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Learn English Through TV Drama Series: Skipper's Pass

Improve your English language skills by watching a short television drama series.

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Learn English Through TV Drama Series: Skipper's Pass

Explore a unique and engaging way to learn English

English language classes should grip your imagination and inspire you to speak and write.

The unique format of this course allows you to watch an original and exciting TV drama series and then apply the language from each episode to your English language learning journey.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to apply your English language skills in everyday contexts, such as asking for directions.

Improve your English skills through visual and audio cues

Through preview discussions, watching short episodes, and post-watching activities, you’ll develop your awareness of common grammatical functions and uses.

By engaging with the narrative drama series, you’ll increase your active learning opportunities and improve your watching, speaking, and writing skills.

Build your confidence in using key phrases in English

This course will guide you through grammar and vocabulary activities in between each short episode, allowing you to grow in confidence when using basic English.

You’ll then be able to use your English language skills in everyday situations.

Learn from the experts at Chasing Time English

Chasing Time English is a unique combination of English language educators, applied linguists, and filmmaking professionals, and they are global leaders in providing original dramatic video content and learning resources for English language education.

This course has been meticulously designed by their teams to identify appropriate learning content and help you learn English in the most engaging way.

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What topics will you cover?

This is a course designed for English language learners including:

• Watching skills • Speaking skills • Grammar activities • Vocabulary activities • Writing skills • Reading skills

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate understanding of important concepts from visual and audio cues
  • Develop confidence in using key phrases in English for social situations
  • Apply language skills in everyday contexts such as asking for directions
  • Improve awareness of common grammatical functions and uses

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to learn English at an intermediate level in a unique and engaging way.

To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a minimum of CEFR A2 level English.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Co-founder and Managing Director at Chasing Time English.

My international education experience includes postings in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, India, and the United States.

I am a Senior Materials Writer and Production Manager at Chasing Time English.

Originally from the UK, I have worked in international education for 15yrs. Prior to that I worked in the movie industry.

I am a Co-founder and Head of Media Production at Chasing Time English.

I have worked in the film and television industry since 2001.

Who developed the course?

Chasing Time English

Chasing Time English produces engaging live-action
purposeful teaching and learning resources for English language education.

  • Established

    2017
  • Location

    Hamilton, New Zealand

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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