PROGRAMS
     
 
Certificates

A Certificate of Completion is offered at the end of the course, to students who meet the minimum attendance and academic requirements. The certificate displays course completed, dates and level obtained.

 
Start Dates

Non-Beginners can start any Monday of the year. Beginners may start on the first Monday of any month.

 
Holidays

School will be closed during Holidays. Holidays are not made up. Please view the holiday section to understand to help decide your travel time.

 

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
 

We offer you top-quality, affordable English instruction in very exciting, sunny, fun reggae-filled Island of Jamaica. Our knowledgeable teachers are experienced, well-traveled, English speakers that will help you become a more confident English speaker.

Several courses are offered year-round for students who wish to improve their English communication skills or prepare for the TOEFL, TOEIC, or GMAT exams.

Classes provide you with the opportunity to improve your conversational and written English through an exceptional curriculum and methodology, while you can actively practice speaking the language while living in Jamaica. 

At our schools, one learns the language as well as, the grammar structures in a stimulating atmosphere at all levels. Your vocabulary will increase daily as you become more accustomed to the sound of the language.

The courses improve basic communication skills and English grammar. You will learn to construct simple to complex sentences and develop vocabulary skills to be able to participate in discussions. The courses develop your awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning. You develop fluency in speaking and writing. Courses will enhance your ability to communicate with and understand English speakers. 

As you progress, you will develop fluency in speaking, reading comprehension, listening and speaking, while attaining a high command of vocabulary words and idioms, and acquiring a stronger grammar foundation.

 
English Online
Individual lessons using distance learning for students with basic knowledge of beginner English. The course runs in blocks of a minimum of 10 lessons. It features general English lessons, high quality TOEFL and IELTS, Conversational and Business courses under professional training from well experienced native English teachers.

This interactive and professional comprehensive online programs is designed to help the student cover all sections of the language including practice tasks and questions, revision, study skills, tips and strategies  It is a revolutionary way to excel in the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace, in your own time. You will just need to sit in front of your computer in a comfort zone, sipping on coffee or a cold beverage, while enjoying your learning experience.

Location: All

 
Mini English

10 Classes of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. This course is recommended for students who wish to combine language learning with a real life experience of an English culture, thus, it allows enough time for students to get fully acquainted to the city and the English cultures surrounding it. 

Location: St. Elizabeth                  Levels: All 

 
Semi Standard

15 classes of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. It offers just a bit more than the Mini English but leaves you with sufficient time to immerse into the city life. Classes challenge students apply their knowledge of theory by means of various methods ranging from situation and role-playing activities to debates about current issues. 

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 

 
Standard

18 hours of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday.  The course focuses on communication for all levels and includes two parts: Grammar and Conversation Skills. "Grammar" includes grammar, vocabulary, and reading. Skills are taught with an emphasis on interactive, productive use. Students practice grammatical skills and new vocabulary in authentic, spoken English. "Conversation Skills" is student-centered learning in a comfortable, supportive setting. Effective speaking and listening skills are reinforced through a combination of small group work and discussion. Students are helped and encouraged to organize and express ideas clearly and correctly.

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 

 
Super Standard
20 hours of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. This course uses an integrated approach that covers: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It incorporates pronunciation, vocabulary building and conversation activities using grammar in context. 

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 
 
Standard Plus
Group instructed 25  Classes of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. The course encourages quick progress in English communication. It is best suited for people with little time and the need to practice even more in little time.

Location: St. Elizabeth                                  Levels: All 
 
Intensive
30 hours of group instructed English Language per week from Monday to Friday. Just for that student that wants a little more English. Designed to effectively achieve the most learning in the least amount of time.

Location: St. Elizabeth                     Levels: All 
 
Individual (One to One) 
If you are interested in additional hours of instruction, or wish to have further improve distinct areas of your language skills (e.g. grammar, writing, pronunciation) these lessons are perfect for just that. You will have personalized session with qualified teachers outside of class hours.

Location: St. Elizabeth                    Levels: All 

 
Combined Cities
This program attracts the voyagers in students. It allows for students to choose from the list of courses that we offer in our schools and distribute the learning experience among the different locations. By combining a course from among these different cities, one will learn English and have the opportunity to know the rich variety of English cultures at the same time. Plus, it makes for great city hopping.

Location: All

 
Group Programs
  • For groups of 5 or more persons traveling together on the same package to the same destination, please contact our Group Department for a group discounted price quote at: group@nik-las.com  
  • With a group of 5 or more persons, you may organize a program that fits your interests and trip desires. Contact our Group Department for more information.

Location: All

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FOCUS PROGRAMS
 
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparatory Course

15 hrs, 18 hours, or 20 hours of classes per week can last from 8 to 10 wks. This is a course specially designed to prepare English students to take the national TOEFL exam in either of two formats: computer-based or paper-based. The TOEFL is required by American Universities and Colleges for Foreign Students to attend. It is perfect for advanced English students who are ready to pursue a university education in the US. It provides a very comprehensive review of all the components needed for the TOEFL test such as written structures (grammar), reading comprehension, listening comprehension and essay writing. It provides a thorough discussion on the techniques and strategies for taking the test. 

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: Advanced

 
TOEIC [Test of English for International Communication] Preparation

18 hours of classes per week. This course is well suited for individuals who need to improve their TOEIC score. The exam measures the ability to understand a business-related conversation in standard English as well as the ability to read English workplace manuals, correspondence, technical books and articles. Instruction will emphasize TOEIC test-taking strategies, vocabulary building, understanding business letters and memos, current business events and advanced grammatical structures.

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: Advanced

 
GMAT [Graduate Management Admissions Test] Preparatory Course

18 or 20 hrs of classes per week. The GMAT is a university admissions requirement for any student pursuing an MBA in the USA. The course prepares you for the analytical and verbal sections of this important exam. You will study advanced English vocabulary, grammatical structures and practice test-taking strategies to improve your analytical writing and verbal reasoning skills.

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: Advance

 
Business Intensive English

15 hours of classes per week + 3 classes per on US Business English. This course is perfect for persons who wish to work in an English-speaking work environment or aspire to an international career. You will familiarize yourself with the relevant jargon, increase your knowledge of the field and learn specific skills of the trade. This course includes instruction in U. S. business practices, speech writing and oral business presentation skills for international business professionals. It enriches vocabulary and builds accurate grammar usage. It provokes and reinforces critical thinking by analyzing cases of success stories of various businesses in the U.S., and how they relate to other businesses globally. The students are led on field trips to financial and business districts, and they attain a better perspective of the business environment. 

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 

Pronunciation and Accent Reduction I
 
This course will help you become more aware of your pronunciation and the pronunciation of native speakers of the US English.  It combines 15 hours of  English classes per week with 3 classes per week focused on Pronunciation and accent reduction.  You will be able to use various features of English pronunciation, know its rules and recognize sounds and exchange information with other students.

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 

Pronunciation and Accent Reduction II
 
This course reinforces speaking and listening skills. You gain the ability to understand and use the spoken language using good pronunciation and appropriate accent. It combines 15 hours of  English classes per week with 3 classes per week focused on Pronunciation and accent reduction. 

Location: St. Elizabeth               Levels: All 

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