Program and Objectives

A1 – A2 Level (Starter)

8/16 Weeks

Reading

A1
Students can

  • read a variety of dialogues, paragraphs and short, simple texts to get an idea of the content (if supported by visuals)
  • read a variety of short, simple texts to locate information 
  • isolate information in reading texts to answer knowledge based questions (true -false, yes- no, wh- questions)
  • follow short, simple, and written directions
  • practice basic organizational skills (grouping, categorizing, organizing, choosing a topic, finding irrelevant topic)
  • recognize and use basic conjunctions and linkers (and, but, because)

A2
Students can

  • read a variety of short, simple texts on familiar matters to get an idea of the content
  • identify the main point of reading texts
  • scan texts to find specific, predictable information in simple everyday materials
  • demonstrate an understanding of a text by answering wh- questions and reference questions
  • use an idea of the overall meaning of short texts to derive the probable meaning of unknown words from the context
  • understand simple instructions encountered in everyday life

Writing

A1
Students can

  • write simple phrases and sentences about themselves, people, where they live and what they do
  • write an e-mail
  • demonstrate an awareness of subject – verb agreement, possessive forms and pronoun usages
  • describe people and places using basic structures

A2
Students can

  • write about their family, living conditions, and educational  background, etc.
  • write about everyday aspects of his/her environment, e.g. people, places, a job or study experience in linked sentences
  • write short, simple biographies about people
  • analyze paragraphs by identifying parts of a paragraph, finding irrelevant sentences, ordering, completing paragraphs (writing topic, support and concluding sentences)
  • practice writing topic sentences, supporting sentences and concluding sentences
  • practice outlining
  • write descriptive (people, place) paragraphs
  • write narrative paragraphs
  • write instructions
  • use linkers & conjunctions (and, because, so, but, or, for example, as a result, however

Listening

A1
Students can

  • listen to dialogues to answer questions at recognition level 
  • extract the essential information from short, recorded passages dealing with everyday matters, daily routines, personal / family information, etc.
  • listen to dialogues to answer simple true –false, wh-, yes-no type questions, fill in the blanks, and complete charts
  • follow short, simple instructions
  • understand classroom language

A2
Students can

  • listen to dialogues (extended versions) and short texts to identify the topic and main point
  • find specific information to answer knowledge based and basic comprehension questions, do matching exercises, and fill in charts
  • understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives
  • catch the main point in short, clear, and simple listening excerpts
  • understand simple directions (location-wise

Speaking

A1
Students can

  • introduce oneself/someone
  • describe himself/herself, his/her family, living conditions, educational and general background, etc.
  • describe people, places and possessions in simple terms
  • engage in basic dialogues (e.g. giving / asking information about oneself, other people, what they do, places, possessions, etc.)

A2
Students can

  • interact in structured situations and short conversations
  • ask and answer questions and exchange ideas and information on familiar topics in everyday situations (e.g. get / give simple information about travel, directions and buying tickets,  give and receive information about quantities, numbers, prices)
  • make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies
  • provide and ask for personal information
  • give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes, etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list
  • make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies
  • tell a story
  • describe everyday aspects of his/her environment in detail e.g. people, places, a job or study experiences, events and activities, plans and arrangements, habits and routines, past activities and personal experiences
  • explain what s/he likes or dislikes about something
  • use simple descriptive language to make brief statements about and compare objects and possessions
  • give simple instructions
  • give a short, rehearsed, basic presentation on a familiar subject
  • engage in information-gap activities

prepare and deliver short and simple talks by employing current technology

Linguistic & Vocabulary Range

A1
Students can

  • produce brief everyday expressions in order to satisfy the simple need of a concrete type: personal details, daily routines, wants and needs, requests for information
  • handle numbers, quantities, cost and time, dates, nationality, address, age, date of birth, registration details, etc.
  • have a basic vocabulary for the expression of basic communicative and survival needs, and increase their active vocabulary to approximately 400 words
  • demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical areas:
    • To be 
    • Subject pronouns, possessive adjectives, object pronouns
    • There is / are
    • Indefinite article (a / an) 
    • Plural nouns
    • Prepositions of time (at, in, on, from … to)
    • Prepositions of place (in, on, under, next to, in front of, in back of)
    • Adjectives
    • Demonstrative pronouns (this, that, these, those)
    • Imperatives (Classroom language)
    • Present simple 
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • Past simple 
    • Basic time clauses (before, after)
    • Basic modals ('can' for ability and permission, 'can't' for lack of ability, 'should' for advice)

A2
Students can

  • demonstrate an understanding of verb structures including present simple and continuous, and past simple forms
  • have a repertoire of basic language which enables them to deal with everyday situations with predictable content
  • have sufficient vocabulary to handle topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events
  • have necessary vocabulary for the expression of basic communicative and survival needs, and they are introduced to basic parts of speech and sentence analysis, and increase their active vocabulary to approximately 900 words
  • demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical areas:
    • Present and Past Simple
    • Countable & Uncountable nouns
    • Indefinite pronouns
    • Past Continuous
    • Present continuous
    • Present Perfect Simple (*for experience)
    • Comparatives & Superlatives (Adjectives)
    • Future simple (will & going to)
    • If clause (type 1)
    • Time Clauses (when, before, after, while)
    • Prepositions of time and place
    • Articles (a, an, the)
    • Present Modals (can, may, might, must, have to, don’t have to, mustn’t, can’t, should) to expressability, possibility, permission, obligation, prohibition, lack of obligation and advice