Below is a summary of each level in the British English course that the student gets to read. Click on each tab for an overview.
If you want a more in-depth syllabus breakdown, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page and we will be happy for one of our educational associates to go through with you in detail.
The end is in sight! You’ll have finished the whole course and should really be fluent by now and close to full mastery of the English language – well done!
Among other functions, you’ll look at expressing dissatisfaction, giving and receiving compliments, and dealing with misunderstandings.
By this level, you’ll have built a foundation of professional vocabulary. You’ll also be able to give an impromptu sales presentation, write proposals and sales emails and hold difficult negotiations. Grammatically, you’ll learn to distance and depersonalise using the passive, discourse markers, inversion, as well as participle clauses.
You’re nearly there now – approaching C1 fluency in English by the time you finish this module. You’ll be able to express ideas without much effort, use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes, including responding to feedback, establishing rapport and arguing a particular point of view. You’ll understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts and also understand implicit meanings.
You’ll find that by this level, you’ll have the confidence to undertake key business tasks, such as managing meetings and conference calls and be able to make formal presentations. You’ll feel confident enough to handle difficult questions and complex areas like sales meetings, negotiations and other tasks you can expect in a senior role in a corporation.
At this level, you’ll also revise the verb tenses, learn how to speculate about the future, add emphasis using fronting, cleft sentences, and adverbs, and reference using pronouns.
Sitting at the top of B2, you’ll be a fairly natural English speaker by the time you’ve finished this level. You’ll be able to hold a conversation and understand in detail what’s being said – specifically around problem solving and describing regrets. You’ll be able to adapt to any changes in the conversation topic and correct any errors that could lead to misunderstanding.
You’ll use the conditional structures (‘If they’d left home later, they’d have missed the bus’), the future perfect (‘The train won’t have left yet’), verbs expressing deduction and perception (look, sound, feel, taste, etc.), and reported speech. You’ll learn general vocabulary relating to forms of government, business, hospitals, crimes, expressions with off, phrasal verbs and expressions with get.
You will still be keeping up to date on current culture with our English Attack service. It’s likely that you’ll have joined one of our online classes and maybe opted for one-to-one tuition as well.
By now you’re really on the road to fluency as you enter the B2 level. Working through this level, you’ll build up the ability to hold fluent conversations and describing hypothetical situations.
You’ll learn amongst other things, to use the future continuous (‘We’ll be skiing this time next week’), the past perfect continuous (‘They’ve been working hard all day’), to express ability and obligation in the future and in the present perfect, and to use the continuous tenses and the passive infinitive (‘We can be contacted by email’).
Your vocabulary will grow in this part with general topics related to technology, facial features, photography, geography, arts, phrasal verbs and expressions.
By the time you’ve finished this module, you’re finishing B1+ and really moving towards fluency. You’ll be able to do things like attend job interviews, give opinions on subjects you’ve seen and heard and answer questions that need detail. Just keep trying and push yourself to get to C1 and beyond.
In this level, you’ll have been taught the passive voice (‘The criminal was arrested’) past perfect (‘I’d finished when they got here’), reported speech (‘She told me she’d passed’), express permission, obligation, and prohibition with modal verbs (‘You may use my phone’). On the course, you’ll pick up vocabulary related to food, lifestyle and phrasal verbs.
You’ve reached it – Upper B1 now! You’ll be able to speak about things that need detail, like seeing a doctor and to express thoughts and feelings. You will be able to give an informed and smart opinion about current topics, as well as talk about past experiences.
You will have been taught the present perfect continuous (‘What have you been doing?’), indirect questions (‘Do you remember if he was wearing a coat?’), express reason, cause, and contrast (‘He got the job because of her’). You’ll learn vocabulary related to literature, phone conversations, business, music and phrasal verbs.
You’re now well into B1 level and nearly halfway up the CEFR – give yourself a pat on the back!
Once you’ve finished this level, you’ll be much more fluent in conversations and hopefully, any shyness will have disappeared! In this level, you’ll look at expressing future possibilities, talking about problems, describing abilities, and participating in job interviews.
You will have learnt conditionals (‘If I ran every day, I’d feel healthier’), adjectives and adverbs of probability (sure, certain, definitely, etc.), the verbs ‘tell’ and ‘say’ and infinitive structures. The vocabulary you’ll learn, amongst other topics will be related to housework, mathematics, airports, legal matters and feelings expressed with do and make.
You’ve made it! You’re now starting to study at B1 level. Most of our students start here.
By the time you’ve finished this module, you’ll be able to give personal opinions on different subjects when talking with people. You will also be able to go into more depth and detail on your chosen subjects. You’ll confidently be able to deal with most real life situations when travelling, whether in a hotel, restaurant or shop.
Your vocabulary and grammar learning will include the present perfect (‘We’ve worked’), the passive voice in the past and present (‘Oranges are grown in Valencia’), indefinite pronouns (‘somebody’, ‘anyone’, ‘everywhere’, etc.) and defining relative clauses (‘That’s the girl my brother’s going out with’). You will also learn vocabulary related to food, vehicles, the Internet, materials, and the differences between British and American English.
At this level you can be starting your specialist career English studies, perhaps in finance, medicine or law with us and starting one-to-one tuition with our native English tutors.
Congratulations. By the time you finish this module, you’ll have finished A2 and be ready to start studying B1 – you’re really moving now!
At the end of this level, you will be able to narrate past events, to make arrangements, to talk about necessity, and to make decisions and suggestions in a group. You will see that your confidence has grown too!
You will now understand past continuous (‘He was singing’), make requests and offers (‘May I help you?’), make suggestions (‘Let’s go dancing’), and use comparative and superlative adjectives. You will also learn vocabulary related to colours, health problems, study, cinema and using a bank.
At last! You’ve moved from the beginner level into A2.
Once you’ve finished this level, you’ll have learnt how to make requests and offers, to talk about future plans and predictions, to talk about the past, and to describe recent events.
This part of the course will teach you past simple (‘He repaired the scanner’), the future with ‘going to’, countable and uncountable nouns, as well as how to use ‘would’ ‘like’, ‘some’, and ‘any’. You will also learn vocabulary related to food and drink, jobs, the weather, music and money.
By the end of this level you will have completed A1….WELL DONE!
By now, you will be able to ask and answer questions about yourself and make simple sentences about everyday topics.
This level teaches the present simple (‘I work’), present continuous (‘I am working’), prepositions of location (in, on, at, etc.), how to ask questions, and to express likes and dislikes. You’ll learn vocabulary about sports, hobbies and work.
Ready…GO! You’re now at A1 – the starting block to speaking English fluently.
By the end of this level you will be able to ask and answer basic questions about you, where you live, your friends and life.
You will learn the basis of all grammar, use the verb ‘to be’, adjectives (this, that, these, and those), articles (a, an, and the) and imperative (‘Listen!’). You’ll learn vocabulary related to numbers, countries, nationalities, professions, means of transport, clothes, family, and many other topics.