Vitamin English: American Slang
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Vitamin English: American Slang

Learn American Slang and Colloquialisms to Sound more Like a Native English Speaker
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4.4 (18 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.
2,586 students enrolled
Created by Joe Grandy
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to recognize and understand the most common English slang/colloquial expressions.
  • Students will be able to use the most common English slang/colloquial expressions in conversation.
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Requirements
  • Before starting this course, students need to speak, understand and read English at a beginner's level or higher.
Description

Do you want to sound more like a native English speaker quickly and understand common colloquial expressions in daily conversations and in American movies, TV programs and other media?

One of the biggest differences between native and non-native speakers is the use of slang or informal expressions. Did you know that on average native English speakers use eight colloquial expressions per minute of speech? Slang is a great way to communicate closeness and establish friendships.

Through this course, you will learn slang and colloquialisms that will help you improve your spoken fluency and sound more like a native speaker. You will be given definitions, examples and pictorial representations of each expression. By completing the many practice exercises, quizzes and conversations, you will master and retain these expressions. Soon you will be hearing and using these slang expressions all the time. Your friends and will be amazed at your improved English.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course was designed for students learning English as a foreign language, who are at a beginning to intermediate level.
  • This course was designed for English language learners who are interested in colloquial or slang expressions.
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
03:12:47
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:51
Introduction
03:51

Let's see how well you understand the introduction.

Quiz for Introduction
3 questions
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Greeting and Addressing Others
8 Lectures 33:34
Greeting and Addressing Others I
07:14

This quiz will evaluate your understanding and mastery of the lesson content.

Greeting and Addressing Others I
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others II: What's up?
03:38

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Greeting and Addressing Others II: What's up?
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others III: Dude
03:31

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Greeting and Addressing Others III: Dude
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others IV: Girl
04:59

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Greeting and Addressing Others IV: Girl
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others V: Kido
03:36

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Greeting and Addressing Others V: Kido
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others VI: Chick
03:51

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Greeting and Addressing Others VI: Chick
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others VII: Hunk
03:42

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Greeting and Addressing Others VII: Hunk
3 questions

Greeting and Addressing Others VIII: See Ya!
03:03

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Greeting and Addressing Others VIII: See Ya!
3 questions
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Good Vibes
8 Lectures 27:35
Good Vibes I: Awesome!
04:28

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Good Vibes I: Awesome!
3 questions

Good Vibes II: Props
03:10

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Good Vibes II: Props
3 questions

Good Vibes III: Out of this World!
03:01

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Good Vibes III: Out of this World!
3 questions

Good Vibes IV: Frickin'
03:33

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Good Vibes IV: Frickin'
3 questions

Good Vibes V: Keepin' it Real
03:38

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Good Vibes V: Keepin' it Real
3 questions

Good Vibes VI: Stoked
02:53

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Good Vibes VI: Stoked
3 questions

Good Vibes VII: Have a Buzz on
03:43

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Good Vibes VII: Have a Buzz on
3 questions

Good Vibes VIII: Go Way Back
03:09

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Good Vibes VIII: Go Way Back
3 questions
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Bad Vibes
4 Lectures 15:40
Bad Vibes I: Sucks to be You
03:41

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Bad Vibes I: Sucks to be You
3 questions

Bad Vibes II: Go Nuclear
05:39

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Bad Vibes II: Go Nuclear
3 questions

Bad Vibes III: Bummed Out
02:54

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Bad Vibes III: Bummed Out
3 questions

Bad Vibes IV: Trippin'
03:26

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Bad Vibes IV: Trippin'
3 questions
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Rest and Relaxation
5 Lectures 17:31
Rest and Relaxation I: Take a Chill Pill
04:43

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Rest and Relaxation I: Take a Chill Pill
3 questions

Rest and Relaxation II: I'm Pooped
03:32

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Rest and Relaxation II: I'm Pooped
3 questions

Rest and Relaxation III: Let's Hang-out!
02:57

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Rest and Relaxation III: Let's Hang-out!
3 questions

Rest and Relaxation IV: Can I Crash at Your House?
03:04

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Rest and Relaxation IV: Can I Crash at Your House?
3 questions

Rest and Relaxation V: Time for some R&R
03:15

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Rest and Relaxation V: Time for some R&R
3 questions
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Living Life to the Fullest
7 Lectures 26:32
Living Life to the Fullest I: 24/7
03:26

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Living Life to the Fullest I: 24/7
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest II: Pull an All-Nighter
04:30

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Living Life to the Fullest II: Pull an All-Nighter
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest III: Party Animal
03:57

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Living Life to the Fullest III: Party Animal
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest IV: Have a Blast
03:09

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Living Life to the Fullest IV: Have a Blast
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest V: Bustin' my Butt
03:49

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Living Life to the Fullest V: Bustin' my Butt
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest VI: Livin' the Good Life!
04:19

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Living Life to the Fullest VI: Livin' the Good Life!
3 questions

Living Life to the Fullest VII: Don't Front!
03:22

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Living Life to the Fullest VII: Don't Front!
3 questions
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Anger and Confrontation
5 Lectures 20:15
Anger and Confrontation I: Put the Beat-down on
04:02

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Anger and Confrontation I: Put the Beat-down on
3 questions

Anger and Confrontation II: You'd Better Watch Yo' Back!
04:09

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Anger and Confrontation II: You'd Better Watch Yo' Back!
3 questions

Anger and Confrontation III: Get Lost, Man!
04:46

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Anger and Confrontation III: Get Lost, Man!
3 questions

Anger and Confrontation IV: Road Rage
03:58

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Anger and Confrontation IV: Road Rage
3 questions

Anger and Confrontation V: Pain in the Butt
03:20

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Anger and Confrontation V: Pain in the Butt
3 questions
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Criticism and Complaints
4 Lectures 14:42
Criticism and Complaints I: Okay, Chief
04:24

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Criticism and Complaints I: Okay, Chief
3 questions

Criticism and Complaints II: Were you Dissin' me, Man?
03:13

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Criticism and Complaints II: Were you Dissin' me, Man?
3 questions

Criticism and Complaints III: What a Geek!
03:32

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Criticism and Complaints III: What a Geek!
3 questions

Criticism and Complaints IV: He's such a Tool!
03:33

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Criticism and Complaints IV: He's such a Tool!
3 questions
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Fear and Intimidation
3 Lectures 10:34
Fear and Intimidation I: Don't Chicken-out now!
03:29

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Fear and Intimidation I: Don't Chicken-out now!
3 questions

Fear and Intimidation II: Let's Bail, Dude!
02:55

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Fear and Intimidation II: Let's Bail, Dude!
3 questions

Fear and Intimidation III: I am so Weirded-out!
04:10

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Fear and Intimidation III: I am so Weirded-out!
3 questions
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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble!
6 Lectures 22:33
Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! I: Busted
03:24

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! I: Busted
3 questions

Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! II: Screw-up
03:16

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! II: Screw-up
3 questions

Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! III: Have a Bun in the Oven
05:36

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! III: Have a Bun in the Oven
3 questions

Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! IV: We're Screwed!
03:03

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! IV: We're Screwed!
3 questions

Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! V: I flunked!
03:45

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! V: I flunked!
3 questions

Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! VI: You Got Schooled
03:29

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Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! VI: You Got Schooled
3 questions
About the Instructor
Joe Grandy
4.6 Average rating
74 Reviews
5,136 Students
3 Courses
English Teacher, Educational Technologist, M.E.T., B.S.

I have been in the teaching profession for the last fifteen years. I have taught I wide range of ages, levels and subjects. I began my career tutoring university level students with their writing. After that, I continued my career at an elementary school teaching students with special needs. I have also taught high school, middle school and elementary for nine years in South Korea. For the past year, I have been teaching online. I have a Bachelor's Degree in special education and a Master's Degree in educational technology.