13–15 years old -

Courses for children 13–15 years old

Our secondary courses bring age-appropriate and interesting content and topics designed to encourage students’ participation and confident use of English.

 

These courses focus on practicing learned skills in speaking, whilst also improving receptive (reading and listening) skills, using a communicative approach to learning English.
Find out more about Meridian Courses schedule, syllabus and academic calendar below.

Class allocation takes both the student’s age and level of English into account. Test your child’s level of English now.

Schedule

Courses start every Monday. You have to book a course at least 2 weeks before your preferred course starting date. Each course booking is calculated as a fixed number of sessions. At the booking stage you will see your official course start and finish dates that take any public holidays or school closures in to account.
Below we present sample class times. Time changes happen according to UK Daylight saving system. We’ll notify you in advance if it affects your child’s class time. (Class time change will only happen in some countries).

2 times a week UTC +1

Calendar

If your course includes a UK public holiday there is no lesson on that day. You will be notified in advance. Summer Holidays take place in August. Check out our holiday calendar below.

What will your child learn at thE levelS?

• Can understand and use familiar
everyday expressions and very basic
phrases.

 

• Can introduce him/herself and
others and can ask and answer
questions about personal details
such as where he/she lives, people
he/she knows and things he/she has.

 

• Can interact in a simple way
provided the other person talks
slowly and clearly and is prepared
to help.

• Can understand sentences and
frequently used expressions related
to areas of most immediate
relevance (e.g. very basic personal
and family information, shopping,
local geography, employment).

 

• Can communicate in simple and
routine tasks requiring a simple and
direct exchange of information on
familiar and routine matters.

 

• Can describe in simple terms
aspects of his/her background,
immediate environment and
matters in areas of immediate need.

• Can understand the main points of
clear standard input on familiar
matters regularly encountered in
work, school, leisure, etc.

 

• Can deal with most situations likely
to arise whilst travelling in an area
where the language is spoken. Can
produce simple connected text on
topics which are familiar or of
personal interest.

 

• Can describe experiences and
events, dreams, hopes & ambitions
and briefly give reasons and
explanations for opinions and plans.

• Can understand the main points of
clear standard input on familiar
matters regularly encountered in
work, school, leisure, etc.

 

• Can deal with most situations likely
to arise whilst travelling in an area
where the language is spoken. Can
produce simple connected text on
topics which are familiar or of
personal interest.

 

• Can describe experiences and
events, dreams, hopes & ambitions
and briefly give reasons and
explanations for opinions and plans.

Secondary Content Course 13–15 year-olds

Units 1 - 2

Course Title

 

A1.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Me!
• At home

• Feelings and Family
members
• Telling the time
• Items in a room and pets
• Polite requests

• ‘be’ singular and plural
forms
• ‘have/has got…’
• Possessives
• ‘this, that, these, those’

• Rhythm
• /ɒ/
• /ɔː/

Units 3 - 4

Course Title

 

A1.2

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• My day, your day
• After school

• ‘My routine’ and
everyday verbs
• Polite requests
• Indoor/outdoor activities
and Musical instruments
• Offers and requests

• Present simple
• Present continuous
• ‘Wh-‘ questions
• Object pronouns

• / tʃ/
• /dʒ/
• /v/
• /w/

Units 5 - 6

Course Title

 

A1.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• In town
• At the weekend

• Places in a town and
transport
• Shopping dialogue
• Clothes and jobs
• Phone language

• ‘there is/there are’
• Prepositions of place
• Present simple review
and extension
• Present continuous
review and extension

• /θ/
• /ð/
• /r/
• Silent ‘r’

Units 1 - 2

Course Title

 

A1.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• My life
• I live here

• Things you can do and
family members
• Questions and answers
• Prepositions of place
• Making suggestions

• ‘can/can’t’
• love/like/don’t like’
• ‘there is/are, a/an/some/
any’
• Possessive adjectives
and pronouns

• /æ/
• /ɑː/
• /ə/
• /eə/

Units 3 - 4

Course Title

 

A2.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Animals everywhere
• Be active!

• Features of animals
• Opinions/adjectives
• Adjective opposites and
sports
• Physical problems

• Comparatives
• Superlatives
• Adverbs
• Past simple ‘be’

• /ə/
• /w/
• /v/

Units 5 - 6

Course Title

 

A2.2

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Travelling
• Food is fun!

• Holidays and activities
• Story questions
• Meals and verb phrases
• Asking/stating

• Past simple + and –
• Past simple questions
• Present continuous vs
present simple

• /d/
• /t/
• /ɪd/
• Irregular verbs

Units 1 - 2

Course Title

 

A2.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Me and my life
• Survival!

• Describing people,
school and school
subjects
• Asking for and giving
permission
• Weather
• Expressing sympathy
and regret

• Adverbs of frequency
• Present simple and
continuous; stative verbs
• Past simple regular and
irregular

• /s/
• /z/
• /e/
• /iː/

Units 3 - 4

Course Title

 

A2.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Food and health
• High-tech

• Food and drink nouns
• Giving instructions and
polite requests
• The internet and
computers
• Offering help

• Countable and
uncountable nouns
• ‘some’ and ‘any’
• ‘Will’ for future
• Be going to

• /ɑː/
• /æ/
• /v/
• /w/

Units 5- 6

Course Title

 

A2+.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• City and country
• What’s the matter?

• City places and
prepositions of place
• Asking for and giving
directions
• Phrasal verbs
• Persuading and
encouraging

• Comparative and
superlative adjectives
• ‘should’ / ‘shouldn’t’
• ‘must’ / ‘mustn’t’
• ‘have to’ / ‘don’t have to’

• Sounding polite
• Silent letter

Units 1 - 2

Course Title

 

A2+.2

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Family histories
• Teen life

• Life stages and verbs of
movement
• Giving news
• Adjectives to describe
feelings
• Making invitations

• Past simple ‘used to’
• Past continuous
• Present perfect and past
simple
• ‘already’, ‘yet’, ‘for’ and
‘since’

• Syllables
• /æ/
• /eɪ/

Units 3 - 4

Course Title

 

A2+.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Me, myself and I
• It’s a mystery

• Parts of the body,
illnesses, injuries and
treatments.
• Making a call
• Idioms for strong
emotion, descriptive
adjectives and adverbs
• Expressing surprise

• ‘can/could/will be able to’
and ‘have to/had to’
• Reflexive pronouns:
‘might’
• Relative clauses, relative
pronouns and indefinite
pronouns
• Countable and
uncountable nouns

• /ɒ/
• /əʊ/
• /ɪ/
• /ɑɪ/

Units 5 - 6

Course Title

 

A2+.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Space: the final frontier
• Imagine that!

• Space, large numbers,
distance and speed
• Agreeing and disagreeing
• Film and book genres
• Expressing certainty and
uncertainty

• Comparatives
• Superlatives
• Zero conditional
• First conditional

• /ð/
• /θ/
• /ə/

Units 1 - 2

Course Title

 

B1.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Social circles
• New horizons

• Relationship adjectives
and expressions
• Expressing opinions
• Day trip attractions and
adjectives to describe
places
• Expressing preferences

• Comparatives
• Superlatives
• Zero conditional
• First conditional

• /ð/
• /θ/
• /ə/

Units 3 - 4

Course Title

B1.2

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Respect
• Travel

• Practical science nouns
and phrasal verbs for
socializing
• Expressing advantages
and disadvantages
• Buildings and travel
• Expressing belief and
doubt

• Modals: advice,
obligation and necessity
• Permission and
possibility
• Second conditional
• Adverbs of frequency

• Sentence stress
• /aɪ/
• /i/
• /j/

Unit 5

Course Title

 

B1.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Surviving the test of time
• Globalization

• Verbs and dependent
prepositions
• Compound nouns
• Modern life nouns
• Agreeing and disagreeing

• The passive
• Defining and non-
defining relative clauses
• Countable and
uncountable nouns
• Determiners

• Word stress

Unit 6

Course Title

 

B1.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Our world
• Online hoaxes

• Digital media
• Shopping nouns
• Fashion adjectives
• Giving instructions

• Reported speech
• Reported commands and
requests
• Subject and object
questions

• /ʌ/
• /uː/

Not sure of your child’s level of English? Ask them to take our free level test or talk to our educational adviser place them in a suitable class.