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Approx. 22 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks, 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    introduce oneself, one’s job, one’s preferences (hobbies, likes and dislikes, etc.)

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    indicate one’s opinion about family, friendship, hometown, or jobs

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    continue a conversation with someone new from other countries

Course 1 of 4 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks, 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

You Say, I Say

Greetings...
7 videos (Total 39 min), 5 quizzes
7 videos
2. Text: Greeting in different cultures5m
3. Greeting8m
4. First Impression4m
5. Cultural Focus: Meeting Someone New5m
6. Office Hour12m
7. Summary1m
5 practice exercises
Test 1-35m
Test 1-43m
Test 1-53m
Test 1-63m
Test 1-85m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The People in Your Life

Interpersonal Communication...
9 videos (Total 60 min), 7 quizzes
9 videos
2. Text: My Mother is My Best Friend6m
3. Families, Friends and Idols12m
4. Describe People's Appearance and Personality11m
5. How to Communicate with Other People4m
6. Friend Relationships5m
7. Cultural Focus: Family and Friend Relationships5m
8. Office Hour11m
9. Summary1m
7 practice exercises
Test 2-35m
Test 2-45m
Test 2-54m
Test 2-65m
Test 2-73m
Test 2-85m
Test 2-103m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Eating in and Eating out

Eating culture...
8 videos (Total 55 min), 6 quizzes
8 videos
2.Text:Food in Different Cultures6m
3.Food in Different Cultures11m
4.Chinese Meals7m
5.Cultural Focus: Different Customs Related to Food in Different Countries3m
6.Eating out8m
7. Talk Show15m
8. Summary1m
6 practice exercises
Test 3-38m
Test 3-43m
Test 3-55m
Test 3-64m
Test 3-75m
Test 3-92m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Why Do You Want to Learn English

English learning...
8 videos (Total 65 min), 5 quizzes
8 videos
2. Text: Why do you learn English?10m
3. Reasons for learning English16m
4. How to learn English9m
5. Cultural Focus: the United Kingdom3m
6. British and American English8m
7. Office Hour12m
8. Summary1m
5 practice exercises
Test 4-38m
Test 4-46m
Test 4-54m
Test 4-75m
Test 4-95m

Instructors

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Fang Yang

Associate Professor
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Wenxia Zhang

Professor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University

About Tsinghua University

Free online courses from Tsinghua University Tsinghua University, founded in 1911, is one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Tsinghua University consists of 19 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, architecture, management, law, medicine, arts and design. As China’s leading institution of advanced learning, Tsinghua is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and social services. Tsinghua has approximately 3,200 faculty members and over 35,000 students, including 3,500 international students from 108 countries. Among its 170,000 alumni are many outstanding scholars, successful entrepreneurs, and distinguished statesmen who have been playing important roles in the development of China....

About the Learn English Specialization

This specialization is intended for English as a Second Language Learners (elementary, intermediate, and advanced). No prior knowledge is required for these courses. Through 4 courses, Conversational English skills, Just Reading and Writing English 1, Just Reading and Writing English 2, and General Academic English, you will cover the following interesting topics in each course: 1.Meeting new people, the people in your life, eating in and eating out, the reason to learn English, good times and bad times, and hobbies in course 1 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of conversational English skills in your daily life to improve your ability to communicate better in English in a wide range of daily situations and become more fluent and confident in using the language. 2.Feelings, staying healthy, learning, university, cultural differences, and cities in course 2 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of primary English reading and writing skills. 3.Education, manners, personal communication, purpose of living, cultural studies, life science in course 3 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of intermediate English reading and writing skills. 4.Art, man and nature, social issues, engineering and technology, psychology, economics and management in course 4 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of general academic English learning skills for your academic career, covering all aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing....
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