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How many levels in ESL do you have?

The school has five (5) levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced and High-Advanced.

Level Descriptions

Level
01
Beginner level (CEFR level : A1)

Prerequisites

Placement Test

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Describe personal experiences with a very basic range of simple expressions and vocabulary (CEFR)
  • Establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of: greeting and farewells, introductions, saying please/ thank you/ sorry (CEFR)
  • Indicate time by such phrases as next week, last Friday, in November, three o’clock (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Present/past of “to be”
  • Questions using “be” and “have”
  • Present Continuous Tense
  • There + be in present/ past tense
  • Comparative Adjectives
  • Future tense with be going to

Topics

  • Art
  • Friends and families
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Adventure
  • Phobias

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
02
Intermediate level (CEFR level : A2)

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L1

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Properly utilize the past, present and future tenses
  • Share information by interviewing classmates
  • Read very short, simple texts (CEFR)
  • Tell a story or describe something in a simple list of points, every day aspects of environment (e.g. people, places, work, etc.) (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Simple past/ present tense
  • Modals of possibility
  • Future with going to, will, present progressive
  • Time clauses in present tense
  • Too much/ too many, too +adjective

Topics

  • Student or work life
  • Money
  • Food and health
  • Etiquette
  • Language
  • Space

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
03
High-Intermediate level (CEFR level : B1)

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L2

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Produce continuous writing which is generally intelligible throughout. (CEFR)
  • Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters
  • Convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics
  • Express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest, indifference. (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Modals of advice
  • Because and even though clauses
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Comparatives and equatives
  • Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

Topics

  • Fraud
  • Careers
  • Marriage
  • Climate change
  • Tourism
  • Extreme sports

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
04
Advanced level (CEFR level : B2)

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L3

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics (CEFR)
  • Read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes. (CEFR)
  • Recognize main idea, predict meaning, summarize a wide range of factual and imaginative texts (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Passive Voice
  • Gerunds and infinitives
  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • Relative Pronouns in Adjective Clauses
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

Topics

  • Prodigies
  • Medicine
  • Animal Intelligence
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Generosity

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
05
High-Advanced level (CEFR level : C1)

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L4

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Effectively express/defend personal opinions in written and spoken language
  • Vary intonation and place sentence stress correctly (CEFR)
  • Write clear, well-structured texts on complex subjects (CEFR)
  • Recognize a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialism (CEFR)
  • Produce clear, smoothly flowing, well-structured speech (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • Contrasting simple past, present perfect & present perfect continuous
  • Identifying Adjective Clauses
  • Relative Pronouns in Adjective Clauses
  • Phrasal Verbs

Topics

  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • The Brain
  • Lying
  • Cross-cultural insights
  • Social Media
  • Poverty
  • The Arts

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

See more program information : ESL Program (Standard English)