Current Times (Starting 1 October 2015):
TUE / THU 18:30 - 19:50 (adults)
Length of Course:
About 76 in-class hours.
This is approximately the number of guided learning hours recommended by Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is a part of Cambridge University and responsible for numerous international exams such as FCE, CAE, BEC and IELTS.
This is the most basic level of English. In addition to the alphabet, students will learn words connected to the following areas.
- Numbers and Colors
- Countries and Nationalities
- People and Family
- Pronouns (I, you, we, they, he, she, it)
- Common Verbs, Adjectives and Nouns
- Common Objects
- Food and Drink
- Days of the Week
- Jobs and Places of Work
- Parts of the Day
- Months and Dates
- The Weather
At this level students will also learn grammatical structures that allow them to:
- Introduce themselves
- Say where they are from
- Say what their nationality is
- Say how things are spelled
- Say what's in their bag
- Talk about family and friends
- Talk about cars
- Say how things and people are
- Talk about lifestyle, food and people who work
- Express likes and dislikes - both things and activities
- Say how much something costs
- Talk about free time
- Talk about what they did and where they were yesterday
- Talk about what is and isn't in a hotel room
- Understand and ask questions about a story
- Give and ask for simple opinions
- Talk about future plans
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) describes what students should be capable of by the end of this level as:
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.