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
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 Hours50 Points
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 Hours50 Points
Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening
This course begins by teaching you how to make basic greetings and introduce yourself the formal and informal way. You will learn how to say goodbye, make offers and requests, offer gratitude and apologies, and welcome visitors. You will learn the different uses of the verb “to get” such as to receive something, to indicate change, and to bring / to buy /to find. You will also study the uses of the verb "to have".
You will then practice your English listening skills. Native speakers are sometimes hard to understand. With this course, you will study the vowels and diphthongs in English, speech patterns, contracted verbs and negatives, and phonetic words. You will also learn that native speakers shorten and link sounds and use different stresses on keywords in a sentence. You will also look into common pronunciation trap with words of the same spelling and same sound.
Many non-native English speakers find that there is quite a difference from the basic informal conversational English to the more formal business-like English. The colloquial expressions used by native English speakers can also be quite confusing for them. With this course, you will be able to practice your listening as well as speaking skills to sound more native-like. Sign up for this course and level up in your spoken and listening English skills.2-3 Hours50 Points
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 Hour50 Points
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 Hours50 Points
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 Hours50 Points
Practising English Language Grammar Skills
If you have taken these two Alison English language courses, "Fundamentals of English Grammar” and "Introduction to Conversational English" then you are ready to proceed to the next level. This next course will help you master English tenses with practice. Tenses are very important for expressing the time of action in the English language. If you use the correct tense, misunderstandings and miscommunications can be avoided. The course focuses on the present continuous, past perfect, past simple, present perfect continuous, and past perfect continuous tenses.
As you go through the lessons, you will also learn the correct way of forming comparatives and superlatives. Whether it be in your day-to-day conversations or in business, you can use comparatives and superlatives to make comparisons, express preferences, and give value judgments. The course also helps you practice reported speech. Reported speech, unlike direct speech, can be confusing, so it’s great to get more practice in this area.
This course will be really helpful for anyone who wants to improve their English language grammar skills. After completing this course, you will be able to identify rules of grammar in the English language, use tenses such as the present continuous, past perfect, past simple, present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous correctly, form comparatives and superlatives, and use reported speech in the correct form. Practice makes perfect, so start the course now.1-2 Hour50 Points