A0 English for Beginners Course
English gives you new opportunities in education, career, immigration, and travel. Moreover, it allows you to understand people from almost any culture and background.
Every fifth person globally speaks English to some degree of proficiency. So even if you’re just starting to learn English for beginners, you’re already ahead of four other people!
Welcome to your learning journey. English classes for adult beginners can help speed up your progress and set you on the path to fluency. Sign up for your first introductory lesson and learn English online with a certified tutor.
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Learners will be able to
Recognize concrete information such as places and times about familiar topics about daily life, provided it’s delivered slowly and clearly.
Introduce yourself, greet, and say goodbye to others. Learn how to offer and accept food and drink, talk about favourite things, colours, etc.
Produce simple sentences about closely familiar topics; interact in a simple manner. However, communication will depend on repetition and a slower rate of speech.
Get familiar with basic questions and structures. Initiate and respond to straightforward questions about your daily life and very familiar topics.
Understand to be statements, negative sentences, and adjectives. Be able to tell Present Simple, Present Continuous, and Past Simple in sentences.
Learn about the possessive case and there is / there are constructions to talk about things and locations. Communicate about very familiar people, items, and places.
What you’ll learn in our A0 Beginner English courses
Beginner level English tutoring creates your knowledge base. You’ll get comfortable with the language and its daily use. After that, you’ll learn simple structures and talk about topics you are very familiar with.
Some of the topics covered in our A0 level English program include:
Some of the topics covered in our A0 level English program include:
- Introductions, greetings, and goodbyes.
- Countries and nationalities.
- Family and adjectives describing people.
- Ages and birthdays, birthday wishes.
- Your house and the rooms in it.
- Food, drinks, meals, and desserts.
- Basics about your job, office, activities.
- Favourite items and possessions.
- Simple technology and using it.
- Days and times; everyday activities.
- Cities or places in nature.
- Nature and different locations.
- Activities around the house.
- Transportation and travel.
- Verbs to describe skills and activities.
- Travel, places, and arrangements.
- Going out and getting ready for the future.
- Clothes; seasons; what to wear for travel.
- Past and memories about familiar topics.
- Colours and shapes - describing things.
- The verb to be and simple statements.
- Constructing negative sentences.
- Basic yes/no questions.
- Prepositions of place - at, in, on.
- Possessive adjectives; possessive 's and s'.
- It is in statements and questions.
- Simple information questions with be.
- Nouns - countable vs. uncountable.
- Present Simple in sentences.
- Adjectives before nouns - a/an.
- Existential clause - there is, there are.
- Quantity - some, no, a lot of.
- Present Continuous in sentences.
- Possibility - can and can’t.
- Ability - can and can’t; well.
- Demonstratives - this and these.
- Desires/needs - like to, want to, need to, have to.
- Future plans and arrangements - be going to.
- Past Tense - to be (was and were).
- Past Simple sentence construction.
Classes for A0 EnglishPromova offers two tutoring programs for online A0 English lessons:
- 1x1 time with a certified tutor who helps you develop an individual learning plan
- Direct conversational practice with a native-like speaker
- Immediate feedback and correction of your mistakes
- Topics and subjects tailored to your personal interests
- Flexible schedule with 25-, 50-, and 90-minute lessons
- Lessons in friendly groups averaging 3 learners of the same level
- Focus on teamwork and collaboration during exercises
- Lots of conversational practice with fellow learners
- Pace and program designed for overall group progress
- Motivating atmosphere of mutual learning and support
What are the lessons like
Your tutor will start by asking questions to understand what you know and where you need to focus. Even if you only took English in school 10 years ago, some knowledge may still be there, and your tutor will help you recall everything you know. After that, they’ll create a personal plan just for you.
In the online English classes for beginners, you will learn the alphabet and the pronunciation of letters and sounds, get used to the English speech and practice common words and phrases. Over time, you’ll move on to learning tenses, grammar structures, and rules.
To summarise, your first few lessons will focus on understanding you and your learning goals. Soon after, you’ll be learning the basics with an individual plan.
Beginner lessons will help develop your active listening and speaking skills. You’ll work with a native-like tutor and get used to understanding how they talk. At first, they’ll speak slowly and carefully articulate words to ensure you’re comfortable.
Over time, you’ll build up confidence. Understanding speech will take less effort than before. You’ll also practice common phrases and situations to build up your vocabulary.
In the end, your English will improve to the point where you can comfortably talk about familiar topics.
Grammar sounds boring to a lot of English beginners, and rightfully so! The way we learn it as children tends to be tough and relies on memory and discipline. However, that’s not how your lessons with an A0 tutor will go. They will help you understand grammar with simple examples and situations.
You’ll learn simple tenses and verbs that you can use every day. Over time, this will become easy and you won’t even need to think about rules. The point of learning grammar is to apply it to topics you’re interested in.
However, be prepared to do some things that will be difficult for you initially. This will lead to great results in your future lessons
Meet some of our Beginner English Tutors
TEFL Certificate; ESL University of Regina, SK, Canada; 2 years teaching experience; In addition to work, I love to cook, read about science and swimming.
More than 4 years teaching experience; BA in General English and MA in British/American Civilization and Literature; In addition to work, I am a huge fan of movies, series, and books.
14 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA; Master of English Linguistics; In addition to work, I like spending time with my dog and birds and enjoy listening to awesome music at live events.
4 years teaching experience; 3 years mentoring and coaching experience; TEFL certified; In addition to work, I like listening to podcasts, baking everything sweet.
10 years teaching experience; I’ll help you to learn business English and boost your confidence in the corporate world; In addition to work, I am very fond of reading and inspired by all the novels I’ve read.
More than 3 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA certified; TESOL certified; In addition to work, I love baking, listening to music and travelling.
More than 9 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA certified; I’ll help you to take an IELTS or Cambridge tests; In addition to work, I am a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
More then 11 years teaching experience; TEFL certified; I’ll help you to gain confidence speaking English to business partners and improve your writing skills; In addition to work, I like listening to podcasts, baking everything sweet.
Reviews from our learners
I join all the kind words! I had a great time learning a difficult language for me. Phrases became clear and easy to remember with each lesson. I also want to say about the professionalism of my tutor and his love for his work. Thank you!
The online course «Basic English for beginners» on Promova met my expectations, and was even surpassed! The classes were built very competently. Finally, I have formed a clear understanding of the use of English tenses, prepositions, and adverbs. At the end of the lessons, the vocabulary increased significantly. It was a great company; the time flew by very quickly!
I really liked our English lessons for beginners, and in general, I liked everything. After the course, everything became clear, I finally figured out the times. I got the skills that can be used in life.
I have taken group lessons. There is a comfortable atmosphere in the group, with jokes, defusing the situation, very friendly and optimistic. At the same time, if necessary, the material is explained several times.
After a long period of self-study of English, this course «English for beginners» has become a real discovery. Vocabulary expansion, grammar, and speaking – it's all possible to learn from scratch. But the main thing in this case, of course, is the teacher. Thanks to my tutor!
Frequently asked questions
Who is this course for?
English learning classes for beginners help people who start with no English skills. Everyone starts somewhere, and no learner is an entirely blank slate. However, this class is for people with little to no foundational training in school or professional life. If you struggle to understand simple structures and need a translator to read this page - you would benefit from learning English for beginners.
What should I learn first in English?
If you decide to learn English beginner grammar, then you need to start with the verb
and simple structures. Then, you can slowly build on these structures and learn Present Simple and everyday vocabulary. Basic English knowledge builds on the alphabet, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. A beginner’s vocabulary usually includes anywhere from 500 to 3000 words, which sounds like a lot, but becomes much easier when these words are tied to everyday topics.
How to learn English at home for beginners?
You can learn English on your own by studying books and immersing yourself in the environment. However, very few people have the self-studying discipline to achieve this. So instead, our learners opt to use Promova to help on their journey.
We offer a lot of original and adapted materials for your tutoring lessons and to practice on your own in the app. You can review topics, learn new words, and check in with your individual lesson plan.
Which English grammar books are good for beginners?
There are a lot of books for the beginner level, and all of them can get you started. For example, the book English File from Oxford University Press includes 12 modules. Each of the modules contains small lessons on different topics. Another good coursebook is Cutting Edge, this is a universal one. The Language Live section contains tasks on vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Finally, in the World Culture section, you can find many relevant topics helpful in learning English and general knowledge.
However, if you want to get deep into English learning, we recommend you work with a tutor and combine self-study with guided lessons.
How to start a conversation in English for beginners?
Conversations depend entirely on your speaking confidence. The higher your English level, the more meaningful you can make them. If you’re a beginner, start with basic introductions and greetings. Next, learn to talk about yourself, ask simple questions, and build from there.
Guidance from a tutor in English for beginners can also help you practice common topics without fear of embarrassment. This way, you’ll be in an environment where mistakes are expected, and you can learn a great deal from them.
Your exact learning pace will depend on your personal qualities and motivation. Practice speaking at your own pace with Promova!