Reading & Writing 

Students can
·         read a variety of dialogues, paragraphs and short, simple texts to get an idea of the content (if supported by visuals)
·         read a variety of short, simple texts to locate information
·         isolate information in reading texts to answer knowledge based questions (true -false, yes- no, wh- questions)
·         follow short, simple, written directions
·         practice basic organizational skills (grouping, categorizing, organizing, choosing a topic, finding irrelevant topic)
·         recognize and use basic conjunctions and linkers (and, but, because, or, so)
·         write simple phrases and sentences about themselves, people, where they live and what they do
·         write a postcard and/or e-mail
·         demonstrate an awareness of subject – verb agreement, possessive forms and pronoun usages
Listening & Speaking
Students can
·         listen to dialogues to answer questions at recognition level
·         extract the essential information from short, recorded passages dealing with everyday matters, daily routines, personal / family information, etc.)
·         listen to dialogues to answer simple true –false, wh-, yes-no type questions, fill in the blanks, and complete charts
·         follow short, simple instructions
·         understand classroom language
·         introduce oneself/someone
·         describe himself/herself, his/her family, living conditions, educational and general background, etc.
·         describe people, places and possessions in simple terms
·         engage in basic dialogues (e.g. giving / asking information about oneself, other people, what they do, places, possessions, etc.)

Linguistic & VocabularyRange
Students can
·         produce brief everyday expressions in order to satisfy the simple need of a concrete type: personal details, daily routines, wants and needs, requests for information
·         handle numbers, quantities, cost and time, dates, nationality, address, age, date of birth, registration details, etc.
·         have a basic vocabulary for the expression of basic communicative and survival needs, and increase their active vocabulary to approximately 400 words
·         demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical areas:
To be
Subject pronouns, possessive adjectives, object pronouns
There is / are
Indefinite article (a / an) &  Plural nouns
Basic prepositions (in / on / at, from, with, near)
Demonstrative pronouns (this, that, these, those)
Present simple, Present continuous (for present activities) & Adverbs of frequency
Past simple & Time Clauses (basic)
       Basic modals (‘can’ for ability and permission, ‘can’t’ for lack of ability, ‘must’ for obligation)