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
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.
After taking this course you can progress to Basic English: Pre-Intermediate.
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
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) A1 to get the most from this course.
Supported by UK aid - Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform