English Conversations - Speak American English Now
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English Conversations - Speak American English Now

Learn and Improve your communication in English
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Created by Joanne OBrien
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a conversation in English
  • Speak in a clear and confident manner
  • Improve your English for the TOEFL test
  • Enhance your English skills, especially your speaking skills
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of English language
Description

This course will teach you how to communicate and speak English better at work, school, in social settings, or while travelling for business or pleasure. Having good communication skills is critical for you to get a job, advance your career, improve your lifestyle and broaden your academic studies. The course will also help you to pass the TOEFL test. 

The course focuses on speaking and pronunciation and walks you through everyday conversations that you will need to know, such as introducing yourself, saying hello and thank you, asking for directions, asking for help, giving personal information, asking what people do for a living, ordering food at a restaurant and many other everyday conversations.

Included in this course are:

  • Lectures for formal and informal conversations so you know the difference when speaking with a friend versus speaking with a manager. 
  • Lectures that take you through everyday conversations and include speaking and text so you can easily follow along. 
  • Worksheets in most sections for you to practice with later on.
  • Innovative and interesting lectures and quizzes and instructor talking head videos
  • American expressions and slang so you understand what people mean

This course is taught by a native American speaker and when you are finished with the course you will be able to speak American English in a clear and confident manner. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced English
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Curriculum For This Course
70 Lectures
01:08:20
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Introduction to Course
2 Lectures 04:08

This lecture explains the overall course description and objectives.

Preview 03:00

This is an introduction to your instructor for the course. 

Preview 01:08
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Greetings and Introductions
8 Lectures 03:38

This section teaches you how to introduce yourself and greet people. In this section are supplementary materials, such as worksheets for you to download and practice the exercises. You can use the worksheets as reference materials for a later date. 

What's in this section?
00:15

Learn how to introduce yourself and practice the conversation. 

Preview 00:20

Read and practice speaking the dialogue 2 exercise on What's Your Name? 

What's Your Name? Dialogue 2
00:12

This is another conversation on telling someone your name. Listen and practice speaking.

What's Your Name? Dialogue 3
00:30

This is another conversation on telling someone your name. Practice speaking this conversation.

What's Your Name? Dialogue 4
00:30

This conversation is on introducing yourself. Listen and practice speaking. Do the lessons in the worksheet.

Introducing Yourself
00:47

This lecture focuses on formal greetings and invitations. Practice speaking this conversation. Do the lessons in the worksheet.

Greetings and Invitations - Formal
00:34

This lecture is on informal greetings and invitations. Practice speaking and then do the lessons in the worksheet.

Greetings and Invitations - Informal
00:30
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Saying Hello and Contractions
2 Lectures 00:39

Students learn how to say hello and how to use contractions in this section. Students learn how to say hello in formal and informal settings. Practice the exercises in the worksheet in this section. 

What's in this section?
00:16

Students learn how to say hello in an informal setting. Practice speaking then do the lessons in the worksheet later on. 

Students learn how to say hello to people.
00:23

This quiz is on hello and contractions


Quiz - Hello and Contractions
3 questions
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Saying Goodbye
4 Lectures 02:21

Students learn how to say goodbye to friends and how to use other words to say goodbye in this section. Students also learn slang expressions for goodbye. Do the quiz for this section to ensure you understand these lessons. There are also supplemental materials for you to use to practice later on. 


What's in this section?
00:18

Students learn how to saygoodbye. Practice speaking then do the lessons in the worksheet. 

Preview Processing..

Students learn how to say goodbye to a friend. Then do the exercises in the worksheet. 

Saying Goodbye to a Friend
00:40

Quiz - Saying Goodbye
5 questions

Learn other words to use when saying goodbye. 

Other Ways to Say Goodbye
01:23
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Saying Thank You
5 Lectures 02:20

This section teaches students how to say thank you. Students will also learn other words to say thank you. Students will also learn other words to say "you're welcome".

What's in this section?
00:13

Students learn how to say thank you. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Preview 00:40

Students learn other words to use to say thank you. Practice speaking then do the exercises in the worksheet. 

Other Ways to Say Thank You Dialogue 4
00:39

Students learn other ways to say you're welcome. Practice speaking these words. 

Other Ways to Say You're Welcome Dialogue 5
00:29

Choose the best response Circe the best response to each question. 

Saying Thank You - Quiz
5 questions

Just checking in with students to say hi, how are you doing? 

Checking in with Students
00:19
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Where are you from?
7 Lectures 03:56

In this section students will learn how to tell someone where they are from and what languages they speak. Students will also learn where other people are from. 

What's in this section?
00:20

Students learn how to ask where someone is from. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Preview 00:18

Practice the dialogue "Where are you from?" with your own information.

Student A:   Hi,                             

Student B:   Hey,                                                               

Student A:    Where are you from?

Student B:     I'm from              . How about you?

Student A:     I'm from              .

Where are you From? Dialogue 2 Exercise
00:10

Students learn how to say countries and nationalities. Practice speaking the dialogue in this lecture. 

Where are you From? Nationalities - Part 1
01:07

This is a continuation of countries and nationalities. Practice speaking this dialogue. 

Where are you From? Nationalities - Part 2
01:06

Students learn how to ask someone where they are from. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Where are you From? Dialogue 3
00:24

Students learn more about asking someone where they are from. Practice this conversation. Then do the exercises in this worksheet. 

Where are you From? Dialogue 4
00:31
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Making Requests
5 Lectures 03:36

Students learn how to ask for something in this section. They learn different ways to make a request, both formal and informal requests. Students learn how to make an offer before a request and how to respond to requests. Students will also learn about tag questions, which are used when making a request. 

What's in this section?
00:17

Students learn how to make an informal request. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Making Informal Requests - Dialogue A
00:44

Students learn how to make a polite request. Practice speaking this conversation. Do the exercises in the worksheet. 

Making Polite Requests - Dialogue B
00:50

Students learn how to make an offer. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Making an Offer - Dialogue C
00:37

Students learn about tag questions. Practice speaking the tag questions in this lesson. 

Tag Questions
01:08
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Tongue Twisters for Pronunciation
2 Lectures 06:33

This is a fun exercise. Tongue twisters help improve pronunciation. Download the worksheet and practice the tongue twisters. 

Tongue Twisters Exercise #1
02:28

More fun tongue twisters to practice your pronunciation. Download the worksheet and practice.

Tongue Twisters Exercise #2
04:05
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Asking DIrections
4 Lectures 03:08

Students learn how to ask for directions. The speaking exercises include asking how to get to the airport, the post office and the convenience store. Supplemental material is included at the end of this section. Practice the exercises to ensure that you understand this section. 

What's in this section?
00:15

Learn to ask how to get to the post office. Practice this conversation. 

Asking how to get to the Post Office
01:42

Learn to ask how to get to the airport. Practice speaking this conversation. 

Asking how to get to the Airport
00:41

Learn how to ask where the convenience store is. Practice speaking this conversation. Do the lessons in the worksheet. 

Where is the Convenience Store?
00:30
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Ordering Food
4 Lectures 03:13

In this section students learn how to order fast food and food in a restaurant. There will be dialogues to practice speaking and worksheets for you to review and use later on.

What's in this section?
00:12

Students learn how to order fast food. Practice speaking then do the exercises in the worksheet. 

Ordering Fast Food
01:18

Learn how to order food at a restaurant. Practice speaking then do the exercises in the worksheet. 

Going to a Restaurant
01:11

Students learn how to order food at a restaurant. Practice speaking the conversation.  

At the Restaurant
00:32
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About the Instructor
Joanne OBrien
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4 Students
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Institute of American English Language Teacher

I have been teaching English to students all over the world for several years now. I have also worked as a writer and communications specialist for over a decade. 

I am currently teaching for the American Institute of English Language (IAEL) and in charge of curriculum development for the Institute's English programs. 

I am a native American speaker and I am passionate about English and communications. I try to make my courses interesting, informative and fun to help motivate students to learn English.