Everyday English for ESL
What you'll learn
- Understand the English used in a range of everyday situations.
- Learn the appropriate English expressions to use in similar situations.
- Learn over 500 words of vocabulary.
- Have a better understanding of a of basic English grammar.
Do you already have a basic knowledge of English, but want to improve your ability to communicate in real-life situations? And do so in a fun, enjoyable way? Then Everyday English for ESL is just the course for you!
Each lesson begins with a fully-animated dialogue, which presents the vocabulary, grammar, and expressions you need to know in order to communicate successfully in English in a wide range of everyday situations.
The situations include:
ordering food in a fast food restaurant
checking-in at the airport
making an appointment on the phone
returning goods to a shop
The dialogue is presented with and without speech bubbles, and is followed by:
a listen and repeat activity to help you improve your pronunciation and intonation
a listening comprehension passage related to the topic of the lesson
a series of questions for you to answer about the lesson topic
An MP3 audio version of the lesson is also available.
All the audio material has been recorded by professional voice actors with British or American accents, and each lesson comes with a ten-page downloadable PDF, which contains:
a full transcript of the video
language notes, explaining key grammar and vocabulary points
a word list
a series of language exercises
a word search puzzle
Most of the activities can also be done online, and the extra resources include Quizlet flashcard sets featuring the vocabulary used in each lesson.
At the end of the course, there’s a Final Quiz, to test what you have learnt. And as a special bonus, you will be able to download a 45-page guide to online English learning resources.
In March 2021 I added a bonus lesson: My Daily Routine, in which you will learn how to describe your daily routine using the present simple tense and adverbs of frequency. And, of course, the lesson features all the usual resources.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for learners of English as a second or foreign language at elementary to intermediate level (equivalent to A2 - B1 under the Common European Framework of Languages).
My name is Jeffrey Hill and I teach English at a business school in France. Although I’ve lived in France since 1981, I was born and grew up in Plymouth, in the south-west of England.
After obtaining a BA (Hons) degree in Hispanic Studies from Liverpool University, and a PGCE from Sheffield University, I spent two years teaching Spanish. I then obtained a Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in TESOL and worked as an ESL teacher in Spain for two years.
I have over 40 years' experience of teaching general and business English, and have prepared students for the TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS exams. In 2004 I was awarded an MBA from Liverpool University.
I have a life-long love of teaching and learning languages, and look forward to being able to share my experience with you.