Basic 1 Second Half
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English


This course helps students develop English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday situations. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.


Class schedule TBD

Length of Study

12 Weeks (108 Hours)

Course Code

Reading & Writing (RW101)
Listening & Speaking (C101)

Relevant Level

Low Beginning


This course focuses on basic English including lecture, vocabulary and grammar practice, and an expectation of participation every class session. Students read short texts, write about various topics introduced in class. Also, students practice listening skills through various types of audios. In addition, students discuss and present information to their classmates. The core competencies of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be given equal importance.


Students will …


- Read several text types such as:

  • Article from a news textbook
  • Emails
  • Newspaper articles
  • Blog Post
  • The feature article
  • Article from a news magazine


- Find information and ideas to write about different topics such as:

  • Favorite building
  • How to change an unhealthy habit
  • Living in a different country or place
  • How technology can help people


-Listen to a various types of audio such as:

  • Radio program
  • Podcast
  • Class discussion
  • Conversation
  • Town meeting
  • Classroom lecture


- Use information and ideas to

  • Design a perfect home.
  • Make a health survey and discuss it with a partner.
  • Give a presentation about where you want to travel.
  • Give a presentation about how a classmate uses technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of Basic I level (second half), students will be able to

  • Identify topic and main ideas of short text.
  • Identify pronoun references.
  • Write simple sentences.
  • Use correct subject-verb agreement in different types of sentences.
  • Write simple and compound sentences with and.
  • Identify the speaker's opinions.
  • Identify frequency words and expressions.
  • Agree and disagree.
  • Ask for repetition.
  • Use open questions.
  • Stress important words in sentences.
  • Pronounce -ed ending, compound nouns, and numbers with -teen and -ty correctly.
  • Use collocations with do, play, and go in sentences correctly.
  • Use compound nouns in sentences correctly.
  • Use phrases “get” in sentences correctly.
  • Use prepositions of location in sentences correctly.
  • Use modals can, could, and should correctly.
  • Use the past of be and the simple past in affirmative statements correctly.
  • Use the simple past with regular and irregular verbs correctly.