Elementary English

Course

Starting 6th September

Our free 38-week Elementary English course is for students who have a little English knowledge. This course is ideal for those who can understand common everyday expressions and simple phrases, for example introducing yourself and asking for personal details. This course is designed to build upon the language you all ready know and to help you become more confident using English in everyday life.

Where: Hope Hall, St Mary's Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1BB

When: Tuesdays 11.15am - 12.15pm

Limited Places Available

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Course Dates

Term 1

Week 1 - Tuesday 6th September

Week 2 - Tuesday 13th September

Week 3 - Tuesday 20th September

Week 4 - Tuesday 27th September

Week 5 - Tuesday 4th October

Week 6 - Tuesday 11th October

Week 7 - Tuesday 18th October

Half Term Break


Week 8 - Tuesday 1st November

Week 9 - Tuesday 8th November

Week 10 - Tuesday 15th November

Week 11 - Tuesday 22nd November

Week 12 - Tuesday 29th November

Week 13 - Tuesday 6th December

Week 14 - Tuesday 13th December

Term 2

Week 15 - Tuesday 10th January

Week 12 - Tuesday 17th January

Week 17 - Tuesday 24th January

Week18 - Tuesday 31st January

Week 19 - Tuesday 7th February

Half Term Break


Week 20 - Tuesday 21st February

Week 21 - Tuesday 28th February

Week 22 - Tuesday 7th March

Week 23 - Tuesday 14th March

Week 24 - Tuesday 21st March

Week 25 - Tuesday 28th March

Term 3

Week 26 - Tuesday 18th April

Week 27 - Tuesday 25th April

Week 28 - Tuesday 2nd May

Week 29 - Tuesday 9th May

Week 30 - Tuesday 16th May

Week 31 - Tuesday 23rd May

Half Term Break


Week 32 - Tuesday 6th June

Week 33 - Tuesday 13th June

Week 34 - Tuesday 20th June

Week 35 - Tuesday 27th June

Week 36 - Tuesday 4th July

Week 37 - Tuesday 11th July

Week 38 - Tuesday 18th July

Syllabus

Term 1

Week 1 - Meeting and Greeting

Learn phrases for meeting new people and introducing yourselves. Practise using the verb “to be”.

Week 2 - In the Classroom

Identify items you need for studying and practise the verb "have" in positive and negative sentences and questions.

Week 3 - My Family

Learn vocabulary related to family members and practise using "have got" to describe family relationships.

Week 4 - What time is it?

Work with numbers, with a focus on pronunciation, and learn expressions for telling the time.

Week 5 - I Can Do It!

Learn vocabulary for talking about skills different jobs. Learn about the use of "can/can’t" to describe abilities and skills.

Week 6 - The Working Day

Identify and compare some jobs. Practice using the present simple for daily routines, including negatives, yes/no questions and short answers.

Week 7 - My Free Time

Learn vocabulary relating to things you can do in your free-time. Learn how to ask present simple questions about habits and routines and how to use adverbs of frequency in your answers.

Week 8 - What I Like

Learn to extend phrases to describe leisure activities. Learn how to say which activities you love and which you hate.

Week 9 - Review 1

Check you understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English we have covered so far. You will also have a chance to reflect on your learning using "I can".

Week 10 - A Sweet Tooth

Learn vocabulary related to sweet things and using object pronouns.

Week 11 - Is it yours?

Identify personal items that you carry with you every day. Learn how we use possessive adjectives and pronouns in English.

Week 12 - Green Places

Learn words and phrases for describing green places. Practise how to use the demonstrative pronouns, this, that, these and those.

Week 13 - At the coffee shop

Learn how to order coffee and snacks in a coffee shop.

Week 14 - Christmas

Learn vocabulary connected with Christmas, including typical Christmas things, presents, Christmas dinner and what people do on Christmas Day.

Term 2

Week 15 - Home Sweet Home

Identify furniture and rooms. You will be introduced to "There is/are" and preposition phrases which describe location.

Week 16 - Staying in a Hotel

Learn to identify hotel facilities and how to describe where things are in a hotel

Week 17 - Animals and habitats

Learn to identify animals and habitats. You will also be introduced to comparative forms of adjectives.

Week 18 - Where in the world

Learn vocabulary related to countries and languages, and study superlative adjectives.

Week 19 - Review 2

Check you understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English we have covered since the last review. You will also have a chance to reflect on your learning using "I can".

Week 20 - How's the weather?

Learn vocabulary relating to weather conditions. You will be introduced to present continuous forms.

Week 21 - Our Holiday

Learn vocabulary relating to holiday activities and learn more about present continuous forms.

Week 22 - Where is it?

Learn to identify places in a town and learn how to ask for and follow simple directions.

Week 23 - Wheels

Learn to identify types of transport used to get around a town and compare and contrast various uses of present simple and present continuous.

Week 24 - 20th century lives

Learn vocabulary relating to the music industry. You will be introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of regular past simple verbs.

Week 25 - Easter

Learn vocabulary related the celebration of Easter.

Term 3

Week 26 - Hit Makers

Learn vocabulary relating to the music industry. You'll be introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of regular past simple verbs.

Week 27 - This is your life

Practise expressing dates, and using vocabulary relating to major life events. Learn about negatives and questions for regular past simple verbs.

Week 28 - Weekends

Learn vocabulary relating to weekend activities. You'll be introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of common irregular past simple verbs.

Week 29 - Review 3

Check you understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English we have covered since the last review. You will also have a chance to reflect on your learning using "I can".

Week 30 - Questions, questions

Review question forms for present and past simple and are introduced to subject questions.

Week 31 -Shopping for clothes

Identify items of clothing and practise functional language related to shopping for clothes. You will also be introduced to "how much/how many".

Week 32 - Do we have any onions?

Learn vocabulary relating to grocery items. You will be introduced to countable and uncountable nouns, and basic uses of a, some, any and a lot of/lots of.

Week 33 - Eat the rainbow

Learn vocabulary relating to fruit and vegetables and revise countable and uncountable nouns. You'll review "how much/how many" and be introduced to "a few/a little" and other ways of expressing quantity.

Week 34 - On the calendar

Review vocabulary for diary events. Practice talking about future arrangements, plans and intentions using the present continuous and be going to + infinitive.

Week 35 - Robots

Learn to identify some tasks for robots. You will be learn how we use "will/won’t" for future predictions, and adverbs of certainty in English.

Week 36 - Money smart

Learn some common verb + preposition combinations. You will also identify imperatives and modal verbs for giving advice (should, could, can).

Week 37 - Safari park

Define rules, then explore how rules and permission are expressed using the modal verbs can, can’t, must and mustn’t.

Week 38 - Review 4

Check you understanding of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and social English we have covered since the last review. You will also have a chance to reflect on your learning using "I can".