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Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz offers special courses: Law English: Aimed to lawyers, law students and notary. Requirements: Placement test. Duration: 30...

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Placement Test

The placement is aimed at people who have already studied English. We have 2 classifications for all ages: Beginners and intermediate. The Beginners test...

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Online classes

Online classes are designed with a pedagogical platform that will allow you to develop different modules, in a very easy and fast way. A teacher will be...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of English do you teach at Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English?

Our institute does not teach English as spoken in a specific country. Rather we expose the students to a variety of accents and expressions that are characteristic to all English speaking regions. 

Where are your English teachers from?

Our teaching staff consists of professionals from Paraguay and native English speaking countries. All teachers are internationally certified by Trinity College London.

What is your methodology?

Our teaching program covers the development of the five abilities inherent to the learning of a foreign language: verbal expression, oral comprehension, reading, writing, and the element which makes the difference: the ability to THINK in English. In the development of this methodology, the institute uses of a variety of academic tools.

Do you have language labs?

The institute has a language lab with access to Internet, and the Charles Dickens Library, that complement  the academic program. All students access the lab accompanied by a teacher. There, they perform Internet research activities about the different topics that are being covered in the classroom. Also, they perform other activities with special programs to practice grammar, and other learning areas.

What is the duration of each class, and the frequency?

Regular class duration is 80 minutes, two classes per week. That means that the student has three hours of classes per week. We also have once a week classes where the student attends for three hours.

Can I study more than 3 hours a week?

Intensive courses are available, with up to 4.5 and even 6 hours a week, and the student may attend classes two or three times a week.

How many times a week are recommended?

Frequency is of the outmost importance to learn a language. It is always better to attend classes several times a week, than for several hours in a single day. The minimum we recommend is to attend classes twice a week.

Are courses managed according to levels?

At Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz-English we place great importance on well structured levels. Each student starts at his or her corresponding level, according to a placement test. All levels are organized by age, which means that each student shares the classroom with people of the same age, and classroom activities are adapted to that age group and language level.

How do I know my level?

At the time of registration, we perform an oral and written evaluation of your English level. Your progress from there on will come at your own pace. The evaluation is free.

What materials do you provide?

Each student purchases one set of books every year. According to the levels, they are sufficient to progress through two or three modules. The institute will provide all the extra material: story books, novels, articles, newspapers, movies, etc.

What happens if I cannot come to class?

Each teacher makes an effort to help in the recuperation for lost classes. The institute also offers free reinforcement classes for students that need such help in order to improve and successfully complete the academic courses.

What are your agreements with USA, Canada, New Zealand, and England?

The institute has a student exchange program with high schools in Colorado, USA. This program is open to students aged between 15 and 18. The student pays for the cost of travel and registration to the program and schooling and hosting are covered by the scholarship program for the selected students.
The institute also has agreements with universities and language institutes in England, Canada and New Zealand. These agreements are focused on young university students interested in studying English abroad. The program costs are covered by the student.

Are you an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education?

The Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz-English institute is recognized by the Ministry of Education.

Can you organize English classes for my business?

The institute has English teaching programs specifically designed for businesses. These classes can take place at the businesses desired location.