Vocabulary Bootcamp

Master 50 essential English vocabulary words for success at school and work.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

This course teaches key vocabulary words that are frequently used in academic and professional settings. It is designed to take five weeks, which allows the student time to learn and integrate new words. Flashcards, a vocabulary video, two listening exercises, and a reading and writing prompt are provided for each week. In total, it offers about one hour of content with three to four hours of supporting exercises.

This course will help you if you are struggling with reading higher level texts or if you need to improve your specificity in writing and speaking. This is an excellent supporting course if your are in an English language program or if you are preparing for an English language exam like TOEFL.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have at least 1 hour a week to study.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to use and understand 50 key vocabulary words for work and school.
  • In this course, you will learn synonyms and antonyms for the vocabulary.
  • In this course, you will learn to use, understand, and recognize the words in context.

What is the target audience?

  • The course is designed for intermediate and advanced ESL students.
  • It will be most helpful for students who study or work in English speaking environments

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: How to Build Vocabulary
09:21

Listen to these tips to develop a sensible plan that will improve your retention of new words.

Section 2: Week 1
5 questions

Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. See how many you can get right.

2 pages

Printable flashcards for week 1 words. Please print them out and fill in synonyms and antonyms before listening to the vocabulary lecture.

13:13

This video shares two samples sentences of how you might use this week's words. Listen to the sentences and write them on the dictation worksheet. You can check your skills with the answer key.

02:36

Listen to the recording and use the attach PDF as a note-taking guide. Then answer the following question. If you can, record your answer.

Summarize the speaker's claim and explain why she holds that opinion.

00:54

Read a brief article which uses this week's words and respond to the question in the video. Use this activity as a chance to develop your essay writing skills by creating a five paragraph essay.

Week 1 Quiz
7 questions
Section 3: Week 2
5 questions

Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. See how many you can get right.

2 pages

Please print out these flashcards before listening to the vocabulary lecture. Use a thesaurus to fill in synonyms and antonyms.

08:45

This video shares two samples sentences of how you might use this week's words. Listen to the sentences and write them on the dictation worksheet. You can check your skills with the answer key.

01:10

Listen to the recording and use the attach PDF as a note-taking guide. Then answer the following question. If you can, record your answer.

This recording shared one person's opinion of two ads. Which did she prefer and why? Do you agree or disagree with her opinion? Support your answer.

00:44

Read a brief article which uses this week's words and respond to the question in the video. Use this activity as a chance to develop your essay writing skills by creating a five paragraph essay.

Week 2 Quiz
7 questions
Section 4: Week 3
5 questions

Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. See how many you can get right.

2 pages

Printable flashcards for week 3 words. Please print them out and fill in synonyms and antonyms before listening to the vocabulary lecture.

09:08

This video shares two samples sentences of how you might use this week's words. Listen to the sentences and write them on the dictation worksheet. You can check your skills with the answer key.

01:03

Listen to the recording and use the attach PDF as a note-taking guide. Then answer the following question. If you can, record your answer.

The speaker is making a complaint. What is her opinion and why does she hold that opinion? Use details from the recording to support your answer.

00:35

Read a brief article which uses this week's words and respond to the question in the video. Use this activity as a chance to develop your essay writing skills by creating a five paragraph essay.

Week 3 Quiz
8 questions
Section 5: Week 4
5 questions

Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. See how many you can get right.

2 pages

Printable flashcards for week 4 words. Please print them out and fill in synonyms and antonyms before listening to the vocabulary lecture.

10:13

This video shares two samples sentences of how you might use this week's words. Listen to the sentences and write them on the dictation worksheet. You can check your skills with the answer key.

01:13

Listen to the recording and use the attach PDF as a note-taking guide. Then answer the following question. If you can, record your answer.

The speaker explains her sister-in-law's opinion of a video game. What is her sister-in-law's opinion and why does she hold that opinion? Do you agree or disagree with the sister-in-law?

00:58

Read a brief article which uses this week's words and respond to the question in the video. Use this activity as a chance to develop your essay writing skills by creating a five paragraph essay.

Week 4 Quiz
9 questions
Section 6: Week 5
5 questions

Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. See how many you can get right.

2 pages

Printable flashcards for week 5 words. Please print them out and fill in synonyms and antonyms before listening to the vocabulary lecture.

10:04

This video shares two samples sentences of how you might use this week's words. Listen to the sentences and write them on the dictation worksheet. You can check your skills with the answer key.

01:26

Listen to the recording and use the attach PDF as a note-taking guide. Then answer the following question. If you can, record your answer.

This recording announces an event. Explain the event and highlight key details from the announcement.

00:34

Read a brief article which uses this week's words and respond to the question in the video. Use this activity as a chance to develop your essay writing skills by creating a five paragraph essay.

Week 5 Quiz
8 questions
Section 7: In Conclusion
Key Take Aways
02:29

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Instructor Biography

I began working as a full-time ESL tutor in September 2010, but I started teaching ESL students a few years prior. I specialize in teaching adult learners from diverse backgrounds. I teach recent immigrants, refugees, international students, and professionals -- everyone can learn English! I am a native English speaker and credentialed teacher in California. I graduated from the University of Washington in 2008.

I'm proud to say that my students tell me I help them feel confident in their ability to speak, write and listen in English. Language gives people power and English skills allow people to speak for themselves on the job, in new situations, and at school. I love transferring this ability to my students. Seeing them reach their goals and have the confidence to speak English out loud makes me proud to do what I do.

Before I started teaching, I was an art student and professional organizer. Now, when I'm not working, I spend my time painting in Berkeley, CA.

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