Develop your English for use in different everyday situations and build more confidence in your listening skills.
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.
What topics will you cover?
- Asking for directions.
- Describing your town and where you live.
- Talking about your daily routine and activities.
- Talking about technology.
- Language for shopping and other daily tasks.
- Language for preparing for University.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Available now
- 2 November 2020
- 1 February 2021
- 3 May 2021
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to
- Identify language associated with everyday situations, such as studying, shopping, and talking about time and schedules.
- Develop confidence in key language items useful in a range of different scenarios.
- Apply language skills for everyday conversations.
- Demonstrate understanding of relevant language that can help the learner progress along the path to studying at a university.
Who is the course for?
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.
Who will you learn with?
Jessica is the Post Graduate and Executive Education Coordinator at The English Language Centre, KCL and has taught EFL and EAP in Holland, Portugal and the UK.
I am the Instructional Designer for the PADILEIA MOOCs at King's Online, King's College London. I am also a language teacher and have taught both English and Spanish in Europe and Asia.
Who developed the course?
King's College London
King’s College London, established in 1829 and a founding college of the University of London, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, based in the very heart of London.
King's College London is offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:
- Unlimited access to this course.
- Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes.
- A PDF certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible.
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