Our Beginner English course is designed for both the low beginner and high beginner student.  Below are some of the characteristics of low beginner and high beginner ESL students.

Beginner student in Beginner English Class

Low Beginner ESL Student

  • Often a new arrival to the United States with little previous English background and has a very limited vocabulary.
  • Sometimes lost in the classroom and does not function, comprehend or respond well to spoken or written English.
  • Does not have any knowledge of English beyond simple questions like, “What is your name?”
  • May respond with “yes” or “no” but not always correctly.
  • May not be able to write in Western script.
  • Lacks sufficient vocabulary and oral comprehension to be able to follow simple directions or conversations.

High Beginner ESL Student

  • Can understand some directions or conversations but is often hesitant and often misunderstands.
  • Has limited vocabulary to commonly used words.
  • Reads and writes with great difficulty.
  • Often unable to respond to questions because of limited vocabulary.
  • Sometimes unable to initiate a conversation because of limited vocabulary.

What to Expect

Our Beginner English course includes 20 hours of class time which meet for either;

  • 1-hour per day, 5 days per week, for 4 weeks (OR)
  • 2 1/2 hours per day, 2 days per week, for 4 weeks

Each student receives a personal textbook.  By the end of our Beginner English course, most students who entered as high beginner students are ready to progress to our Intermediate English course.  Some students who entered this class as a low beginner student find it beneficial to repeat our Beginner English course.   Below is the curriculum we cover in our Beginner English course.

Beginner English Curriculum

Nouns

  • People and Places
  • Singular, Plural, and Noncount Nouns
  • Proper Nouns
  • Possessive Nouns and Pronouns
  • Review of Singular, Plural, and Noncount Nouns
  • Verbs Used as Nouns
  • More Specific Nouns
  • Making Descriptions
  • Comparisons ad Superlatives
  • Verbs and Nouns Used as Adjectives
  • Adjective Order

Verbs

  • The Verb Be
  • Non-To Be Verbs

Adverbs

  • Place, Time, and Frequency
  • Manner
  • Modify

English in the Twenty-First Century: Technology

  • General Vocabulary for Technology
  • Contacting Other People: The Technology of Communications
  • Getting Information: The Media
  • Entertainment
  • Technology in Other Places

Numbers

  • The Numbers from Zero to 1 Million
  • Telling the Time and the Date
  • Identification Numbers, Telephone Numbers, and Addresses
  • Using Whole Numbers
  • Using Partial Numbers
  • Measuring
  • Counting Money

English Los Angeles ESL and TOEFL Courses

English Los Angeles Locations

Anaheim   Cerritos   Corona East   Corona West   El Monte   Glassell Park   Inglewood   Long Beach East

Long Beach West   Newport Beach   Orange   Pico Union   Pomona   Santa Monica   Sherman Oaks

Sierra Madre   South Pasadena   Tarzana   Upland   Van Nuys

Enrollment Process

To enroll in one of our English courses:

  • Contact us at (213)880-7612 or use our email contact form.
  • New classes usually start every 1 to 3 weeks.
  • In order to maximize the interactive learning experience for each student, we do not enroll more than 5 students per class.
  • Payment is due 1-week before class starts in the form of check or money order and can be mailed to: 4949 Tyrone Ave Apt 1C, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

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