Course Overview

Learning English with our qualified teachers will really help to expand your job opportunities. In Guernsey, speaking fluent English allows you to communicate with local people.

We offer three levels for English learners: Beginner, Elementary and Intermediate, each of which will cover grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the appropriate level. Accent uses English File textbooks, which are incredibly well-designed and have relevant and interesting topics.

24 hours of lessons

Interactive smartboards

Qualified, native teachers

Textbook: English File Beginner Third Edition

Course Outline

Topics & Vocabulary
– Numbers 0-10
– Days of the week
– Countries
– Nationalities
– Phone numbers
– Numbers 11-100
– Souvenirs
– People and family
– Colours
– Common adjectives
– Food and drink
– Common verb phrases
– Jobs and places of work
– A typical day
– Sports
– Free time
– Films

Grammar

– Be
– Wh- and How questions with be
– Singular and plural nouns
– A/ an
– This/ that/ these/ those
– Possessive adjectives
– Adjectives
– Present simple
– Adverbs of frequency
– Word order in questions: be and present simple
– Imperatives
– Object pronouns
– Can/ can’t
– Like/ love/ hate + verb + -ing
– Pronunciation: sentence rhythm, linking, third person -s, intonation.

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: English File Pre-Intermediate Third Edition

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Spelling and numbers
  • Describing people: appearance and personality
  • Clothes
  • Holidays
  • Prepositions of time and place: at, in, on
  • Verb phrases
  • Airports
  • Verb and prepositions e.g., arrive in
  • Paraphrasing expressions: like, for example, etc
  • Housework
  • Make or do?
  • Shopping
  • Adjectives ending in –ed and –ing
  • Time expressions: spend time, etc.
  • Describing a town or city
  • Health and the body
  • Opposite verbs
  • Verb + back
  • Adjectives and prepositions

Grammar

  • Word order in questions
  • Present simple
  • Present continuous
  • Past simple: regular and irregular verbs
  • Past continuous
  • Time sequencers and connectors
  • Be going to (plans and predictions)
  • Present continuous (future arrangements)
  • Defining relative clauses
  • Present perfect + yet, just, already
  • Present perfect or past simple
  • Something, nothing, anything,
  • Comparative adjectives and adverbs, as …. As
  • Superlatives (+ ever + present perfect)
  • Quantifiers, too, not enough
  • Will/ won’t (predictions, decisions, offers, promises)
  • Pronunciation: vowel sounds, the alphabet, final ­-s/ -es, regular verbs: -ed­ endings, sentence stress, word stress, fast speech, sounding friendly, c and ch.

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: English File Intermediate Third Edition

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Food and cooking
  • Family
  • Describing personality
  • Money
  • Strong adjectives
  • Transport
  • Stereotypes
  • -ed/-ing adjectives
  • Talking on the phone
  • Sport
  • Relationships
  • Cinema
  • The body
  • Education
  • Houses

Grammar

  • Present simple and continuous, action and non action verbs
  • Future forms: present continuous, going to, will/ won’t
  • Each other
  • Present perfect and past simple
  • Present perfect + for/since, present perfect continuous
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Articles: a/ an, the, no article
  • Can, could, be able to
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Modals of obligation: must, have to, should
  • Should have
  • Past tenses: simple, continuous, perfect
  • Usually and used to
  • Passives (all tenses)
  • Modals of deduction: might, can’t, must
  • First conditional and future time clauses + when, until
  • Make and let
  • Second conditionals
  • Pronunciation: short and long vowel sounds, sentence stress, the letter o, /ʃ/,/ʤ,/and /ʧ/, silent consonants.

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: English File Upper Intermediate Third Edition

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Working out meaning from context
  • Compound adjectives, modifiers
  • Illnesses and injuries
  • Clothes and fashion
  • Air travel
  • Adverbs and adverbial phrases
  • The environment, the weather
  • Expressions with take
  • Feelings
  • Expressing feelings with verbs or -ed/ -ing adjectives
  • Music
  • Sleep
  • Verbs often confused
  • The body
  • Crime and punishment

Grammar

  • Question formation
  • Auxiliary verbs: the … the… + comparatives
  • Present perfect simple and continuous
  • Using adjectives as nouns
  • Adjective order
  • Narrative tenses
  • Past perfect continuous; so/ such… that
  • The positions of adverbs and adverbial phrases
  • Future perfect and future continuous
  • Zero and first conditionals
  • Future time clauses
  • Unreal conditionals
  • Structures after wish
  • Gerunds and infinitives
  • Used to, be used to, get used to
  • Past modals: must, might/ may, should, can’t, couldn’t + have, etc
  • Would rather
  • Verbs of the senses
  • The passive (all forms)
  • Pronunciation: friendly intonation, showing interest, intonation and sentence rhythm, /s/, /ʤ/, /ʧ/, and /k/, vowel sounds, regular and irregular past forms, words that come from other languages, linking, weak form of have.

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

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Course Dates

27th September 2021 – 7th February 2022

Holiday breaks:
25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022