Our English With Pictures course is affordable and is offered at multiple locations.  Nuestro curso de inglés con imágenes es asequible y se ofrece en múltiples lugares.

This course is available in both private classes and in friends & family classes.  The course is designed for the low 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.

What to Expect

Our English With Pictures course includes 20-hours of class time which meet 5-hours per week.  Our students can choose to meet;

  • 5-days per week / 60- minutes per day (OR)
  • 4-days per week / 75-minutes per day (OR)
  • 3-days per week / 100-minutes per day (OR)
  • 2-days per week / 150-minutes per day

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.

English With Pictures Curriculum

Communicating with friends

  • Imperatives
  • Prepositions
  • Paired verbs
  • Definite article

Describing time/ Reporting events / Checking details

  • Reported speech
  • Adjectives (present and past participles)
  • Adverbs of frequency

Talking about accomodation

  • There is/are
  • Enough
  • Prepositions
  • Too much

Making plans

  • Present continuous with future meaning
  • Present perfect
  • While

Preferences / Hopes / Weather / Offers

  • I’d like / I’d rather
  • I hope…
  • Instead (of)
  • 1st Conditional

Clarification / Public transportation

  • Which…?
  • Comparatives
  • Because/so
  • Paired verbs

Asking questions

  • Wh- questions

Describing location / Expressing Possibility

  • Modals of possibility
  • Prepositions
  • Not… enough
  • Too + adjective

Speculating and justifying

  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Modals of deduction
  • In case…
  • Either

Giving advice

  • Causatives
  • Un + adjectives
  • Comparatives with than
  • You’d better…

Medical Problems / Recommendations

  • Interrupted past
  • Modals of obligation
  • Until
  • Soon
  • Few

Buying / Renting / Size & Distances

  • Grammar of numbers

Prices & Sizes

  • Comparatives
  • Other/the others

Ordering in restaurants

  • Every
  • Neither/so
  • Until

Conditions & Consequences

  • Conditionals
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • As…as
  • Can/can’t

Wishes / Congratulating / Saying Goodbye

  • As soon as

Enrollment Process

  • Call (213) 880-7612 or use our email contact form to learn more about classes in your area.
  • New classes start every 1 to 3 weeks.
  • We offer both private courses and friends & family courses.
  • Class times are flexible for our student’s convenience.
  • Payment is due before class starts and can be made either:
  • >> In person (by appointment) in the form of cash or money order at: 1417 N. Pepper St, Burbank, CA 91505 (OR)
  • >> By mail in the form of money order, mail to: English Los Angeles, 1417 N. Pepper St, Burbank CA 91505.
  • After payment is made, your teacher in your area will contact you to coordinate your class times and class location.

English Los Angeles Locations

Anaheim   Anaheim Central   Azusa   Brea   Burbank   Cerritos   Corona East   Corona West   El Monte

Glassell Park   Glendale   Hollywood   Koreatown   Inglewood   Inglewood East   Irvine East   Irvine West

Lawndale   Long Beach East   Long Beach North   Long Beach West   Mid City   Montebello   Newport Beach

Northridge   Orange   Pasadena   Pomona   Riverside   Santa Monica   Seal Beach   Sherman Oaks

Sierra Madre   South Pasadena   Upland   Upland West   Van Nuys

Private Course Costs

Friends & Family Course Costs

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