English programme

Learning objective
To develop the learners’ communicative competence to the level of elementary English in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Upon completion of the course, provided the children from 7 years and up finish our courses, our pupils may take their first international examination of primary level — Starters (Cambridge Young Learners English Tests) and get their first certificate.

Thematic contents of speechm
During the course, the following lexical topics are covered:
Greetings, leave-taking
Self-introduction (name, age)
Numbers 1-10
Colours
School
Games, toys
Family
Pets
Face and body
Wild animals
Clothing
Hobbies
Amusement park
Home
Food
Preparing for a holiday
Grammatical aspect of speech
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The following topics are covered in terms of grammar:
(BY THE END OF THE COURSE THE PUPILS WILL BE ABLE)

In the field of Speaking
the pupils will learn to participate in a dialogue (politely greet and say goodbye to their peers and older people, ask simple questions and answer them within the framework of the known topics or those of interest). The pupils will be able, using simple phrases and sentences, to describe the place where they live, the people they know; to reproduce expressively the child folklore materials and poetics.

In the field of Listening
the pupils will be able to understand a number of familiar words and very simple phrases in a slow and distinct speech in the everyday communication situations, when he/she, his/her family and the immediate environment is discussed; to understand the teacher’s didactic speech (within the studied limits) and to perform the required tasks; to understand the studied cliché of speech etiquette and politely respond to verbal foreign-language phrases.

In the field of Reading
the pupils will be able to read and understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences; to read simple mini-texts included in the studied communicative/ verbal repertoire of educational communication and perform tasks on them.

In the field of Writing
the pupils will master the skills of writing all the letters of the English alphabet, words (model-based); will learn to write simple postcards (for instance, holiday greeting); to make simple notes and inscriptions to pictures.

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