Listening Skills in English for Fluency: Understand Natives

Do you want to understand native English speakers? Learn secret strategies to instantly improve your listening skills.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

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.

You'll get:

  • 17 Secrets of Listening Skills & Strategies Checklist
  • 16 Class Video Lectures
  • 5 Practice Videos + Quizzes

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic level of English language skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Improve English (ESL) listening skills
  • Understand native, unscripted English as it is spoken in North America today
  • Make use of creative study strategies
  • Be empowered to become an independent language learner
  • Take the fear out of learning English and make it fun!

What is the target audience?

  • Intermediate English language learners
  • Advanced English language learners who need to improve listening skills
  • Motivated beginner English language learners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Learning the 17 Secrets
Welcome to 17 Secrets to Listening Skills in English
Preview
02:25
7 Steps to Fluency
Preview
01:28
Let's Meet!
Preview
01:08
Get Started in the Right Way for Success
Preview
07:11
How to Learn More with this Course
Preview
01:57
How to Shift Your Mind from Reading to Listening
11:58
What NOT to Do When You Want to Have Faster Listening Comprehension
11:06
How to Understand Clues from the Topic Context
10:54
How to Understand Clues from Conversation Structure
06:20
How to Understand the Main Idea and Detail
04:24
The Right Way to Listen to Word and Phrase Stress
06:14
How to Understand Key Words
12:31
The New English Sounds You Need to Know
10:53
The Way to Understand Native English - Linking Sounds
11:06
The Secret Behind Vowel Sounds in English
10:36
How Understanding Chunking will Improve Your Listening
08:22
Hidden Questions and the Problem with Relying on Sounds
05:00
3 Types of Word Groupings to Advance Your Understanding of English
04:04
14 Ways to Study Listening
08:38
How to See Your Own Improvement Quickly and Easily without a Teacher
05:06
Conclusion
01:24
Section 2: Practice
Practice Listening to Chunking
01:01
Practice Listening to Relaxed Pronunciation
01:21
Practice Listening to Linking
01:02
6 questions

See if you understood everything in the practice video with these questions.

Practice Listening to Reduced Words in Natural Speech
01:10
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
00:51
6 questions

Check your understanding of natural English, including reduced words, with this quiz.

Practice Listening to Linked Sounds in Natural Speech
00:56
4 questions

Check your understanding of linked sounds in this short speech.

[NEW] Minimal Pairs Practice - Been / Bin, Sheep / Cheap, This / These
04:02
Section 3: [NEW] Bonus Strategies and Advice for Improving Your Listening Skills in English
[NEW] What is your English "home base?"
04:24
[NEW] What to do if your listening is not improving
04:24

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Instructor Biography

Gabby Wallace, English as a Second Language Teacher, Go Natural English

  • Gabby Wallace is creator of Go Natural English, a popular YouTube Channel and website that helps adults learn English as a Second Language. She earned her Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Gabby has been teaching English as a Second Language since 2004. She loves to travel, learn other languages and explore culture and food.

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