Starter Level

Students 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 they know.

• understand familiar words and very basic phrases about themselves, their family and immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly and repeats.

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

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

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


Elementary Level

Students will be able to:

• communicate in simple and routine tasks on familiar topics and activities.

• simply describe their family and other people, living conditions, their educational background and their present or most recent job.

• understand phrases and common vocabulary on common areas e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, the local area, and employment.

• understand the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

• read very short, simple texts.

• find specific, predictable information in advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.

• understand short simple personal letters.

• write short, simple notes and messages.

• write a simple personal letter, for example thanking someone.


Pre-Intermediate Level

Students will be able to:

• deal with most situations when they 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 their reactions.

• 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.

• understand common, basic or job-related language.

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

• write simply about familiar topics.

• write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.


Intermediate Level

Students will be able to:

• speak regularly with native speakers.

• discuss familiar topics in detail.

• give their opinions and explain advantages and disadvantages.

• understand long speech and lectures and follow complex arguments if the topic is reasonably familiar.

• understand most TV news and current affairs programmes.

• understand the majority of films in common accents.

• read articles and reports about common topics

• understand modern novels.

• write clearly and in detail about a wide range of subjects.

• write an essay or report.

• write letters about events and personal experiences.


Upper-Intermediate Level

Students will be able to:

• speak fluently without searching for language.

• communicate effectively in social and professional situations.

• give ideas and opinions and relate their ideas to those of other speakers.

• talk about of complex subjects and develop arguments.

• understand long complex speech.

• understand most television programmes and films.

• understand long and complex factual and literary texts, with different styles.

• understand specialised articles and long technical instructions.

• write long, clear, well-structured text to express their points of view.

• write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report.

• write in an appropriate style.