Englisch

Proficiency Levels, Learning Objectives and Course Content

according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

see also: Language Proficiency Levels and Course Levels


A1 CEFR

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she owns. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A1/1

Textbook: Global Beginner Revised Edition. Units 1–7. ISBN 9783196529807

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Speaking about oneself and others – who am I, where am I from, my job, my family.
Speaking about a city – How large? Shops and Sightseeing.
Speaking about daily activities, time and numbers.

Planned Grammar Topics:

regular nouns and verbs, common questions, possessive pronouns and adjectives, there is/are, present simple

A1/2

Textbook: Global Beginner Revised Edition. Units 8-15. ISBN 9783196529807

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics: 

Food – describing, ordering, offering
Residence – describing a place one lives in
Cities – offering advise on what to see and do and how to travel around
Cultures – ancient and foreign cultures, speaking about travels and sightseeing
The Past – describing history and living experience and asking questions about them
Using simple sentences to describe future plans.

Planned Grammar Topics:

adverbs of frequency, prepositions of place, past simple verbs with affirmative, negatives and questions, regular and irregular verbs, present continuous, descriptive adjectives, modal verbs can/can’t, going to (future)


A2 CEFR

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

A2/1

Textbook: Global Beginner Revised Edition. Units 8-15. ISBN 9783196529807

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics: 

Food – describing, ordering, offering
Residence – describing a place one lives in
Cities – offering advise on what to see and do and how to travel around
Cultures – ancient and foreign cultures, speaking about travels and sightseeing
The Past – describing history and living experience and asking questions about them
Using simple sentences to describe future plans.

Planned Grammar Topics:

adverbs of frequency, prepositions of place, past simple verbs with affirmative, negatives and questions, regular and irregular verbs, present continuous, descriptive adjectives, modal verbs can/can’t, going to (future)

A2/2

Textbook: Global Elementary Revised Edition. Units 6-10. ISBN 9783197029801.

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Profession and School
Weather – descibing various weather conditions
Culture and Traditions – speaking about cultural differences, Learning about traditions at different stages of life

Body and Clothing – describing people’s appearances and what they wear

Free Time – speaking about games and sports.

Planned Grammar Topics:

modal verb „can“ for possibility and ability, past forms of „be“, past simple (regular and irregular), past simple (questions and negative forms), present continuous, comparative and superlative adjectives, infinitive of purpose, present perfect, the „-ing“ forms, going to

A2/3

Textbook: Global Pre-Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 1-5. ISBN 9783197529806.

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

People and Society, Eating and Drinking, Art and Music, Work and Leisure.

Planned Grammar Topics:

questions (word order and structure), present simple frequency adverbs, present continuous revision, countable and uncountable nouns and quantifiers, the infinitive, past simple (regular and irregular – revision), used to, expression of future (hopes, plans, intentions, „going to“, „will“, able to“), the verb „have“, modal verbs, present perfect


B1 CEFR

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B1/1

Textbook: Global Pre-Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 6-10. ISBN 9783197529806.

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Technology, Time and Money, Travel and Tourism, Health and Fitness, New and Old.

Planned Grammar Topics:

comparative and superlative adjectives, phrasal verbs and objects, present perfect with „for“ and „since“, present perfect with „yet“ and „already“, passive voice, first conditional, second conditional, modal verbs of advise and obligation (can, have to), past perfect, reported speech

B1/2

Textbook: Global Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 1-5. ISBN 9783198029800

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics: 

Language and Culture, Life and Biography, Weather and Climate, Friendship and Relationships, Law and Order

Planned Grammar Topics:

state and action verbs, present simple vs. present continuous, questions review, past simple vs. past continuous, past simple vs. past perfect, adjective modifiers, „used to“ vs. „would“, future forms for plans, intentions and predictions, real and unreal conditionals, modals of deduction, pronouns „somebody“, „anybody“, everybody“, „nobody“, modals of obligation and permission, present perfect simple vs. present perfect continous, phrasal verbs

B1/3

Textbook: Global Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 6-10. ISBN 9783198029800

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics: 

Communication and Ideas, Social Media, Wishes and hypothetical situations in the past and present.

Planned Grammar Topics:

passive voice, review of definite and indefinite articles, reported speech, defining and non-defining relative clauses, countable and uncountable nouns (review), hypothetical phrases with „wish“ and „would“, second conditional, third conditional, past modals of deduction, verb patterns with infinitive and gerund („-ing“), comparative and superlative adjectives, prepositional verbs, reflexive pronouns


B2 CEFR

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with mother-tongue speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a point of view on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

B2/1

Textbook: Global Upper Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 1-3. ISBN 9783198529805

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Optimism vs. Pessimis, Personal life goals, Discussion of Right and Wrong, Environmental Problems

Planned Grammar Topics:

review of verb tenses, auxiliary verbs, future continuous and future perfect, review of questions and articles, narrative tenses, present perfect simple vs. present perfect continuous, past simple, adjective order

B2/2

Textbook: Global Upper Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 4-7. ISBN 9783198529805

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Unusual facts and mysteries in literature, Parenting and raising children, Power and Money, Poetry and Argumentation.

Planned Grammar Topics:

modals of speculation: past and present, impersonal passive forms, past perfect simple and continuous, past simple, „will“ for present habits, „used to“ vs. „would“ vs. past simple, „be used to“ vs. „get used to“, passive voice, „so“ vs. „such“, reported statements and questions, reporting verbs

B2/3

Textbook: Global Upper Intermediate Revised Edition. Units 8-10. ISBN 9783198529805

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Dreams, Hopes and Reality, Modern and Ancient Civilizations, Human Emotions, Theater and Art

Planned Grammar Topics:

conditional structures (real and unreal), expression of wishes and regrets, phrasal verbs, gerund vs. infinitive, defining and non-defining relative clauses, present participle clauses, cleft sentences


C1 CEFR

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C1/1

Textbook: Global Advanced Revised Edition. Units 1-4. ISBN 9783199029809

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Encyclopedia, Disabilities and Life Challenges, Science and Research, Travels and Experiences, Theory and Practice

Planned Grammar:

present simple and continous for facts and trends, elliptical sentences, future predictions, narrative tenses, relative clauses, compound nouns, functions of modal verbs, present and past modals, determiners

C1/2

Textbook: Global Advanced Revised Edition. Units 5-7. ISBN 9783199029809

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Heroes and Villains, Crime and Punishment, Trade and Commerce, Human Feelings and Emotions, Heart and Soul

Planned Grammar:

review of present perfect simple and Continous, participle clauses, passive forms of the verb, cleft sentences for emphatic purposes, review of the article, unreal conditionals (II, III and mixed), gerund vs. infinitive

C1/3

Textbook: Global Advanced Revised Edition. Units 8-10. ISBN 9783199029809

Information regarding the current textbook for your course is available in the course booking instructions.

Speaking Topics:

Chance and Design, Time and Motion, Local and Global.

Planned Grammar:

review of real and unreal conditional forms, passive reporting, the use of past forms to express unreal or hypothetical activity, quantifiers, various forms of comparison, formal vs. Informal language, the use of inversion


C2 CEFR

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and explanations in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

C2/1

Textbook: No specific textbook is required.The learning materials will be discussed in class.

Speaking Topics: Depending on students‘ interests, various topics will be discussed at a highest proficiency level.

Planned Grammar Topics: A comprehensive review of various grammatical topics will be discussed based on students‘ interests.

C2/2

Textbook: No specific textbook is required.The learning materials will be discussed in class.

Speaking Topics: Depending on students‘ interests, various topics will be discussed at a highest proficiency level.

Planned Grammar Topics: A comprehensive review of various grammatical topics will be discussed based on students‘ interests.

C2/3

Textbook: No specific textbook is required. The learning materials will be discussed in class.

Speaking Topics: Depending on students‘ interests, various topics will be discussed at a highest proficiency level.

Planned Grammar Topics: A comprehensive review of various grammatical topics will be discussed based on students‘ interests.