The documents that make up the English Banana.com Schools pack are not meant to be a fully exhaustive collection. This pack is a quick starter guide to running an English course and contains all the forms and paperwork you need to plan a course, enrol and assess learners, as well as keep sufficient records. Some of the documents are self-explanatory, e.g. the Class Posters or the Teacher’s Expenses Claim Form, while others have detailed notes, e.g. the Lesson Plan and Schemes of Work.
We have created materials that can be used for courses at three distinct levels, because the free teaching materials on English Banana.com are largely aimed at these levels.
The levels are:
Beginner – from students with absolutely no knowledge of English or the alphabet (zerobeginners) to students who are starting to form basic sentences and who know survival English.
Elementary – students who are quickly improving and learning more vocabulary week in week out, and who are able to confidently make simple sentences. They can attempt to make complex sentences, but are still making a lot of mistakes in all areas of the language.
Intermediate – these students have overcome all the basic difficulties of learning the English language and are starting to branch out in their reading, writing, speaking and listening by experimenting with more difficult vocabulary and longer, more complex sentences. Mistakes happen, but they occur less frequently than at Elementary level and students are able to interact confidently in English in a wide range of social situations.