Stanley College
Stanley College

5 levels

Beginner Level
Reading
  • Read and understand simple texts in English
  • Answer simple comprehension questions and match sentences about texts
  • Reconstruct simple texts by reordering sentences
  • Understand the main idea of simple texts
  • Identify specific information in a simple text
Listening
  • Listen for specific information (e.g. personal information)
  • Answer simple questions on informational texts
  • Match information with speakers
  • Listen for pronunciation and intonation
  • Identify numbers (e.g. years and dates) from listening texts
  • Listen to complete sentences
Writing
  • Complete forms simple forms
  • Write well-structured simple sentences
  • Write simple texts about familiar topics
  • Use simple conjunctions
  • Use punctuation and capitalisation correctly in simple sentences
Speaking
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Make conversations in familiar situations (e.g. café, chatting about family, weekend)
  • Ask and respond to simple questions with modelling
  • Describe things in simple words
  • Talk about past and future events
Elementary Level
Reading
  • Skim for main ideas and scan for specific information
  • Find information in documents
  • Understand texts about familiar topics
  • Answer multiple choice and short answer questions about a text
  • Use simple texts as models for writing
Listening
  • Listen for specific information (e.g. numbers, names, countries)
  • Answer questions on informational texts
  • Match information to pictures
  • Respond to questions in familiar situations
  • Understand simple telephone conversations
  • Follow directions
Writing
  • Write simple descriptions
  • Write structured sentences
  • Devise questions and respond to questions in writing
  • Complete simple application forms
  • Write email messages and short informal texts
Speaking
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Talk about familiar topics and routines
  • Ask and respond to straightforward questions
  • Describe pictures and differences between pictures
  • Make arrangements and plans
Pre-Intermediate Level
Reading
  • Skim for main ideas and scan for specific information
  • Guessing the meaning of words from context
  • Understand texts about a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • Use texts as a basis for discussion
  • Use texts as models for a range of writing tasks
Listening
  • Listen for gist and specific information
  • Use listening tasks as a basis for speaking
  • Match information to specific criteria (e. g. jobs)
  • Complete tables of information
  • Identify main points and summarise information in listening texts
  • Infer relationships of speakers
Writing
  • Write well-constructed paragraphs
  • Write narratives
  • Write descriptions of people and places
  • Write letters and invitations
  • Complete application forms
Speaking
  • Tell a story
  • Talk about personal activities and engage in social conversation
  • Describe people and places
  • Talk about the future and plans
  • Make choices and explain the reasons for those choices
Intermediate Level
Reading
  • Read for main points and specific information
  • Answer comprehension questions on a text
  • Make inferences from written texts
  • Identify different text types (narrative, news report, informational text)
  • Complete tasks which involve many different types of texts
Listening
  • Listen for main idea and specific information
  • Use listening as a basis for discussion and extension
  • Listen in order to match or to complete sentences
  • Answer questions based on listening texts
  • Listen and reconstruct a story
Writing
  • Write emails, descriptions and narratives
  • Write for work purposes
  • Give opinions in writing
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use several types of linking words in their writing
Speaking
  • Talk about a variety of familiar topics
  • Describe people and places in detail
  • Give advice and make suggestions
  • Give opinions and suggest solutions to problems
  • Make arrangements over the phone
Upper-Intermediate Level
Reading
  • Read for main idea and specific information
  • Guess the meaning of new words form context
  • Read and understand texts in a variety of genres
  • Identify register and tone from reading texts
  • Use reading texts to inform and better their writing
Listening
  • Listen for main ideas and supporting detail
  • Use listening as a basis for presenting information
  • Listen in order to make notes
  • Listen in order to summarise verbally
  • Listen for explanations and reasons
Writing
  • Write biographies and narratives
  • Write descriptions of events and achievements
  • Write formal letters and other types of messages
  • Give opinions and supporting reasons in essays and reviews
  • Take notes when listening to information
Speaking
  • Talk about a wide variety of topics
  • Present information clearly to others
  • Describe events and achievements
  • Explain opinions and decisions
  • Speak accurately in various contexts

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.