K3 course (entry level A2)
Two-semester course for students at the A2 English proficiency level
Half of the course content is the consolidation of grammar, the second half is the expansion of general vocabulary through reading, listening and speaking. Emphasis is placed on the ability to speak independently and to participate in discussions. The course also covers some basic elements of scientific English, not yet related to any specific field. Students learn how to distinguish, among others, between the formal and informal style of writing. The texts used focus on current topics in natural science. In addition to basic scientific English vocabulary, teaching is also focused on situations from everyday life. The grammar covered in this course coincides with the grammar included in textbooks of the same level that follow the CERR framework (www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr_grammar.htm).
What does it mean to reach the B1 proficiency level do according to the CEFR framework?
The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information.
Can ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
This is a rough guide on what materials to expect, students will receive more detailed information after discussing their individual needs with the teacher during their first lesson.
LIFE Intermediate (2012), H. Stephenson, P. Dummett, J. Hughes; National Geographic and Heinle Cengage Learning
New Headway Academic Skills - level 1 (Richard Harrison; Oxford)
Academic vocabulary in use (2012), Michael McCarthy, Felicity O´Dell; Cambridge University Press
English File Intermediate (2007), Oxford University Press
Grammar In Use - Intermediate (2009), R. Murphy; Cambridge University Press
authentic materials (popularising articles)