible.
What language should we use during the lessons?
You should only use English during the lessons.
Can you explain me in Uzbek or Russian if I don’t understand something?
Yes, sometimes Uzbek or Russian will be used to explain you something you can’t understand in English.
What should I do if I know that I can’t come to the next lesson?
You must call the office and inform. The office telephone number is (97) 744 2781.
What should I do if I missed a lesson?
Please call your friends and ask what the homework is because you must come to the next lesson with your homework prepared.
What happens if I miss more than one lesson?
We call your parents and inform them about your absenteeism. If you continue missing more than 3 lessons, you will not be able to continue your studies at the language centre.
Can I answer my mobile phone when my parents call me during the lesson?
Yes, no you can’t.
How many tests do we write during the course?
You will have 4 Progress Tests which you will write in the class with no books, dictionaries etc. The test consists of Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Listening and Writing. The pass mark is 75 % from each test.
Do we have any time limit when we write tests in the classroom?
Yes, you normally have 70-80 minutes.
What can’t we do during the tests?
During the test you can’t use your mobile phones, ask your friends and teacher for any help like the translation of the words.
What can we do during the tests?
If you need any help, you can raise your hands and explain your problem. If you need a new pencil or pen or eraser, please ask your teacher in whisper.
Do you also show the results of the tests to our parents?
If you systematically get less than 75 % from your tests, we will call and inform your parents about your test results.
When are the results of our tests announced to us?
Results of the Progress Tests are announced within 5-7 days.
When do you expel a student from the language centre?
We expel a student who …
What will we learn to do during the course?
During the course you will learn how to use grammar correctly, speak well, listen effectively, read and learn new vocabulary. You will also develop test taking and writing skills.
Do you also prepare students for national universities?
We don’t prepare students for any specific university exams but students taking our courses comfortably pass many types of entrance exams because as mentioned above we teach all skills (e.g. grammar, speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary and test taking).
Do you give any guarantees?
No, we don’t give any guarantee because it is impossible. However, 95 % of the students, who study very well, usually pass all their exams. They often work hard, attend all the lessons and do their homework. That’s why they don’t need our guarantee.
Do you give any discounts if I invite my friends to our language centre?
Yes, but we will also look at your test results, attendance and participation during your lessons.
Do you give discounts if there are more than 2 people from each family?
Yes, we do.
Do you give any discounts for hard working students?
Yes, we do.
What kinds of students do you consider as hard-working?
It is students who attend 99 % of their lessons during one course, participate in the lessons actively, complete their homework assignments and receive above 80 % in their in their total average.
Do you give students winter and/or summer holidays?
Yes, we do. Winter holidays usually start in the end of December and finish at the beginning of January. Summer holidays start at the beginning of August and finish in the middle of the same month.
How long do winter and summer holidays continue?
They usually continue for two-three weeks.