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Learn Slang And Speak English Like An American

Improve your daily and business communication by mastering some of the most common expressions used in the U.S.
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Created by Noah Detweiler
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
communicate freely using slang with friends/in social situations
write and understand Internet slang and terminology online
feel comfortable and confident participating in informal English conversations
understand and use a variety of idioms most common in America
recognize and utilize informal nouns, verbs and adjectives in written and verbal conversation
improve their understanding of American TV shows and movies
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  • Basic understanding of English

Tu says:

Wow! What a fun and helpful course! The course is really straight-forward, fun and easy to understand... so interesting! Thank you again for such a helpful course!

Gulnora says:

It's really very easy to understand and go into the subject in a simple and fun way. Highly recommended for those who want to improve their language skills.

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I've been looking for this for a long time. The instructor is absolutely great. This course exceeded my expectation on every level. Please do more!

Confused by English words and phrases you read or hear that you don’t understand?

Are you frustrated by slang terms that you don’t know?

Do idioms have you freaking out?

Want to better comprehend American movies, TV shows, and Netflix?

Communicate more clearly and confidently on the job - or to get the job?

Connect better with friends and be better understood in social situations?

Speak informally and comfortably rather than formally and textbook-y?

LEARN SLANG AND SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE AN AMERICAN covers conversational and informal expressions used frequently in the U.S. so that you can speak and write more effectively, and better comprehend Americans who you interact with every day. It’s a sampling of the many ways Americans communicate with each other in daily life, and how you can fit in, be understood and participate fully in business and social life.

This comprehensive course covers many of the most popular informal words and phrases used in the U.S. in person and on the Internet. The lectures are standalone and may be watched in any order. You’ll see your instructor as well as each word on screen at all times, allowing you to master the spelling and pronunciation of every item. Phrases are repeated and examples given for each, so you’re sure to grasp the concepts. It’s like having a personal tutor right there with you!

In addition to the video lectures, you’ll have access to a complete reference list of all vocabulary covered in the course along with synonyms, antonyms when applicable, and examples.

This course is perfect for anyone who lives, works or plans to travel in the U.S., or for English students in need of conversational, slang and informal English practice. The class covers a broad range of content applicable to dating, job interviews and networking. No prior training in slang is required.

This wildly popular course is unconditionally guaranteed for 30 days because it's truly the best thing you can do to improve your English communication ability right now. Start immediately achieving greater success by enrolling today!

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone living, working or traveling in the U.S.
  • students trained in formal English who wish to use and understand informal English and slang
  • anybody that wants to dramatically improve their English conversation skills
  • people trained in British English that need to develop an understanding of American English
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 04:06:25
Parts of speech
6 Lectures 01:20:19

Learn some of the most common and useful American informal verbs.

Preview 10:56

Learn more of the most common and useful American informal verbs.

Verb Phrases (part 2)

Learn some of the most common and useful American informal nouns.

Noun Phrases (part 1)

Learn more of the most common and useful American informal nouns.

Noun Phrases (part 2)

Learn some of the most common and useful American informal adjectives.

Adjectives (part 1)

Learn more of the most common and useful American informal adjectives.

Adjectives (part 2)
3 Lectures 48:43

Learn some of the most common and useful American idioms.

Idioms (part 1)

Learn the most common and useful sports-themed American idioms.

Idioms (part 2)

Learn the most common and useful color-themed American idioms.

Idioms (part 3)
Bonus lecture
1 Lecture 13:54

Get to know the most popular online terms used on the Internet.

Internet slang
1 Lecture 01:29
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
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English Instructor

I'm a lifelong resident of the U.S. and have worked in the TV, publishing and entertainment industries. I earned a Bachelor's degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College in 2008 and worked at CBS News and Apple. I speak several European and Asian languages and travel as often as I can. I currently run a conversational English workshop in New York City and tutor people from all over the world in grammar, vocabulary and slang.

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