Summer Programs

During June-August 2008, Sidestreets completed its first two Intensive English Summer Sessions and Certificate Courses, open to students and the general public at all levels. These intensive courses are unique in Cyprus, as they cover the equivalent of a year's work of language learning in a month - taking a beginner, for example, to intermediate level (according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework for Languages) in four weeks (about 60 contact hours).

The courses include constant speaking practice, graded readings and writing assignments, and are based on the texts and methods used in intensive and immersion programs in the United States and Great Britain.

The class groups address the general communicative needs of adults, and also of young people in English-medium high schools, or those preparing for university-level work in English and who do not wish to spend an entire foundation year doing what can be achieved pleasurably in a few weeks.