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English Upgrade for Indians and South Asians

Learn how to perfect your English pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, and improve your communication with Americans.
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Created by Noah Detweiler
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
avoid the most frequently misused English words and phrases.
pronounce tricky consonant sounds more comfortably and confidently.
speak more clearly and be understood better by English speakers in everyday life.
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  • You should already have a basic understanding of English.

Kishorvivian says:

Brilliant study, straight approach and simple teaching. No fuss. No waste of time. The course is very useful.

Ariful says: is very helpfully for me thanks!

Tired of Americans telling you that they didn't understand you, or asking you to speak slower?

Confused by English words or phrases you've never heard before?

Want to get better with U.S. grammar to sound more like an American?

This course is perfect for anyone from South Asia who wishes to refine their English and improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing.

You'll learn the biggest problem most South Asians have with pronunciation and how to fix it ... one simple technique you can use right now to dramatically improve Americans' ability to understand you ... and find out which popular 'Hinglish' words don't make any sense to Americans!

Perhaps most importantly, it covers words you may be using which are actually quite offensive to people in America!

Whether you live in the U.S., work for an American company, or interact with Americans in your personal life, this course can massively increase your confidence in communication.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for speakers of Hindi and other South Asian languages that wish to improve their ability to communicate with English-speaking Americans.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:44:18
1 Lecture 04:35
Improve Your Pronunciation
5 Lectures 12:48

Learn the consonants most often mispronounced - and the simple way to start saying them right.

Preview 04:05

Same two letters, two different pronunciations; master both pronunciations of 'TH'.

Learn The Two Types of 'TH'

Master the difference between two letters that might sound similar - 'V' and 'W'.

Similar But Different: V & W

Learn to pronounce words with R's correctly.

Final R's

Practice Out Loud!
1 page
Change Up Your Vocabulary
5 Lectures 24:29

Find out which common Hinglish words are NOT used in the U.S. - and learn their English equivalents.

Preview 06:10

Test your knowledge of the American English words covered in this lecture.

Lecture 6 Quiz
8 questions

Learn the American equivalents for some popular Hinglish phrases.

Compound Words

Lecture 7 Quiz
8 questions

Learn important differences between certain American verb phrases and their Indian counterparts.

Verbs Pointers

Lecture 8 Quiz
4 questions

Introduce yourself and refer to people the American way.

People Terms

Learn what NOT to say to Americans.

Avoid These Offensive Phrases!
Grammatically Speaking
4 Lectures 16:35

Make sure that you're using the words 'a' and 'the' correctly.

Preview 05:20

Two critical points about verbs you should know.

Subject-Verb Inversion + Past Tense

Lecture 12 Quiz
2 questions

Are you using -ing verbs correctly?

Use of Progressive Verbs

Lecture 13 Quiz
3 questions

This sentence is grammatical, isn't it? ;)

"Isn't It?"

Lecture 14 Quiz
3 questions
In Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:51

Learn a super simple, extremely effective way to help others understand you.

The Most Powerful (And Simplest) Tip Of All
About the Instructor
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English Instructor

I'm a lifelong resident of the U.S. and have worked in the TV, publishing and entertainment industries. I earned a Bachelor's degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College in 2008 and worked at CBS News and Apple. I speak several European and Asian languages and travel as often as I can. I currently run a conversational English workshop in New York City and tutor people from all over the world in grammar, vocabulary and slang.

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