Do you want a solid foundation to your English studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding English in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the English you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.
What will I learn?
The course focuses on British English but offers American alternatives. Basic English is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Is this course for me?
GET STARTED IN ENGLISH is for absolute and false beginners of English. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning English. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course and includes a downloadable teacher's guide.
What do I get?
This book and MP3 audio pack has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick.
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims.
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly.
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress.
- Teachers' guide - to support teachers in the classroom
By the end of the course you will reach a solid A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your English, our Complete EFL course (9781473601581) will take you to an intermediate level of English.
If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking English
is the perfect audio course. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese instruction.
**If you are looking for an American English course, you can try GET STARTED IN ENGLISH, American edition. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
About the Author
Cindy Cheetham has twenty nine years' experience in the ELT sector gained in London, Portugal, Brazil and Spain. She has taught a wide range of ages and levels including exam classes, in both the public and private sectors. She's also worked as a teacher trainer running Cambridge CELTA courses and inputting on the Cambridge DELTA course. She has experience as a Director of Studies, a Cambridge CELTA assessor, and a materials writer for the Cutting Edge
textbook series published by Pearson Longman.
A very clear and systematic approach to learning English for beginner students. The discovery approach helps students to build up from simple words and phrases to real communication. The book also provides ideas for how to learn English effectively too, which is often not included in a self-study book. -- Jonathan Stoddart * King's College London *