For complete beginners, OLS offers an A1- Initiation level course, in order to learn the first words of a new language.
For learners who have basic knowledge of the language, A1 level classes are available in most sections: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Courses focusing on business language and points of view (learning to speak like a native speaker) are more suited to people who already have a fair command of the language, but there is nothing to stop beginners from following them, as everyone always has access to the full content of the platform.
Argumentation is a video course that teaches you to express your ideas and develop a convincing argument in a foreign language. All learning situations focus on real life situations. This course allows you to hear and learn expressions commonly used by native speakers (different accents have been intentionally selected), in order to talk about concrete subjects such as flexible working hours, working from home, the importance of politics, the issue of working status, etc. Thanks to the rapidity of the native speakers’ speech and the use of ambient sounds etc., you will feel genuinely immersed in the language.
In addition to the general course modules (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and argumentation), the OLS language courses also offer professional course modules: Meetings, Job Courses and Correspondence. These courses focus on language used in a working environment. The emphasis is on assimilation and the use of key expressions required for effective communication in a number of professional contexts. The English language course also offers a Banking section, which teaches you how to handle common situations that you might encounter while opening a bank account, requesting a credit card or receiving financial advice.