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King's College London

Basic English 1: Elementary

King's College London via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn everyday English for work or studying

Have you always wanted to learn English, or need to know the language for your work or studies?

This free online 4-week course will help you learn basic English skills. It will give you confidence in everyday situations and help you improve your listening skills.

After taking this course you can progress to Basic English: Pre-Intermediate.

Improve your English vocabulary

At the beginning of the course, you’ll learn what to say when you meet new people, learn to introduce yourself, and practice joining in with conversations. You’ll work on your speaking, reading, and listening skills.

By using your computer or smartphone, you’ll be able to hear people talking in English in a number of different situations and test your understanding with quizzes.

Learn basic English grammar and common English phrases

By the end of the course, you’ll be comfortable with asking simple questions, talking about friends and family, and discussing work and hobbies.

Learn to express your likes and dislikes, chat about hobbies such as music and sport, and read emails from a new pen pal. All of these activities will improve your confidence in elementary English.

You’ll have a good understanding of basic grammar including subject pronouns, different tenses, and the verb ‘to be’. Your pronunciation skills will also be put to the test.

This course is designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who want to learn English for studying and for work. It has been created as part of the PADILEIA project.

However, it will also be of interest to anyone looking to develop their skills in basic English.

We recommend learners have a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A1 to get the most from this course.

Supported by UK aid - Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform

Taught by

Jessica Cooper

Reviews

4.2 rating, based on 8 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    If you never learned English , this is a good started for all students. if you want to refresh your learning , it is a good platform.
  • Anonymous
    I have done some activities in MOOC course listening activities writing activities. Many activities all so
  • Sabrina Rocha Ferreira
    Even though it says "basic" this course don't teach a lot of grammar (what I was looking for in a basic course) just some extremely simple subjects.

    If you never learned english this is a good started but if you want to refresh what you've already learned or restarted your learning process to understant better the things you've missed than this is not a very good choice.
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    Shabnam Fekri

    Shabnam Fekri completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course was really good for me. Although it was easy but i felt it would be necessary to review my basic information. I'm Thankful for giving me this opportunity.
  • Daoud Oumar Abdoulaye

    Daoud Oumar Abdoulaye is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Before I'll say something about the best course that you offered for me.
    I want to introduce myself.
    My name is Daoud Oumar Abdoulaye.
    I want to improve my knowledge or skills in English language.
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    SK SAHIL

    SK SAHIL completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    There are so easy to take this performance be like to do an measure platform to be cloude to like the main performable to take this situation ,there are very nice and very well.
  • Anonymous
    If you never learned English , this is a good started for all students. if you want to refresh your learning , it is a good platform.
  • Profile image for Yahye Abdullahi Farah
    Yahye Abdullahi Farah
    i just learned english but i wanna improve and get certificate, by my speaking and listening or writing.

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