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Online Course

Upper-Intermediate English: Modern Life

Universitat Politècnica de València via edX

Overview

This course is the second in a series of four English language MOOCs designed for students with an intermediate level of English looking to reach a higher intermediate level. The course is comprised of video lessons, reading comprehension activities, grammar explanations and exercises, listening comprehension activities and speaking practice.

The course covers interesting topics such as the Olympic Games, natural resources, extreme sports, health issues, films, pollution or pets.

This course also includes preparatory materials and recommendations to take the Cambridge University First Certificate in English Examination (FCE).

Taught by

Prof. Ana Gimeno

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Reviews

4.3 rating, based on 18 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am so glad, beacuse I have completed my course.This is captivating course,and some thing I am not undestand.

    Thanku for this course.
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    Satyajeet Sagar

    Satyajeet Sagar completed this course.

    it was awesom for me i understood many things and learn new things but some time creat problems i unable to understand which is i am not under stand i was left
  • Anonymous
    It's a excellent course I never had before that kind of course my life help me a lot to improve my English communication and I know that other person
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am used to another English MOOCS .
    These courses are arduos,boring,slow,above all the grammar videos are very long and the after exercises are difficult so we have not time to retain so many information.
    IDEA (Pdfs with the lists of phrasal verbs,or expressions,,,)
    To correct three students exercises is complicated we are not teachers .
    IDEA (Not 3 )
    The 4 courses are repetitive .
    Some exercises are quite difficult to understand ,the ones that you have to change trhe words to change the meaning .
    But anyway of course THANKS .I appreciate your work it must be hard to prepare a funny,serious English course
    I have completed them and I have learnt a lot of vocabulary and new subjects.
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    Juyean Hong

    Juyean Hong completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course is very useful to learn English and also has some fun.
    For me, listening is not easy but, listening to pop is a kind of sensational attempt.

    Grammar is basic but I didn't get good points. I learned that writing with grammar is not different with grammar as knowledge.

    The good thing is to stimulate curiosity to learn English. Writing lecture as review is very useful.
    It's a shame that record function doesn't drive in iPhone directly.
    It is needed to be improved.
    Anyway, I am good to finish this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is very comprehensive and easy to follow, at your own pace. I took a lot of advantage to it in order to improve my English.

    Moreover, the topics are quite interesting and attractive.

    I would strongly recommend it for students at intermediate level who want to make progress and improve their level, either at reading, writting, listening, grammar and even speaking.

    I'm very satisfied with it and will go for the rest of courses.

    Thank you all the team for your work and wish you a great success.
  • Anonymous
    This course was okay.

    Some exercises were way to easy for upper intermediate level in my opinion.

    I did like the topics of this course, they were well chosen and pretty interesting.

    What I did not like as much was that the instructors/docents/teachers were not native english speakers and had a strong accent.

    All in all it was okay but I expected a bit more to be honest :)

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is the second course of a series of four which will help you revise or improving your English. You will practise all communicative skills, this is, speaking, reading, listening and writing. The variety of topics studied will provide you a good range of vocabulary and grammar structures.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I liked the course very much it is very helpful and one striking thing for me was that it not only present tasks for the topic viewed but also sometimes it mixed up with other grammar lessons, also the explanations are straightforward and concise.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It has been a pleasure retake my English and try to remember all the grammar I have studied! I would like that everyone in the course had done the best because sometimes you find people who don't want to work
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    My special focus was on grammar which has been very skillfully carried putting into plug holes. The listening and writing exercise was very effective and i say it was not a simpler course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It was a really good course. It helped me to keep practicing my english, and learning some new stuff (especially in grammar). Thing that I didn't expected actually! Thanks!
  • Cristian Martos completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I simply loved this course and I plan to take the other three upper intermediate courses that you have available.
    Thank you very much for this contribution.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course has helped me a lot to improve the English language, I found it very interesting and it is a course that makes you study on your own.
  • Salohiddin Ochilov

    Salohiddin Ochilov is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It’s perfect online course i wish all the best in the future. And helped a lot of students you’re very helped and humanity. Keep it up
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am happy after completed my course because i got a lot of knowledge.
    thank you for giving me a chance to get knowledge by mooc.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I liked the course so much, the lessons are completely amazing, we learn to read, speak, write, and listen. Totally loved it!
  • Eleonora Blonval

    Eleonora Blonval completed this course.

    I am very pleased to have taken the course, I´ve had to study hard and my progress in english is very significant

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