General English Course

Age

18 Above

Start Date

Every Monday

Minimum Level

A1

Certificate

Yes (Online Certificate)

Entry Requirement

Trial Class

Course Duration

30 Hours per Level 

Progress Test

NA

Class

Online 1:1

Course Overview
Our general English courses are designed for people who want to improve fluency and accuracy in English. Some people who do these courses are learning for work, others for study or simply for personal interest.

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

Verb be: I and You

numbers 0–10;

days of the week

word stress; /h/, /aɪ/, and /i/

verb be: he, she, it

countries

sentence stress;

/ɪ/, /oʊ/, and /ɛ/

 

verb be:we,you,they

nationalities

word stress; /ʃ / and /tʃ/

Wh- and How questions

with be

 

numbers 11–100;

personal information

 

saying phone numbers;

sentence stress

 

a / an; singular and plural nouns

small things

/z/ and /s/; plural endings

this / that / these / those

more small things

/ð/ and /æ/

 

possessive adjectives; possessive s

people and family

/ə/, /ʌ/, and /ər/

adjectives

colors and common adjectives

/ɔ/, /ɑr/, and /ɔr/

 

simple present: I and you

common verbs 1

/h/, /w/, and /v/; linking

simple present: we, you, they;

Wh- questions

food and drink

word stress; /tʃ/, /dʒ/, and /g/

 

simple present: he, she, it

jobs and places of work

third person –s;

word and sentence stress

adverbs of frequency

a typical day

sentence stress

 

word order in questions

common verbs 2

/ɛr/, /ɑ/, /aʊ/, and /y/

can / can’t

common verbs 2

/æ/ and /ə/; sentence rhythm

 

present continuous

verb phrases

/ʊ/, /u/, and /ŋ/

present continuous or

simple present?

the weather

/ɔ/, /oʊ/, and /eɪ/

 

there is / there are

hotels; in, on, under

/ɛr/, /ɪr/, and /ɔɪ/

simple past: be

in, at, on: places

/ər/ and was / were

 

simple past: regular verbs

common verbs 3

regular simple past endings

simple past: do, get, go, have

daily routine verbs;

irregular verbs

sentence stress

 

object pronouns: me, him, etc.

opinion words

strong stress

simple past:

more irregular verbs

common verbs 3;

irregular verbs

silent consonants

 

future: be going to

future time expressions

sentence stress

review of present, past,

and future

review of verb collocations

review of sounds

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

verb be + , subject pronouns:

I, you, etc

days of the week, numbers 0–20,

greetings

vowel sounds, word

stress

verb be? and –

the world, numbers 21–100

/ə/, /tʃ/, /ʃ/, /dʒ/;

sentence stress

possessive adjectives:

my, your, etc.

classroom language

/oʊ/, /u/, /ar/; the

alphabet

 

a / an, plurals;

this / that / these / those

things

final -s and -es; th

adjectives

colors, adjectives, modifiers:

very/ really

long and short vowel

sounds

imperatives, let’s

feelings

understanding

connected speech

 

simple present + and –

verb phrases

third person -s

simple present?

jobs

/ər/

word order in questions

question words

sentence stress

 

 

Whose…? possessive ’s

family

/ʌ/, the letter o

prepositions of time (at, in, on) and

place (at, in, to)

everyday activities

linking and sentence

stress

position of adverbs and

expressions of frequency

adverbs and expressions of

frequency

the letter h

 

can / can’t

verb phrases: buy a newspaper, etc.

sentence stress

present continuous

verb phrases

/ŋ/

simple present or present

continuous?

the weather and seasons

places in New York

City

 

object pronouns: me, you, him, etc.

phone language

/aɪ/, /i/, and /ɪ/

like + (verb + -ing)

the date; ordinal numbers

consonant clusters;

saying the date

review: be or do?

music

/y/

  

word formation: paint > painter

sentence stress

simple past: regular verbs

past time expressions

-ed endings

simple past: irregular verbs

go, have, get

sentence stress

 

 

simple past: regular and irregular

 

irregular verbs

 

simple past verbs

there is / there are, some / any +

plural nouns

the house

/ɛr/ and /ɪr/, sentence

stress

there was / there were

prepositions: place and movement

silent letters

 

countable / uncountable nouns;

a / an, some / any

food

the letters ea

quantifiers: how much /

how many, a lot of, etc.

food containers

/ʃ/ and /s/

comparative adjectives

high numbers

/ər/, sentence stress

 

superlative adjectives

places and buildings

consonant groups

be going to (plans), future time

expressions

vacations

sentence stress

be going to (predictions)

verb phrases

the letters oo

 

adverbs (manner and modifiers)

common adverbs

word stress

verbs + infinitive

verbs that take the infinitive

sentence stress

articles

the Internet

word stress

 

present perfect

irregular past participles

sentence stress

present perfect or simple past?

more irregular past participles

irregular past participles

review: question formation

review: word groups

review: sounds

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

word order in questions

common verb phrases,

spelling and numbers

vowel sounds, the

alphabet

simple present

describing people:

appearance and personality

final -s / -es

present continuous

clothes, prepositions of place

/ə/ and /ər/

 

simple past: regular and irregular verbs

vacations

regular verbs: -ed endings

past continuous

prepositions of time and

place: at, in, on

sentence stress

time sequencers and connectors

verb phrases

word stress

 

be going to (plans and predictions)

airports

sentence stress and fast

speech

present continuous (future

arrangements)

verbs + prepositions e.g.,

arrive in

sounding friendly

defining relative clauses

expressions for paraphrasing:

like, for example, etc.

pronunciation in a

dictionary

 

present perfect + yet and

already

housework, make or do?

/y/ and /dʒ/

present perfect or simple past? (1)

shopping

c and ch

something, anything, nothing, etc.

adjectives ending -ed and -ing

/ɛ/, /oʊ/, and /ʌ/

 

comparative adjectives and adverbs,

as…as

time expressions: spend time,

etc.

sentence stress

superlatives (+ ever + present perfect)

describing a town or city

word and sentence

stress

quantifiers, too, not enough

health and the body

/ʌ/, /u/, /aɪ/, and /ɛ/

 

will / won’t (predictions)

opposite verbs

’ll, won’t

will / won’t (decisions, offers,

promises)

verb + back

word stress:

two-syllable verbs

review of verb forms: present, past,

and future

adjectives + prepositions

the letters ow

 

uses of the infinitive

verbs + infinitive: try to, forget

to, etc

weak form of to, linking

uses of the gerund (verb + -ing)

verbs + gerund

the letter i

have to, don’t have to, must,

must not, can’t

modifiers: a little (bit), really, etc.

sentence stress

 

should

get

/ʊ/ and /u/, sentence stress

if + present, will + base form

(first conditional)

confusing verbs

linking

possessive pronouns

adverbs of manner

sentence rhythm

 

if + past, would + base form

(second conditional)

animals

word stress

present perfect + for and since

phobias and words related to fear

sentence stress

present perfect or simple past? (2)

biographies

word stress, /ɔr/

 

passive

verbs: invent, discover, etc.

/ʃ/, -ed, sentence stress

used to

school subjects

used to / didn’t use to

might

word building: noun formation

diphthongs

 

expressing movement

sports, expressing movement

sports

word order of phrasal verbs

phrasal verbs

linking

so, neither + auxiliaries

similarities

sentence stress, /ð/ and /θ/

 

past perfect

verb phrases

contractions: had/hadn’t

reported speech

say or tell?

double consonants

questions without auxiliaries

review

review

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

simple present and continuous, action

and nonaction verbs

food and cooking

vowel sounds

future forms: present continuous,

going to, will/ won’t

G each other

family, adjectives of

personality

sentence stress, word

stress, adjective endings

 

present perfect and simple past

money

the letter o

present perfect + for / since,

present perfect continuous

strong adjectives: exhausted,

amazed, etc.

sentence stress, stress

on strong adjectives

 

comparatives and superlatives

transportation

/ʃ/, /dʒ/, and /tʃ/, linking

articles: a / an, the, no article

collocation: verbs /

adjectives + prepositions

/ə/, sentence stress, /ðə/

or /ði/?

 

can, could, be able to

G reflexive pronouns

-ed / -ing adjectives

sentence stress

modals of obligation: must, have to,

should

G should have

phone language

silent consonants, linking

 

past tenses: simple, continuous,

perfect

sports

/ɔr/ and /ər/

usually and used to

relationships

linking, the letter s

 

passives (all tenses)

movies

sentence stress

modals of deduction: might, can’t,

must

the body

diphthongs

 

first conditional and future time

clauses + when, until, etc.

G make and let

education

the letter u

second conditional

houses

sentence stress

 

reported speech: sentences and

questions

shopping, making nouns from

verbs

the letters ai

 

gerunds and infinitives

work

word stress

 

 

third conditional

making adjectives and adverbs

sentence stress

 

quantifiers

 separable phrasal verbs

electronic devices, phrasal verbs

ough and augh, linking

relative clauses: defining and

nondefining

compound nouns

word stress

 

tag questions

crime

intonation in tag

questions

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

question formation

figuring out meaning

from context

friendly intonation,

showing interest

auxiliary verbs; the…the…

+ comparatives

compound adjectives,

modifiers

intonation and sentence

rhythm

 

present perfect simple and

continuous

illnesses and injuries

/ʃ/, /dʒ/, /tʃ/, and /k/; word

stress

using adjectives as nouns,

adjective order

clothes and fashion

vowel sounds

 

narrative tenses, past perfect

continuous; so / such…that

air travel

regular and irregular past

forms, sentence rhythm

the position of adverbs and

adverbial phrases

adverbs and adverbial

phrases

word stress and

intonation

 

future perfect and future continuous

the environment, the

weather

vowel sounds

zero and first conditionals, future

time clauses

expressions with take

sentence stress

and rhythm

 

unreal conditionals

feelings

word stress in 3- or

4-syllable adjectives

structures after wish

expressing feelings with

verbs or -ed / -ing adjectives

sentence rhythm

and intonation

 

gerunds and infinitives

music

words that come from

other languages

used to, be used to, get used to

sleep

sentence stress and

linking

 

past modals: must, might/ may,

should, can’t, couldn’t + have, etc.;

would rather

verbs often confused

weak form of have

verbs of the senses

the body

silent letters

 

the passive (all forms); it is said

that…, he is thought to…, etc.;

have something done

crime and punishment

the letter u

reporting verbs

the media

word stress

 

clauses of contrast and purpose;

whatever, whenever, etc.

 

advertising, business

changing stress on

nouns and verbs

 

 

uncountable and plural nouns

 

word building: prefixes and

suffixes

 

word stress with

prefixes and suffixes

 

quantifiers: all, every, both, etc.

science

stress in word families

 

articles

collocation: word pairs

pausing and sentence

stress

Hours

Grammar

Vocabulary

Pronunciation

 

discourse markers (1): connectors

work

word stress and rhythm

have

personality; family

rhythm and intonation

 

pronouns

language terminology

sound-spelling

the past:narative tenses, used to,and would

word building: adstract nouns

word stress and suffixes

 

get

phrase with get

words and phrases of french origin

discourse markers (2): adverbs and adverbial expression

history and warefare

stress in word families

 

speculation and deduction

sounds and the human voice

cononant clusters

adding emphasis (1): inversion

decribing books

words with “silent:” syllbles

 

distancing

time

linking

unreal uses of past tenses

money

ea and ear

 

verb + object + infinitive or gerund

compound adjectives

intonation in polite requests

conditional sentences

phone language; adjectives + preposition

sounds and spelling:/ʃ/, /tʃ/, /ʒ/, /dʒ/

 

permission, obligation, and necessity

word formation: prefixes

intonation in exclamations

verbs of the senses

place and movement

extra stress on important words

 

gerunds and infinitives

health and medicine; similes

word stress

expressing future plans and arrangements

travel and tourism

homophones

 

ellipsis and substitution

their natural world

weak and strong pronunciation of auxiliary verbs and to

 

nouns: compound and possessive forms

preparing food

-ed adjective endings and linking

 

adding emphasis (2); cleft sentences

word that are often confused

intonation in cleft sentences

 

comparison

word building; adjectives, nouns, and verbs

homographs

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