English A1 Beginner is the first CEFR English language level. We provide the international CEFR description, followed by study targets and links to our free online English training.
At the end of English A1 level, you can:
- understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
- introduce yourself and others.
- ask and answer questions about personal details (for example, where you live, people you know and things you have.
- interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
(Adapted from the international CEFR framework. This is set out by the Council of Europe (2001) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment.)
Study targets for English level A1
Here are our study targets for the key components of English level A1. You can also click on different items for free online English lessons, which include descriptions of each language point, examples and quizzes.
English communication (A1)
- Exchanging greetings.
- Giving personal information.
- Using numbers, days, months, years.
- Asking for and telling the time.
- Describing people.
- Giving information about objects.
- Describing places.
- Describing habits and routines.
- Expressing likes and dislikes.
- Describing simple actions.
English vocabulary (A1)
- Days of the week and months.
- Numbers and prices.
- Countries and nationalities.
- Personal possessions.
- Parts of the body.
- Family and friends.
- Food and drinks.
- Household rooms and objects.
English grammar (A1)
- Questions words.
- Possessive adjectives and pronouns.
- Present simple.
- There is/There are.
- Present continuous (now or in progress).
- Prepositions of place.
- Modals: can, can’t, do, doesn’t.
- Simple adjectives.
- Comparatives and superlatives.
For more information about each English level and study targets, click and choose one from the arrow above or from the the six levels below:
You can also develop faster by taking English courses with qualified English teachers.
English for Work and English Exams
You may now want to focus on specific areas, such as:
- English for Work. This includes Business English, Legal English and more.
- English examinations. You can also prepare for one of the internationally-recognised English proficiency exams, and some of the most popular and the Cambridge exams and IELTS.
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