A2 Lessons - Pre-Intermediate English Course
Becoming fluent in English takes time, dedication, and effort. However, just like Olympic athletes benefit from top coaches to reach new heights, language learners can use Promova to get there faster.
A2 English Level is all about gaining confidence. You're going to master simple everyday situations and discuss common topics. Tourism, TV, art, experiences - this is where your skill grows, and opinions take shape.
Work with a certified tutor from Promova to speed up your learning. With our help, you can practice from your phone, computer, or tablet anywhere you want.
Improve beyond the A2 language level and open up the entire world
Learners will be able to
Listen to people talk about common everyday topics. Understand the message and specific details, provided that speech is clear and articulated in a familiar accent.
Read about topics and subjects in your field of interest. Get your level of comprehension to a satisfactory level and answer basic questions about the material.
Talk about familiar topics, using suitable vocabulary and phrases that get your point across. Initiate, keep up, and close simple conversations on known subjects of personal interest.
Jot down notes and write personal letters to relay simple information. Create straightforward texts on different familiar topics within your area of interest and personal experience.
Talk to people from different backgrounds. Show empathy by asking and answering simple questions and formulating suggestions. Ask for agreement and approval.
Introduce both yourself and other people from different backgrounds to each other. Show awareness of how some questions are perceived.
What you’ll learn in our A2 Pre-Intermediate English courses
Pre-Intermediate level English tutoring builds on your elementary knowledge to improve your communication. You’ll expand your vocabulary and learn practical grammar to be comfortable in everyday situations.
Our A2 level English program includes the following topics:
- Personalities and how to describe them
- Possessions - things you own or collect
- Introductions and maintaining conversations
- Personal interests and your hobbies
- Your city and describing places in it
- Routes and asking for or providing directions
- General city questions such as public transport
- How to express a need and offer help
- Manners - expressing concern or relief
- Musical tastes and how they change
- TV shows and movies, humour in them
- Invitations - accepting and refusing them
- Experiences and simple plans for the day
- Habits and everyday activities
- College and employment plans
- Shopping, production, and delivery of items
- Success, failure, and their effects on life
- Risks and opportunities in simple terms
- Accidents and extreme experiences
- Feelings. Discussing and guessing emotions.
- Information questions and indirect questions
- Present Perfect - ever, never, for, since, already, yet
- Articles and no articles in common phrases
- Modals for advice - should, ought to, had better
- Predictions - using be going to and will
- Present Continuous for future plans
- Past Simple / Past Continuous basics
- Conditionals - Present and Future Real
- Quantifiers and their meaning
- Used to and its applications
- Comparisons using (not) as ... as
- Tense - Present Perfect Continuous
- Modals of necessity - must, have got to, have to
- Modals of prohibition - can’t, must not, may not
- Modals of permission - can, could, may, might
- Simple Present Passive and Simple Past Passive
- Phrasal verbs and common examples
- Present and Future unreal conditionals
- Indefinite pronouns - all, any, each, none, etc
- Reported (Indirect) speech
Classes for A2 EnglishPromova offers two tutoring programs for online A2 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
At the beginning of your journey, your tutor will ask many questions to identify your strengths and areas to work on. Firstly, they will carefully listen to you and note any mistakes. Then your tutor will check this data against the checklists based on the CEFRs and get an idea of what you can do at your level.
This way, you’ll have a clear picture of what you already know, and your tutor will plan tasks that help you improve while maintaining your strengths. So, together you can work on the areas you need to master to progress from A2 English to B1 and beyond.
To summarise, your individual plan will be based on your current abilities compared to the CEFRs. The goal is to fill your gaps to increase your level.
Your plan will revolve around your needs and preferences. For example, let’s say you’re currently at A1 and need English to communicate with your customers by email. Then, your teacher will focus on improving your writing skills and making clear statements.
However, if you need English to speak to your friends and colleagues, you’ll get a lot of speaking practice from the start to ensure you get the most out of the experience.
In the end, all approaches will get you to A2 English and beyond at your pace and on your own terms.
To become fluent, you must have all-around mastery of skills and language systems. Your key skills are Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. Your key systems are Grammar, Vocabulary, Functional Language, Pronunciation, and Discourse. Some will come easy, and others will need your focus and energy.
For A2, your learning will focus on practical everyday situations. Promova teachers will tailor lessons to your daily life and give you real-world tasks. Expect to talk and write about your family, job, friends, movies you enjoy, and so on.
However, be prepared to work on elements that don’t come naturally to you because your progress needs to be balanced.
Meet some of our Pre-intermediate 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; Beside English and Persian, I speak some French and Turkish.
Reviews from our learners
The A2 English course was very useful for me. I got the opportunity to systematise and organise my knowledge and got conversational practice. Classes were held in a friendly and warm environment. I was really able to improve my language proficiency.
I am happy with the Pre-intermediate course. The program is rich. I am especially pleased with the approach and method of teaching. It was very informative. The teacher is attentive and "meticulous" in a good sense of the word.
I studied English at A2 levels. I liked it very much. There was an excellent teacher. She explained everything clearly. I want to thank you for this deep knowledge. The classes were useful for me, I figured out the grammar. I will be very happy to study at the next level.
I thank the Promova team for productive group classes. I would especially like to mention your tutors. Their professionalism and individual approach made it possible to complete a large-scale course in the shortest possible time. I wish you good luck and prosperity!
I am happy with the training on your platform. Of the advantages I want to note:
- The possibility of a trial session
- A small group of students
- Strict observance of the start and end time of the lesson
- The professionalism of the teacher and his patience
Frequently asked questions
Who is this course for?
Many new students are already near the level of Pre-intermediate English and just don’t know it yet. They have some basics and understanding but feel stuck at A1 and aren’t quite sure how to move forward. In this case, taking English lessons for Pre-intermediate will allow you to significantly improve your confidence in a relatively short time. After all, you just need to build on your elementary knowledge and develop language comprehension. In addition, you’ll get new perspectives on the foundations you already have, preparing you to bridge the gap between A2 and B1 in the future.
What is required for A2 English level?
The A2 level of English proficiency directly builds on elementary English and allows you to study for Intermediate programs. So, you must already understand simple English grammar and have some vocabulary related to your everyday life. In the English A2 course, you’ll learn to talk to others and master simple sentences and firmly understand your basics. In addition, you’ll sharpen your writing about familiar topics and be able to comprehend English by ear, provided it’s spoken in a familiar accent and at a slower pace.
How can students learn English for pre-intermediate level?
Pre-intermediate is your stepping stone from which you transition from foundations to expand your knowledge. So, to reach pre-intermediate, you must practice reading simple short texts and understanding factual information. Furthermore, you have to communicate with your A2 English tutor and be able to express simple opinions and navigate common everyday situations. Communication is vital because it will increase your confidence and help you venture beyond familiar territory. This process is much easier with a certified tutor who knows how you learn and can help you do it better.
What is the difference between IB English A1 and A2?
IB English refers to International Baccalaureate programmes, while A1/A2 refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The difference is in the origin and assessment, with IB English being more academic and focused on specialised subjects. Students of the British system should usually choose 4 disciplines (3 compulsory + 1 optional), which they will focus on for the final exams, and decide in advance whether they will be exact sciences or humanities.
On the other hand, CEFRs simply refer to your English proficiency and correspond to a wide variety of tests and purposes. As a result, you’re more likely to encounter this framework when applying for international jobs or handling immigration and daily life.
How improve English from pre-intermediate to intermediate?
Taking a Promova English course is a powerful way to improve your level. The process typically takes 100-120 hours of guided practice; however, motivated students immersed in the language can do it faster. You can learn with a tutor from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Whether you prefer entertaining micro-lessons or deep dives, we can adapt to your needs and provide you with an individual plan to go from pre-intermediate to intermediate.
In addition, you can increase your fluency by entering an English-speaking environment. You don’t have to change countries for it - start watching your favorite TV shows and reading books in English. The crucial difference between levels is in their vocabulary and topic mastery - you can give yourself a head start if you already know a lot of subjects from exposure. Furthermore, communicate with people internationally to improve your speaking confidence and practical skills.