GENERAL ENGLISH

Rightword Learner Pathway

Rightword Offers General English classes from Beginner level (A0) to Advanced level (C1) based on the CEFT (Common European Framework of Reference). The aim of these courses is to develop our students’ confidence and skills in using the English language.

Our students will have the opportunity to practise and develop the four major skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), while also focussing on grammar and pronunciation.

Rightword follows a communicative-based teaching approach with an emphasis on building the students’ confidence in order to successfully use English in their daily lives, whether it be for work, study or travel.

Our classes also allow for flexibility as we value the individual needs of all our students. Students can track their progress through our weekly tests and record this in their individual learner journals.

The learner journal allows our students to take ownership of their learning and to monitor their own performance over the course of their learning experience.

Levels

Before commencing classes, students will take a level test and an oral test to check their level of English and then will be placed in an appropriate class according to their level test results.

The “A” Levels – Basic User

Beginner (A0) – Learners who have little or no previous experience of English

Elementary (A1) – Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. Can make introductions and can ask and answer questions about personal details. Can interact in a simple way.

Pre-Intermediate (A2) – 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 his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The “B” Levels – Independent User

Intermediate (B1) – Can maintain interaction and get across what you want to 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+) – 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) – 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.

The “C” Levels – Proficient User

Advanced (C1) – Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself 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.

Class Size

14 students maximum

Times (Monday to Friday)

9am to 12.15pm – Morning Classes
1am to 4.15pm – Afternoon Classes

Hours Per Week

15 hours

Starting Date

Every Monday

Levels

Beginner (A0 on the CEFR*)
Elementary (A1 on the CEFR)
Pre-Intermediate (A2 on the CEFR)
Intermediate (B1 on the CEFR)
Upper-intermediate (B2 on the CEFR)
Advanced (C1 on the CEFR)

Learner Pathway

All students will take a written and oral placement test before being placed at a suitable level. The teachers and academic teamwork with students to help them achieve their personal study goal.

Weekly class tests allow both 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 along the way.

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