Welcome to theB1 Online English courseThe course consists of the following parts:70 hours of online study that includes grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing exercises.12 hours of blogging and 4 hours of chat by your teacher to help you with any language questions or problems you may have (check the calendar).15 hours of presence-based classes to develop your speaking skills ( check calendar to see the class timetable) *El final del curso coincidiré con un examen de acreditación de nivel de B1.
Course StructureThe online course is divided into 3 MODULES consisting of grammar units, topics, reviews, writing and a module test
Course StructureThe GRAMMAR UNITS explain and practise different tenses(tiempos verbales), prepositions, articles, etc.The TOPICS present vocabulary, listening and reading exercises connected with different areas, such as health, the weather, technology, work, travel, etc.The REVIEWS help you to remember the language you have studied. You must answer questions about the topics you have studied speaking aloud! (en voz alto)The WRITING SECTIONS give you help on informal, formal letters and typical mistakes.The MODULE TESTs check you know the language you have studied. You must try to get 80% correct before moving on to the next module.
Using the online coursePlease remember to allow POP UPS in your browser (IE, Firefox, etc.)Install a dictionary or translation tool to help you with difficult words.
How to improve your EnglishSome advice on how to improve your EnglishJust like any sport or activity , the more you practise, the better you will get.It is also important to look at the different parts of the language.
Improving your Grammar GRAMMAR is like a JIGSAW PUZZLE – the pieces fit together. They have been to New York. MAIN PREP. OBJECT SUBJECT AUXILIARY VERB If I had known I would have told you about itThis is a more complicated structure – it’s a 3rd conditional. Again, thepieces (subject, auxiliary, verb, etc) must fit together.
Improving your pronunciationEnglish is NOT a phonetic language!!!I had to subJECT (vb) the SUBject (noun) to a series of testsI reCORded all my RECords on CD. (Stress is important)I saw a live concert near where I live. /ai/ /I/Just compare heart, beard, and heardPhonetics /ha:rt/ /biƏ/ /hƷ:d/The same 3 letters but with different pronunciation.
Improving your vocabulary1.Learn new words by making them relevant or personal to you. Library (biblioteca)– I usually study in the Law Faculty Library.2.Think about the different FORMS of words. If you learn a verb check you know if it is regular or irregular Go (inf) went (past) gone(past participle) Eat (inf) ate (past) eaten (past participle) If you learn a noun check you know the other forms. Success (noun =exito) Succeed (verb= tener exito) Successful (adjective) Unsuccessful (negative adjective)3. Think about the pronunciation of the word Vegetables - /VDJerterbels/ Comfortable /KUMferterbel/
Improving your SkillsSpeaking Speak more fluently, more accurately, more clearlyListening Understand more and more easily, more naturallyReading Read faster, stopping less, more enjoyableWriting Write more correctly, more complex sentences more interesting ones
SO -REMEMBER YOUR ENGLISHGP(V)SG is for grammar - tenses, structures, rules, exceptionsP is for pronunciation – individual sounds of letters, stress, intonation(V) is for vocabulary – different forms, phrasal verbs and expressionsS is for skills – keep a balance by practising them all (S is also for SMILE)
The best way to learn languages isto be MOTIVATEDrelax and enjoy learninglanguages are fun !Everyday, you will learn some new words, some new structures and so improve.Focus on the reasons why you are learninge.g. to travel, to find a jobor just because you love languages! THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ENJOY THE COURSE