General English Elementary Level
General English Elementary Level course is for students who have a very low, basic knowledge of the English language. The courses focus on grammar, reading, as well as speaking and writing about everyday topics. The course is conveniently scheduled for Saturdays – 3 hour lessons.
General English Elementary A2 Level course will help you:
- Reading: Understand short texts in simple language and find specific information in timetables, menus and advertisements.
- Writing: Fill in forms with personal details; write short notes and messages, holiday postcards and simple personal letters.
- Exchange opinions with others and justify your point of view
- Listening: Understand basic personal information and information about the local area, e.g. shopping, travel and employment. To understand main points of clear simple messages and announcements.
By the end of Elementary level you will be able to:
- make simple sentences and reply to simple questions
- talk about likes/dislikes, family and routines
- order a meal in a restaurant
- go shopping and understand and write basic text
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General English Elementary Level course for students who don’t have fluency in English, problems with basic grammar and little or no confidence in using English.
At the end of Elementary A2 level, you will be able to:
- Ask people how they feel in different situations. For example, “Are you hungry?” or “Are you ok?” and say how I feel.
- Ask and answer simple questions about home and country, work and free time, likes and dislikes.
- Ask and answer simple questions about a past event. For example, the time and place of a party, who was at the party and what happened there.
- Make and accept invitations, or refuse invitations politely.
- Make and accept apologies.
- Understand simple information and questions about family, people homes, work and hobbies.
- Understand what people say to me in simple, everyday conversation, if they speak clearly and slowly and give me help.
- Understand short, clear and simple messages at the airport, railway station etc. For example: “The train to London leaves at 4.30.”
- Clearly understand the main information in announcements if people talk very clearly. For example, weather reports etc.
- Write a simple message, for example to make or change an invitation or an appointment to meet.
- Write a short message to friends to give them personal news or to ask them a question. For example, a text message or a postcard.
- Complete a questionnaire with information about my educational background, my job, my interests and my skills.
- Write about things and people I know well using simple language. For example, descriptions of friends, what happened during the day.
- Understand short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including international words.
- Find the most important information in advertisements, information leaflets, webpages, catalogues, timetables etc.
- Understand the main points in short, simple news items and descriptions if I already know something about the subject. For example: news about sport or famous people.
- Understand short simple messages from friends. For example: e-mails, web chats, postcards or short letters.
- Start a conversation.
- Explain what I don’t understand and ask simply for clarification.
- Start, maintain, or end a short conversation in a simple way.
- Ask somebody to repeat what they said in a simpler way.
- Adjectives – comparatives – use of ‘’than’ and definite article
- Adjectives – superlative – use of definite article
- Adverbial phrases of time, place and frequency – including word order
- Adverbs of frequency
- Articles – with countable and uncountable nouns
- Countables and uncountables – much / many
- Future time (will and going to)
- Going to
- Modals – can / could
- Modals – have to
- Modals – should
- Past continuous
- Past simple
- Phrasal verbs – common
- Possessives – use of ‘s s’
- Prepositional phrases (place, time and movement)
- Prepositions of time: on / in / at
- Present continuous
- Present continuous for future
- Present perfect
- Verb +ing / infinitive: like / want- would like
- Wh-questions in past
- Adjectives, personality, description
- Food and drink
- Things in the town, shops and shopping
- Travel and services
General English Elementary Level
Day/Duration - Saturday from 10am to 1pm –3 hours per day/week
Fees: £190 per 1 month
Start date: Any Saturday
Length of course: Minimum 4 weeks (4 lessons)
Location – Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ (2 min walk from Waterloo train station).
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