Level 1

Beginning Literacy (Level 1):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

This course is designed for students who have little or no background in English.  Students will begin to acquire basic English to communicate the concepts of self, identity, and friends. The student will be able to give and ask for basic information relating to their name, origin, birthdays, and holidays. Emphasis will be placed on speaking, grammar, pronunciation, listening, writing and reading. Units covered include (but aren’t limited to) introductions, hobbies, places, work, time, clothes, shopping, weather, food, dates, body parts, and demographic information. Students will also learn commonly used words or phrases, greetings, writing simple sentences, using simple tense, and other basic skills. Learners will be able to converse on a basic level with each other and attain the basic foundation of English grammar. Grammar lessons consist of basic syntax, tense usage, and common adverbs/adjectives. Topics covered include using “be” and “have,” using the simple present, using the present progressive, talking about the present, pronouns and nouns, count and non-count nouns and expressing past time. Upon completion of the course, a student should be able to communicate and understand English at a basic level, including holding a conversation for a couple minutes.

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test

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