Our Basic English Beginner Level (L 1) course consists of 30 free online lessons.
We use the Pearson Global Scale of English/GSE to set the learning objectives and related grammar for each lesson. The GSE scores can also be linked to the Common European Framework of Reference/CEFR for languages.
- CEFR Beginner A1 level course (GSE range of 10-29)
Our program is based on a communications approach with defined competency levels for reading, writing and listening at each level.
Cultural content is utilized in the grammar examples and quizzes in each lesson. You will learn fascinating aspects about the different neighborhoods and districts in Montreal.
Our online English courses make language learning fun as we utilize images with relevant cultural content as much as possible to help you remember. In fact, our online English course is as easy as learning the A, B, Cs.
Each lesson is organized as follows:
- Lesson Objectives
- Key Sentences
- Grammar Tips
- Visual Vocabulary
- Listening & Pronunciation Practice
- New Vocabulary Definitions
- Vocabulary Quiz/Crossword Puzzle
Talking about you, your family, and friends (Lessons 1-25)
Introduction to the English language
(alphabet, vowels, consonants)
The eight parts of speech
Greetings, small talk, and farewells
Talking about the seasons and weather in Montreal
(present progressive tense; making small talk about the weather)
Stating your country of origin, nationality, and language abilities
(indefinite and definite articles; count and non-count nouns; identifying colors)
Talking about your family and friends
(family members and relatives)
Asking for and giving directions
Stating your phone number and address
Stating your age
Talking about important life events
Talking about your job and place of work
Talking about the office environment
Talking about shapes and colors
Describing places and things
Describing your routines
Talking about how you feel
Expressing likes and dislikes
Talking about skills and abilities
Talking about plans and intentions