Here are the study targets and our recommended materials for English level A1.
At the end of English level A1, you can:
- understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
- introduce yourself and others.
- ask and answer questions about personal details (for example, where you live, people you know and things you have.
- interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
(Adapted from the international CEFR framework. This is set out by the Council of Europe (2001) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment.)
Study targets for English level A1
Here are our Top 10 targets for English level A1.
English communication (A1)
- Exchanging greetings.
- Giving personal information.
- Using numbers, days, months, years.
- Asking for and telling the time.
- Giving information about objects.
- Describing people.
- Describing places.
- Describing habits and routines.
- Expressing likes and dislikes.
- Describing simple actions.
English vocabulary (A1)
- Days of the week and months.
- Numbers and prices.
- Countries and nationalities.
- Personal possessions.
- Parts of the body.
- Family and friends.
- Food and drinks.
- Household rooms and objects.
English grammar (A1)
- Questions words.
- Possessive adjectives and pronouns.
- Present simple.
- There is/There are.
- Present continuous (now or in progress).
- Prepositions of place.
- Modals: can, can't, do, doesn't.
- Simple adjectives.
- Comparatives and superlatives.
Study options for English level A1
It's great that you want to learn English. Here are our ideas get to the next English level.
Tip 1: Use our ideas to learn everyday expressions and answering simple questions about personal information.
Tip 2: Study in your own time and then practise with a local teacher.
Self-study English books (A1)
Here are our recommended self-study books for English level A1.