ILA Certificate: Level A2 Syllabus

This Syllabus should not be taken as a requirement for the attainment of CEFR A2 Level. The heterogeneity of those who sit the ILA examination is such that vocabulary and linguistic functions have a different weight to the lives and needs of different people. The different age also plays a crucial role. Young people have different interests compared to adults, have a limited life experience and less responsibility. They are also at different stages of cognitive development. These differences profoundly affect the use of language. Intercultural awareness is important too.

People at Level A2 are aware at different stages of the cultural difference. For example, those who add a Level A2 competence in a minor language to the knowledge of other languages are in a different position with respect to those who learn a foreign language for the first time.

Vocabulary Grammar Linguistic functions
1. Biographical details

  • personal details
  • home
  • work and/or study environment
  • education and training
  • known languages
  • travels

2. Everyday activities

  • daily routine
  • relationships with others
  • means of transport

3. Free time

  • hobbies
  • sports
  • leisure and entertainment

4. Food

  • food
  • drinks
  • tastes and preferences
  • related cultural practices

5. Shopping

  • shopping
  • money and payment methods
  • tastes and preferences
  • related jobs, services and places

6. Health

  • health and personal care
  • main illnesses and treatments
  • related jobs, services and places

7. Time

  • time
  • parts of the day
  • months
  • dates

8. Weather

  • seasons
  • temperature
1. Muḍāri‘ (marfū‘, manṣūb, mağzūm) verbal phrase

  • affirmative
  • negative

2. Māḍī verbal phrase

  • affirmative
  • negative

3. Future particles

ســ •
سوف •

4. Negative particles + verb

لا + مضارع •
لا + مجزوم •
ما + ماض •
لم + مجزوم •
لن + منصوب •

5. Imperative

  • affirmative
  • negative
  • exhortative

6. Accusative particles

أن، لِ، كي، لكي •
إنّ، أنّ، لعلّ، إلا، لكنّ •

7. Modal verbs

want •
أراد يريد

 must •
ينبغي، على + الضمير المتصل، يجب

can/may •
أمكن يمكن، استطاع يستطيع، بإمكان، ممكن

8. Verbs of believing

 ظنّ يظنّ، اعتقد يعتقد •

أتمنى يتمنى

رجا يرجو، فكّر يفكّر

9. To like, to prefer

  أحبّ يحبّ، أعجب •

يعجب + مصدر/أن

 فضّل يفضّل •

10. Numbers

  • from 11 onwards
  • ordinal numbers
  • day hours

11. Question marks

ماذا، لماذا •
متى •

12. Time and frequency particles

1. Describing one’s daily routine, setting it in time and space

2. Speaking about one’s interests in a general way

3. Asking questions about another person’s routine and interests

4. Describing where an object/a place is

5. Accepting or refusing a proposal

6. Speaking about preferences

7. Describing past experiences and wishes for the future

8. Knowing how to evaluate an object or a service

9. Describing one’s health, asking about another person’s health

10. Speaking about weather, describing it and speaking about related activities