• Course name
  • Course mapping
  • Learning outcome
  • Volume
  • Contents
  • Topics and means
  • Structure
  • Materials
  • Approval

Elementary English

Course name
Course mapping by ISCED97

222 foreign language

Learning outcome

Having passed the course a student is able to:

  • formulate qestions and give answers for simple topics, such as family, free time, weather

  • able to use tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple and present perfect

  • able to understand basic questions and speach

  • has a vacabulary large enough to communicate basic needs

  • writes in simple sentences

  • able to perform most basic functions

    • buying food, reading the time, ordering meals, asking for directions

Course volume

The course is scheduled for one academic year from September till May:

  • classes take place on a weekly basis twice a week

  • each class lasts for 2 academic hours

  • 140 academic hours - volume of course class work

  • 140 academic hours - volume of individual homework

Total time a student commits to course is of 280 academic hours during one academical year.

Course content and means

Course covers following topics:

  • daily routines

  • jobs

  • family

  • free time

  • weather

  • likes/dislikes

​Following means of education are used:

  • authentic materials are used for various situations

  • listening to audio materials

  • watching video materials with real-life situations

  • role playing games

  • grammatical excersises

  • writing short stories

Every lesson includes different types of education modes with aims to develop all four skills simultaneously: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Course is organized into 5 modules:

Module 1

  • topics: meeting and greeting people, countries, nationalities, describing people, telling the time, daily routines/jobs, family, free time, weather, likes/dislikes

  • grammar structures: the verb BE, possesive adjectives, basic numbers, present simple tense, adverbs of frequency, the structures: like, do not like, hate, love + Ving

Module 2

  • topics: abilities, basic social expressions, ordering meals, home, talk about the past, holidays

  • grammar: can/can't, past simple forms of regular verbs, past form of the verb BE, past simple forms of regular verbs, past simple forms of common irregular verbs, the structures: there is / there are

Module 3

  • topics: holiday activities, location, how to ask for directions, key vocabulary for body parts, 
    transport, at a restauraunt, question words

  • grammar: present continuous tense, prepositions of location, countable and uncountable nouns, question words

Module 4

  • topics: at a supermarket, telling a story, buying clothes, people from different countries, cultural habits

  • grammar: forming quetions with how much and how many, answering with a quantifiers, 
    past simple tense, the structure going to + infinitive, comparative form of adjectives, the superlative form of adjectives

Module 5

  • topics: at the cinema, travelling, devices and the internet, about money, the future, visiting the doctor, achievements

  • grammar: infinitive for expressing purpose, postive and negative imperative forms, the structure will won't + infinitive for making future predictions, the present perfect of the verb be, basic present verbs, the present perfect simple tense

Course structure

Teaching book sets:

  • Speakout elementary, Jenny Parsons by Pearson Longman

  • Face2Face elementary, Chris Redston by Cambridge University Press

For corporate clients specific materials can be used upon agreement.

Study materials

Current course curriculum approved on 2016-AUG-15

Curriculum approval

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