ESL English: Understand Native English Speakers, Beginning
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ESL English: Understand Native English Speakers, Beginning

Popular ESL listening course helps you understand English speakers--from the author of twenty English textbooks! ESL/EFL
4.3 (1,043 ratings)
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4,172 students enrolled
Created by Nina Weinstein
Last updated 4/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand English conversation much better!
  • Practice the most important "rules" of spoken English in recorded conversations with many native English speakers!
  • Improve your own English conversation. Conversation is 50% listening. When your listening improves, your conversation can also improve.
  • Learn to understand how words in sentences "blend" when English is spoken at a natural speed. Learn the "music" of English and how it helps you to understand more!
  • Get better scores on the listening sections of tests like the TOEFL and the TOEIC!
  • Become more comfortable with common English accents!
Requirements
  • High beginning English level or higher
Description

"ESL English" is the "magic sauce" of English listening. In each lesson, you'll enjoy many practice exercises written by Nina, the author of twenty English textbooks for major New York publishers, including her bestselling listening book, "Whaddaya Say". "ESL English" is for people who are serious about understanding English -- people who want to be the best. Both the beginning level,"ESL English", and her intermediate listening course, "More ESL English", are in the Udemy for Business program.

Nina teaches business English to employees of some of the biggest companies in the world; Toyota, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and others. She has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics/Teaching English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and she taught her listening program at Harvard University as a teaching fellow. "ESL English", "MORE ESL English", and "(How to get) Your Best English" are Steps 1, 2 and 3 in her popular English listening skills program.

"Easy, natural way to listen to native English speakers. I would absolutely recommend it. Before taking this English course, I went through many English courses, but none of them were as comprehensive as 'ESL English'. It takes you by the hand and teaches you the real secrets to understanding native English speakers. Easy to follow and entertaining. I would absolutely recommend it."  Salvatore Scaniglia

"Exactly what I wanted to learn! I couldn't recognize those English sounds before going through these lessons." Vadim Dzyuban

"This English course helps you a lot on your listening, 5-star recommended."  Sant Cheung


Let's look at two sentences. One is written English and the other is spoken English. Nina will teach you the most common rules for pronunciation changes when English is spoken at a natural speed.

Example:

Written English:                 Can you get me a cup of coffee.

Spoken English:  Step 1:  *Kin *ya *git me a cup *a coffee?

Nina will teach you to hear the most popular pronunciation changes in natural spoken English and what the "rules" are!

                                Step 2:  *Kin *ya *git me a cupa coffee?

She'll teach changes at the sentence level --sentence blending rules, and  you'll learn how to be more comfortable with the "rhythm" of natural English.

Listening is the heart of English. What does that mean? It's the foundation. If your listening isn't top level, then your conversation can't be top level, either. Think about conversation. You talk, THEN YOU LISTEN. If you don't understand what the person said to you, your conversation can't work.

After this course, you'll be able to understand English spoken at a natural speed much better. When you can understand the real spoken English around you, you can also improve your English conversation, grammar, vocabulary, and even pronunciation. If you can hear it more correctly, you can say it more correctly. Very important -- You'll get lots of practice exercises with many different native English speakers from the real world in each lesson. This practice will help you to test and improve your hearing and understanding of real English speakers in real situations. 

Note:  There are three courses. "ESL English" is the beginning listening course. "MORE ESL English" and "(How to get) Your Best English" are the intermediate and advanced levels. Please choose the right level for you. If you'd like to take the whole listening program, please take "ESL English" first.

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אינגליש

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Who this course is for:
  • Udemy for Business learners who want to understand English better -- focus on listening
  • Non-native English speakers who work in or want to work in an English-speaking company -- focus on pronunciation
  • English as a Foreign Language learners
  • International students
  • English learners who want to sound more natural -- focus on accent reduction
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:08:21
+ START YOUR ENGLISH PROGRAM: Real English
1 lecture 04:10

Secret 1: Learn how native English speakers REALLY speak. Reduced forms are real pronunciations of spoken English. Practice and understand the first reduced form, *ya, in natural speech. If learners learn these real pronunciations, reduced forms, it's much easier to understand native English speakers. Includes practice exercises and a test.

Preview 04:10
+ Understand More English
7 lectures 47:45

Secret 2: Learn a very common spoken English pronunciation, *Whaddaya. Practice hearing and understanding native English speakers say both real pronunciations in natural speech -- *ya, and *Whaddaya. Includes practice exercises and a test of Lessons 1 and 2.

Preview 05:29

Secret 3: Learn one of the three most common spoken English pronunciations, *wanna. Practice hearing and understanding native English speakers say all three real pronunciations in natural speech -- *ya, *Whaddaya, and *wanna. Includes practice exercises and a test of Lessons 1 through 3. In addition, after the lesson, download the Beatles exercise. Practice hearing *wanna with the Beatles, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"!

Preview 06:27

Here are the reduced forms (spoken English). What's the written English for each?

Quick Quiz
2 questions

Secret 4: Learn the two steps you must have to understand how native English speakers will pronounce any phrase or sentence. You'll practice hearing and understanding real native English speakers say all four real pronunciations (reduced forms) so far -- *ya, *Whaddaya, *wanna, and *a. Includes practice exercises and a test of Lessons 1 through 4.

Lesson 4: Three important rules to understand the "music" of English sentences!
07:34

Secret 5: Learn and practice a very popular English sentence with native English speakers -- *Whaddaya *gonna . . . .

Real world practice is very important. You'll work with two great YouTube videos in this lesson, and a cool song by Anna Kendrick. The first video is a very funny television scene from "I Love Lucy". The second video is a little different -- "Frankenstein"

Millions of people have listened to this cool song, "When I'm Gone" (Cups) by Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect. After the lecture, download the "When I'm Gone" exercises and practice what you've learned so far with this fun song! Then download the "When I'm Gone" answers. How did you do?


Lesson 5: *Whaddaya *gonna do tonight? Every lesson has practice exercises!
10:07

Which spoken English sentence is correct?

Quick Quiz
2 questions

Secret 6: Many learners don't know when an English speaker says "can" (positive) or "can't" (negative). Learn a very easy technique. Practice hearing and understanding all of the reduced forms you've learned so far, plus *kin. Includes practice exercises and a test of Lessons 1 through 6.

Lesson 6: Talk with more confidence -- *Kin I help *ya?
07:25

Secret 7: Add another real English pronunciation to your growing list -- *git. Practice understanding all of the reduced forms you've learned, including *git, by hearing native English speakers. Includes practice exercises and a test of Lessons 1 through 7.

Lesson 7: Sound like a native speaker! --- *Kin I *git *ya . . .
05:13

Secret 8: Practice understanding more native English speaker conversations. Review everything you've learned. Add another reduced form to your growing list -- *ta. Bonus: Learn some important vocabulary. Includes practice exercises and a test of all of the secrets you've learned so far!

Secret 8: The secret native English speaker pronunciation of prepositions!
05:30
+ What About Australian and British English? Do They Also Use Reduced Forms?
2 lectures 06:58
Hear these natural pronunciations in British English -- Prince William Interview
03:06
Learn about Australian English!
03:52
+ THE BIG SECRET AND MORE!
2 lectures 08:07

Sound more natural, more like a native English speaker, with the important secret on this video! Includes a conversation with you and me!

Accent Reduction Fast -- THE BIG ENGLISH SECRET!
04:14

Now that you've studied real spoken English, how much real English conversation can you understand? Take this challenge to find out. 

How good is your English now? Listen to this real English.How much can you hear?
03:53
+ The Next Step
1 lecture 01:21

Your teacher helps you with the next step.

Recommendations for Your English!
01:21