Improve Your English With African Folk Tales
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Improve Your English With African Folk Tales

Work on your listening, comprehension and vocabulary skills with 4 fun African folk tales.
3.6 (52 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.
1,438 students enrolled
Created by Owen Phillips
Last updated 2/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand four African folk tales, acquire new vocabulary and improve listening skills.
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Requirements
  • No special materials or software required
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction To The Course
1 Lecture 01:30
Introduction
01:30
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Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky
3 Lectures 08:06

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.

Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky - Listening
03:03

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.

Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky - Vocabulary
03:08

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky - Comprehension
01:55
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Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained
3 Lectures 11:36

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.

Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained - Listening
04:15

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.

Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained - Vocabulary
04:45

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Why The Cheetah's Cheeks Are Stained - Comprehension
02:36
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Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back
3 Lectures 11:45

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.

Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back - Listening
04:46

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.

Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back - Vocabulary
04:36

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

Why The Crocodile Has A Rough Back - Comprehension
02:23
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The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle
3 Lectures 12:54

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.

The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle - Listening
05:17

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.

The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle - Vocabulary
04:07

Check your understanding of the story with some comprehension questions.

The Friendship Of The Tortoise And The Eagle - Comprehension
03:30
About the Instructor
Owen Phillips
3.6 Average rating
52 Reviews
1,438 Students
1 Course
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.