Beginner (A0 – A1 on the CEFR) – Learners who have little or no previous experience of English
Elementary (A1 – A2 on the CEFR) – Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and essential phrases. Can make introductions and can ask and answer questions about personal details. Can interact in a simple way.
Pre-Intermediate (A2+ – B1 on the CEFR) – Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks. Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Intermediate (B1 – B1+ on the CEFR) – Can maintain interaction and get across what you want in familiar contexts. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Intermediate Plus (B1+ – B2 on the CEFR) – Can maintain interaction in a broader range of contexts and interact with a degree of spontaneity. Can understand some more complex language.
Upper-Intermediate (B2 – B2+ on the CEFR) – Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.
Advanced (B2+ – C1 on the CEFR) – Can understand various demanding, longer texts and recognise implicit meaning. They can express themself fluently and spontaneously. Can use language flexibility and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.
All students will take a written and oral placement test before being placed at a suitable level. The teachers and academic team work with students to help them achieve their personal study goals.
Weekly class tests allow teachers and students to monitor progress, and our learner journals empower students to take control of their own learning and self-monitor their development and achievements.
Rightword’s 12-Week Curriculum
Week 1: Begin class and meet SSO
Week 2: Classes and assessment
Week 3: Speaking assessment
Week 4: One-to-one feedback session with the class teacher
Week 5: Practice level test
Week 6: Level change test
Week 7: Classes and assessment
Week 8: Classes and assessment
Week 9: Speaking assessment
Week 10: One-to-one feedback session
Week 11: Practice level test
Week 12: Level change test