Polite English in Forty Minutes
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Polite English in Forty Minutes

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4.5 (17 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.
1,361 students enrolled
Created by Cerys Vaughan
Last updated 8/2017
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to speak and write English more politely.
  • You will find it easier to find work, impress native speakers, get taken more seriously, make people like you more, help diffuse confrontations, show more respect, complain politely, get people to say "Yes", express difficult emotions, and much more.
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Requirements
  • You should be an intermediate or advanced student of English
Description

This course is so popular, it had 1,000 students in the first 5 days

What some students have said about this course:

  • It's a wonderful course on polite English. Everybody need to take this course.
  • Awesome course. Very useful information. Thank you.
  • Excellent instructress! She speaks fluently, her presentation is clear and her demeanour is calm. Her lessons are well planned and organized and everything is clearly stated on the whiteboard so it is very easy to follow her lectures.

Are you sure that you speak and write English politely?

Even though you don't realise it, other people may think you are being a bit rude sometimes..

If you speak and write English more politely, there is a good chance that  you will:

  • find better work, 
  • impress native speakers, 
  • be taken more seriously, 
  • deal with confrontations better, 
  • get people to say "yes" more, 
  • make more friends, 
  • get more dates, 
  • and in general have a happier more relaxed life.


This course covers a lot of different areas, and only takes 40 minutes to complete. It is well worth doing, and it could have quite a dramatic positive effect on your life.

Enroll in the course now, and see you on the other side.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should either be working or studying in English, or plan to do so. You should already have at least an intermediate knowledge of English.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
11 Lectures 39:44

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00:20

Introduction
02:37

How to write a formal letter
06:30

How to write a polite email
06:26

How to be diplomatic when disagreeing
03:27

How to make polite small talk
04:48

How to compliment someone
03:42

How to complain politely
04:41

How to start a conversation with a stranger
03:07

Differences between polite English in the UK and the USA
03:32

Important: 

  1. Download the quiz and print it out
  2. Answer all the questions.
  3. Then download the answers, and compare your answers to the ones given by Cerys.


Transcript of audio:

Hello and welcome back.

During this course, you have been learning lots of different ways of speaking and writing polite English.

You've been learning how to start up conversation with strangers and make small talk and pay them compliments.

You've been learning how to write a formal letter and how to write a polite email.

You've also been learning the differences between polite english in the USA and the UK.

You've been learning some of the ways in which you can speak to people to come across more politely so that they will like you more.

I really hope you've enjoyed this course.

There is a quiz for you to test your knowledge.

Thank you very much for watching my videos.

It's been a pleasure to have you here with me.

I will see you soon.

Conclusion
00:34
About the Instructor
Cerys Vaughan
4.5 Average rating
17 Reviews
1,361 Students
1 Course
English Native Speaking Qualified Teacher

I completed a BA (Ed) at the University of Reading in the UK in Educational Studies that also gave me qualified teacher status in the UK.

I worked as a school teacher in the UK for several years, and I also taught at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand for two years. 

My students at the international school came from many different countries, so the type of English teaching I taught was immersive teaching of English,  and then of course the usual standard English language learning, including phonics, speaking, listening, reading and writing.