You Can Improve Your English Proficiency Level

A course to improve your English reading, writing and speaking skills to prepare for the TOEIC exam
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Instructed by Aaron Hutchinson Language / English
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This specially formulated course helps English language learners prepare for the international English proficiency exam, the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) as well as other English language proficiency exams (IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, TELC, TSE, TWE and others). It is also beneficial for any ESL (English as a second language) student that wants to improve their English language skills.

Highlights of this course:

  • Focus on English speaking, reading, listening and writing skills
  • Special sections on pronunciation and common problem areas for learners
  • Taught by a TEFL/TESOL certified English instructor
  • Based on real English as a second language teaching experiences

Includes the following:

  • Instructor video lectures
  • Test taking tips
  • Skill building exercises
  • Quizzes
  • Detailed explanations of the exam
  • Supplemental written materials
  • Study schedule
  • Interactive practice sessions

This comprehensive course can be taken at the pace of the student. It requires a basic understanding and communication ability in the English language.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic English language skills
  • Desire to improve English language skills
  • Lined paper, pen or pencil, and timer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Expand your knowledge and use of the English language
  • Prepare for and undertstand the TOEIC exam
  • Address common problems of English learners
  • Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

What is the target audience?

  • English as a second language learners
  • TOEIC exam takers
  • Anyone that wishes to speak, read, write or understand English better

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
02:43

In this video lecture, you will meet the instructor. He will explain the course and how to get the most benefit out of it.

02:14

In this video lecture, the instructor will introduce and explain the TOEIC exam. He will explain what it is and why people take it.

02:01

In this video lecture, the instructor explains the TOEIC scoring system. He also explains how often you can take the exam and how long the scores are valid.

Section 2: Test Taking and Skill Exercises
09:01

In this video lecture, the instructor will discuss test taking skills and tips for improving your score. He will focus on general test taking, multiple choice questions and what to do the day of the exam. Be sure to go to the "downloadable materials" section to get the answers for some sections, and more supplementary information.

5 questions
Quiz Description
03:53

This exercise is used to help improve your ability to write what you hear in English. A sentence will be spoken and you will be asked to write it down. An immediate answer key after each sentence is provided to check your skills.

06:10

This listening comprehension audio exercise will help to sharpen not only your ability to listen to a speaker, but to understand the information to answer comprehension questions. A written transcript of the speaker is provided as supplementary material to provide a way to check your listening skills.

12 pages

This self paced reading comprehension exercise will help you to read and answer questions about what you have read.

04:23

This video-based worksheet will help to increase your English skills. A timed image is presented and you will be asked to describe this image as best you can in the time given. You can do this exercise with written or spoken answers.

10:14

In this video workshop, the instructor will discuss how to successfully answer a written response question. He will provide information about how to write a 300 word essay as well. The workshop ends with an assignment of writing your own essay.

07:00

In this video lecture, the instructor reviews tips to help improve spelling. Follow along with the spelling rules in the supplementary material section.

5 questions
Quiz Description
10 pages

These self-study projects can be completed anytime on your own. They are designed to help build various English speaking, reading and writing skills.

Section 3: Listening and Pronunciation Improvement
06:13

In this video lecture, the instructor explains why pronunciation is so important. He also explains about idiomatic expressions and what type of English to expect on the TOEIC exam.

04:26

In this video lecture, the instructor focuses on stress of sounds and words to make speech more fluent. He explains the importance of not only stressing the proper syllable in a word, but stressing certain words in a sentence.

05:15

In this video lecture, the instructor focuses on sounds in the English language. He discusses syllables, diphthongs, and the schwa.

02:39

In this video lecture, the instructor discusses intonation and how it relates to English speech. He shows how pitch and tone can be used properly in questions and statements.

03:46

In this video lecture, the instructor explains how words and sounds are linked, blended or omitted for better fluency. This aids in accent reduction and a better understanding of native English speakers.

01:37

In this video lecture, the instructor explains the three ways to pronounce the -ed ending or suffix on verbs. This is a point of difficulty for many students.

03:06

In this video lecture, the instructor shares some tips and tricks for better pronunciation and listening. He talks about how to become fluent in English and shares what he has learned in helping other students.

10 questions

Quiz Description

Section 4: Targeting Common Problem Areas in Grammar
04:53

In this video-guided lesson, the instructor explains how to properly use the words 'is' and 'are'.

5 questions

This quiz will test you on properly using 'is', 'are' and 'am'.

'Do' and 'Does'
05:14
5 questions
Quiz Description
05:28

In this video-guided lesson, the instructor explains how to properly use the words 'many' and 'much'.

5 questions
Quiz Description
05:59

In this video-guided lesson, the instructor explains how to properly use the words 'haven't' and 'hadn't'.

5 questions

Quiz Description

Section 5: Listening Exam Practice
01:20

In this video lecture, the instructor introduces the Listening Exam Practice.

03:18

This part focuses on being able to understand spoken English and select the correct description of an image.

04:30

This part focuses on being able to answer questions as you are listening to spoken English.

03:52

This part focuses on being able to listen to a conversation in English and answer questions about it.

05:41

This part focuses on being able to listen to a short talk in English and answer questions about it.

Section 6: Reading Exam Practice
01:07

In this video lecture, the instructor introduces the Reading Exam Practice.

18 pages

This part focuses on fill-in-the-blank practice. A word or phrase is missing, and the test taker must choose the answer that fits best.

14 pages

This part focuses on fill-in-the-blank in a text or document. The test taker must read the document or text provided and fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

13 pages

This part focuses on reading comprehension. The test taker must read the information given and answer questions based on the text.

13 pages

This part focuses on recognizing errors in a written text. The test taker must be able to choose which part of the text contains the error.

20 questions

In this quiz, get extra practice completing sentences with the correct word or verb tense. Fill in the blank with the correct answer choice. This quiz will help you to practice your English skills. Look for areas that need improvement.

Section 7: Speaking Exam Practice
01:37

In this video lecture, the instructor introduces the Speaking Exam Practice.

04:44

This part focuses on reading aloud and pronunciation.

07:10

This part focuses on being able to verbally describe images.

03:30

This part focuses on listening to verbal questions and being able to provide a spoken answer immediately.

04:31

This part focuses on being able to provide a spoken reply to a verbal inquiry based on written information.

02:55

This part focuses on being able to provide a spoken solution to a problem presented verbally.

02:01

This part focuses on being able to provide a spoken opinion on a subject presented verbally.

Section 8: Writing Exam Practice
01:15

In this video lecture, the instructor introduces the Writing Exam Practice.

8 pages

This part focuses on being able to write about a picture with two words or phrases given to the test taker.

5 pages

This part focuses on being able to respond to a written request.

4 pages

This part focuses on being able to write a 300 word opinion based essay.

Section 9: Conclusion
Article

This text based lecture will provide a written answer to questions about the TOEIC you may have.

00:55

In this final video, the instructor concludes the course.

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Instructor Biography

Aaron Hutchinson, Making Learning Fun and Easy for Everyone

Aaron Hutchinson is a professional teacher, consultant, speaker and writer. He specializes in English as a second language and is TESOL/TEFL certified. He works as a consultant and lesson writer for a professional English teaching company in Asia. He works, as well, with English teaching companies in Europe and North America helping people of all ages and professional backgrounds to improve their English Skills. In addition, Aaron tutors private students in English speaking and public speaking skills, freelance writes for an educational publishing company, and provides public speaking instruction. He has years of experience as a public speaker and experience teaching thousands of students one–on-one and in large group classes from all around the world to speak, read and write English. Besides his love of the English language, Aaron is also interested in history, especially medival and renaissance history. He believes that learning should be fun and available to everyone. Aaron is originally from the East Coast in the United States. He and his wife love to travel, and are currently residing on the Pacific Coast in the Baja California area and teaching students online.

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