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Talk about what people are doing right now. What is happening at the moment?

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 08 –What's happening? is an entertaining course to help people improve their English, and confidently talk about what people are doing at the moment and what is happening right now. 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 08 –What's happening? 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 in speaking conversational English
  • Learn to discuss what's happening right now
  • Learn some basic grammar – Present Continuous tense
  • Master some common words and phrases about body language
  • Build vocabulary of words describing clothes
  • Practice speaking with examples that recap the lessons – What are they doing? Where are they going? Whats happening?

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
Categories
Communication Skills
English Language Learning
Release Date
Jan 1, 2014
Video Running Time (minutes)
15:00
Course Length (minutes)
30
Producer
Seven Dimensions
Course ID
BE08

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