Beginner English: Practical Foundational English Training
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Beginner English: Practical Foundational English Training

Simply English. A simple, elegant approach to English
4.1 (256 ratings)
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16,231 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To speak English like an American and write like the British
  • Improve your pronunciation via a variety of visual and audio speech exercises
  • Build your vocabulary and English expressions
  • Bridge the gap between your reading ability and your comprehension of what you read
  • Improved grammar
  • Improved comprehension
  • Improved speaking and reading
Requirements
  • A beginner or an upper beginner (A1-A2) level of English
  • Perseverance
  • Willingness to practice what they learn
Description

This course is a beginner level English course (A1-A2). The student understands basic phrases and instructions. He/she can interact in a very simple way and uses incomplete sentences, without real grammatical content. He/she may be able to participate in a dialogue giving personal information but in a limited way using minimal vocabulary. 

This course is designed to improve your English at its foundation. You will have a basic understanding of English and be able to speak it immediately. You will be able to introduce yourself in various social interactions. Use the verb 'to be' correctly in positive, negative and question sentences. Understanding when to use the verb 'to be'. Talk about yourself and give personal information. 

Using the WH-question words correctly and immediately employ them in your language. Express yourself and ask the proper questions to get the answers you need.

You will learn:

  • How to Meet and Greet

  • Greetings and Farewells

  • Subject Pronouns

  • How to Use the Verb 'To Be' Properly

  • How to Talk About Jobs, Countries

  • How to Use Wh Questions (What, Where, Who, When)

  • And much more!

This course is taught using the four pillars of learning; both active parts of speaking and writing  and both passive parts of reading and listening. You will acquire new vocabulary from real life scenarios and while reading excerpts of paragraphs and poems written by well-known authors. 

The course will be paired with a PDF leaflet that you can download and print which will follow the order of each section and lecture offering you an active part in your learning.

This course also includes:

  • Clear lessons that are built upon each other

  • Skits that subtly foreshadow upcoming lessons

  • Integrative approach to English expressions, idioms, similes and metaphors

  • Many PDF worksheets that mirror each part of the lessons

  • Original flashcards to develop vocabulary

  • Teacher that speaks American English

About your teacher

  • Native speaker from Canada

  • Taught ESL to adults and children for 5 years, privately and in a classroom

  • Fluent in English and French

  • Taught in a Montessori preschool 

  • Homeschooled her children for 14 years employing the Waldorf pedagogy

As the name intends, Simply English is a course designed for A1 students who desire a simple approach to English. Through the 4 language pillars of speaking, reading, writing and listening, each lesson provides a weave of active and passive activities. Simply English employs many images courtesy of Freepik to further the understanding of the lesson, as well as unique and engaging video skits. Which add a playful appeal to the overall learning experience.

Who this course is for:
  • Students who desire to improve their English at its foundation
  • Students who are seeking to have a basic understanding of English and be able to speak it immediately
  • People who have tried to learn English with no significant advancement
  • Desire a natural approach to learning
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:30:36
+ Introduction
1 lecture 06:50

Discover how you can improve your English, both speaking and reading in this lecture. Learn more about your instructor, Stephanie Hamilton.

An English as a Second Language teacher., Stephanie is Canadian and perfectly bilingual in English and French. She worked for several years in a language institute teaching ESL to groups of children and adults of various levels. She also successfully homeschooled her three boys where she acquired some unconventional methods and a creative approach to teaching which have facilitated the learning of English for her students. In fact, Stephanie prefer to be called a language facilitator since that is her primary goal. To facilitate English learning.


Preview 06:50
+ Let’s Keep in Touch
5 lectures 31:27

How do you answer questions and count numbers. The Verb "to be' is very important in English.

Asking personal information
10:08

How do you spell your name?

Preview 08:02

Subject Pronouns, Nouns and how to change to a pronoun. Singular and plural.

Understanding subject pronouns
07:19

When to use the Verb, 'To Be'.

Verb to be and contractions
05:56

Download the two PDF's and practice the exercises for this section.

[Practice Activity] Let's Keep in Touch
00:02
+ Let's Meet and Greet
5 lectures 29:45
Greetings, introductions and farewells
07:03

Learn the proper way to address people in English

Preview 06:05
Possessive adjectives
08:02
Three basic forms of the verb to be
08:33

Download the two PDF's and practice the exercises for this section.

[Practice Activity] Let's Meet and Greet
00:02
+ It’s all Greek to me!
4 lectures 22:18
Occupations and articles "a/ an"
10:01
Countries and Nationalities
06:29

Download the two PDF's and practice the exercises for this section.

[Practice Activity] It's all Greek to Me
00:02
+ Wrap Up
1 lecture 00:14

You can help your fellow students by leaving a Review of this course. The Review lets your fellow students make the decision to take the course or not. It helps them understand how your experiences in the course helped you become more charismatic, and then they can decide if they want to follow in your footsteps.

Help your fellow students
00:14