The Complete English Language Course Improve Spoken English
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The Complete English Language Course Improve Spoken English

Master the English Language - Learn English Grammar English Conversation English Pronunciation Spoken English
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Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 26.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 112 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A detailed and thorough knowledge of English language and grammar.
  • To understand English easier.
  • To speak and write English with MORE confidence.
  • Get answers to all your English language questions from someone who ACTUALLY teaches the language.
Requirements
  • A desire to learn and master the English language.
  • Basic listening and reading ability in English.
Description

This Udemy course gives you, the English language learner, a complete overview of English language and grammar.

This course will give you the ability to understand English better and the confidence to speak and write English more fluently.

This English language course is taught by two world-renowned communications trainers, TJ Walker and Derek Smith.

Message from Derek Smith:

My name is Derek, I’m a native Brit and qualified and experienced TEFL/TESOL trainer.

I have been teaching English to adults for over 10 years and look forward to using technology to reach a wider audience.

I have a neutral accent which is clear and easy to understand.

Downloadable PDFs for each lesson will form a valuable resource collection for you.

The course is not designed to be accessed in sequence but takes more of a pick and mix approach.

For example, if you need help with prepositions of place, simply go to the grammar section and look for the lesson on prepositions of place.

Or if you need help with present perfect continuous, go to the tenses and aspects part and check out the lesson on present perfect continuous.

Where there are differences between UK and US language usage, these are explained in the lesson.

I encourage you to ask questions if you feel that something has not been fully or clearly explained. You will get an answer and, if necessary, the course material will be updated. Depending on the answer, I will add a new lesson to the course.


Here is a brief summary of the course benefits for you:

  • Native speaker

  • Experienced and qualified teacher

  • Neutral and easy to understand accent

  • Lessons structured for easy access

  • Downloadable resources for each lesson

  • No bloated lessons to trick you or waste your time

  • Valid for UK and US English

  • Updates as required by the learners

  • Udemy 30-day refund policy

How many of your boxes did I tick?

This is the English language and grammar course you need. I look forward to seeing you on the inside.


Message from TJ Walker

I have been teaching executives around the globe to deliver presentations in English for the last 30 years. Most people, even native English speakers, are insecure about their English language usage. You can become an accomplished speaker and communicator and know that you are using excellent English every time you speak.

Derek is one of the top English language instructors in the world and I am proud to be teaching this course with him. He has the English and European sensibility down perfectly. And I have been living in and working in the United States my entire life. When you put us together, it is a powerful combination designed to help you become a master at English language and communication.

Good luck and I hope to see you inside the course!

Who this course is for:
  • English learners who wish to improve their language and communication skills.
  • English learners who wish to communicate confidently when using English.
Course content
Expand all 369 lectures 26:26:36
+ Introduction
3 lectures 01:48

We have created a Facebook group for this course.

The idea here is that this will give learners a more sheltered environment in which to ask questions and post texts or videos for feedback from the course trainers and your fellow learners.

The link is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/648462005652882/

Please apply to join, using the name you used when you registered as a student on the course. Your application will be approved as soon as we can verify you as a learner on this course.

IMPORTANT: if your application is rejected, please send Derek a message and he will sort it out for you.

This group is for you, so please use it well. Spammers are not welcome and will not be tolerated.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Your English Language Questions Are Answered Right Here
00:26
Are you a beginner?
00:03
+ English Phrasal Verbs
6 lectures 02:18:42
Phrasal verbs using 'cut'
25:11
Phrasal verbs using 'bring'
23:27
Phrasal verbs using 'break'
24:09
Phrasal verbs using 'get'
29:36

Time to check what we covered in this section.

Phrasal verbs questions
5 questions
+ English Idioms
14 lectures 02:04:50

This lesson looks at the following common cat idioms:


  • cat got your tongue?

  • raining cats and dogs

  • not enough room to swing a cat

  • the cat that got the cream

  • when the cat's away, the mice will play

  • more than one way to skin a cat

  • set the cat among the pigeons

  • something the cat dragged/brought in

  • cat burglar

  • to have kittens

Preview 10:57

This lesson looks at the following common dog idioms:


  • the dog's bollocks

  • in the doghouse

  • tail wagging the dog

  • teach an old dog new tricks

  • his bark is worse than his bite

  • hair of the dog

  • see a man about a dog

  • go to the dogs

  • puppy love

  • let sleeping dogs lie

Preview 11:18

This lesson looks at the following common bee idioms:


  • a bee in one's bonnet

  • the bee's knees

  • to make a beeline

  • busy as a bee

  • the birds and the bees

  • to buzz with excitement

  • hive of activity

  • buzz off!

  • honeytrap

  • bee-stung lips

Bee Idioms - 10 common bee idioms
08:03

This lesson looks at the following common sports idioms:


  • to skate on thin ice

  • to swim against the tide

  • two can play at that game

  • to take the wind out of their sails

  • to back the wrong horse

  • to be on the ball

  • to play ball with

  • the ball is in your court

  • to hang up one's boots / gloves

  • to play on a sticky wicket

Sports Idioms - 10 common sports idioms
10:27

This lesson looks at the following common food idioms:


  • a bun in the oven

  • don't cry over spilt milk

  • wake up and smell the coffee

  • a couch potato

  • bad/good egg

  • cool as a cucumber

  • go bananas

  • have your cake and eat it

  • bigger fish to fry

  • spill the beans

Food Idioms - 10 common food idioms
09:34

This lesson looks at the following common colour idioms:


  • blue/white collar worker

  • blue-eyed boy

  • a red herring

  • to be in the black/red

  • the pot calling the kettle black

  • let’s see the colour of your money

  • as green as grass

  • green fingers/thumbs

  • to wave the white flag

  • a white lie

Colour Idioms - 10 common colour idioms
10:07

This lesson looks at the following common clothes idioms:


  • caught with your trousers (pants) down

  • burn a hole in your pocket

  • fit like a glove

  • keep your shirt on

  • roll up your sleeves

  • wear the trousers ( pants)

  • below the belt

  • hot under the collar

  • a feather in your cap

  • put a sock in it

Clothing Idioms - 10 common clothing idioms
08:13

This lesson looks at the following common ears idioms:


  • wet behind the ears

  • bend someone's ear

  • walls have ears

  • grinning from ear to ear

  • in one ear and out of the other

  • not much / nothing between the ears

  • make a pig's ear of something

  • music to your ears

  • dog-eared

  • out on your ear

Ear Idioms - 10 common ear idioms
08:28

This lesson looks at the following common nose idioms:


  • powder one's nose

  • pay through the nose

  • keep your nose out (of my business)

  • rub someone's nose in it

  • cut off your nose to spite your face

  • thumb your nose at someone

  • as plain as the nose on your face

  • look down your nose

  • turn nose up at something

  • toffee-nosed

Nose Idioms - 10 common nose idioms
10:14

This lesson looks at the following common eye idioms:


  • eyes bigger than belly

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  • hard/easy on the eyes

  • pull the wool over your eyes

  • not a dry eye in the house

  • an eye for an eye

  • eyes in the back of your head

  • do something with your eyes closed

  • here's mud in your eye

  • get some shut-eye

Eye Idioms - 10 common eye idioms
08:35

This lesson looks at the following common hair idioms:


  • splitting hairs

  • within a hair's breadth

  • win by a hair

  • get in / out of someone's hair

  • keep your hair on

  • pull your hair out

  • put hairs on your chest

  • not a hair out of place

  • let your hair down

  • in the cross hairs

Hair idioms - 10 common hair idioms
08:49

This lesson looks at the following common foot idioms:


  • both feet on the ground

  • shoot yourself in the foot

  • put one’s foot in one’s mouth

  • get off on the wrong foot

  • one foot in the grave

  • have the shoe on the other foot

  • foot the bill

  • get cold feet

  • tied hand and foot

  • where the shoe pinches

Foot Idioms - 10 common foot idioms
07:22

This lesson looks at the following common money idioms:


  • licence to print money

  • right on the money

  • rolling in the money

  • funny money

  • Monopoly money

  • hush money

  • money for old rope

  • put your money where your mouth is

  • throw money at something

  • you pays your money, you takes your chance

Money Idioms - 10 common money idioms
08:09

Time to check what we covered in this section.

Idioms questions
5 questions
+ English Grammar
76 lectures 06:05:13
Introduction to the English grammar section.
00:54
Nouns - Abstract and Concrete - what they are and how they differ.
01:11
Nouns - Countable and Uncountable - learn how to use these correctly.
03:34
Nouns - Common and Proper - learn the difference.
04:29
Nouns - Capitalisation Rules - learn how and when to use capital letters.
05:11
Nouns - Singular and Plural - learn how to make plurals of nouns.
06:30
Nouns - Collective Nouns - these are not the same as plurals, as you will see.
01:44
Nouns - Pronouns - find out how to replace nouns in English.
15:46
Quick Tip: ... and I or ... and me? This quick and easy trick will help you.
02:27
Nouns - Possessive - learn the different ways of indicating ownership.
05:16
Nouns - Gerunds - find out how verbs can behave like nouns.
04:41
Compound Nouns - not collective, not plurals - something entirely different.
07:50
ARTICLES - start here to learn about articles.
00:52
Articles - the definite article
06:50
Articles - the indefinite articles
05:12
Articles - zero articles
07:28
ADJECTIVES - start here to learn about adjectives.
01:27
Adjectives - different types.
08:32
Adjectives - comparing equal.
03:07
Adjectives - comparing unequal.
06:12
Adjectives - superlatives - the best lesson?
05:24
Adjectives - order - learn how to order multiple adjectives.
05:04
VERBS - start here to learn about verbs.
01:31
Verbs - categories.
07:40
Verbs - regular.
03:36
Verbs - irregular.
05:29
Verbs - active and passive.
07:43
Verbs - transitive and intransitive.
05:46
Verbs - auxiliary.
09:41
Verbs - auxiliary modal.
19:59
ADVERBS - start here to learn about adverbs.
02:45
Adverbs - from adjectives - learn how to make adverbs from adjectives.
04:36
Adverbs - relative.
06:32
Adverbs - comparative.
04:03
Adverbs - superlative.
05:59
Adverbs - interrogative.
05:04
Adverbs - adverbs of place.
04:36
Adverbs - adverbs of time.
03:04
Adverbs - adverbs of frequency.
05:51
Adverbs - adverbs of certainty.
04:48
Adverbs - adverbs of degree.
07:46
Adverbs - adverbs of manner.
07:22
Adverbs - adverbs of viewpoint.
04:20
Adverbs - adverbs of opinion.
03:39
TENSES AND ASPECTS - start here to learn about tenses and aspects.
02:35
Examples with contractions - a detailed explanation.
00:35
Present Simple - usage, formation, examples.
04:34
Present Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:44
Present Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:58
Present Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:14
Past Simple - usage, formation, examples.
04:48
Past Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
04:29
Past Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:04
Past Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:03
Future Simple - usage, formation, examples.
05:26
Future Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:52
Future Perfect - usage, formation, examples.
03:52
Future Perfect Continuous - usage, formation, examples.
03:01
Reported Speech - he said, she said ...
05:10
PREPOSITIONS - start here to learn about prepositions.
02:13
Prepositions of time.
09:22
Prepositions of place.
09:15
Prepositions of direction.
14:21
Prepositions of reason.
03:18
Prepositions of connection.
02:09
Prepositions of device.
03:03
Prepositions of agency.
01:40
Prepositions of origin.
01:30
Preposition or adverb? Learn how to tell the difference.
01:54
CONDITIONALS - Start here to learn about conditionals.
01:52
Zero Conditional - that's a fact.
02:21
First Conditional - promises and threats.
02:26
Second Conditional - wishful thinking and advice.
03:00
Third Conditional - regret and criticism.
03:16
Mixed Conditional - who needs reality?
02:45
+ English Punctuation
26 lectures 02:36:34
Introduction to the English punctuation section.
00:44
The Full Stop. Learn about the most common way to end a sentence.
11:21
The Exclamation Mark! Learn how to add emotion or urgency to your communication!
08:41
PAUSES AND BREAKS - learn about these important punctuation marks.
01:42
Commas (,) - learn how to use them correctly every time.
19:22
The Oxford Comma - a special case with interesting consequences.
01:58
Semicolons (;) - learn how to correctly use this punctuation mark.
03:35
Colons (:) - learn how to correctly use this punctuation mark.
06:25
Colon Misuse - see when not to use a colon and learn how to correct the mistake.
04:15
The Comma Splice - learn about this common mistake and how to correct it.
09:00
The Ellipsis (...) - learn about the uses and meanings of this punctuation sign.
04:00
CONNECTORS AND DIVIDERS - learn about how sentences are split and combined.
00:57
Hyphens (-)
05:58
Dashes (–)
03:30
Slashes (/)
08:33
Apostrophes (')
05:51
Quotation Marks ('') and ("")
13:11
Brackets () [] {} - different types of brackets have different uses.
13:53
OTHER SYMBOLS - learn about other symbols used in writing.
01:27
The Ampersand (&)
04:54
The Asterisk (*)
07:38
Each At (@)
02:45
The Hash Sign (#)
03:44
FUN STUFF - a reward for all your hard work - enjoy!
04:55
+ Beginners' Section
16 lectures 01:28:00
Are you really a beginner?
00:13
If you are a beginner, this is where you need to start
02:32
The verb 'to be' - master this very important verb.
03:47
The numbers 1 to 10 - get a good start with learning how to count in English.
03:00
Nouns - one or more - learn how to make plurals
04:04
The verb 'to have' - another important verb for you to learn.
03:59
Possessive - mine, yours etc. Got to learn them all.
07:22
The numbers 11 to 20 - learn to double your counting ability.
03:24
Days of the week - Monday through to Sunday and all the days in between.
01:21
Months of the year - January through to December and all the ones in between.
02:43
The numbers 21 to 1000 - now we're rolling!
08:21
Telling the time - learn the different ways to tell the time of day.
05:32
Verbs - learn about the simple present tense.
05:25
Verbs - learn how to ask questions
11:32
Verbs - learn how to make negatives
13:11
Question words - Who? What? Where? When? Why? Which? How? Learn them all.
11:34
+ How To Speak English Effectively
1 lecture 00:27
Learn to Present in English Effectively
00:27
+ Planning for Ultimate Public Speaking Success - The Fundamentals
20 lectures 01:31:37
Quick Wins! Appear to Speak Without Notes, Practice Techniques, and How to Start
03:11
Save Your Time and Energy By Using The Course This Way
01:29
You Can Fulfill Your Exact Public Speaking Goals Once You Identify Them
04:06
Look Supremely Comfortable and Confident Every Time You Speak
10:12
Use the Eye Contact Tricks of the Masters
06:39
Learn to Like and Even Love the Sound of Your Own Voice
01:17
Starting Your Speech At Exactly the Right Spot
04:30
Become a Five for Five 100% Speaking Success
06:26
A Trick 1000 Times More Effective Than Practicing In Front of A Mirror
02:28
Every Great Speaker Uses These...Every Awful Speaker Avoids These
09:05
Professional Analysis Of Your Stories Now
01:14
Give Life to Ideas With Your PowerPoint, Not Death
07:42
Use 1 Idea to Make Your Slides #1
03:59
Passing the Ultimate Public Speaking Test With Flying Colors
09:49
Testing Your Speech With Focus Groups For Free
05:59
House Keeping Notes On How To Navigate Through This Course
00:52
More Evidence That Your Speech Is Working
02:10
More Is Sometimes More When It Comes To Public Speaking
03:23
Conclusion to the Core Section of This Public Speaking Course
05:17
Road Map to the Rest of the Course
01:49
+ If You Are a Complete Beginner, You Can Start Here
10 lectures 31:00
These Simple Secrets Will Make You Look Like a Public Speaking Veteran
02:47
You Will Never Have to Be Scared, Even Though Everybody Else Is
01:16
This Is How You Get Your Audience to Do What You Want
01:23
Unlock the Keys to Motivating Your Audience
03:51
Getting Feedback the Right Way to Make You Stronger
02:54
Mastering the Easiest Public Speaking Technique of All
04:28
Your Picture Will Be Worth More The a 1000 Words
01:34
Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
02:44
You Can Pass the Ultimate Test
01:34
Extra - Tips on How to Get Over Nervousness and Being Scared
08:29
+ The Body Language of Public Speaking
17 lectures 01:21:00
Never Let These Two Classic Body Language Blunders Slow You Down
03:10
Your Nerves Will Never Show Again in the Workplace
02:17
You'll Never Fall for These Body Language Myths Again
07:12
Here Is Exactly What to Do With Your Hands
05:30
The Composed, Confident Video Star
10:03
Never Spotlight Your Blunders and Mistakes Again
04:52
You are Now Ready for Prime Time TV
04:21
The Number 1 Tip for Curing Body Language Problems Is...
05:08
The Real Way to Improve Your Body Language Confidence
02:22
Great Body Language for Your Presentations
11:13
PowerPoint Will Never Turn You Into a Robotic Bore Again
03:38
Confident Briefing to Colleagues and Others
01:33
Keynote Speeches Will Showcase Your Calm and Confidence
03:56
Use a TelePrompTer Like a Network News Anchor
07:37
Once Last Chance for a Body Language Personal Critique....
01:23
Making Sure Your Clothes Are Communicating Your Positive Story
04:55
Your Body Language Partner - The Friendly Spotter
01:50