Level 1-3 - General Course

Here is a typical GENERAL COURSE outline based on 15 sessions (of 2 hours each). Suitable grammar will be introduced as appropriate. Note: these are example outlines only – your actual course will be negotiated between you and your trainer during your first session depending on your prior knowledge, needs and individual interests. You may change the focus of your course at any time by discussing this directly with your trainer.

Level 1 - Survival
30 hours

This level is for those who know a little or no language at all. You will practice speaking, listening and reading together with some writing. You will improve your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of important sounds. You will also learn adjectives, adverbs, case, punctuation, singular and plural words.

Session (2 hours per session)

  • 1 Learning a language: methods and experience
  • 2 Personal Identification - Talking About Yourself 1
  • 3 Personal Identification - Talking About Yourself 2
  • 4 Ordering Drinks & Snacks
  • 5 Directions
  • 6 The Time
  • 7 The family
  • 8 Descriptions
  • 9 Likes & Dislikes
  • 10 Daily Routine
  • 11 Shopping
  • 12 Parts of the Body and Illnesses
  • 13 Cultural differences and appropriacy
  • 14 Traveling
  • 15 Review and feedback

Level 2 - General
30 hours

The second level will cover listening, note taking, speaking, writing formal and informal letters, reading small articles which will be based on the weather, politics, geography, fashion, art, food, music, culture, religion, society, history etc. with more advanced adjectives, adverbs, case, and punctuation.

Session (2 hours per session)

  • 1 Review and overview
  • 2 The family and personal history
  • 3 Daily Routine
  • 4 Around the House
  • 5 Holidays
  • 6 Restaurants and food
  • 7 Travel: directions and instructions
  • 8 Health
  • 9 Shopping
  • 10 Life events
  • 11 Cultural differences and appropriacy
  • 12 Life events
  • 13 Geography
  • 14 Love and Friendship
  • 15 Review and feedback

Level 3 -
General 30 hours

At the third level there will be further practice of writing, speaking and use of the language in the work place. This stage will also include jokes, listening to songs, watching movies or TV, and reading newspapers. You will also learn more advanced adjectives, adverbs, case, and punctuation.

Session (2 hours per session)

  • 1 Review and overview
  • 2 Popular culture:music, TV, sport, cinema
  • 3 Popular culture: newspapers, magazines
  • 4 Politics: Keeping people Happy
  • 5 Body & mind
  • 6 Moving House: home and property
  • 7 Friendships and family obligations: cultural perspectives
  • 8 Crime
  • 9 Society
  • 10 Improving your lifestyle
  • 11 Post, telephone, internet
  • 12 The environment
  • 13 Events and activities in the target country or countries
  • 14 Cultural differences and appropriacy
  • 15 Review and feedback