Advanced English: Achieve English Fluency
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Advanced English: Achieve English Fluency

Go from intermediate English to mastering advanced topics in this Advanced English Course.
3.9 (9 ratings)
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Created by Joe Saenz
Last updated 10/2014
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
You will be able to describe personalities; express likes and dislikes; agree and disagree on a variety of topics.
You will be able to describe jobs and discuss the positive and negative aspects of some jobs.
You will be able to make direct and indirect requests.
You will be able to describe events and experiences in the past.
You will be able to talk about moving abroad and describe cultural expectations.
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Requirements
  • You should already be familiar Elementary and Intermediate level English topics.
  • All material is shared via this platform and you do not need a textbook.
  • Instructor notes will be shared via Google Docs but an account is not required.
Description

This is an advanced English course for non-native English speakers. This course will help you go from intermediate to mastering advanced English topics. By the end of this course you will develop skills to communicate independently and become more fluent in English , the course covers real world topics such as free time, jobs, careers, world news, traveling and entertainment. This Advanced English course is structured into 5 sections in which you will be exposed to:

    ·Advanced English Grammar lessons: You will watch a short 5 to 8 minutes lecture and complete a quiz in order to make sure that you are capturing all the material covered. You'll receive immediate feedback after the completion of each quiz so that you can work on your areas of opportunities.

    ·Listening activities : You'll listen to short 2 to 3 minutes listening activities in which you will develop skills in listening for detail, making predictions and decoding words.

    ·Reading: You'll read real world articles such as " The amazing world of apps" e.g. The app store and Google play. The goal is to improve your reading and comprehension skills, you will develop reading strategies and skills such as identifying main ideas and understanding vocabulary in context. After completing the article you will take a short quiz in order to measure your understanding of the article.

    ·Vocabulary: Throughout the course you'll be exposed to complex sentences and new English Language Vocabulary which will improve your fluency.

    ·Writing / Group Discussion / Forum: The course has a feature to leave or post messages via a Discussion forum, this tool will be extremely useful for English as a Second Language Learners as it will also be part of the class, You'll voice your opinions from the course via this tool, group correction and discussion is also encouraged

    ·Course material: You do not need to purchase any textbook for this course. All course materials are online and instructor's notes are shared lived via Google docs and on Slide Share. You'll have easy access to all course materials within each lecture via the supplementary material option. You do not need a Google account or Slide Share account to view the files but if you would like to download them and view them offline then you'll need to create a free Google or Slide Share account.

    ·Course length: This course is designed to be completed in a period of 5 to 6 weeks. Assuming that you will finish a section per week and complete all activities such as quizzes and writing assignments.

Why take this course? Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or abroad. English is the language of business, science, aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. English is also the language of the media industry. If you speak English, you won't need to rely on translations and subtitles anymore to enjoy your favorite books, songs, films and TV shows. We are living in a Global world, technology has enabled us to be closer to each other via the internet; This class is a great example of how connected we are; you might be thousands of miles away but we are connected via this amazing platform that allows you to take this course. In this Global environment we must learn very fast or be left behind, join this course and become part of the digital revolution.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for English as a Foreign language students who have an intermediate level.
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That's what friends are for!
5 Lectures 24:22

In this class you'll learn how describe the kind of people you like to hang around with, for example I like friends who aren't too serious. You'll learn how to use the relative pronouns (Who/ that).

Preview 05:22

After watching the lecture titled relative pronouns as subjects; complete this interactive quiz in order to make sure you understood the material covered.

Relative pronouns as subjects Quiz
3 questions

In this class you'll learn how describe the kind of people you like to hang around with, for example I'd prefer friends who I can talk to easily. You'll learn how to use the relative pronouns as objects and you'll listen to a conversation in which this topic is used.

Preview 03:27

By the end of this class you will learn adjectives that describe personal characteristics and you will listen to an audio program in which you will identify the adjectives that best describe each individual.

Preview 04:25

After listening the audio program from the lesson What are they like? complete this quiz by choosing the best statement that describes Andrea, James & Mr. Johnson.

Listening: What are they like Quiz
3 questions

By the end of this class you will learn how to express likes and dislikes. (e.g. I like it when my friends give me gifts for my birthday. I don't like it when my friends forget about my birthday.)

Clauses with it and adverbial clauses with when
05:22

By the end of this class you will learn how to express likes and dislikes using sentences that begin with it and adverbial clauses with when. (e.g. It makes me happy when people do nice things for no reason, It doesn't bother me when people speak loud, It bothers me when people lie.

Sentences beginning with it and adverbial clauses with when
05:46

It clauses and adverbial clauses with when
3 questions
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Career moves
5 Lectures 28:23

By the end of this class you will learn how to express gerund phrases as subjects and objects. (e.g. Working as a politician is hard. I wouldn't like working as a politician)

Gerund phrases
07:58

By the end of this class you will learn how to compare different jobs using adjectives and nouns. (e.g. Being a fashion designer is more interesting than being an accountant. Pilots usually have more education than airport security guards. )

Comparisons with adjectives and nouns
08:14

By the end of this class you will learn how to compare different jobs using verbs and past participles. (e.g. A Doctor earns more than a nurse. A doctor is better trained than a medical assistant. )

Comparisons with verbs and past participles
07:13

Complete the sentences using the words in parentheses.

Comparisons with adjectives, nouns, verbs and past participles
5 questions

By the end of this class you will develop skills in listening to descriptions, after listening to the audio program you will complete a quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening: Summer Jobs
02:29

After listening to the audio program "summer jobs" complete this quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening: Summer Jobs Quiz
3 questions

By the end of this class you will improve your reading skills by developing skills in identifying main ideas and understanding meaning from context.

Reading: The amazing world of apps
02:29

After going over the reading class "The amazing world of apps" complete this quiz in order to check your understanding.

Reading: The amazing world of apps Quiz
4 questions
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Could you do me a favor?
6 Lectures 34:29

By the end of this class you will be able to make requests using modals, if clauses, and gerunds. Additionally you'll be able to ask for favors in a very polite manner.

Requests with modals, if clauses, and gerunds
08:21

By the end of this class you will be able to turn statements into indirect requests introduced by that (e.g. Jeff Tony is having a party - Could you tell Jeff that Tony is having a party?

Indirect requests introduced by that
06:24

By the end of this class you will be able to change imperatives into indirect requests using infinitives (e.g. Jeff, don't be late - Could you tell Jeff not to be late?

Indirect requests using infinitives
07:24

By the end of this class you will change indirect questions into indirect requests (e.g. Sofia, are you free on Friday?

Indirect requests introduced by if or whether
05:11

By the end of this class you will learn how to turn Wh - question into direct requests (e.g. Jeff, when does the party start? - Could you ask Jeff what time the party starts?

Indirect requests introduced by a question word
04:36

By the end of this class you will develop skills in listening for specific information, after listening to the audio program you will complete a quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening: Favors
02:33

After listening to the audio program "Listening Favors" complete this quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening Favors Quiz
3 questions
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What a story!
5 Lectures 20:43

By the end of this class you will learn how to use the past continuous and the simple past to express your ideas. (e.g. I was watching TV, when my friend called me. )

Past continuous vs. simple past
06:01

By the end of this class you will develop skills in listening for details; develop note - taking skills: listen to news stories.

Listening: In the news
01:55

After listening to the audio program "In the news" complete this quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening: In the news Quiz
3 questions

By the end of this class you will be able to express an event that occurred before another event in the past. (e.g. I went to a party last weekend but when I got there my friends had eaten all the food)

Past perfect overview
04:31

By the end of this class you will be able to form past perfect statements.

Past perfect positive and negative statements
05:42

By the end of this class you will learn how to form past perfect questions (e.g. Had you studied English before taking this class? Where had you studied English before taking this class? )

Past perfect questions
02:34
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Crossing cultures
5 Lectures 23:05

Have you ever had difficulties answering the next question: What is one that that you miss if you were to move to another country? . In this class you will learn how to answer this type of question and use expressions such as : One thing that I'd really miss is my mom's cooking.

Noun phrases containing relative clauses as a subject
06:27

Have you ever had difficulties answering the next question: What is one that that you miss if you were to move to another country? . In this class you will learn how to answer this type of question and use expressions such as : My mom's cooking is one thing I'd really miss.

Noun phrases containing relative clauses as an object
06:38

By the end of this class you'll be able to express expectations, particularly cultural expectations for example ( You'll learn how to answer the following question: What are you supposed to do when you go out on a first date? Well in the U.S. When you go out on a first date, you aren't supposed to kiss him or her.

Expectations
06:54

By the end of this class you will be able to identify key information by listening to the experiences of people who have lived abroad.

Listening: Unique customs
01:46

After finishing listening to the audio program "Unique customs" complete this quiz in order to check your understanding.

Listening: Unique customs Quiz
3 questions

This is a summary of what the course was about; what you should have learned by now and tips on how to continue learning.

Course Summary
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About the Instructor
Joe Saenz
4.4 Average rating
50 Reviews
3,307 Students
2 Courses
Online English Teacher

Hi, my name is Joe. I'm a native English teacher from the United States. My interests are Online education and business and I also enjoy playing basketball during my free time.

I have a degree in business administration from Texas State University. I've been teaching English for 10 years and online since 2012. Since then I have had the pleasure to teach students from all over the world and learned a lot about their amazing culture and customs. I also have experience designing, creating and publishing online English courses

My classes are very dynamic and fun: During the lessons I focus on getting my students to speak and reach fluency by discussing real world topics such as traveling & culture, entertainment, world news, technology and any special interests that my students may have such as technical vocabulary in any field.