Master English: Improve Your Speaking, Listening, & Writing
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Master English: Improve Your Speaking, Listening, & Writing

Learn new methods to improve your English proficiency fast
4.2 (7 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.
38 students enrolled
Created by Kendra Lucas
Last updated 8/2016
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 21 mins on-demand audio
  • 23 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak English with more confidence
  • Write organized essays that express your ideas clearly
  • Respond to questions during job interviews and university exams
  • Keep up with conversations with native speakers
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Requirements
  • Students will need a basic understanding of the English language in order to follow the course material.
  • A notebook for answering practice questions and reviewing the new vocabulary and concepts
  • A recording device such as your camera phone, webcam, digital camera, or voicemail for speaking homework assignments
Description

If you are struggling to master English then this course is for you. This course offers many new methods for training your speaking, listening, and writing abilities so that you can improve in all areas of the English language. 

Course Content

This course includes 5 sections.  These sections include:

  1. Writing and Grammar Lessons: Learn how to organize your thoughts clearly and precisely in your writing
  2. Speaking Lessons: Practice speaking English with frequent repetition drills, voice recordings, and even by singing karaoke.  
  3. Vocabulary Building Lessons: Cover over 150 vocabulary words that will increase your knowledge of the English language and will help you sound more professional
  4. Listening Comprehension Lessons: Take listening quizzes that will make sure that you are able to understand every word at full speed.
  5. Reading Comprehension Lessons: Test your mastery of English vocabulary by answering complex comprehension questions.


There are a total of 30 lectures consisting of about 4.5 hours of training.  Each video lesson has a downloadable handout attached which will review the grammar and vocabulary covered.  The course also has several quizzes and homework assignments to test what you have learned and to expand your knowledge of the English language.

In addition to these videos, you will receive personal attention as well.  I will be reading your writing assignments and giving individual feedback so you can stop making the same errors and start improving faster.  Lastly, each video lecture includes English subtitles for easy comprehension of the material.  

By the end of this course, you will be able to speak English with more confidence for work, for job interviews, and for university oral exams like the TOEFL and the IELTS. So if you are an English learner who is ready to sound more like a native speaker, then please sign up for this course.  

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for intermediate to advanced English language learners.
  • For professionals wanting to expand their vocabulary for their careers
  • For students preparing for college entrance exams like the TOEFL and IELTS
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 30 Lectures Collapse All 30 Lectures 04:19:08
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:57

Discover more about this course and how to use it.

Preview 04:57
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Writing and Grammar
5 Lectures 48:38

In this lesson, you will write a short introduction to introduce yourself and share what you hope to get out of this course.  I will provide feedback to your writing of the Q & A board.

Writing Lesson 1: Introductions
04:45

In this lesson, we will discuss how to make nouns plural.

Writing Lesson 2: Using Plurals
10:14

In this lesson, we will learn the correct way to use definite and indefinite articles in your writing.

Writing Lesson 3: Using Articles
16:14

In this lesson, we will cover the importance of subject-verb agreement in the present tense and review students most common grammatical mistake.

Preview 09:03

In this lesson, you will learn how to use transition words to express your ideas clearly and to make your sentences flow smoothly.  You will also write a short essay to practice this technique.  I will provide feedback to your writing on the Q & A board.

Writing Lesson 5: Using Transition Words
08:22

In this quiz, we will test your knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary covered in this writing section.  

Section 1 Writting Quiz
20 questions
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Speaking Section
6 Lectures 58:49
Introduction to Improving Your Speaking
01:07

Today, we focus on thinking in English, so you can stop translating and start communicating in English only.

Speaking Lesson 1: Thinking in English
07:17

In this lesson, we will review comparative adjectives and how to use them to discuss your world more vividly. We also will do some repetition drills to practice your speaking.

Speaking Lesson 2: Speaking of Superlatives
08:41

Want a fun way to practice speaking English? Try karaoke!

Speaking Lesson 3: Speaking with Karaoke
12:56

In this lesson, we will review the past tense and make a recording of your previous education and work experience.  This exercise will help to prepare you for job and school interviews.  

Speaking Lesson 4: Speaking of the Past
15:39

Today, we will learn two ways to construct the future tense. We'll also practice speaking about our future.

Speaking Lesson 5: Speaking of the Future
13:09

In today's quiz, we will test the grammar and vocabulary that we have covered in this speaking section.

Section 2 Quiz
19 questions
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Vocabulary Building
12 Lectures 01:46:12

Review new vocabulary words like unyielding and elicit.

Vocabulary Builder 1
07:41

Download this audio review, so you can practice speaking English and using your new vocabulary words while on the go.

Audio Review for Vocabulary Builder 1
02:45

Learn new vocabulary words related to solar-powered cars.  We will cover words like ingenious, emissions, implement, and prototype.

Preview 12:21

Download this audio review, so you can practice speaking English and using your new vocabulary words while on the go.

Audio Review for Vocabulary Builder 2
04:42

Learn new vocabulary related to stocks and bonds.  We will cover words like plummet, vigilant, and demoralized.

Vocabulary Builder 3
10:06

Download this audio review, so you can practice speaking English and using your new vocabulary words while on the go.

Audio Review for Vocabulary Builder 3
04:02

Learn new vocabulary words related to having an angry customer.  We will cover words such as irate, hostile, abhor, and allay.

Vocabulary Builder 4
08:46

Download this audio review, so you can practice speaking English and using your new vocabulary words while on the go.

Audio Review for Vocabulary Builder 4
03:43

Learn new vocabulary related to farming and agriculture.  We will cover words like cultivation, drought, precipitation, and infrastructure.

Vocabulary Builder 5: Farming and Agriculture
15:20

Download this audio review, so you can practice speaking English and using your new vocabulary words while on the go.

Audio Review for Vocabulary Builder 5
06:02

Learn vocabulary words related to urban, suburban, and rural communities.  Words covered include disparities, anonymity, forge, deterrent, and many more

Vocabulary Builder 6: Urban, Suburban, and Rural
13:29

We've covered a lot of vocabulary so far.  Let's review!

Vocabulary Review
17:15

In this quiz we will test what you learned in this vocabulary building section.

Vocabulary Builder Quiz
15 questions
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Listening Comprehension
5 Lectures 39:35

In this lesson, we will test your listening comprehension skills. Directions: look at the picture, listen to the dialogue, and then answer the question.

Preview 03:48

In this lesson, we will test your listening comprehension skills. Directions: look at the picture, listen to the dialogue, and then answer the question.

Listening Comprehension Lesson 2: Sports
09:01

In this lesson, we will complete a dictation, writing word for word a dialogue so that you can test your listening comprehension.

Listening Comprehension Listen 3: Graduate School Dictation
10:34

In this lesson, we will test your listening comprehension skills. Directions: look at the picture, listen to the dialogue, and then answer the question.

Listening Comprehension Lesson 4: Human Resources
04:14

In this lesson, we will test your listening comprehension skills with a dictation.  By writing word for word everything that I'm saying, we will see if you are able to catch every spoken word or if you missing something.

Listening Comprehension Lesson 5: Dictation
11:58
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Reading Comprehension
1 Lecture 00:57

Open the attached handout to test your reading comprehension.  These essays test your knowledge of previously reviewed vocabulary as well as some new vocabulary too.

Reading Comprehension Handout
00:57
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Your Final Exam
0 Lectures 00:00

This exam will test your knowledge of all vocabulary that we have covered in this course.

Final Vocabulary Exam
10 questions

In this exam, we will test your knowledge of English grammar. Let's see what you've learned during this course.

Your Final Grammar Exam
14 questions
About the Instructor
Kendra Lucas
4.2 Average rating
7 Reviews
38 Students
1 Course
English instructor

Kendra Lucas is an English language tutor in the United States. She has over 3 years’ experience teaching English as a second language in Nashville, TN and also online helping people all over the world improve their English. Culture and languages have always fascinated her which is why she has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in French. Over her lifetime, she has studied French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, and Swahili so she understands the struggle of trying to learn a new language. This is why she always tries to make her lessons fun, yet full of valuable content so her students can improve as quickly as possible.