Improve Your English With African Folk Tales

Work on your listening, comprehension and vocabulary skills with 4 fun African folk tales.
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (102 ratings)
4,816 students
46min of on-demand video

Understand four African folk tales, acquire new vocabulary and improve listening skills.


  • No special materials or software required


One way to improve English listening skills is to collect as much listening material as possible, focusing on topics that you have an interest in. This course aims to provide a fun and interesting way to practice your listening skills and expand your vocabulary.

Improve Your Listening Skills And Expand Your Vocabulary With African Folk Tales.

  • Listen to four African folk tales
  • Difficult vocabulary items are explained
  • Comprehension questions to test your understanding of the audio

Contents and Overview

The course contains 12 video lessons and just over 40 minutes of content. It's designed for English learners with a level of Lower-Intermediate and above who are interested in learning African folk tales and improving their listening and vocabulary skills.

There are four African folk tales: Why The sun And The Moon Live In The Sky, Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained, Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back, and The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle. For each folk tale there are three videos, one for listening to the audio of the story, a second containing explanations of the difficult vocabulary items, and a third with comprehension questions and explanations of the answers. The listening video also contains text so you can read along if necessary.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is meant for English learners with a level of Lower-Intermediate and above who are looking for fun way to practice their listening, comprehension and vocabulary skills.


ESL Teacher
Owen Phillips
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 102 Reviews
  • 4,816 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a native English speaker teacher and musician from Cape Town in South Africa. I am TESOL-certified, and I have been teaching English since 2006. Over the years I've helped many students from all over the world improve their English, and I hope that I can help you too.

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