The student has “survival strategies” to communicate basic needs related to travel, hotels, shopping and restaurants meeting the minimum requirements of politeness, but with limited vocabulary. They can write simple sentences based on models or constructions learned by heart. The student can understand simple, slow-paced conversations with repetition and clarification.
They are able to understand the essence of what is being said, especially when the context is obvious and familiar. Can express simple facts accurately with basic constructions. The quality of their expression varies greatly according to the length of time they need to speak and familiarity with the situation.
English A2 Course Goals
The student, aided by the context and relying mainly on basic vocabulary, can understand messages, instructions and common structures. Similarly, they are able to understand biographical information or descriptions of events, even if they occasionally need several repetitions to ensure comprehension. The student is able to ask and answer basic questions, ask for directions, initiate or maintain a very simple conversation with a limited degree of spontaneity and fluency.
- Review of verb tenses and auxiliaries.
- The use of “will be” followed by -ing verbs.
- Asking questions in a polite way using “Would like…”.
- Use of reflexive pronouns.
- Adverbs of frequency.
- Asking about belonging with “Whose” .
- Use of possessive pronouns.
- Use of modal verbs “would” and “may” .
- The auxiliary verbs of obligation and prohibition.
- Other auxiliary verbs for giving permission and refusing permission.
- Ability to greet visitors.
- Make suggestions and recommendations.
- Ask for and give directions.
- Organize a trip by telephone.
- Talk about tastes and preferences.
- Able to explain the plot of a movie.
Listening comprehension skills
- Understand an informal conversation when the context is known.
- Respond to short and simple instructions.
- Understand a native speaker talking about their job.
- Ask about the price of a product and say how much it costs.
- Understand instructions on how to get to a specific location.
- Write a short autobiographical statement.
- Write simple emails with instructions and work details.
- Respond in written form to simple requests.
- Prepare an agenda with an itinerary and activities.
- Understand a business letter, message or simple note.
- Understand a simple descriptive text.
- Follow the argument of a basic newspaper article.
- Extract specific information from an informative text about a familiar topic .
- Understand the description of a product’s manufacturing process.
Prices for online sessions
3 hours per weekQuarterly course
- 3 hours per week, two 90-minute sessions or
- 3 hours per week, three 60-minute sessions
- Max 4 people per group
2 hours per weekQuarterly course
- 2 hours per week, two 60-minute sessions
- Max 4 people per group
What am I going to achieve by attending a quarterly course?
The course plan will help you improve your English all around and work toward advancing to the next level.
It takes more than a trimester to move from one level to another. However, you can learn a lot in one trimester.
How many trimester courses would I need to advance to the next level?
It is not possible to determine exactly how many hours it takes to move up a level. It depends on several factors, including the intensity with which you study. There is a general rule or guideline that it takes about 120 hours to move up from level A2 to B1.
Do I have to take a placement test?
Each participant needs to take an oral placement test before starting the course. This can be done by telephone or virtually.
What people are saying about us
I took a virtual course on job preparation with Emma. She helped me to talk about my skills and professional experience, and she gave me ideas about how to answer questions that I might hear in an interview. On the day if the interview, I felt calm and confident. I got the job! Then I decided to continue with my English classes. Thank you so much for all your help!
Have been having business English classes with Margit, for the past three years. Her classes are interesting and lots of fun. We laugh a lot in class, and I have learnt so much new vocabulary and grammar. We always deal with subjects and topics that are very useful for my job. I am really happy with my classes and plan to continue studying next year.
When I got a job in a British company, I was really nervous. I decided to take some English classes so that I would feel more confident and also to improve my fluency. My teacher, James, was very patient. He helped me to write better emails, he taught me lots of vocabulary relevant to my sector, and he helped me to prepare presentations for video conferencing. After one year, I find it much easier to write complex emails and I have much better working conversations with my international colleagues.
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