Beginner English: Practical Foundational English Training

Simply English. A simple, elegant approach to English

4.39 (892 reviews)
Beginner English: Practical Foundational English Training
1.5 hours
Nov 2018
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What you will learn

To speak English like an American and write like the British

Improve your pronunciation via a variety of visual and audio speech exercises

Build your vocabulary and English expressions

Bridge the gap between your reading ability and your comprehension of what you read

Improved grammar

Improved comprehension

Improved speaking and reading


This course is a beginner level English course (A1-A2). The student understands basic phrases and instructions. He/she can interact in a very simple way and uses incomplete sentences, without real grammatical content. He/she may be able to participate in a dialogue giving personal information but in a limited way using minimal vocabulary. 

This course is designed to improve your English at its foundation. You will have a basic understanding of English and be able to speak it immediately. You will be able to introduce yourself in various social interactions. Use the verb 'to be' correctly in positive, negative and question sentences. Understanding when to use the verb 'to be'. Talk about yourself and give personal information. 

Using the WH-question words correctly and immediately employ them in your language. Express yourself and ask the proper questions to get the answers you need.

You will learn:

  • How to Meet and Greet

  • Greetings and Farewells

  • Subject Pronouns

  • How to Use the Verb 'To Be' Properly

  • How to Talk About Jobs, Countries

  • How to Use Wh Questions (What, Where, Who, When)

  • And much more!

This course is taught using the four pillars of learning; both active parts of speaking and writing  and both passive parts of reading and listening. You will acquire new vocabulary from real life scenarios and while reading excerpts of paragraphs and poems written by well-known authors. 

The course will be paired with a PDF leaflet that you can download and print which will follow the order of each section and lecture offering you an active part in your learning.

This course also includes:

  • Clear lessons that are built upon each other

  • Skits that subtly foreshadow upcoming lessons

  • Integrative approach to English expressions, idioms, similes and metaphors

  • Many PDF worksheets that mirror each part of the lessons

  • Original flashcards to develop vocabulary

  • Teacher that speaks American English

About your teacher

  • Native speaker from Canada

  • Taught ESL to adults and children for 5 years, privately and in a classroom

  • Fluent in English and French

  • Taught in a Montessori preschool 

  • Homeschooled her children for 14 years employing the Waldorf pedagogy

As the name intends, Simply English is a course designed for A1 students who desire a simple approach to English. Through the 4 language pillars of speaking, reading, writing and listening, each lesson provides a weave of active and passive activities. Simply English employs many images courtesy of Freepik to further the understanding of the lesson, as well as unique and engaging video skits. Which add a playful appeal to the overall learning experience.




Let’s Keep in Touch

Asking personal information
Understanding subject pronouns
Verb to be and contractions
[Practice Activity] Let's Keep in Touch

Let's Meet and Greet

Greetings, introductions and farewells
Formal and personal titles
Possessive adjectives
Three basic forms of the verb to be
[Practice Activity] Let's Meet and Greet

It’s all Greek to me!

Occupations and articles "a/ an"
Countries and Nationalities
[Practice Activity] It's all Greek to Me

Wrap Up

Help your fellow students


December 16, 2021
It was a great match for me. I got to relearn so many things that I once learned and forgot. of course i got to learn many new things too.
July 30, 2021
This course is really really good and informative for those who guinuinely want to improve their english communication skills, for beginners especially so go for it....???
July 29, 2021
It's easy to take this course. We can learn the use of articles, synonyms, what questions and something like that. So, I believe that it is convenient for the beginners.
July 4, 2021
Beautiful course, condensed, interactive and full of hands-on activities. Although it is a course of a few minutes, it has many didactic exercises. The teacher is a professional in her field
June 30, 2021
First name: Khaled Last name: Muhammad Address: Ahmed Oraby , zagazig, Egypt Postal code: 02151 Profession: Student Nationality: Egyptian phone: (20)01009843715 Birthdate: 1999/20/3 Signature: khaled
June 26, 2021
It's absolutely good and I like the way of teaching. The teacher is patient and kind. I like this course.
June 25, 2021
I was not so confident about English but after joining this course i got my confidence back and now i can speak English All thanks to Mrs. Stephanie Hamilton
June 11, 2021
It is really helpfull for me and i will highly recommended to those who wants to improve theirs basics of English Grammar
January 7, 2021
Me gusta el curso, ya tengo algo de conocimiento y el que hablen en ingles con subtitulos en ingles es de mi agrado asi comprendo un poco como se escriben las palabras mencionadas.
August 3, 2020
For beginners, it's a great course to have the most basic knowledge but for others, it's a good course to brush up your existing knowledge. Overall, it was a great experience to learn this course. NICE EFFORT :)
July 19, 2020
It was a wonderful experience in udemy with this course. Hope I can do better hereafter... Thanks for the Instructor
July 17, 2020
it is a good experience for me because i am learning the basics of english, speaking, writing and talking and will use it in my workplace
May 25, 2020
Hello everyone! Lets join this course, you will get everthing foundation in english! I am very happy about it and hope you all can learn english in this easy way and very friendly in time. God bless you all
November 13, 2018
Ce cours m' a remise dans la mélodie de la langue ; j'ai apprécié le côte didactique et pédagogique. J'attends la suite sur un anglais plus avancé. Apprendre de la sorte c'est cool et facile
October 29, 2018
Add more content that commonly used in conversation among different people. For example The conversation related to any topic like hobby, common discussion between friends, common discussion between students and teacher, common discussion between parents and child, common discussion on general knowledge etc.



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