Speak English With Confidence
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Speak English With Confidence

Improve your English Conversation skills and speak about common, conversational topics.
4.7 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,335 students enrolled
Created by Charles Cornelius
Last updated 9/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 28 Articles
  • 116 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak English confidently and naturally on a wide range of everyday topics
  • Build your English Conversation skills - speak fluently, like a native
  • Improve your English Speaking skills with hundreds of new words and phrases
  • Improve your English Listening skills by listening to a native speaker and doing activities
  • Grow your English Vocabulary using the online activities and create your own vocabulary booklet
  • Master the English Language you need
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Requirements
  • The desire to improve your speaking skills
Description

Improve your English speaking skills on this step-by-step course.  Have fluent conversations in English.

Comes with a Free Companion Website with Online Activities 

This Course Includes:

  • Step-by-step method to help you create your own short talk
  • Online activities
  • Worksheets
  • Assignments
  • Video lessons 
  • Subtitles / Closed Captions
  • Regular updates
  • 30 day money back guarantee

AND a Course Facebook Group where you can upload videos of your talks

UNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP METHOD

Each topic is based around a short talk using real-life English - you will hear and see how a native speaker talks about this topic. Then I take you step-by-step through the language you need to create your own talk. At the end of each section, you can create and upload your own short talk.

  1. Watch the introduction to the topic
  2. Listen to my talk
  3. Do an activity based on the talk
  4. Learn the language in my talk
  5. Learn more words and phrases
  6. Do an activity to help you learn these words and phrases
  7. Make a short talk about the topic
  8. Create your own talk and upload it to Udemy

By working through the materials, you will master the language needed to speak confidently about a variety of everyday topics.

NEW TOPICS COMING SOON - if you have an idea for a topic, please send me a message.

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR, Charles Cornelius

  • native English speaker from England
  • experienced English language teacher with 20 years' teaching experience
  • worked at the British Council from 2012 to 2016
  • Masters degree in Education
  • Udemy instructor since 2015: over 6000 students in 142 countries

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to be speak confidently abouty a variety of everyday topics
  • People who need to improve their speaking skills in everyday conversations
  • Students at a pre-intermediate (A2-B1) level of English
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Curriculum For This Course
61 Lectures
01:48:06
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Introduction
1 Lecture 05:48

Start here. Learn about:

  • your course instructor
  • how the course is organised
  • how to get the most from this course
Preview 05:48
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Describing People: What are they like?
10 Lectures 17:14

Start to think about the topic of describing people. Try to answer some of my questions.

Preview 01:10

Listen to my short talk about someone I know and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

Preview 02:51

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

Preview 00:17

Learn the language from my talk.

Preview 03:41

Learn more language for describing people.

Preview 04:32

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing people.
Preview 00:17

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing people.

Preview 00:17

Check your answers to the vocabulary activity. I will explain the answers.

Preview 03:34

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Preview 00:13

Now it's your turn! Think of someone you know well and write a short text describing them. Use the language from the previous lectures.
What are they like?
4 questions

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Describe your last holiday: how was your holiday?
8 Lectures 12:22

Start to think about the topic of holidays. Try to answer some of my questions.

Introduction
01:10

Listen to my short talk about holidays and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

Listening
02:39

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

Listening Activities
00:18

Learn the language from my talk.

Language Analysis
05:38

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing holidays.

Vocabulary Activity
00:13

Check your answers to the vocabulary activity. I will explain the answers.

Vocabulary Activity Answers
01:49

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:12

Now it's your turn! Think about your last holiday. Write a short talk describing it. Use the language from the previous lectures.
How was your last holiday?
4 questions

Make a Video of Your Talk
00:22
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Talk about your job
7 Lectures 09:06

Start to think about the topic of jobs. Try to answer some of my questions.

Introduction
01:20

Listen to my short talk about jobs and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

Listening
02:39

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

Listening Activity
00:18

Learn the language from my talk.

Language Analysis
04:05

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for talking about jobs.

Vocabulary Activity
00:09

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:12

Now it's your turn! Think about your job or your studies. Write a short talk describing it. Use the language from the previous lectures.
Talk about your job
4 questions

Make a Video of Your Talk
00:22
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Talk about Likes and Dislikes
10 Lectures 20:33

Start to think about the topic of likes and dislikes. Try to answer some of my questions.

Introduction
01:32

Listen to my short talk about likes and dislikes and answer the questions. I will tell you the answers at the end.

Listening
03:11

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. You can either do the activity online, or download the worksheets. Good luck!

Listening Activity
00:17

Learn the language from my talk.

Language Analysis
04:44

Do the activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for talking about likes and dislikes.

Vocabulary Activity
00:19

Check your answers to the vocabulary activity. I will explain the answers.

Vocabulary Activity 2 Answers
02:52

Learn some more vocabulary for describing likes and dislikes.

Vocabulary: Using Intensifiers
04:07

Learn some some grammar for describing likes and dislikes.

Grammar
02:54

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:13

Now it's your turn! Think about your likes and dislikes. Write a short talk describing them. Use the language from this section.
Talk about Likes and Dislikes
3 questions

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Make a Video of Your Talk
00:22
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Describe Your Neighbourhood
7 Lectures 10:42

Let's talk about your neighbourhood! Watch the introduction and think about the questions.

Introduction
01:57

Listen to my short talk about my neighbourhood and think about the questions as you listen.

Listening
02:42

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

Listening Activity
00:10

Learn the language from my talk.

Language Analysis
05:13

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your neighbourhood.

Vocabulary Activity
00:05

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:13

Now it's your turn! Think about your neighbourhood and write a short text describing it. Use the language from this section.
Describe Your Neighbourhood
4 questions

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Make a video of your talk
00:22
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Talk About Your Hobbies and Interests
10 Lectures 18:28

Start to think about the topic of hobbies and interests. 

Introduction
01:25

Listen to my short talk about my hobbies and interests and think about the questions as you listen.

Listening
03:05

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

Listening Activity
00:10

Learn the language from my talk.

Language Analysis
03:57

Learn more language for talking about hobbies and interests

Vocabulary
04:06

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your hobbies and interests.

Vocabulary Activity
00:04

Check your answers to the vocabulary activities. I will explain the answers.

Vocabulary Activity Answers
03:39

Learn how to ask questions about someone's hobbies and interests

Vocabulary: Asking Questions
01:26

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:13

Now it's your turn! Think about your hobbies and interests and write a short text describing it. Use the language from this section.
My Hobbies and Interests
3 questions

Here's an extra task for you - make a video of your talk and upload it to our course Facebook group

Make a video of your talk
00:22
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Talk about your Ambitions
8 Lectures 13:45

Start to think about the topic of ambitions. What are your ambitions?

Introduction
00:59

Listen to my short talk about my ambitions. What ambitions do I have?

Listening
02:56

Listen to my talk again and do the activities. Good luck!

Listening Activity
00:10

Look at and learn the language I used in my talk.

Language Analysis
04:30

Learn some more vocabulary for talking about your ambitions. You can also download the Vocabulary Record for this topic.

Vocabulary
03:24

Do the vocabulary activity - this will help you learn the vocabulary for describing your ambitions.

Vocabulary Activity
00:04

Check your answers to the vocabulary activity.

Vocabulary Activity Answers
01:29

Now it is your turn! Create a mini script using the ideas in the worksheet.

Create a Mini Script
00:12

Now it's your turn! Think about your ambitions and write a short text describing it. Use the language from this section.
My Ambitions
4 questions
About the Instructor
Charles Cornelius
4.5 Average rating
486 Reviews
6,687 Students
7 Courses
English language teacher, 5000+ students in 140 countries

I'm a qualified teacher with 20 years' teaching experience all over the world, most recently as an English language teacher with the British Council where I taught IELTS exam preparation and Business English. 

I have a Masters degree in education and a certificate teaching the English language. I'm an experienced teacher trainer, most recently in Thailand where I have carried out training in English language teaching techniques to classroom teachers. I currently live in Thailand.

I'm the author of two bestselling books and run websites designed for both English language teachers and students.

Qualifications: MA (Education), PGCE (Secondary Education), CELTA