This is an introduction to troubleshooting ESL skills: Basic English Language Course. Its purpose is to fill in gaps in communication and give you knowledge of important topics like American culture and social skills, as well as trouble spots that are often skipped over in the English language classroom. It is a highly unique and extremely helpful smattering of solutions - but is not intended as a complete ESL course, nor is it for complete beginners.
Over the past 10 years of teaching adults and college students English as a Second Language, from my classes for beginners to intermediate and advanced students, I have made a note of common challenges. This collection of 60 of the best video lesson responses to these challenges are now organized in sequence with supporting materials and quizzes to help you, the learner, follow along and see your progress.
You will benefit from this Basic English Language Course if you are:
This course is not recommended for:
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Shi and si can be difficult to differentiate for some ESL students. Take a look at some examples and learn the differences.
Choose "True" if the words are homophones (pronounced the same) or "False" if they are not.
Top tips on how to prepare for a successful interview.
Love or loathe it we all have to do it. This quiz helps you to sound natural when out shopping.
Which words commonly go together?
Fill in the blank with the correct preposition to complete the phrasal verb. Leave blank if the verb does not take a preposition after.
Fill in the blank with the word that best completes the idiom.
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some of the trickier ways we describe periods of time and quantities in English.
Modal verbs are tricky because the way we use them can vary depending on the context. Choose the most appropriate modal verb in each of these sentences:
Check your understanding of the grammar section.
Choose the most appropriate greeting for each of these examples: