Basic English Lessons


Learning Basic English through Pictures

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Our Basic English course consists of 80 free online lessons (20 at each of the Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Levels).

We use the Pearson Global Scale of English/GSE (proficiency levels from 10 to 90) to set the learning objectives and related grammar for the lessons in each level (corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference/CEFR levels covering A1 to C2 for languages).

(GSE 10-21 = <A1, GSE 22-29 = A1, GSE 30-42 = A2, GSE 43-58 = B1, GSE 59-75 = B2, GSE 76-84 = C1, GSE 85-90 = C2)


Our program is based on a communications approach with defined competency levels for reading, writing and listening at each level.

Cultural content is utilized in the grammar examples and quizzes in each lesson. You will learn fascinating aspects about the different neighborhoods and districts in New York.

Our online English courses make language learning fun as we utilize images with relevant cultural content as much as possible to help you remember.  In fact, our online English course is as easy as learning the A, B, Cs.





Basic English: Beginner Level

Basic English: Elementary Level

Basic English: Intermediate Level

Basic English: Upper Intermediate Level

Each lesson is organized as follows:

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Dialogue
  • Key Sentences
  • Grammar Tips
  • Visual Vocabulary
  • Listening & Pronunciation Practice
  • New Vocabulary Definitions
  • Idioms
  • Vocabulary Quiz/Crossword Puzzle



Broadway Theater District (Robert Parma, CCA 3.0)
Broadway Theater District (Robert Parma, CCA 3.0)