In this post, you will learn about my new 'Learn English Conversation' course which is available on the Skillshare platform. Let me tell you a bit more about it.
We all know that the most important element in learning a language is to learn how to speak. But still, we learn English for years and can’t communicate freely. What is the reason? We just do it all wrong: we just learn grammar and words, but not conversation skills.
why to learn english conversation skills?
For a while now, I have been teaching my students to think functionally and to train them to take part in any conversation.
For example, phrases like
- I don't know.
- No problem. Any time.
- Can you please help me with this?
are not grammatical. If you try to construct them from scratch again and again, you are in serious trouble.
I often here from people travelling abroad: "It seems that they use the same phrases again and again. If I learn to use these phrases, I will get by (=communicate at a basic level)."
When we learn our native language, we hear these set expressions (they can also be called social formulas, speaking agents etc) numerous times even until we start speaking. They go into our subconsciousness, and we use them without thinking or learning.
With English as a foreign language, there are 2 ways:
So, the best way to start speaking English is to learn set expressions which you will be using again and again in various situations when talking to native speakers or travelling around the world.
How can you learn english conversation?
I started talking about functional approach in my blog post How to be polite in English, and it got a lot of attention and positive feedback from my readers.
And finally, I decided to make a full course named 'Learn English Conversation' to teach you all basics for communicating in English.
cool things about 'learn English conversation'
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
The course is everybody who needs to improve their spoken English! It's good for beginners, and it will become a useful reference guide for intermediate English learners.
Please note that the course is 'Basic Conversation Skills' so it won't be helpful for advanced students of English.
Still have questions about the course? Need help with enrolling? Send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below!
I am looking forward to seeing you in class!
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