Find online courses made by experts from around the world.
Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.
Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.
This course is about listening skills for ESL learners. Most textbooks and audio programs only show you scripted, slow English that does not help you much in real life with native English speakers and fast conversation. This class explains 17 secrets to unlock your listening power in English.
A motivated learner could complete this course in one week. It is recommended to try the practice videos and quizzes at the beginning of the course to see your current level. Use the checklist as a guide and watch the video lectures for more detailed information and strategies. Finally, try the practice videos and quizzes again to see your progress.
After taking this course, the ESL learner will be able to use the strategies that native English speakers use unconsciously to understand real, unscripted English as it is spoken in North America today.
Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.
Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Start Learning the 17 Secrets|
Welcome to 17 Secrets to Listening Skills in EnglishPreview
7 Steps to FluencyPreview
Get Started in the Right Way for SuccessPreview
How to Learn More with this CoursePreview
How to Shift Your Mind from Reading to Listening
What NOT to Do When You Want to Have Faster Listening Comprehension
How to Understand Clues from the Topic Context
How to Understand Clues from Conversation Structure
How to Understand the Main Idea and Detail
The Right Way to Listen to Word and Phrase Stress
How to Understand Key Words
The New English Sounds You Need to Know
The Way to Understand Native English - Linking Sounds
The Secret Behind Vowel Sounds in English
How Understanding Chunking will Improve Your Listening
Hidden Questions and the Problem with Relying on Sounds
3 Types of Word Groupings to Advance Your Understanding of English
14 Ways to Study Listening
How to See Your Own Improvement Quickly and Easily without a Teacher
|Section 2: Practice|
Practice Listening to Chunking
Practice Listening to Relaxed Pronunciation
Practice Listening to Linking
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
See if you understood everything in the practice video with these questions.
Practice Listening to Reduced Words in Natural Speech
|Quiz 2||7 questions|
See how your listening has improved -- can you identify the reduced words in this short speech?
Practice Listening to Reduced Words in Natural Speech 2
|Quiz 3||6 questions|
Check your understanding of natural English, including reduced words, with this quiz.
Practice Listening to Linked Sounds in Natural Speech
|Quiz 4||4 questions|
Check your understanding of linked sounds in this short speech.
[NEW] Minimal Pairs Practice - Been / Bin, Sheep / Cheap, This / These
|Section 3: [NEW] Bonus Strategies and Advice for Improving Your Listening Skills in English|
[NEW] What is your English "home base?"
[NEW] What to do if your listening is not improving