This mini-course is intended for students who are learning English as a second language. By taking this mini-course, students will improve their reading comprehension, writing, spelling, and listening skills in English. This mini-course can also be used to help students prepare for the reading and writing portion of the Cambridge YLE Starters Exam.
The PDF textbook for this mini-course is inside the first lesson and covers Units 1-5. I recommend using the textbook in one of these ways:
Download the PDF to an iPad or other tablet, and write directly on each page using an electronic tablet pen. You can screenshot each page after completing it, so that you may review later and check your work. (This method would require you to view the video lessons on a laptop or additional tablet)
You may download the PDF and print it (in color, not black and white!) to complete. Make sure you always use a pencil so you can fix any mistakes. (This method would allow you to use only 1 device to view the video lessons while completing each textbook page on paper).
Please always ensure that you use headphones or earbuds while completing lessons. It is imperative that you can hear each video lesson clearly and without external disturbances.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is each video lesson?
Each video lesson is about 25-30 minutes, however some lessons are shorter and some lessons are slightly longer. Each lesson contains 1 unit, so for most lessons, you will complete 2 textbook pages.
Can a beginner English student complete this course independently, without any help from anyone else?
Yes. These video lessons were created for students to be totally self-sufficient. All answers are eventually given in each video lesson, however students should make frequent use of the ‘Pause’ button and attempt to answer questions on their own, before hearing the answers from me in each video lesson.
If the Cambridge YLE Starters curriculum is suitable for A0-A1 students, do you have a video course for the next level up?
I am creating it now! This next video course will use the Cambridge YLE Movers "Fun" textbook, which is suitable for A1-A2 levels. I anticipate to have it ready soon. Please check back to this page regularly if you are interested!