• Course Introduction

        • Time: 18 hours
        • Free Certificate
        • CEFR Level A2
        In Unit 1, you will learn about the eight parts of speech and when each is used. You will learn how to recognize each part of speech and why using them correctly improves your communication skills. In Units 2 and 3, you will learn how to read actively by using context clues and other reading skills and see how reading more can help you expand your vocabulary. Unit 4 focuses on taking those reading skills and using them to help you write. By the end of ESL001, you'll be able to write a few sentences about your daily routine using the lessons on parts of speech, reading actively, and vocabulary to help you communicate clearly. Successful completion of ESL001 will prepare you for ESL002, where you will continue to improve your English reading and writing skills at the A2 level.

        • Course Syllabus

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        • Unit 1: Reading Skills

          Unit 1 introduces you to the parts of speech used in Standard American English. In this unit, you will learn how to recognize the different parts of speech and see when and where they are used. Finally, you will practice identifying the parts of speech and placing them in sentences.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 6 hours.

        • Unit 2: Reading to Comprehend

          Unit 2 introduces reading actively. You will learn how to use basic reading strategies to understand simple non-fiction texts. Finally, you will use these reading skills to demonstrate your understanding of a short reading.

          Students must read a lot of materials to prepare for classes and submit assignments. When we read to learn something new, we read actively. In this unit, you will learn about different active reading strategies to help you understand what you read.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

        • Unit 3: Reading to Improve

          In unit 3, you will use your active reading skills to learn new words. You will see how reading helps you learn new ways to say things in English. This unit ends with a WebQuest, where you'll create a vocabulary list of your own by searching for words online.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

        • Unit 4: Reading to Write

          Unit 4 brings together what you learned in units 1 through 3. In this unit, you will read short descriptions of people's daily activities or routines. Then, you will write a few sentences about yourself. Finally, you will review your writing and post it for your classmates' feedback.

          Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
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        • Certificate Final Exam

          Take this exam if you want to earn a free Course Completion Certificate.

          To receive a free Course Completion Certificate, you will need to earn a grade of 70% or higher on this final exam. Your grade for the exam will be calculated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the exam on your first try, you can take it again as many times as you want, with a 7-day waiting period between each attempt.

          Once you pass this final exam, you will be awarded a free Course Completion Certificate.