Cambridge: Starters


The Starters (pre A1) level of Cambridge English Qualifications.

This is the Starters (pre A1) level of the Cambridge English Qualifications (Young Learners). In this level, students will learn to use English to communicate in simple situations. This qualification shows that you can

  • understand basic phrases and expressions
  • introduce yourself and answer basic questions about yourself
  • understand simple written vocabulary


The course is designed to prepare the students for the Cambridge test format for the listening, reading and writing papers. These papers teach different English skills that are divided into parts. Once the students have completed all the parts, they move on to the next stage.

  • Stage One: Introduction
  • Stage Two: Repetition
  • Stage Three: Reinforcement

Each activity must be completed for the student to move on to the next unit. Nearly all responses are graded automatically, and for students enrolled in courses with a teacher – they will be able to discuss any questions you have about the answers. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate to mark their achievement for completing this online course.

What will the student learn?

Listening: to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly.

Reading and Writing: to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines.

What Will I Learn?

  • Reading comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Listening comprehension skills
  • Preparation for the Cambridge Young Learner Starters pre A1 exam.

Topics for this course

2 Lessons

Stage 1: Introduction?

This is the introduction stage for the Cambridge Starters track.
Draft Lesson
#1 Questions

Material Includes

  • 60 Practice Test Parts
  • Instant Test Results
  • Writing Feedback


  • Make sure the level (pre A1) is correct for you. You'll need to be able to play the audio tracks for the Listening units.

Target Audience

  • This course is for ESL students who are preparing to sit the Cambridge Young Learner Starters pre A1 exam, or English learners who want extra practice at the pre A1 level.