The Complete Guide for UK Overseas Students from Scratch
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The Complete Guide for UK Overseas Students from Scratch

Discover how to feel confident and knowledgeable when you arrive in the United Kingdom as overseas visitor or student
4.0 (2 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.
345 students enrolled
Created by Mike Leahy
Last updated 1/2016
English
Price: $25
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 25 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Feel confident and knowledgable about UK customs, shopping, medical care, money and shopping so that they can fully enjoy the experience of arriving in the country.
Have better pronounciation of the most used words in the English language and be comfortable and capable of talking to local people and beng understood.
Have a better awareness of pronouns and their gender use. This is the biggest problem I see daily.
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Requirements
  • No special skills are needed, just common-sense and a will to learn. The student needs no software but It's suggested that a notebook and pen will help tremendously.
Description

with over 340 students enrolled in just four weeks this course is a great guide to introduce you to the UK. New lectures ar being regularly added and the existing content upgraded.

This new short course was created by Mike Leahy after helping many overseas visitors, residents and students with common queries, assisting with university applications, helping some set up new businesses and much more. He saw the common problems and addresses them here. He has been a champion of overseas visitors. He currently runs local video school with a colleague from Zimbabwe and has mentored 2 local overseas visitors who have opened their own businesses.

If you are coming to the UK this is invaluable. Covered are pronunciation of common words, clarity of pronoun usage, easy use of verb for past, present and future and much more. There is guidance on major everyday essentials such as money and healthcare, shopping and eating out. There are suggestions on how to improve your English language. And there is guidance on customs and how to act.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for all overseas students visiting the United Kingdom for the first time. Students should have basic English and a willingness to learn. This course is not really suitable for anyone with no English who should revist the course when their English improves.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Your Journey Begins
3 Lectures 05:34
Claim your SPECIAL BONUS for signing up to this course
00:15

Welcome to this course. Just dip in and enjoy

Preview 01:54

Now it is easy to learn about anywhere. Do some homework and you'll arrive with a wealth of knowledge.

Preview 03:25
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Good Manners in the UK
4 Lectures 14:53

Here are some general handy hints that will improve your understanding of good manners in the UK. Read this and watch the following 3 videos too.

Good Manners Handy Hints
2 pages

How you dress and look together with personal hygiene is really important. You can be the most polite person but if your haven't had a shower for a month you won't win any prizes.

Preview 03:22

Some of this information has already been covered. But here is a basic guide to talking with other people in the UK. Learn this and you'll get liked and be able to use your English to practice.

Preview 06:38

Here you'll learn about how to act whilst out on the street. treating others as you would expect to be treated yourself

Good Manners Out on the Street
04:53
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the Word
17 Lectures 01:59:53

It is really important to understand general customs in the UK as with any other country.

Otherwise simple misunderstandings can become major issues.

Some basic English Customs
05:17

One of the most important aspects of going to any country is the opportunity to increase your knowledge of the language and the people. WE will walk you through.

Talking to local people
03:18

It is essential to know the money in whichever country you are. I've seen so many overseas visitors just open their hand full of money and ask a shopkeeper to just take what they need. Learn the UK money and you'll be safer and you will also spend wisely. Banking hours are explained here so you won't need to be short of money

Money & Banking in the UK
08:00

It is essential to know the money in whichever country you are. I've seen so many overseas visitors just open their hand full of money and ask a shopkeeper to just take what they need. Learn the UK money and you'll be safer and you will also spend wisely. Banking hours are explained here so you won't need to be short of money

The past, the present and the future
08:35

This is part one in the top most popular verbs. There is a podcast and pdf as a separate lecture which you could use on your smartphone to work anywhere

Most Used Verbs Pronounciation Part 1
07:23

This is part two in the top most popular verbs. There is a podcast and pdf as a separate lecture which you could use on your smartphone to work anywhere

Most Used Verbs Pronounciation Part 2
07:34

This is part three in the top most popular verbs. There is a podcast and pdf as a separate lecture which you could use on your smartphone to work anywhere

Most Used Verbs PronounciationNo 3
07:39

This is part four in the top most popular verbs. There is a podcast and pdf as a separate lecture which you could use on your smartphone to work anywhere

Most Used Verbs Pronounciation No 4
06:54

Verbs podcast and pdf. Essential learning aids
07:27

I've listed out the top 200 most used English words and read them out so you can improve your pronunciation. There is a podcast and PDF in a later lecture that you can download into your smartphone or other agadgeet and listen to.

200 most used words part 1
10:48

Here is the second batch of most commonly used English words. Read hem with me on this lecture.

200 most used words part 2
07:53

It seems that every overseas student I've met mixes up

pronouns. This is as clear as it gets. And I hope makes being understood so much easier.

Sort out your Genders
05:57

In this session you will learn about where to eat and shop: how to take advantage and learn more conversational English. Making your stay here more enjoyable

Going Shopping and Eating Out
03:04

We all hope we'll stay fit and well but don't know what is going to happen in the future. Medical care in the UK is very good and is a free service but resident UK citizens but an overseas visitor should take steps to ensure they will be covered in the event they need medical care.

What if you are sick
04:49

There is a good Public Transport network throughout the UK. It is best in cities, good in towns but often poor in the country. Most services operate from around 6am until 8pm. After that it is often a reduced service. Students can buy a rail or coach concession card so if you plant to see the UK and will be travelling this is a great investment.

Transport
06:00

You should now have enough information to have a great stay in the UK. You can always message for a Skype call if you need any help with anything on this course. If you have enjoyed and learnt from this please feel free to write a review. Thank you warmly for enrolling and taking this course. Good luck with your time in the UK

Here is what you have learnt.
01:43

Here is the podcast for the 200 most used words in the English language. Listen and learn.

Mp3 podcast of 200 most used words
17:32
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Working in the UK
2 Lectures 07:47

Arriving in the UK many students are anxious to get a part time job. This is possible provided you follow the procedures. I've set out how to get a partn time job here

Part Time Work whilst studying in the UK
04:13

Graduating might just be the beginning. Many graduates want to stay in the UK and start working. This could be for many reasons. It's possible but the journey can be long and frustrating. Persevere and be successful.

Full Time Jobs after graduating
03:34
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Final Money Saving Bonuses
1 Lecture 00:00

Give yourself a big saving on this special courses discount to my regular customers

Bonus for completeing this course
2 pages
About the Instructor
Mike Leahy
4.4 Average rating
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3,263 Students
7 Courses
Udemy Motivator and Trainer

With over 40 years experience at the University of Life, Mike has a wide range of people skills and has been cinema manager, Salesman, Manager and National Sales Manager for small and Blue Chip Companies. He has had several businesses over the last 25 years and has been a sales trainer, run motivational and self-esteem, marketing, health & safety and disability access courses across the UK.

He is currently managing director of Swan TV, a new internet tv station, runs a meals-on-wheels business, and carries out health and safety and disability training and consultation. Recently he was successfully running courses for unemployed people and English as a second language for students wishing to raise their language level to gain admission at UK universities. He believes that the majority of people want to improve their lives and lifetime learning is the opportunity to either learn a new skill or teach something that you are passionate about.

He is a film-maker and has presented his own on-line weekly radio show. He is interested in gardening, painting and writing and said "The internet has brought such huge opportunities to anyone who wants to start their own business, promote a cause or engage with others across the world with the same passions, interests and questions. It is becoming easier by the day to create your own space and success here."

He claims to be the original Gemini Man with a wide range of interests. See his full bio on LinkedIn.