English

Speaking English is no longer a social need only, but also a professional obligation. Moving up your career ladder or taking a course abroad can be a reality.

CNS International�offer tailor-made classes in Portuguese and English, one-to-one or small groups, so as to focus on the objectives of the student as well as have effective and concrete results.

We use technological tools (ebeam & mindmapping) that help our teachers, who are highly-qualified, to allow our students to take the best advantage of all content given in class.

Moreover, such technology also allow us to prepare programmes of classes 100% tailor-made and the student also saves in cost of material, since all content given in class is then sent to the student by email, within 24 hours after the class.

Brush Up Course Grammar

A quick review course of grammar topics with very dynamic classes to help fixing the structures given.

Topics Adressed

  • Verb tenses
  • If clauses
  • Relative clauses
  • Articles
  • Passive voice
  • Few/A few/Little/A little/Many/Much/Some/Any
  • Reported speech
  • Modals

Be Ready For An Exam

FCE First Certificate

The FCE test is divided in 4 parts: Reading & Use of Inglês, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The exam is the first in the Cambridge scale that contains Use of English and puts in proof your grammar and vocabulary. The total duration of the test is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

CAE (Preparation coursefor Certificate in Advanced English)

This course includes teaching units of various topics and offers 4 exams that the students can practice the 5 parts of the exam:

  • Written comprehension (Reading)
  • Writing (Writing)
  • Use of grammar (Use of English)
  • Listening (Listening) Speaking (Speaking)
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

A high-level credential for professionals.

English is an essential tool for any lawyer dealing with international issues. It is the language of legal professionals, business and international affairs.

Employers need to know that their legal matters team have enough level to communicate with clients and professionals from other countries and manage information written in English.

For this reason, law students and recent graduates lawyers need to demonstrate that they have these skills.

The new certificate�ILEC�(International Legal English Certificate) was developed to meet these needs.

The test is also indicated for law students who intend to study a course in law with rich content in English, either in their country or abroad.

This test corresponds to the levels B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(MCR) and it is equivalent to the level of the Cambridge First Certificate in English and the Certificate of Advanced English.

Exam format

The�ILEC�examination is held twice a year, in May and November, and consists of four parts to be made in three hours:

  • Test of Reading
  • Test of Writing
  • Test of Listening
  • Test of Speaking

ILEC�has been prepared by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations in collaboration with TransLegal, European leader of linguists lawyers.

ILEC - International Legal English Cerficate

This is a more advanced examinationl, when you are able to function effectively in any language context, achieving such a standard of speaker level.

This certification represents a significant personal achievement.

CPE�is recognized in a lot of universities and companies around the world, as it shows that your progress went beyond a good knowled grammar and you can actually use English in any context.

CPE�includes 5 language skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Auditive comprehension Conversation
TOLE - Test of Legals English Skill

The�TOEFL�exam iBT® is an online test. There are four sections (listening, speaking, reading and writing) bearing approximately four hours.

Combination of the four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

During the examination, you must perform tasks that combine more than one skill, for example:

Read, listen and then speak in response to a question, Listen and then speak in response to a question Read, listen and then write in response to a question

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS�tests your skills in all four skills of the language: listening, reading, writing and speaking in less than three hours.

The format of the exam is tested and trusted by organizations and candidates around the world, and it has not changed significantly over 20 years.

The candidate will be evaluated in the following skills: Listening, Reading and Writing all in one day, one after the other, without pauses between them. The speaking part of the test will be taken after a break on the same day of the other three tests, or seven days before or after the other 3 parts. That depends on the test administration center.

Two versions of the exam: “IELTS�Academic o�IELTS�General Training”

TOEIC (Test of English fon International Comunications)

IELTS�tests your skills in all four skills of the language: listening, reading, writing and speaking in less than three hours.

The format of the exam is tested and trusted by organizations and candidates around the world, and it has not changed significantly over 20 years.

The candidate will be evaluated in the following skills: Listening, Reading and Writing all in one day, one after the other, without pauses between them. The speaking part of the test will be taken after a break on the same day of the other three tests, or seven days before or after the other 3 parts. That depends on the test administration center.

Two versions of the exam: “IELTS�Academic o�IELTS�General Training”

Legal English

Courses for lawyers and legal advisors who need to know and master the common terminologies to legal means, in specific areas of law or them all.

Despite the specific knowledge approach, this course can be done separately or mixed with the General or Business English Courses from the High Inter. I on. In addition, the objectives, issues and skills worked on each level can be adapted according to the needs of each student.

Content

  • Comparison between Common Law and Civil Law Vocabulary and discussions concerning:
  • legal professional practice
  • Civil right
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial law
  • Tax law
  • Environmental law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Contracts
  • Grammar review
  • Formal language register

Material

All materials used in class are taken from textbooks of the most important publishers in the market such as Longman, Cambridge and Barnes & Noble as: International Legal English, Shaping Justice, Market Leader Business Law, Test your Professional English Law.

Besides that, so as to make sure the classes are always updated and aligned with the dynamism of the legal area, we also use articles and texts published in renowned vehicles such as Harvard Journal of Law, The New York Times, The Economist, Newsweek.

Skills

Before the start of the course, the student will make a personal interview with the school coordinator, who will assess their knowledge as well as their goals and needs within the language.

Based on this assessment, together with the analysis of the students learning style, the course will be designed in an individual and personalized manner. Thus, we ensure that the course specifically meets the needs of each student, and ensures that the classes are taught in accordance with the pace of


Move Up Your Career Ladder

Courses for executives of multinational companies and banks, professionals who use English in their everyday communication with branches or international customers and need the language skills as a tool for negotiations, consultations and partnerships.

Despite the specific knowledge approach, this course can be done separately or mixed with the General English Course, from the stage High Inter I on. In addition, the objectives, issues and skills worked on each level can be adapted according to the needs of each student.

The course includes 02 independent classes schedule: Business or Banking and Finance. Both include three stages, the last stage of each schedule of classes is a chance to focus exclusively on what has already been developed, keeping the fluency acquired earlier and making a correlation with the routine of the students in their offices.

Content

Although professionals have different areas and interests at certain points in their careers, the courses cover more relevant and recurrent topics, allowing the students to develop fluency in the language while updating their knowledge of the market. Among other things, the classes include topics such as:

Case Study

  • Structuring and restructuring companies
  • Management
  • Local operations and international operations
  • Corporate culture
  • Global trends
  • Services designed for internet
  • Reports analysis and decision making
  • Central bank
  • Funds and stocks
  • Electronic transactions and fraud
  • International accounts

Material

All materials used in class come from textbooks of the most important publishers in the market such as Longman, Cambridge and Barnes & Noble as: International Legal English, Shaping Justice, Market Leader Business Law, Test your Professional English Law.

Besides that, so as to make sure the classes are always updated and aligned with the dynamism of the legal area, we also use articles and texts published in renowned vehicles such as Harvard Journal of Law, The New York Times, The Economist, Newsweek.

Skills

Before the start of the course, the student will make a personal interview with the school coordinator, who will assess their knowledge as well as their goals and needs within the language.

Based on this assessment, together with the analysis of the students learning style, the course will be designed in an individual and personalized manner. Thus, we ensure that the course specifically meets the needs of each student, and ensures that the classes are taught in accordance with the pace of student, so that they can take the most advantage in their personal and professional life.


Communicate Everywhere (General English)

This course allows the student to have the acquisition and practice of the language as a whole, including the academic aspects of the language, professional and social use as well as in informal and day-to-day contexts.

The shedule of classes includes stages for those who have no previous knowledge of English and students who have studied in other schools but have not found courses that allowed them to extend and deepen the mastery of the language. Moreover, from High Inter 1 on, the student can merge classes from this course with lessons for specific knowledge, developing language fluency while preparing for a more complete professional performance and fluency.

To ensure the personal development of the students, meetings and feedback sessions with the pedagogical coordination are always arranged to help design strategies and lessons that reinforce the strength of the students and / or help to achieve the desired progress on more specific tasks.

Material

All materials used in class come from textbooks of the most important publishers in the market, such as Longman, Cambridge and Barnes & Noble as: International Legal Inglês, Shaping Justice, Market Leader Business Law, Test your Professional English Law.

Besides that, so as to make sure the classes are always updated and aligned with the dynamism of the legal area, we also use articles and texts published in renowned vehicles such as Harvard Journal of Law, The New York Times, The Economist, Newsweek..

Laptops, ipods, iphones, DVD players and also the tudents mailbox are transformed into platforms to promote a more realistic and significant practice into the professional performance and personal satisfaction of each student.

Skills

Before the start of the course, the student will make a personal interview with the school coordinator, who will assess their knowledge as well as their goals and needs within the language.

Based on this assessment, together with the analysis of the students learning style, the course will be designed in an individual and personalized manner. Thus, we ensure that the course specifically meets the needs of each student, and ensures that the classes are taught in accordance with the pace of student, so that they can take the most advantage in their personal and professional life.!