You Can Improve Your English Proficiency Level
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You Can Improve Your English Proficiency Level

A course to improve your English reading, writing and speaking skills to prepare for the TOEIC exam
3.6 (11 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.
184 students enrolled
Created by Aaron Hutchinson
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Basic English language skills
  • Desire to improve English language skills
  • Lined paper, pen or pencil, and timer
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • English as a second language learners
  • TOEIC exam takers
  • Anyone that wishes to speak, read, write or understand English better
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
04:41:37
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 06:58

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

Preview 02:43

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

Preview 02:14

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.

Preview 02:01
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Test Taking and Skill Exercises
8 Lectures 40:41

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.

Preview 09:01

Quiz Description
Test Taking Skills
5 questions

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.

Listening Skills Video Worksheet
03:53

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.

Listening Comprehension Audio Exercise
06:10

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

Reading Comprehension Builder
12 pages

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.

Description Video Worksheet
04:23

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.

Writing Video Workshop
10:14

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

Spelling Improvement Tips
07:00

Quiz Description
Spelling Improvement
5 questions

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

Self-study Projects
10 pages
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Listening and Pronunciation Improvement
7 Lectures 27:02

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.

Introduction to Listening and Pronunciation
06:13

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.

Pronunciation Fluency with Stress
04:26

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

Understanding English Language Sounds
05:15

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.

The Importance of Intonation
02:39

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.

Linking Words and Sounds
03:46

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.

Pronouncing the -ed Ending
01:37

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.

Tips for Better Pronunciation and Listening
03:06

Quiz Description

Pronunciation
10 questions
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Targeting Common Problem Areas in Grammar
4 Lectures 21:34

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

'Is' and 'Are'
04:53

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

'Is' and 'Are'
5 questions

'Do' and 'Does'
05:14

Quiz Description
'Do' and 'Does'
5 questions

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

'Many' and 'Much'
05:28

Quiz Description
'Many' and 'Much'
5 questions

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

'Haven't' and 'Hadn't'
05:59

Quiz Description

'Haven't' and 'Hadn't'
5 questions
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Listening Exam Practice
5 Lectures 18:41

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

Listening Introduction
01:20

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

Listening Part 1: Answering Questions Based on Photos
03:18

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

Listening Part 2: Responding to Verbal Questions
04:30

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

Listening Part 3: Questions Based on Conversations
03:52

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

Listening Part 4: Questions Based on Short Talks
05:41
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Reading Exam Practice
5 Lectures 01:07

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

Reading Introduction
01:07

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.

Reading Part 1: Fill in the Blank/ Incomplete Sentences
18 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.

Reading Part 2: Text Completion
14 pages

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

Reading Part 3: Questions Based on Reading Texts
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.

Reading Part 4: Error Recognition (new!)
13 pages

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.

Reading Section More Practice Quiz 1-- Incomplete Sentences
20 questions
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Speaking Exam Practice
7 Lectures 26:28

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

Speaking Introduction
01:37

This part focuses on reading aloud and pronunciation.

Speaking Part 1: Reading Text Aloud
04:44

This part focuses on being able to verbally describe images.

Speaking Part 2: Describing a Photo
07:10

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

Speaking Part 3: Responding to Verbal Questions
03:30

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

Speaking Part 4: Answering Questions Based on Information
04:31

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

Speaking Part 5: Providing a Verbal Solution to a Problem
02:55

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

Speaking Part 6: Expressing an Opinion
02:01
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Writing Exam Practice
4 Lectures 01:15

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

Writing Introduction
01:15

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

Writing Part 1: Sentences Based on Photos
8 pages

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

Writing Part 2: Responding to a Written Request
5 pages

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

Writing Part 3: Writing an Opinion Essay
4 pages
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 04:15

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

Frequently Asked Questions
03:20

In this final video, the instructor concludes the course.

Course Conclusion
00:55
About the Instructor
Aaron Hutchinson
4.4 Average rating
17 Reviews
264 Students
2 Courses
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.