How do you speak about the future in English? Maybe you already know a little about will, going to and the Present Continuous. But there are lots of other forms for talking about the future. With so many future forms to choose from, we have to ask two questions:
You'll find the answers to these questions and so much more in this course.
I'm Sam, and I'm a native British English speaker and experienced English as a Foreign Language Teacher. I've worked for many years in France and Italy teaching English to adults and teenagers. I have spent thousands of hours with students like you in the classroom. During this time, my students learnt English, and I learnt how to help them understand English. I saw that speaking about the future is often very difficult for students. Sadly, some students didn't use the future forms like native English speakers; they didn't feel confident about their English and they worried about exams they needed to take.
Students studied and studied, reading grammar books and doing exercises. They learnt to chose between the present continuous and the going to form in the exercises, but when they spoke English they still didn't sound English. It was sad to see, but the books didn't give students a clear idea about how we really speak about the future in English and didn't help them understand why native English speakers choose them.
I decided to find a solution. When I shared the Secret for the Future Forms with my students they started to really understand the English they read and hear - now you can understand real, natural English too! And that's only the start, because when you can understand real English you can do two more things:
I've come to Udemy because I want to share these Secrets with you. I really want to help you understand the English you read and hear and talk about the future using natural English.
I was a teacher in the classroom for thousands of students, so I know that every student is different.
Every student knows different things at the start of the course, and every student will need help in different ways so they can understand; every student needs a personal course. So I will help you to make a personal decision about how to use the course, so you will learn faster and understand more - like a Super Student. Before the end of the course, you will be making your own decisions independently.
There are lots of different resources in this course that you can choose to help you understand. Every student should start with the Start Points Practice Test, so you can see exactly what you understand at the start of the course.
If you need to study the basic grammar of the future, you can use the Start Points Grammar Lectures. If you are ready to start learning the Secret of the Future Forms, you can follow the lectures. But they're not simple videos - your lectures are full of questions, so you are always active and thinking, and never passive and only listening.
During the course you will also complete two unique and challenging assignments to really test your understanding. You will also complete a Super Student Diary to help you understand the things you are learning and why you are learning them.
And if you ever have a problem, you can always ask for help in the Question and Answer section.
I know that learning English is a long process. So at the end of the course I will help you decide the best thing you can do after the course to continue learning about the future forms.
So become a Super Student and explore the Secret of Future Forms - click the Enroll Now button and join me on this course so you can discover the Secret of Real English Grammar: Speaking about the Future.
Before you learn the Secret of Future Forms, you need to understand some essential ideas. Take the Start Points Practice Test to find out the ideas you understand now and the ideas you don't understand.
There is no minimum score to pass. If you don't know an answer, don't worry!
You can take all the time you need to complete the test. The 20 minute time limit is only a suggestion!
Hello! I'm Sam and I'm a native English speaker - I was born and grew up in the south of England. At school I always loved to study foreign languages and after school I went to the University of Cambridge where I studied French and Italian. Learning to speak French and Italian was an adventure: difficult, fun, embarassing, mind-blowing - and, in the end, very satisfying.
Even before I finished university I started travelling and teaching English as a foreign language. Now I'm a fully qualified English as a Foreign Language Teacher with 6 years experience. I've helped teenagers and adults develop their English in France, Italy and the UK. I've worked in secondary schools, private language colleges and a university. And now I'm using Udemy so I can help even more students explore and discover English.
My language adventure has given me confidence, opportunities and a new perspective on myself and the world. I really hope that now I can help all my students on their language adventure so that they can have the same amazing feelings too.