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Levels of Instruction

Three levels of instruction are offered for the three languages. These levels are sequenced as follows:

BEGINNERS

SUITABLE FOR

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AFTER 15 HOURS

Level 1

 

No prior knowledge of Target Language (to be called TL)

 

Introduce and describe  yourself and other people, say where you are from and how you feel, use the formal/informal way of speaking, say where you live, express likes and dislikes, talk about what people are like, order something to eat or drink, work with numbers.
Level 2

 

Students with some limited conversational knowledge of TL

Students able to communicate in situations from L1

Students who have completed L1 or an equivalent 15 – 20 hour course.

 

 

Tell the time, ask and give directions, organize an appointment, arrange when and where to meet, talk about sport and past times, use all the present tense conjugations, talk about your family, do some shopping.

Level 3 

 

Students with moderate conversational knowledge of TL

Students who have completed 30 – 40 hours previous study

 

Talk about the weather, say what you do during the day, learn the simple past tense, talk about where you have been and what you have done. Keep a weekly activity diary.

Level 4

 

Students who have completed 45 – 60 hours previous study

 

Talk about yourself in more depth, shop for clothes, have a phone conversation, plan a day/night out. Learn the imperfect tense, go to a pharmacy, use the bank, book a hotel.

 

INTERMEDIATE

SUITABLE FOR

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AFTER 15 HOURS

Level 5

Students with knowledge of basic conversational TL who would like to revise grammar from the beginning

Students who have completed 60 to 75 hours previous study

Speak confidently about yourself and other people, organize an appointment, talk about your family, order at a restaurant, go shopping, ask and give opinions, tell a story, learn more about cities, regions and their traditions, write a letter/email

Level 6

Students with sound knowledge of the basics of TL grammar and the ability to use them effectively in conversation 

Students of TL background

Speak in the future, imperative and conditional tenses, travel by train, express happiness, disappointment, offer help, go to the supermarket, borrow something, talk about TV programmes, media and music, express wishes, give suggestions, talk about the future in the past.
Level 7

As Above

Extension of above

Level 8

Intermediate and advanced students who need to learn or revise the more complex areas of TL grammar e.g. the subjunctive

Speak confidently about a range of subjects using all the tenses and moods. Use reported speech and hypothetical sentences. Use all forms of the subjunctive.

 

ADVANCED SUITABLE FOR WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AFTER 15 HOURS
Level 9

Students with comprehensive knowledge of TL.

Conversation is the focus point of this level together with advanced reading of literary texts and/or novels. Grammar is dealt with as it arises.