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ELP Course Offerings


Program Levels

Language learning sessions focus on basic language skills that promote understanding, building of common bonds, and confidence in building communicative relations with others. The course takes on a functional task-based approach to the teaching-learning process, using materials and activities appropriate to the learners’ level.


Absolute Beginner's Level

Level Objectives

At the end of the absolute beginner’s course, the learner should be able to:

  • introduce oneself
  • engage in simple small talk
  • acquire counting skills
  • spell words using the English alphabet
  • use time expressions
  • acquire basic vocabulary
  • make simple descriptions
  • apply basic grammar rules

Topics

The absolute beginner’s level includes the following topics:

  • Basic personal information
  • Simple introductions
  • Numbers
  • Alphabet
  • Basic expressions
  • Time
  • Color
  • Body parts
  • Days of the week
  • Everyday objects

Beginner's Level

Level Objectives

At the end of the beginner’s course, the learner should be able to:

  • understand and act on basic information in different situations
  • create simple sentences
  • use essential phrases and expressions
  • write short descriptive or narrative compositions

Topics

The beginner’s level includes the following topics:

  • Greetings and leave-takings
  • Introducing people
  • Describing oneself and family
  • Inviting a friend
  • Using the telephone
  • Asking questions
  • Making a reservation
  • Following and giving directions
  • Telling a story
  • Sharing an anecdote
  • Expressing opinions
  • Telling the Time
  • Numbers, Cardinal and Ordinal
  • Simple Directions and Prepositions of Place

Intermediate Level

Level Objectives

At the end of the intermediate course, the learners should be able to:

  • initiate and carry on a conversation using meaningful language and correct sentences
  • describe people, places, and events, and situations
  • correctly use the concept of number, time, quantity, and cost
  • talk about what he/she has listened to and answer relevant questions
  • write about situations and procedures
  • give instructions and explanations, express opinions

Topics

The intermediate level includes the following topics:

  • Common expressions in English
  • Holidays and special occasions
  • Describing experiences
  • Meeting new friends
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Stating preferences
  • Describing incidents and events
  • Culture and customs
  • Reporting events
  • Analyzing information
  • Commenting on facts
  • Stating reasons
  • Asking questions

Advanced Level

Level Objectives

At the end of the advanced course, the learners should be able to:

  • practice spoken English extensively through small group work, informal discussions, problem solving and similar activities
  • listen for important information
  • take notes from talks and lectures
  • read for specific information and for entertainment
  • write short essays

Topics

The advanced level includes the following topics:

  • Media and entertainment
  • Technology
  • Art and culture
  • Arguing and persuading
  • Describing simple processes
  • Defining concepts and things
  • Identifying and interpreting relationships