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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

    If you are still not confident with your written and spoken English, don't worry. Using perfect English grammar and spelling out English words correctly is easy if you regularly do English grammar exercises. With this online course, you will review all the English grammar rules, practice spelling English words, and learn the correct use of punctuations. Soon, your English will flow naturally, which will be a great boost to your personal and professional skills.

    This English grammar course will refresh your memory with the correct usage of punctuations including full stops, commas, semicolons, and apostrophes. Topics on nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and pronouns are also included in the course outline. This will help you speak English with confidence even before you finish the course.

    This Fundamentals of English Grammar online course is designed to help you master English grammar rules and speak English fluently. Whether you are a new English language learner or an advanced English student, we have built this course to make the learning process interesting and fruitful. So check out the course and join thousands of students who are improving their English as we speak.

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

    This Introduction to English Grammar - Tenses and Sentence Structure course will help you understand everything you need to know about English tenses. As you may know, there is more to the past, present, and future tenses of verbs than meets the eye. With this course, you will learn the common mistakes that students make when using these tenses. Soon, expressing yourself clearly and precisely in English will come naturally to you.

    Once you become familiar with English verb tenses, you will learn the perfect word order in English sentence structure. Learning perfect word order is essential for you to sound like a native speaker! This is a crucial part of English writing and speaking, which will make your sentences clear and easy to understand. Next, you will learn how to turn a sentence into a negative or a question. This will make having a conversation in English much easier for you.

    This English grammar course will be of great interest to all English language students, language teachers, and anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the English language, particularly English verb tenses. By mastering this part of the English language, you will unlock more advanced English grammar and sound more like a native speaker. So why wait? Check out this course and enhance your English language skills today!

    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

    Everyone finds some English words difficult to pronounce sometimes. The good news is, if you practice regularly then speaking English correctly and fluently can become effortless. This free English language course covers the vocabulary most commonly used in shopping, cooking, restaurants, and sports. It also teaches the correct pronunciation of the alphabet and silent letters, so that you can understand the more difficult aspects of English pronunciation.

    Next, the course covers the 10 most-used English nouns and verbs as well as common expressions in English. This will really help you sound more like a native English speaker and will allow you to have easier conversations with people in English. The course will then take you through exercises covering basic English pronunciation, and will quiz you on important sets of English vocabulary. This will get you ready for the most common conversations people have in English.

    Learning English as a second language has a lot of benefits, both personally and professionally. This free online course from Alison will be useful to all learners who already have a basic knowledge of the English language. If you want to further improve your vocabulary and pronunciation skills for travel or career advancement, this is the course for you. So check out the course today, and start boosting your language abilities even higher.

    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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