Basic English 2: Elementary Level










Old Montreal (Kiev Victor, Shutterstock)




Our Basic English Elementary Level (L 2) course consists of 40 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 Elementary A2 level (GSE range of 30-42)



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
  • Dialogue
  • Key Sentences
  • Grammar Tips
  • Visual Vocabulary
  • Listening & Pronunciation Practice
  • New Vocabulary Definitions
  • Idioms
  • Vocabulary Quiz/Crossword Puzzle


BASIC ENGLISH: Level 2 – Elementary Level

Discovering Montreal (Lessons 1-40)

Lesson 1
Talking about Montreal’s education system

Lesson 2
Planning a trip to Montreal

Lesson 3
Talking about holidays, festivals, and parades in Montreal

Lesson 4
Taking a sightseeing tour in Montreal

Lesson 5
Finding fun things for kids in Montreal

Lesson 6
Talking about your favorite landscapes: Montreal’s rivers, lakes and mountains

Lesson 7
Learning about the neighborhoods of Montreal

Lesson 8
Arriving to and departing from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Lesson 9
Staying at a hotel in Montreal

Lesson 10
Taking a taxi in Montreal

Lesson 11
Taking the Metro in Montreal

Lesson 12
Using the train station in Montreal

Lesson 13
Taking the bus within Montreal

Lesson 14
Taking an inter-city bus to and from Montreal

Lesson 15
Cycling in Montreal

Lesson 16
Buying groceries in a supermarket or farmers’ market

Lesson 17
Eating out in Montreal

Lesson 18
Enjoying Montreal’s cafes and tearooms

Lesson 19
Drinking and nightlife in Montreal

Lesson 20
Talking about Montreal’s economy and the stock exchange

Lesson 21
At a bank in Montreal

Lesson 22
Going shopping in Montreal

Lesson 23
Discovering the world of fashion and the garment industry in Montreal

Lesson 24
Attending musical performances and plays in Montreal

Lesson 25
Talking about your favorite sports in Montreal

Lesson 26
Visiting libraries and bookstores in Montreal

Lesson 27
Visiting Notre Dame Basilica, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, and other places of worship in Montreal

Lesson 28
Talking about the media and visiting a studio in Montreal

Lesson 29
Talking about movies and television series made in Montreal

Lesson 30
Talking about Montreal’s history

Lesson 31
Visiting famous buildings and landmarks in Montreal

Lesson 32
Talking about famous statues and monuments in Montreal

Lesson 33
Visiting museums and art galleries in Montreal

Lesson 34
Canada Post and other delivery services

Lesson 35
Talking about different levels of government in Montreal, Quebec, and Canada


Health services and dealing with emergencies in Montreal

Lesson 36
Visiting a doctor at a clinic in Montreal

Lesson 37
Going to a hospital in Montreal

Lesson 38
Going to a pharmacy in Montreal

Lesson 39
Visiting a dentist in Montreal

Lesson 40
Dealing with emergencies in Montreal