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Learning English


We offer an English language course that covers all levels, from absolute beginner to pre-tertiary. It consists of 15 levels and is included for free alongside any schooling subscription. If you are in the following grades, you shall receive access to these course levels as long as you continue paying your schooling subscription: 
 
Grade 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 - levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
Grade 9 - levels 5, 6, 7 and 8 
(There is no grade 10 as that year is merged into grades 9 and GEDL1, making high school a total of four and not five years)
GED L1 - levels 9, 10 11 and 12
GED L2 - levels 13, 14 and 15
 
For those that are not existing Pocket Classrooms students, they can take the English course by paying a monthly subscription of R45. This would give you access to one level per month.  
 
Admission requirements: Anyone can sign up. To determine the correct level you should be taking, register as a student by clicking the "Sign Up" icon on the home page or click here (https://pocketclassrooms.net/Home/student_registration/ZA). You can then register for a self evaluation test that will help you determine the correct level you should be taking. This evaluation test is free. If you aren't sure which level to choose, you can take the test over to help you determine this with more accuracy. 
 
Students can also take the English course alongside their schooling, meaning they can do both at the same time. 
 
Application procedures: To enrol, click the "Sign Up" icon on the home page or click here (https://pocketclassrooms.net/Home/student_registration/ZA). These courses can be taken at anytime of the year.
 
 

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

After mastering this level you will be able to:

  • 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 an 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

During this level you will be able to do some revision on the most important topics in this course: We focus on the following:

  • New vocabulary
  • How to use a dictionary
  • Grammar tools including: Punctuation, prepositions, conjunctions
  • Tenses
  • Reading stories and reading with comprehensions.

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Write short sentences with descriptive words.
  • Combining sentences into a paragraph.
  • Write paragraphs about various topics.
  • Write an essay by keeping you main thoughts together.

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Know and understand the subtle differences in meaning of similar words
  • Understand and use grammatical structures better than previously
  • Understand and interpret visual information including brochures, advertisements, calendars, schedules, manuals, drawings, diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • Understand and explain the difference between literal and figurative language

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Identify and use homophones and homonyms
  • Know and identify mood, tone, atmosphere and feelings
  • Summarize information successfully
  • Read feature articles and complete questions on actual events and issues.
  • Practice advanced editing skills.

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Use researching and reading strategies and techniques for summarizing information
  • Do proper research about various topics
  • Research and write a report on a chosen topic
  • Read from a source and answer questions successfully.

After mastering this level, you will be able to:

  • Know and understand words relating to the press and news
  • Have an improved ability to understand figures of speech
  • Use adjectives correctly to describe people and things
  • Analyze and take part in simple conversations
  • Use figures of speech in a conversation