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English Partner Pro


This page allows you to take a free self-evaluation test for the English Partner Pro course. Simply make your selection made on the guidelines below.

Select a self-test level based on where you think you should be learning after reading up about what each level contains. You should continue taking the test at different levels until you obtain an 80% pass mark. This means take the test over and over at different levels until you find the right level for you. You will know you have reached the right level when you score 80% and higher. Once you score 80% or higher for a particular level, that is the level course that you should enroll for.

This entire course is offered for free to existing students of Pocket Classrooms. If you are not ready to become a student and need to improve your English first, you can take this course standalone (on its own) and pay R40.00 per month via debit order.

English Partner Pro is our own terminology that we use to describe our comprehensive English language courses. We recommend that this course is taken by native English language speakers as well as second language English speakers. It was developed as we think English is the most important subject and will be used the most by students throughout their entire lives. Without a strong command of English, students’ career and future prospects are limited. However, with strong English skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking) they are being placed in a better position to farther their careers and seize opportunities for advancement.

We have developed a course consisting of 15 levels, with Level 1 being an absolute beginner and Level 15 being pre-tertiary.

For home language English speakers we recommend this being taken for their last 2 years (GED® Level 1 and 2). For second language English speakers we recommend this be taken earlier on, from any grade that suits them.

Each level consists of ten lessons and they can be done when convenient and at your own pace. Each course includes a manual in ebook format for the duration of the course, assessments to monitor your progress and pre-recorded audios. This is designed to offer you the maximum time flexibility to fit in with your schedule.

Before you enrol as a student, students should take an initial evaluation to assess their level of English proficiency. Once you have been scored after this evaluation, you will receive an automatic recommendation as to which course is best suited to your needs, I.e. Level 3 or Level 8, etc

Certificates and Accreditation:

For those students that want to obtain an internationally accredited certificate after completing all our courses, they can take the IELTS test, which is taken worldwide at local test centres.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries. See http://www.ielts.org/.

The English Partner Pro courses enable students to optionally take this test, and the higher level courses are designed to give you the skills required to successfully pass the IELTS test.

To take our internal self evaluation test Click Here

 

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Use basic greeting words in English
  • Recite the alphabet
  • Count
  • Read time
  • Communicate with your family effectively
  • Name all the parts of the body
  • Understand basic medical terms
  • Identify pieces of clothing
  • Identify colours and shapes
  • Identify pieces of furniture in your home
  • Navigate yourself effectively in town
  • Use basic transport
  • Identify food and drinks
  • Take part in conversations about sport
  • Talk about hobbies and interests
  • Identify different animals

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Identify seasons and communicate about the weather
  • Discuss parts of nature
  • Use environmental phrases
  • Express yourself politely and respectfully
  • Use various forms of greetings
  • Ask for directions
  • Give Instructions
  • Identify traits of Human Consciousness
  • Pronounce words correctly

After mastering this level, you will understand:

  • Basic etiquette
  • The language of love
  • And Identify various school subjects
  • Nouns and how to identify them
  • Possessive Nouns
  • Pronouns

After mastering this level, you will understand and be able to identify:

  • Compound Nouns & Common Noun Phrases
  • Noun Quantifiers
  • The Verb
  • Adjectives
  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Auxiliary verbs
  • English Verb Patterns
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • Conjunctions

After mastering this level, you will understand and be able to identify:

  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Homophones and Homonyms
  • Using Modal and Semi-modal verbs
  • Root words
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Sentence writing
  • English Punctuation
  • Simple Tense
  • Progressive and Perfect Tense
  • Perfect Progressive Tense

After mastering this level, you will understand and be able to identify:

  • Interjections
  • Prepositions
  • Articles
  • Conjunctions
  • Present Tense
  • Past Tense
  • Future Tense
  • Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

Understand and identify the following in the English language

  • Cause and Effect
  • The different genres of writing
  • Elements of a Short Story
  • Use basic humour
  • Use figurative language
  • Express your Opinion

After mastering this level, you will know and understand more about the following:

  • Folktales
  • African Folktales
  • Fables
  • Greek Mythology
  • Roman Mythology
  • Emotions
  • Emotive Language
  • Propaganda

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Create your own mind maps
  • Use tenses effectively
  • Create a dialogue and understand the tone, rhyme and repetition in certain texts.

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

Use different types of English skills effectively for example:

  • Defining and Non-defining Relative Clauses
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Diction
  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Hyperboles
  • Euphemisms
  • Irony
  • Foreshadowing

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Write a letter
  • Create your own CV
  • Write a memorandum
  • Know how to keep minutes in a meeting
  • Do advanced editing

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Understand more about different books, films and plays
  • Write and essay
  • Create your own autobiography
  • Understand more about poetry and the techniques used in poetry
  • Write a play

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Create a portfolio
  • Learn more about the media including social media
  • Create an advertisement for your business
  • Work on your own goals and outcomes

After mastering this level, you will know and understand the following:

  • What is the IELTS Test
  • How to register for the IELTS Test
  • How to prepare for the four aspects in the IELTS
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Speaking

After mastering the outcomes for this level, you will be able to:

  • Know and understand common idioms
  • Know and understand words relating to economic, social and political conditions
  • Know and understand words relating to economics
  • Understand and use prefixes and suffixes
  • Identify opposites
  • Know and identify the words used when discussing imagery
  • Listen to and understand public service announcements
  • Discuss your money worries with a friend
  • Listen to and discuss world news
  • Read and write workplace-related texts, including memos, agendas and minutes
  • Read business reports and economic indicators