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Learn English Through TV Drama Series: Upper Intermediate English Language

Improve your Upper Intermediate English skills and enjoy a television drama at the same time with this unique language course.

1,787 enrolled on this course

Learn English Through TV Drama Series: Upper Intermediate English Language

Stay engaged as you learn English with a course based around a television drama

If you enjoy watching television dramas and you want to improve your Upper Intermediate English skills, this six-week course is perfect for you.

The unique format combines short episodes of an engaging drama and active learning exercises, ensuring that you not only speak English fluently, but that you are thoroughly entertained.

Dive into this interactive English course

To acquire Upper Intermediate English level skills, you need to stay interested in the subject matter. On this course, you’ll get to watch exciting episodes of a television drama series (titled Fortune) which will definitely get your attention.

After each episode, you’ll work through active learning exercises related to the show. Every session ends with a ‘cliff-hanger’ moment, so you’ll always want to watch more and continue to learn English. This will hold your interest, make you work harder, and develop stronger language skills.

Learn English for every occasion

This English course will teach you the language skills you need for any situation. You’ll cover English phrases for daily use, so you can talk to other speakers in a natural way.

Besides this conversational English, the course also focuses on understanding grammar and complex ideas. By the end, you’ll be able to evaluate complicated speech or text and formulate your own complicated responses.

Choose trusted professionals to deliver your English course

The educators, applied linguists, and filmmakers at Chasing Time English create video content that will intrigue you as you develop your conversational English and other skills. Choose to study with them, and be sure of an excellent experience.

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What topics will you cover?

This is a course designed for English language learners including:

  • Watching skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Social interaction 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.

  • Available now

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...

  • Evaluate the main ideas of complex visual and audio text on both concrete and abstract topics
  • Apply language skills in everyday contexts such as making requests and offering to help
  • Demonstrate awareness of common grammatical functions and uses
  • Contribute with a degree of fluency and spontaneity using key phrases in English for social situations

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for adult, tertiary and high school students interested in improving their Upper Intermediate English skills. For maximum benefit, learners should have a minimum CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B1.

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 Head Materials Writer at Chasing Time English.

I hold a PhD in applied linguistics, have published in a range of leading academic journals, and have over 20 years teaching experience.

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

  • Location

    Hamilton, New Zealand

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.



Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 8 weeks



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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible


$189.99 for one year

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  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
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  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year

Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.

Available until 22 November 2021 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

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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