Young Learners – CLIMBERS

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CLIMBERS 1

Beginner
Ages: 6 – 8
CEF Level: A1
25 or 12.5 hours/week

This course is the ideal start for children who have just begun to learn English and who have a minimum amount of knowledge. They will practise their speaking and listening skills, learning simple dialogues and key words. They will be able to explore their creativity through arts and crafts work and will have great fun playing English games.

They will learn how to say hello and to ask and answer a few short questions so that they can have a simple conversation. They will learn a few word groups like colours, numbers and classroom objects and start to become familiar with the sounds of English.

‘Can Do’ Statements

  • I can say hello and goodbye and thank someone
  • I can ask someone’s name
  • I can ask how someone is
  • I can describe how I am feeling
  • I can count and use the numbers one to ten
  • I can sing a song in English
  • I can name some basic colours in English
  • I can ask how old someone is and tell them how old I am
  • I can follow instructions to carry out simple actions
  • I can name some objects in the classroom
  • I can ask if someone has got something
  • I can ask to be given something
  • I can name some types of pet animals
  • I can ask how much something is

Core Contents

  • Introducing yourself
  • Saying how you feel
  • Counting from one to ten
  • Saying how old you are
  • Naming common actions
  • Naming common colours
  • Naming common classroom objects
  • Talking about pets
  • Asking for something in a shop
  • Asking how much something is

CLIMBERS 2

Beginner
Ages: 6 – 8
CEF Level: A1
25 or 12.5 hours/week

This is the perfect course for children who feel confident using a few basic words and expressions in English. They will be taught a range of new words and phrases related to new topic groups, including countries, animals and the letters of the alphabet. They will learn about the seasons of winter and summer, and how to describe weather, clothes and food related to those periods of the year. As with Climbers 1 this course is still very much focused on listening and speaking. At this stage the children are not only using some common words, but will also practice asking and answering questions. Climbers 2 can stand alone for a one-week course or be taught side-by-side with Climbers 1 on a two-week course.

‘Can Do’ Statements

  • I can introduce myself
  • I can have a simple conversation about personal topics
  • I can sing a song in English
  • I can say and write the names of some animals
  • I can recognise the names of letters of the alphabet
  • I can use the numbers from one to twenty to answer questions
  • I can use colours to describe flags and objects
  • I can say the names of some countries
  • I can name the winter and summer months in the UK
  • I can answer basic questions about the weather
  • I can answer basic questions about food and drink
  • I can answer questions about summer and winter clothes
  • I can talk about what I do on during holidays
  • I can talk about what I do in the winter

Core Contents

  • Introducing yourself and asking about others
  • Using the letters of the alphabet
  • Spelling the names of animals
  • Counting and using numbers
  • Talking about different countries
  • Naming and using colours
  • Talking about summer
  • Talking about summer holidays
  • Talking about the winter
  • Talking about people and animals in winter