Everyday English for ESL
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Everyday English for ESL

Learn the English you need to communicate successfully in everyday situations.
4.4 (279 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.
6,226 students enrolled
Created by Jeffrey Hill
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the English used in a range of everyday situations.
  • Learn the appropriate English expressions to use in similar situations.
  • Learn over 500 words of vocabulary.
  • Have a better understanding of a of basic English grammar.
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Requirements
  • You should have a basic knowledge of English and be able to understand simple everyday conversations.
Description

Do you already have a basic knowledge of English, but want to improve your ability to communicate in real-life situations? And do so in a fun, enjoyable way? Then Everyday English for ESL is just the course for you!

Each lesson begins with a fully-animated dialogue, which presents the vocabulary, grammar, and expressions you need to know in order to communicate successfully in English in a wide range of everyday situations.

The situations include:

  • ordering food in a fast food restaurant
  • checking-in at the airport
  • making an appointment on the phone
  • returning goods to a shop

The dialogue is presented with and without speech bubbles, and is followed by:

  • a listen and repeat activity to help you improve your pronunciation and intonation
  • a listening comprehension passage related to the topic of the lesson
  • a series of questions for you to answer about the lesson topic

All the audio material has been recorded by professional voice actors with British or American accents, and each lesson comes with a ten-page downloadable PDF, which contains:

  • a full transcript of the lesson
  • language notes, explaining key grammar and vocabulary points
  • a word list
  • a series of language exercises
  • a crossword,
  • a word search puzzle

Several of these activities can also be done online, and the extra resources include Quizlet flashcard sets featuring the vocabulary used in each lesson.

At the end of the course, there’s a Final Quiz, to test what you have learnt.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for learners of English as a second or foreign language at elementary to intermediate level (equivalent to A2 - B1 under the Common European Framework of Languages).
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 04:31

In this introductory video, you will see an overview of the course and get some advice on the best way to study it.

Introduction to the Course
04:31
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Lesson One — Fast Food Order
1 Lecture 03:59

This lesson is based on a dialogue in a fast food restaurant. You will learn some expressions you can use for ordering food, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson One — Fast Food Order
03:59

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson One — Fast Food Order — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Two — At the Doctor's
1 Lecture 04:33

This lesson is based on a dialogue between a doctor and a patient. You will learn some expressions you can use for describing medical symptoms, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Two — At the Doctor's
04:33

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson Two — At the Doctor's — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Three — Hair Appointment
1 Lecture 04:53

This lesson is based on a telephone dialogue between a hair salon receptionist and a customer. You will learn some expressions you can use for making appointments on the phone, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Three — Hair Appointment
04:53

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson Three — Hair Appointment — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Four — Airport Check-in
1 Lecture 04:40

This lesson is based on a dialogue between an airline check-in agent and a passenger. You will learn some expressions you can use for checking in at the airport, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Four — Airport Check-in
04:40

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson Four — Airport Check-in — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Five — Cookie Recipe
1 Lecture 05:41

This lesson is based on an extract from a TV cookery programme. You will learn some expressions you can use for describing a process, study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the presentation and listening passage — and learn how to make cookies! The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Five — Cookie Recipe
05:41

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson One — Fast Food Order — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Six — Returning Goods
1 Lecture 04:29

This lesson is based on a dialogue between a shop assistant and a customer. You will learn some expressions you can use for returning goods to a shop, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Six — Returning Goods
04:29

This is a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of some of the vocabulary and grammar points covered in the lesson. You will find more language exercises in the PDF for this lesson.

Lesson Six — Returning Goods — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Seven — The Weekend
1 Lecture 05:14

This lesson is based on a dialogue between two work colleagues who are discussing how they spent the weekend. You will learn some expressions you can use for talking about your weekend, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Seven — The Weekend
05:14

Lesson Seven — The Weekend — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Eight — Restaurant Meal
1 Lecture 05:12

This lesson is based on a dialogue in a restaurant between a waiter and two diners. You will learn some expressions you can use for ordering a meal, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the dialogue and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Eight — Restaurant Meal
05:12

Lesson Eight — Restuarant Meal — Quiz
5 questions
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Lesson Nine — Changing Money
1 Lecture 05:10

This lesson is based on a dialogue between a bank clerk and a traveller at a currency exchange desk. You will learn some expressions you can use for changing money, and study the grammar and vocabulary contained in the presentation and listening passage. The language activities in the PDF and the online resources will help you to improve your English skills.

Lesson Nine — Changing Money
05:10

Lesson Nine — Changing Money — Quiz
5 questions
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About the Instructor
Jeffrey Hill
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6,226 Students
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English Teacher at EM Normandie Business School in France

My name is Jeffrey Hill and I teach English at the EM Normandie Business School in Le Havre, France. Although I’ve lived in France since 1981, I was born and grew up in Plymouth, in the South West of England.

After obtaining a BA (Hons) degree in Hispanic Studies from Liverpool University, and a PGCE from Sheffield University, I spent two years teaching Spanish. I then obtained a Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in TESOL and worked as an ESL teacher in Spain for two years.

I’ve been working at the EM Normandie Business School since 1991, teaching general and business English, and preparing students for the TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS exams. In 2004 I was awarded an MBA from Liverpool University.

In 2004, I started The English Blog, which now has over 9,000 posts and several million page views. Since 2011, I have been project manager for the EM Normandie’s iTunes U site, where I have published several top-ranking courses. More recently, I created the Crossword English website, which features a free daily ESL crossword. I have also had two ESL crossword books published and self-published three others. In 2016, I was responsible for producing the school’s free English-learning app, SmartEnglish by EM Normandie, which features my own Essential Business English course.

I have a life-long love of teaching and learning languages, and look forward to being able to share my experience with you.