Level A1 is acquired when the student is able to understand and use everyday expressions of very frequent use as well as simple phrases intended to satisfy immediate needs, when he can present himself and others, as well as ask and give basic personal information about his address, his belongings and the people he knows, and when he can relate in an elementary way whenever his interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to cooperate.
To complete this level, an average of 60 hours of training is required.
We divide this level into two courses:
A1.1 – Beginner (30h)
This course is meant for people with no previous knowledge of the target language.
A1.2 – False Beginner A1.2 (30h)
This course is meant for people who already have some knowledge of the language.
Before starting a course, you will be doing a “level test” that will help you choose the right level course.
By the end of this level you will be able to…
- introduce yourself
- socialise at a basic level
- explain what you do for a living
- say where you live, what type of house you live in, what your hobbies are, where you work
- talk about your family
- buy train/bus tickets or book a cab
- check into a hotel
- ask for directions and understand instructions
- request a table at a restaurant
- order food and drinks
- ask for the bill
- tell the time
- talk about routine and future plan activities
- ….and much more. Don’t forget that repetition is the key to success when learning a language, just like you exercise to get fit and be slim. The more you practise, the more natural your new language will sound.