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Simple ways to say hello and goodbye, introduce yourself, and use the right body language.

The Basic English learning package comprises 20 ground-breaking programs that combine psychology, linguistics and instructional design to engage learners of English.Designed by Linguistics Expert Dr Fran Byrnes and Psychologist Eve Ash.

Interactive eLearning course

This video program is also available as a short stimulating eLearning course with interactive learning modules, recap activities, inline video and quiz assessments, designed to engage learners and build skills.

eLearning description

Basic English 01 – Meeting People is an entertaining course to help people improve their English by learning simple ways to say hello and goodbye, confidently introduce yourself and others, and use the right body language. It also covers basic grammar, useful everyday expressions and new vocabulary. The style is simple, clear and easy to follow, and will help learners develop confidence in speaking English correctly, both at work and in their personal lives.

Basic English 01 – Meeting People is part of the Cutting Edge Basic English Series which features great characters in amusing situations with fun storylines. It optimizes learner engagement in real conversations, with practical activities that are immediately applicable in the workplace, and in everyday life. The learning approach is founded on proven language learning principles presented in an innovative and effective style.

elearning course learning objectives

  • Build confidence with conversational English
  • Learn basic greetings – how to say hello, introduce yourself and introduce others
  • Learn simple grammar – questions using IS and ARE and converting statements to questions, e.g. "That is …" becomes "Is that …?"
  • Master some everyday expressions and ways to say hello and goodbye
  • Build vocabulary of key words in everyday language related to time of day e.g. morning; afternoon etc
  • Listen to encouragement and suggestions to help build confidence when meeting new people
  • Practice speaking with examples that recap the lessons and provide opportunities to practice saying hello and goodbye

This is available as part of

Cutting Edge Basic English Series
This ground-breaking Cutting Edge Basic English Series designed by psychologist Eve Ash and ESL expert Dr Fran Byrnes, can be used in a wide range of language learning situations, in classrooms and for self-study. The series can be used for learners prior to using the popular Cutting Edge English at... read more
Assertiveness / Confidence
Communication Skills
English Language Learning
Release Date
Jan 1, 2014
Video Running Time (minutes)
Course Length (minutes)
Seven Dimensions
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