This course is for you if you:
> have a real interest in the English language (in particular British English) and you want to dive deeper into colloquial expressions.
> want to learn strategies that will help you consistently improve your vocabulary acquisition and you want to brush up your comprehension skills
> desire a boost to your English skills: perhaps you work with British English speakers and you’d like to understand them better and use colloquial expressions when you speak
About this course
We start by considering the impact the English language has on our lives and we discuss the consequences of an international language.
Next we dive into the world of ‘slang’, in particular British slang. We’ll discuss whether a learner of English should learn slang and colloquial language, and how it can help you improve your comprehension of natural language.
You’ll watch several clips and practise using typical words and expressions that British speakers commonly use. You’ll have hands-on practice in order to get to grips with the new vocabulary.
Plus, I’ll introduce you to an effective self-study method for learning new vocabulary.
What you will learn
By the end of this course you should
- have shared your opinion and ideas on the theme of language
- compared two written arguments
- have acquired new native-level vocabulary
- be able to use these new words & expressions in your own context
- be able to recognise slang when you hear it and determine if it is high frequency
- have followed a TED talk and clip from BBC Ideas
- translated a piece of ‘correct’ English into ‘real’ English
- discovered a new method for learning vocabulary
What is the activation project?
You will complete a writing and speaking task using slang and natural language. You’ll also try out the study method for new vocabulary.
Do I receive feedback and guidance on this course?
Yes! You’ll get feedback from our qualified teachers on your work throughout the course and also on your final assignment in the activation project
Can this course help me at work?
Yes. The content of this course is general English, not business English vocabulary. However, if you work regularly with British English speakers, especially when conversation is less formal, this course can really help your comprehension and speaking skills.
Is there a certificate?
Yes! At the end of the course you will find a short progress test. To earn your certificate you must pass the test with a score of 60% or higher.
You will have access to this course for an entire year from the day of purchase,
or 18 months when you purchase The Complete Collection