English Course Objectives

 

General English Level 1: Common European Framework A1 (Beginner) Learning Objectives & Typical Syllabus Area Objectives

(adapted from descriptors from Common European Framework and European Language Portfolio level A1)

Grammar Syllabus Vocabulary

and Topical Syllabus

Functional Syllabus
Speaking interaction and production objectives You will be able to:

• Ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics.

• Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know.

 

 

• Present Simple

• Pronouns

• Articles

• Prepositions of place and time

• Conjunctions / linkers: and / but / because / or

• Irregular plurals

• Possessive Adjectives

• Too/ very

• Can (ability/ possibility)

• Short form answers

• Going to (future plans)

• will (offers)

• Adverbs of Frequency

• Imperatives

• Past Simple

• Present Continuous

• Comparatives

• Superlatives

• Irregular Adverbs

 

 

• Numbers (cardinal / ordinal) and money

• Countries, nationalities and languages

• Times

• Days, dates, months, years and seasons

• Shops and places

• Interests, sports and activities

• Jobs

• Rooms and furniture

• Colours

• Size and weight

• Body parts and appearance

• Food, meals, cooking

• Weather

• Transport

• Health

• Feelings and emotions

• Street directions

• Clothes

 

 

• Greeting and Introducing

• Buying and asking prices

• Asking about personal information

• Describing people and objects

• Telling the time

• Talking about routines

• Talking about frequency and time duration

• Talking about likes and dislikes

• Giving opinions

• Talking about past experiences

• Inviting/ refusing/ accepting/ thanking

• Requesting/ offering

• Asking permission

• Giving instructions

• Making suggestions

• Talking about future arrangements

• Applying for a job

 

Listening objectives You will be able to:

• Understand familiar words and very basic phrases about yourself, your family and immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly and repeats.

 

Reading objectives You will be able to:

• Understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

 

Writing objectives You will be able to:

• Write a short, simple postcard, for example holiday postcards.

• Fill in forms with personal details, for example entering your name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

 

General English Level 3: Common European Framework A2 (Pre-Intermediate) Learning Objectives / Typical SyllabusArea Objectives (adapted from descriptors from Common European Framework and European Language Portfolio level A2) Grammar Syllabus Vocabulary

and Topical Syllabus

Functional Syllabus
Speaking interaction and production objectives You will be able to:

• Deal with most situations when you travel in an area where people speak English.

• Talk about family, hobbies, work, travel and current events.

• Talk about experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.

• Give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

• Tell the story of a book or film and describe your reactions.

 

 

• Present Simple

• Present Continuous

• Comparative and superlative

• Past Simple

• Past Simple Continuous

• Present Perfect

Going to and will for predictions and future events and spontaneous decisions

• Adverbs of frequency and manner

• Reflexive pronouns

So/ such

Have to/ need to for obligation

• Present Simple Passive

When / while

Must / might for deductions

As soon as

Be able to / good at

Although / however

• First Conditional

• Used to + verb

• Relative clauses

 

 

• Families

• Restaurants and leisure venues

• Personality

• Biographical information

• Buildings and monuments

• Weather

• Clothes and accessories

• Large numbers

• Travel and tourism

• Work and careers

• Hobbies, sports and interests

• Education

• Life changes and events

• Political systems and change

• Animals

• Descriptions of people, health, fitness and illnesses

• Types of music and concerts

• Household equipment

 

 

• Asking personal questions

• Talking about personal experiences

• Asking directions

• Describing personality

• Making travel arrangements

• Ordering in a restaurant

• Talking about preferences

• Expressing preferences

• Making deductions

• Making predictions

• Offering and suggesting

• Talking about obligation

• Requesting

 

Listening objectives You will be able to:

• Understand the main points of clear speech on work, school and leisure.

• Understand the main point on many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or familiar topics, when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly.

 

Reading objectives You will be able to:

• Understand common, basic or job-related language.

• Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

 

Writing objectives You will be able to:

• Write simply about familiar topics.

• Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.