Vocabulary Bootcamp
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Vocabulary Bootcamp

Master 50 essential English vocabulary words for success at school and work.
4.2 (6 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.
1,226 students enrolled
Created by Ms Elizabet Wendt
Last updated 2/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 mins on-demand audio
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Students should have at least 1 hour a week to study.
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:24:26
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How to Build Vocabulary
1 Lecture 09:21

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

Preview 09:21
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Week 1
4 Lectures 16:43

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

Pre-Test
5 questions

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

Flashcards
2 pages

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.

Preview 13:13

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.

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

Listening Challenge
02:36

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.

Read and Respond
00:54

Week 1 Quiz
7 questions
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Week 2
4 Lectures 10:39

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

Pre-Test
5 questions

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

Flashcards
2 pages

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.

Vocabulary
08:45

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.

Listening Challenge
01:10

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.

Read and Respond
00:44

Week 2 Quiz
7 questions
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Week 3
4 Lectures 10:46

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

Pre-Test
5 questions

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

Flashcards
2 pages

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.

Vocabulary
09:08

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.

Listening Challenge
01:03

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.

Read and Respond
00:35

Week 3 Quiz
8 questions
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Week 4
4 Lectures 12:24

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

Pre-Test
5 questions

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

Week 4 Flashcards
2 pages

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.

Vocabulary
10:13

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?

Listening Challenge
01:13

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.

Read and Respond
00:58

Week 4 Quiz
9 questions
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Week 5
4 Lectures 12:04

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

Pre-Test
5 questions

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

Flashcards
2 pages

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.

Vocabulary
10:04

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.

Listening Challenge
01:26

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.

Read and Respond
00:34

Week 5 Quiz
8 questions
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In Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:29
Key Take Aways
02:29
About the Instructor
Ms Elizabet Wendt
4.2 Average rating
6 Reviews
1,226 Students
2 Courses
ESL Teacher

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.