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Learn English Through TV Drama Series: My Name is Lucky

Improve your English language skills and develop your confidence in speaking, reading, and writing in English.

2,317 enrolled on this course

Develop your English at an upper-intermediate level

Film and television provide great opportunities to learn and improve language skills.

On this four-week course from Chasing Time English, you’ll explore a unique and engaging way to learn English. Each week you’ll watch an episode of an original TV drama series and analyse the language used, with guided activities to help you along the way.

Learn key English phrases for social interactions

Within weekly language focus sections, you’ll cover linguistic functions and social interactions from each of the episodes. You’ll start looking at asking for permission and apologising before moving on to making and declining invitations and, finally, time expressions.

Through reading, writing, and discussion tasks, you’ll connect the fictional world of the drama series to your real-life experiences, allowing you the context needed to have authentic and personal interactions in English.

Dive deeper into tenses, conditionals, and verbs

You’ll focus on a few different aspects of the English language throughout this course, building your knowledge and confidence in each area.

By analysing the language used in My Name is Lucky, you’ll learn about first conditional sentences in both present and past tense, while also developing your understanding of synonyms, antonyms, and how to form short answers to questions.

Discover My Name is Lucky, created specifically to help you learn English

The TV drama series featured in this course, My Name is Lucky, follows an international student through a series of difficult experiences. Each episode has been structured around key vocabulary and phrases that you’ll then study each week to improve your English.

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What topics will you cover?

This is a course designed for English language learners including: • Social interactions • Watching skills • Grammar activities • Vocabulary activities • Writing skills • Reading skills • Speaking skills

Learning on this course

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...

  • Summarise key events from written and spoken texts
  • Demonstrate understanding of important concepts from visual and audio cues
  • Develop confidence in expressing an opinion in English
  • Contribute to discussions on a range of themes and topics

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to learn English at an upper-intermediate level.

To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B1 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 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.

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    Hamilton, New Zealand

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • 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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