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English A1.1

The course is intended to develop communicative and intercultural competences that include the development of the vocabulary and the use of the language during listening, reading comprehension, speaking and writing activities at the elementary level (A1.1).

Way of learning

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • pronounce English words correctly,
  • form declarative and interrogative sentences,
  • briefly introduce yourself,
  • read and comprehend simple texts, such as informative notes, brochures, signboards, menus,
  • comprehend short adapted audio and video recordings, phrases and words used in everyday situations,
  • give and ask for necessary information,
  • start and maintain a conversation, ask questions,
  • write down the provided information in a simple language,
  • use grammatical and lexical structures.

We will discuss following topics:

  • greeting and saying goodbye,
  • Introducing yourself and meeting other people,
  • parts of the day, days of the week, years,
  • leisure and hobbies,
  • family and everyday life,
  • professions and jobs,
  • food and traditional dishes.

Grammar topics covered in the course:

  • alphabet: vowels and consonants,
  • word order in sentences,
  • nouns: gender and number,
  • articles: definite, indefinite, zero article,
  • questions: general and special, negatives don’t / doesn’t,
  • personal, possessive pronouns,
  • modal verbs: can, could,
  • present tense of verbs.


  • 4 weeks


  • 80 academic hours (3 ECTS)

Target group

  • Individuals who seek to learn English

Acknowledgement of acquired competencies

  • A1.1 level language certificate (with positive evaluation after final exam)

Related VMU study programmes

Aušra Jankauskaitė

Institute of Foreign Languages English Lecturer, Master of English Philology

Research interests: comparative linguistics (phonetics); English language teaching methodology; use of the latest technologies in teaching English; development of intercultural competence.

Asta Balčiūnaitienė

Lecturer of Institute of Foreign Languages, Doctor of Social Sciences

Research interests: innovative methods of teaching English; development of sustainable development competence in foreign language learning.

Jurgita Šerniūtė

Lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages

Research interests: intercultural communication, English language teaching methodology and didactics, integrated language and subject teaching.

Diana Vaškelienė

English Language Lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages

English lecturer at Institute of Foreign Languages, Master of English Philology.

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