English for Beginners: Learn Basic English

Learn grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to work towards CEFR level B1
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Learning English and becoming a confident communicator in the English language is something that can enrich your life and open up so many new opportunities.

But as an experienced English teacher, I know that it can often be difficult and scary to learn a new language.

I’m here to help you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you, and to motivate you and help you in your journey to learn English!

This course will help you to become confident in the basics of English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, in the comfort of your own home.

Learn the basics of English and get on the path to more opportunities

You will learn to master the basics of English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation through stimulating and effective content. Practise and test yourself on what you have learnt in the quizzes at the end of each lecture.

What are the requirements?

  • No materials or software are needed apart from a notebook or paper to take notes!
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make introductions and say goodbye
  • Say numbers 1 to 1,000 in English
  • Form sentences using the verb 'to be'
  • Understand and say the days of the week
  • Understand and say countries of the world and nationalities
  • Ask and answer questions about personal information
  • Use possessive adjectives in sentences e.g. my, your, his...
  • Say the alphabet in English
  • Use a range of vocabulary to talk about common objects
  • Use articles correctly in sentences e.g. this, that, these, those
  • Form sentences using the present simple
  • Use a range of verb phrases to talk about common activities e.g. drive a car, live in a house
  • Form sentences using the possessive 's' e.g. This is Emily's cat.
  • Use a range of vocabulary to talk about family
  • Recognise a range of phonemic symbols and pronounce consonant and vowel sounds correctly in English

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for students who want to learn English but have little or no previous experience.
  • It will also be useful for students who want to refresh their existing basic knowledge of English.
  • Students who want to improve their English pronunciation will also benefit.
  • Students working towards A1 level on the Common European Framework (CEFR)

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
02:24

This lesson will give you a basic introduction to the course, what you will learn and how you will learn it.

Section 2: English for beginners - Section one
Introduction
Preview
01:06
05:13

In this lesson you will learn how to say hello and introduce yourself or a friend.

4 questions

Practising ways of saying hello and introduction yourself.

08:01

In this lesson you will learn to use one of the most common verbs in English, the verb 'to be', in positive sentences.

Test: Grammar - verb to be (positive sentences)
6 questions
Grammar - verb to be (contractions)
7 questions
04:26

In this lesson you will learn the numbers from 1 to 20 in English, practise the correct pronunciation and syllable stress, and learn how to spell the words.

Test: Vocabulary - numbers (1-20)
5 questions
10 questions



03:35

In this lesson you will learn the days of the week in English, and practise using the correct pronunciation and syllable stress.

Test: Vocabulary - days of the week
7 questions
02:56

In this lesson you will learn some phrases for saying goodbye.

Section 3: English for beginners - Section two
Introduction
Preview
01:03
10:43

In this lesson you will learn countries, nationalities and their languages. You will also practise the correct pronunciation and syllable stress for these words.

4 pages

Download a full list of countries, nationalities, and languages in English.

Test: Vocabulary - countries and nationalities
5 questions
06:20

In this grammar lesson you will learn more about the verb 'to be' and how to use it in negative sentences and questions.

Test: Grammar - verb to be (negative sentences)
6 questions
Test: Grammar - verb to be (questions)
5 questions
06:58

In this lesson you will learn how to say and spell numbers from 20 to 1,000.

Test: Vocabulary - numbers (30 - 1,000)
10 questions
Section 4: English for beginners - Section three
Introduction
Preview
00:56
12:29

In this lesson you will learn to say the alphabet in English. You will also learn some of the most common vowel sounds to help with your pronunciation.

Test: Pronunciation - the alphabet
5 questions
07:46

In this lesson you will learn to answer questions about your personal information e.g. your name, surname and e-mail address.

Test: Personal information
9 questions
10:26

In this lesson you will learn to use possessive adjectives e.g. my, your, his etc.

Test: Grammar - possessive adjectives
6 questions
Section 5: English for beginners - Section four
Introduction
01:21
03:21

In this lesson you will learn some basic vocabulary to talk about objects you find in a classroom.

11:02

In this lesson you will learn the words for some common objects e.g. book, sunglasses, newspaper.

Test: Vocabulary - common objects
19 questions
05:45

In this lesson you will learn six more vowel sounds to help with your English pronunciation.

Test: Pronunciation - vowel sounds
6 questions
10:24

In this lesson you will learn to use the definite and indefinite articles in English and how to use them with plural nouns.

Test: Grammar - articles 1
14 questions
04:15

In this lesson you will learn how to use the articles this, that, these and those.

Test: Grammar - articles 2
5 questions
Section 6: English for beginners - Section five
Introduction
01:07
12:23

In this lesson you will learn to talk about different activities using a range of verb phrases e.g. watch television, drive a car etc.

Test: Vocabulary - verb phrases
21 questions
10:24

In this lesson you will learn how to use verbs in the present simple, for positive and negative statements. You will also learn the spelling rules for the third person (he/she/it) form of the verb.

Test: Grammar - present simple (positive and negative)
10 questions
Section 7: English for beginners - Section six
Introduction
01:15
04:21

In this lesson you will read an email conversation between two people giving information about themselves.

7 questions

Test your understanding of the information in the emails.

09:20

In this lesson you will learn how to form questions with verbs in the present simple. You will practise asking and answering questions to find out information about people.

8 questions

This quiz will test you on the use of do/does in questions.

6 questions

This quiz will test you on word order in questions.

08:38

In this lesson you will learn to use the correct pronunciation of the endings of verbs in the third person.

Test: Pronunciation - third person 's'
10 questions
Section 8: English for Beginners - Section seven
Introduction
00:48
12:46

In this lesson you will learn a range of vocabulary for different jobs and their correct pronunciation, including the correct pronunciation of the 'er / or' endings on jobs words and other words.

Test: Vocabulary - jobs
10 questions
02:43

In this lesson you will learn how and when to use the articles 'a / an' when talking about jobs.

Test: Grammar - a / an + jobs
10 questions
07:08

In this lesson you will learn the pronunciation of six consonant sounds in English, and you will practise using them in words and sentences.

Test: Pronunciation - consonant sounds
10 questions
Section 9: English for Beginners - Section eight
Introduction
00:41
05:16

In this lesson you will learn to use the possessive 's' to talk about family relationships e.g. This is Emily's brother.

Test: Grammar - possessive 's'
10 questions
07:28

In this lesson you will learn a range of vocabulary to talk about members of a family.

Test: Vocabulary - family
12 questions
07:45

In this lesson you will learn six more common consonant sounds and will practise their correct pronunciation.

Test: Pronunciation - consonant sounds
10 questions
Section 10: Bonus Section
Bonus Lecture - more resources for learning English
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Emily McFadyen, English Teacher

I am an English teacher from the south coast of the United Kingdom, but based in sunny Seville, in Spain.

I have been teaching English as a foreign language for 6 years and have loved every minute of it. I teach all ages and levels, from children as young as 4 to adults as old 85! My classes are fun and engaging and I do my best to support my students in every way to help them get the results they need.

I place a strong emphasis on helping students improve their pronunciation to help them speak English more naturally, focusing on individual sounds, as well as stress and intonation.

I am a speaking examiner for the Cambridge University adult and young learner exams. I have a wealth of experience supporting students to pass the Cambridge exams including KET, PET and FCE, as well as the Cambridge Young Learners Exams (YLE): Starters, Movers and Flyers.

I hope to see you soon on one of my courses! Happy learning! :-)


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