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Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses - Part I: Lessons 1 - 9

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Syllabus - Lesson 1

Theme - Introductions

· The revised language items will include: The verb 'to be'
· Revision of possessive adjectives: my, your, her, his
· Basic greetings


The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of names of countries
· Expansion of lexical set: basic greetings
· Expressions including: Countries and nationalities

Syllabus - Lesson 2

Theme - The World Around Me

· The revised language items will include: spelling skills
· Revision of letters of the alphabet

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of questions and negatives with the verb 'to be'
· The use of determiners: this, that, those and these
· The use of 'a' and 'an'
· Expansion of lexical set 'everyday objects' - singular and plural
· Expressions including: basic opposite adjectives

Syllabus - Lesson 3

Theme - My Friends and I

· The revised language items will include: singular and plural nouns, numbers 1 - 100, phone numbers, the use of the verb 'to be' for giving personal information

The new language items introduced will include:

· Giving personal information: name, marital status, phone number, address, age
· Asking for and telling the time, prepositions used for telling the time 'at', 'past', 'to'
· Expansion of lexical set 'jobs'

Syllabus - Lesson 4

Theme - A Day in the Life of…

· The revised language items will include: Times of the day, the 12 hour clock - a.m. and p.m.
· Revision of basic verbs used to describe daily routines

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of the present simple (1)
· The use of the first, second and third person singular in the present simple
· Expansion of lexical set 'daily routines'
· Expressions including: verbs and nouns that go together, prepositions used for times of the day - in the morning, afternoon, evening / at night

Syllabus - Lesson 5

Theme - The Workplace

· The revised language items will include: continuation of the present simple (2)
· Revision of basic verbs used to describe work tasks

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of negative and question forms in the present simple
· The use of the first, second and third person plural in the present simple
· The use of adverbs of frequency
· Prepositions of place and movement: 'to', 'in', 'at'
· Expansion of lexical set 'daily work routines'
· Expressions including: Asking for help and asking someone to repeat

Syllabus - Lesson 6

Theme - Talking about Work

· The revised language items will include: Greetings and informal discussion about your work tasks
· Revision of seasons, months and days of the week

The new language items introduced will include:

· Expansion of lexical set 'means of communication'
· Expressions including: terms used for talking about the relationships between people in an office

Syllabus Lesson 7

Theme - The Ideal Office

The revised language items will include:

· Revision of lexical set 'things in the office'
· Revision of daily work tasks

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of 'there is' and 'there are' for descriptive purposes and in the interrogative form
· The use of 'some' and 'any' in the positive, negative and interrogative form
· Expansion of lexical set 'furniture' to include items commonly found in an office
· Expressions including: prepositions of place including: on, in, near, next to, in front of, and between

Syllabus - Lesson 8

Theme - The Interview

· The revised language items will include: verbs expressing skills and abilities
· Revision of expressions used for asking and giving personal information

The new language items introduced will include:

· The use of 'can' to express ability
· The use of 'have got'
· Expansion of lexical set 'skills and abilities'
· Expressions including: verb - noun collocations (words that go together)

Syllabus - Lesson 9 - Check Module I

· The revised language items will include: 'introductions' 'numbers and letters', 'skills and abilities', 'telling the time', 'describing your daily work routine', 'numbers and letters'
· Grammar Revised: The use of the verb 'to be' in the present simple, possessive adjectives, the use of the present simple, the use of basic prepositions of movement and place, the use of 'some' and 'any', the use of 'there is' and 'there are', the use of 'can' to express abilities, the use of determiners
· Vocabulary Revised: countries and nationalities, telling the time, work routines, objects in an office, months, seasons and days of the week, asking for help and repeating, relationships at work

Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses

Part 1: From 'To Be' to 'Have Got'

Part 2: From Simple Past to Modals

Part 3: From Present Continuous to Basic Phrasal Verbs

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