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Basic English 1: Elementary

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Learn basic English for everyday situations and improve your listening skills with this online course.

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4 Weeks

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Online Basic English 1: Elementary Course by Futurelearn


Learn English for use in everyday situations:

This free online course will help you learn basic English skills. It will give you confidence in everyday situations and help you improve your listening skills.

Use your computer or smartphone to hear people talking in English in a number of different situations and test your understanding with quizzes.

You will have the chance to chat with other learners in English and to write short responses to some simple discussion questions.


What topics will you cover?

  • Language to introduce yourself
  • Describing how you are feeling
  • Asking simple questions
  • Talking about your friends and family, and describing their personalities
  • Talking about work and jobs
  • Saying what you do and don’t like
  • Talking about your hobbies


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify language used in everyday situations, such as studying, communicating with classmates, and talking about work
  • 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.

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) A1 to get the most from this course.




At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. That’s why we offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses and content from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions.

Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss and reflect on what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

Courses are delivered one step at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by the Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.

Our partners include over 80 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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  • Teacher's Name
  • Jessica Cooper, Moia Rowsome
  • Teacher's Experience
  • Jessica Cooper 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. Moia Rowsome 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.
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