Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsHello, and welcome to this English language MOOC developed for elementary learners by Kings College London. In this MOOC, you will learn language for every day situations. You will become more confident in understanding and talking in English. Each week, you will listen, read, and write answers. Fill in the gap, click a button, or listen and repeat what you hear. You can also reply to each other in the comment section. This course will help you use English in everyday situations and help you practise what you have learned. You will hear people talking about the time, what they did last weekend, and about buying a new mobile phone. They are very busy, filling in forms, and giving directions in the city.

Skip to 1 minute and 4 secondsListen carefully to what the characters say, and where possible, repeat what you hear. You will also meet some new people, for example Heba, Dina, and Ahmed. Some of the people will be talking to the university halls of residence about accommodation, and others will be speaking to sales assistants in shops. Do they remind you of any of your friends? There is help with some of the instructions in your own language, but if one section is too difficult, you can move on and come back to it at the end. Try to find a quiet space when you're doing the MOOC, so that you can hear the people speaking, and don't worry if you don't understand everything first time.

Skip to 1 minute and 55 secondsYou can listen, read, and learn as many times as you need to. I hope you enjoy your new course.

Welcome to your Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate course

Welcome to the course! This is your first step.

Please watch this video, where Jessica Cooper from King’s College London introduces to you what you will be doing over the next 4 weeks.

When you have watched the video, go to the next step! You will see it on the right at the bottom of this page. It is called ‘Please tell us about you.’

Remember: when you finish each step, click the button ‘mark as complete’. You must ‘mark as complete’ at least 90% of the steps in the course in order to receive a certificate at the end of the course.

An important note: This course is designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who want to learn English for studying and for work. It has been created as part of the PADILEIA project. This is why we have some basic supporting documents in Arabic and English.

However, the course will also be of interest to anyone looking to improve their skills in basic English, so we welcome learners from everywhere. I will be here to help you learn, along with other educators from King’ College London.

Here is a list of vocabulary in Arabic from the course for you to use: List of Vocabulary

The audio steps have downloadable English and Arabic transcripts. You can find these in the downloads section at the bottom of the page.

Your facilitation team

Vicky Gray and Monty King, your hosts, work at FutureLearn and have experience of teaching English, designing courses. They will be monitoring your comments and facilitating discussions. Say hello to them throughout the course and they will provide helpful feedback to you.

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Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

King's College London