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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. Check it out for yourself, try the course now.

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

    More than 1.5 billion people in the world speak English. If you can learn English, you can speak to all of them. That is an amazing ability, and you can do it with just a little time. But first, you must learn the basics. This short course will be a really big step on your English learning journey.

    This English grammar course teaches you about English tenses and sentence structure. You will learn about the past, present and future tenses, and see examples of each of them. You will learn the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and the correct way to use them. The course will then teach you the correct word order in an English sentence. You will then learn how to turn an English sentence into a negative or a question.

    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 start today and 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

    If you have completed the Alison free online course "Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening", this new English course will help you further extend your English language vocabulary and improve your pronunciation skills.

    In this English language course, 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.

    Alison's online English language course will be of great interest to all learners who already have a basic knowledge of the English language and who want to further improve their vocabulary and pronunciation skills to be able to communicate more effectively.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. English Writing Skills

    Effective communication skills open doors. Being able to write really well is a powerful ability. Both in business and your personal life, clearly and quickly communicating an idea can have it taken more seriously. This reduces frustration both for you and the people you are writing for. Being able 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 comedy and descriptive writing, and shows you how to write in different genres such as spy novels, mysteries, or thrillers. You will be shown how to write a wide range of different texts, from opinion pieces to poetry. You will then learn how to identify your target audience, so that you understand which styles are best to use in different moments. By the end of the course you will be familiar with writing techniques used in a very 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? Start improving your writing skills today.

     

     

     

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

    Effective communication skills open doors. Being able to speak and write really well is a powerful ability. 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? Improve your communication skills today.

     

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

    When learning a new language an important first step is to learn the rules of grammar that allow people express what they want to say and understand what others are saying in a coherent manner. An equally important second step is to practise using the rules of grammar to become proficient in communicating in the language. In this English language course you will get to practise using important rules of grammar that will greatly improve your ability to communicate in both spoken and written English. You will practise the use of tenses such as the present continuous, past perfect, past simple, present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous to improve your ability to communicate. You will also practise and learn how to use superlatives and comparatives, and practise using reported speech. This English language course will be of great interest to all learners who have studied previous English language courses on Alison such as 'Fundamentals of English Grammar' and 'Introduction to Conversational English', and who now want to further practise and improve their ability to communicate confidently in English.

    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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