In this first level, the student will learn the fundamental tools for communicating in English, enabling the learner to acquire the A1 level or Basic User level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference). Whilst introducing the present simple tense of the most common verbs, the correct use of articles, determiners, frequency adverbs and basic syntax; the block covers functions including: jobs, eating out and telling the time through meaningful, contextual exercises. By the end of the block, the learner will have encountered the necessary structures to communicate using present tenses on a functional level in situations of immediate relevance, will be able to communicate basic needs and desires as well as make observations and appropriate responses to typical comments. The learner is not only introduced to the essential structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about the topic areas mentioned, but also encouraged to practice pronunciation from the very beginning. With the help of a native speaker, the vocabulary items and sentences modeled can be listened to and simulated.


A business lunch Ordering food in a restaurant and making conversation during a business lunch. Talking about likes and dislikes, asking about preferences. Talking about hobbies and free time activities. Company rules In this class we practice explaining the company rules to a new colleague using the imperative. An introduction to some common verb/noun partnerships: arrive at work, wear a suit, eat a sandwich, talk to friends, drink a glass of water, work, call (telephone), write an email/report, read an email/report. Working life Talking about work in general. Practice with telling the time, the days of the week, routines and the months of the year. Adverbs of frequency: always, usually, often, sometimes, never to talk about our daily routine. Around the office II Describing an office in more detail using there is/are and answering questions about pictures. Talking about different buildings that we use: gym, swimming pool, bank, travel agent, chemist, Health centre. What’s my job? Tongue twisters about different jobs. Describing where a person works and what they do. Common verbs: talk, meet, walk, answer, teach, work, prepare, work with, answer, help Nouns: a presentation, a quote, a meeting, questions, people, a report, clients. A busy day at the office Talk about a list of things to do in a sequence: then, next, last (of all) finally. Reporting basic company results. Ordinal numbers: First, second, third. Numbers up to 100 and basic mathematical operations: plus and minus. Fire drill - There is a fire! (British version) This lesson covers the language of accident prevention at work, and in it the student will learn about what to do and what not to do, if there is a fire at work. The student will practice using vocabulary used in the event of a fire drill. The student will practice the use of the imperative and the modals of obligation and permission: must and can. You´ve got mail: In this section the student will answer the spoken questions the tutor has prepared and plan and write an email following the tutor´s written instructions The tutor will give feedback on this work. Fire drill - There is a fire! (American version) In this lesson the student will be involved in a real life situation where staff follow emergency safety procedures at work. The student will see how people react in different emergency situations to the explanations of what they must do and why. The student will participate in dubbing and recording the talent of choice in the movie to practice intonation, stress and pronunciation. In this way the student will be involved in a real life conversation that improves emphasis and intonation. The vocabulary and grammar covered present and consolidate the language of safety procedures in context using structures such as imperatives, must and have to. At the end of the lesson the learner completes the tests to see what was learned from the unit with different activities that match images, useful words and expressions.

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