The key objectives of the Headway Pre-Intermediate program include learning basic vocabulary and grammar and developing the four language skills that include reading, writing, speaking and listening. A further objective of the program is learning basic technical terminology, as of 2015.
The Headway Pre-Intermediate program focuses on basic grammar knowledge. This knowledge includes tenses, time, conditional clauses and infinitives. The program develops students' abilities to communicate through conversation and letter writing, and it acquaints students with technical terminology with technical texts. Upon completing the program, students are able to communicate in everyday situations and master basic grammatical structure and new vocabulary.