How is the Spoken English Course Organized?Foundation: Each of the modules in the "How to Speak American English" language course begins with foundation material to give you a clearer understanding of how American English conversations work. These include audio pronunciation guides.
Conversations: You will meet a cast of characters and get to know them through a series of conversations. These conversations are typical of what you could hear at a college or university, in the workplace or an American home.
Definitions: In addition to reading text, there are also detailed explanations of the phrases used with audio clips to let you hear what the words sound like. This gives you an opportunity to practice saying the different phrases for yourself.
Audio Essays: Learning to speak American English would not be complete without understanding how and when to use the many different phrases as well as what NOT to say.
Vocabulary: You will learn a different kind of vocabulary in this course based on idioms or the expressions that dominate American English conversations as well as slang which can be used in social and business conversations.
Assessments: The assessments in each module will raise your comfort level in speaking, writing and reading American English conversations, not just to memorize a list of words.
Webquests: These projects will help you explore and understand the many different ways American English is used.