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American Life: Practical English Skills

Learn English conversation, how to pay bills, and learn the cost of living in America all in your free time at home.

4.58 / 5.0
68830 students5 hours 59 minutes

Created by Jim & Melissa McDonald, offered on Udemy

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Student feedback

9/10

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Course length

9/10

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Overall score

8.9/10

This course currently has a bestcourses score of 8.9/10, which makes it a great course to learn from. On our entire platform, only 15% of courses achieve this rating!

Description

Have you already learned English grammar in school or university but have little experience putting it into practice? Our lectures are practical and will give you an understanding of the English language in real life situations.

American Life English gives you Practical Skills! At the end of this course you will be able to confidently:

  1. Make Travel Reservations
  2. Refine a Search
  3. Contrast and Compare
  4. Follow the Rules of the Road
  5. Purchase Protection Plans

You will learn vocabulary used in the American cultural context. You will be able to appropriately communicate with and relate to Americans.

We will teach 5+ hours of video lectures and all the vocabulary you need to independently complete these life skills. Anyone is welcome to join who can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

You can access the lectures and worksheets when it is convenient for you. You don't ever need to worry about missing a class. You can listen to the lectures as many times as you need until you master each topic.

Language + Culture = Adventure!

Are you considering moving to America or soon travelling to America? This course will help you to get ready for your new adventure.

We want you to be as prepared as you can, taking advantage of every opportunity presented to you through knowing the English language and to succeed in those opportunities.

What you will learn

  • Confidence in English conversation and navigating American life in the following topics: Travel Reservations, Buying a Cell Phone Plan, Finding a Place to Live, Driving and Health Care.
  • A clearer understanding of the systems that Americans use in everyday life.
  • FUNCTIONALITY and FLUIDITY (Practicality and "the flow").

Requirements

  • You should have already taken some Beginner's English Courses. You can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.
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  • Price: Free
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 5 hours 59 minutes
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bestcourses score: 8.9/10

This course is better than many others in its category.