Elementary English Level I: Short Course

Beginning level course for those learning English.
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Rating: 3.2 out of 5 (165 ratings)
6,127 students
1hr 22min of on-demand video
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Communicate effectively using subjects, predicates, and the Present Simple.
Accumulate a vocabulary of 125+ nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and phrasal verbs.
Confidently produce the active language skills of speaking and writing in English.
Build upon the passive language skills of reading and understanding spoken English.


  • Familiarity with the English alphabet is essential.
  • A small vocabulary (50-100 basic words) is helpful.


This short course covers the basics of the English language for beginners. Included are more than 125 vocabulary words, an explanation of the subject pronouns, and an introduction to the Present Simple. Various reading, writing, and listening exercises and quizzes help the student practice and implement the language skills they have learned. All exercises are reviewed with explanations.

Who this course is for:

  • False beginners of the English language.
  • Some general familiarity with English, but little if any formal classwork.


TESOL-Certified English Teacher (ESL/EFL)
Brigitte Wayman
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 449 Reviews
  • 32,719 Students
  • 3 Courses

I am a native of Seattle, Washington who has spent the past nine years teaching English as a Foreign Language to all ages and levels in South Korea, Thailand, Italy, Wales, and France. I hold two BA degrees in European Studies and Romance Languages (Spanish, French, and Italian) from Seattle Pacific University and a TESOL certificate from the American TESOL Institute.

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