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King's College London

Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

King's College London via FutureLearn


Develop your English for a range of everyday situations

On this course you will build your English skills. You will develop your use of English in a wider range of everyday situations and grow your listening ability.

You will develop your English skills by hearing people speak in a range of situations, and you will test your knowledge by writing short responses to simple discussion questions.

By the end of the course you will feel more confident in your ability to speak and understand basic English.

If you would prefer an easier course, please try Basic English: Elementary.

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) A2 to get the most from this course.

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


  • What did you do last weekend?
    • Introduction: Welcome to week 1
    • Activity 1: Listening
    • Activity 2: Grammar
    • Activity 3: Reading
    • Summary Activity
  • Asking for directions
    • Welcome to week 2
    • Activity 1: Grammar
    • Activity 2: Reading
    • Activity 3: Listening
    • Summary Activity
  • Shopping
    • Welcome to week 3
    • Activity 1: Listening
    • Activity 2: Grammar
    • Activity 3: Reading
    • Summary Activity
  • Going to University
    • Welcome to week 4
    • Activity 1: Listening
    • Activity 2: Reading
    • Activity 3: Grammar
    • Summary Activity

Taught by

Jessica Cooper


4.4 rating, based on 8 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 4151 ratings

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    Pwint Myat
    I found this website 3 days ago on Youtube because I want to learn English for free and I want to get certificate. This website is pretty good because we can practise 4 skills at the same web. There are so many course some of the course are for premium but some of the web are free. So, if you don't afford for learning english you can learn from this website. I really recommend for your learning jouney.
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    Mustafe Abdillahi
    Very Good course and it's important for me specially but after completing the course is the certificate free ?

  • Anonymous
    This is a good platform for explore your English learning skills . I improved myself and then I saw that i am speaking English without any hesitation. I am very happy to joined this course.
  • Danil Brizitskiy
    You should to try,you don`t miss something,but could to take something.Just let`s start and keep calm to learn English together.
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    Nguyen Anh
    I thank you very much. Because this is a very rewarding course. For those of you who want to start learning English again. There are specific exercise examples. I hope the teachers will come up with better programs. Thank you very much.
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