Improve Your English With African Folk Tales

Work on your listening, comprehension and vocabulary skills with 4 fun African folk tales.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

One way to improve English listening skills is to collect as much listening material as possible, focusing on topics that you have an interest in. This course aims to provide a fun and interesting way to practice your listening skills and expand your vocabulary.

Improve Your Listening Skills And Expand Your Vocabulary With African Folk Tales.

  • Listen to four African folk tales
  • Difficult vocabulary items are explained
  • Comprehension questions to test your understanding of the audio

Contents and Overview

The course contains 12 video lessons and just over 40 minutes of content. It's designed for English learners with a level of Lower-Intermediate and above who are interested in learning African folk tales and improving their listening and vocabulary skills.

There are four African folk tales: Why The sun And The Moon Live In The Sky, Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained, Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back, and The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle. For each folk tale there are three videos, one for listening to the audio of the story, a second containing explanations of the difficult vocabulary items, and a third with comprehension questions and explanations of the answers. The listening video also contains text so you can read along if necessary.

What are the requirements?

  • No special materials or software required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand four African folk tales, acquire new vocabulary and improve listening skills.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for English learners with a level of Lower-Intermediate and above who are looking for fun way to practice their listening, comprehension and vocabulary skills.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction To The Course
Introduction
01:30
Section 2: Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky
03:03

A listening exercise. In this lesson you will obtain some listening practice and learn the African folk tale Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky.

03:08

Expand your vocabulary by learning the meanings of some of the more difficult vocabulary in the African folk tale Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky.

01:55

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Section 3: Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained
04:15

A listening exercise. In this lesson you will obtain some listening practice and learn the African folk tale Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained.

04:45

Expand your vocabulary by learning the meanings of some of the more difficult vocabulary in the African folk tale Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained.

02:36

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Section 4: Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back
04:46

A listening exercise. In this lesson you will obtain some listening practice and learn the African folk tale Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back.

04:36

Expand your vocabulary by learning the meanings of some of the more difficult vocabulary in the African folk tale Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back.

02:23

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Section 5: The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle
05:17

A listening exercise. In this lesson you will obtain some listening practice and learn the African folk tale The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle.

04:07

Expand your vocabulary by learning the meanings of some of the more difficult vocabulary in the African folk tale The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle.

03:30

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

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Instructor Biography

Owen Phillips, ESL Teacher

I am a native English speaker teacher and musician from Cape Town in South Africa. I am TESOL-certified, and I have been teaching English since 2006. Over the years I've helped many students from all over the world improve their English, and I hope that I can help you too.

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