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Basic English 1: Elementary

King's College London via FutureLearn


Learn English for use in everyday situations

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

Use your computer or smartphone to hear people talking in English in a number of different situations and test your understanding with quizzes.

You will have the chance to chat with other learners in English and to write short responses to some simple discussion questions.

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

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

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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.

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    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.
  • 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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