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English Language Skills Learning Path

English has become a global language and is used to communicate internationally in areas such as business, science and information technology. To communicate confidently in English a good knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and punctuation is needed. The Alison Learning Path in English Language Skills introduces you to the fundamental aspects of English grammar, vocabulary and punctuation and explains how they should be applied in both written and spoken English. The Alison Learning Path in English Language Skills is a sequence of courses that will help you go beyond a basic level of spoken and written English and help you become more effective and confident when communicating with other people. You will learn about the use of Past, Present and Future tenses, the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and their correct usage. You will also learn about the word order of a sentence structure and how to turn a sentence into a negative or a question. You will expand your English language vocabulary and improve your pronunciation skills. You will cover vocabulary in areas such as shopping, food, and sports, and pronunciation of the alphabet and silent letters. The course also covers the 10 most-used nouns, verbs, and expressions in English. It is ideal for English language students who wish to complement their vocabulary and phrases with a greater understanding of grammar. It is also suitable for native English speakers who want to revise their grammar or learn to communicate more effectively.



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Fundamentals of English Grammar

    This Fundamentals of English Grammar course offers a comprehensive review of English grammar and is ideal for those already fluent in English who want to improve their writing skills, as well as their spoken English.

    It examines spelling, grammar and punctuation including commas, colons, adverbs and prepositions, meaning you will be able to write English more confidently – enhancing both your personal and professional skills.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  2. Introduction to English Grammar - Tenses and Sentence Structure

    This English grammar course teaches you about English tenses and sentence structure. First, you will learn about the past, present and future tenses. You will see examples of each tense and have the chance to practice them until you’ve mastered them. You will also learn the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and the correct way to use them.

    Next, the course will then teach you the correct word order in an English sentence. This will help you to build simple and clear sentences so that you can be easily understood by English speakers. You will then learn how to turn an English sentence into a negative or a question. This will allow you to express your thoughts much more easily.

    If you want to have a conversation in English, read English, or write English, this course is essential. Tenses and sentence structure are some of the most basic parts of the English language, so you need to learn them now before trying more difficult things. The course only takes 3 hours, so by the end of the week you will be a lot closer to your first perfect English conversation.

     

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  3. Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening

    Many non-native English speakers find when they study the English language that there is quite a leap from basic informal conversational English to more formal business-like English. The use of colloquial expressions by native English speakers can also be quite confusing to the non-native speaker.

    In this course you will study comparisons between informal and formal uses of greetings, introductions, offers, expressions of gratitude and apologies. You will learn how to recognise the differences between these so that you will be able to decipher what exactly is being communicated. You will practise examples to further increase your knowledge and understanding of the English language.

    This English Grammar course will be of great interest to all learners who want to go beyond a basic level of spoken and written English and take their knowledge and understanding to a higher level.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  4. English Vocabulary and Pronunciation

    This free course will improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation for a wide range of topics. The course begins by going through the importance of silent letters in English. English is full of silent letters, like the “h” in “ghost” and the “k” in “knight”. The course will guide you through the English alphabet and show you examples of these silent letters so your pronunciation can reach a new level. You will then learn a range of really useful English expressions, so that can sound more like a native English speaker.

    Next, the course will cover vocabulary in topics that are fun to talk about, so that you can have easier conversations with friends and new people you meet. This will include topics such as shopping, food, and sports, which are great pieces of vocabulary to use when introducing yourself to new people in English. Finally, you will learn the 10 most-used nouns and verbs in English. This lesson will bring your English vocabulary to a really strong place, so you can speak English with confidence.

    If you have a basic understanding of the English language and want to further improve your vocabulary and pronunciation skills then this is the course for you. If you do not have a basic understanding of English, then try the free course "Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening", which will give you all the basics. But if you are ready now then check out the course and in just 2 hours you’ll be one big step closer to being a fluent English speaker!

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. English Writing Skills

    Being able to write well in English is a fantastic skill. With this course, you will learn the most important English writing styles covering the areas of comedy, suspense, thriller, and poetry. This will allow you adapt your writing to the right tone for the right situation. To boost this ability, you will also learn how to write descriptive, instructional text, and opinion pieces, which will prepare for writing in a large number of different forums.

    Next, you will be guided through the skills of audience management. You will first learn the differences between the main types of audiences, and will then be shown how to identify different audiences in different situations. Next, the course will show you how to appeal to each audience type, so that you can write for almost anyone. Each lesson will be outlined in a clear and simple manner so that your learning experience will be as easy as possible.

    If you believe in the saying that the pen is mightier than the sword, this is the course for you. Being able express yourself clearly in writing is a wonderful skill that can last the rest of your life and serve you in a wide range of important situations. So why wait? Start the course now, and continue your journey towards really impressive writing and expressive skills.

     

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  6. Speaking and Writing English Effectively

    Effective communication skills open doors.  Both in business and your personal life, clearly and quickly communicating an idea can have it taken more seriously, reducing frustration both for you and the people you are speaking to. The ability to choose the right tone and voice in different moments can give you the ability to put people at ease, excite them, or just hold their attention. These are valuable skills.

    This free course starts you on your path to being a master communicator. The course compares a variety of writing styles including imaginative writing, journalism, and English in the media. It introduces you to the importance of audience and situation assessment, so that you understand which styles are best when. It then offers a comprehensive guide to using language effectively, and by the end of the course you will be familiar with techniques used for presentations, imaginative writing, and issue analysis. This will equip you with communication skills for a wide range of situations and audiences.

    A lot of people do not have this ability, and many never even think about getting it. The fact that you have come this far says a lot. You have the interest in improving your communication skills, so start now and see what you can learn. In less than three hours, this free course can give you skills that can make life a lot easier, and make you feel a lot more in control of the situations you are in every day. So why wait? Check out the course now, and improve your communication skills today.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  7. Practising English Language Grammar Skills

    This course will introduce you to English for the hotel industry. You will first learn how to reserve a hotel room, book a table in a restaurant, and use different modes of transportation when travelling. Next, you will be guided through English dialogues used in job interviews. You will then be shown how to make business telephone calls as well as how to make small talk for business relationships. You will also learn how to differentiate between colloquial and formal English. 

    This English for tourism course will also teach you English skills that will help you confidently give directions, conduct guided tours, navigate guidebooks, and even write press releases. You will also learn how to check guests in and out, order food in a restaurant, and easily describe types of food available to customers. With the correct understanding and usage of English expressions and phrases in business and social settings, you will be able to communicate effectively in no time at all.

    By taking this English for tourism course, you will not only be proficient in tourism-related vocabulary and phrases but also become confident in making business calls, sending out letters and postcards, and engaging in small talk. If you want to take your career in the tourism and hospitality industry to the next level, this is the course is for you. So, start the course now and improve your English skills today.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a English Language Skills Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.



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