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Teaching English as a second language requires an acute understanding of the rules that govern language use, as well as an awareness of the socio-linguistic profile of the learner. Success Manthra’s courses take both aspects into consideration and the result is a collection of language enhancement programs that transform indifferent language learners into motivated ones.


All Success Manthra English Language courses are built on the guidelines provided by the CEFR: The Common European Framework of Reference, which is “designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of non-native language proficiency.”


The CEFR describes non-native language proficiency at six levels: BASIC : A1 and A2, INDEPENDENT: B1 and B2, and PROFICIENT: C1 and C2. Studies have shown that a large number of the students at the tertiary level in India are either at or below the A1 - A2 level of proficiency.

The expected language competency for listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at A1, A2, and B1 levels are listed below:

CEFR Level LISTENING/SPEAKING READING WRITING
B1 CAN express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements. CAN understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of nonroutine information within a familiar area. CAN write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.
A2 CAN express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context. CAN understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters. CAN complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.
A1 CAN understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic. CAN understand basic notices, instructions or information. CAN complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.
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