Basic English 1: Elementary


Learn Basic English for everyday situations and improve your listening skills with this online course.


  • Duration: 4 weeks.
  • Weekly study: 4 hours.
  • Platform: Future Learn.
  • Type of the course: %100 online.
  • Price of the course: Free all the time.

What topics will you cover?

  • Talking about your friends and family, and describing their personalities.
  • Saying what you do and don’t like.
  • Language to introduce yourself.
  • Describing how you are feeling.
  • Talking about work and jobs.
  • Talking about your hobbies.
  • Asking simple questions.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant language that can help the learner progress along the path to studying at a university.
  • Identify language used in everyday situations, such as studying, communicating with classmates.
  • Develop confidence in key language items useful in a range of different scenarios.
  • Apply language skills for everyday conversations.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who want to learn English for studying and for work. It has been created as part of the PADILEIA project.

However, it will also be of interest to anyone looking to develop their skills in Basic English.

We recommend learners have a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A1 to get the most from this course.

Supported by UK aid – Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform.

Learn English for use in everyday situations:

This free online course will help you learn Basic English skills. It will give you confidence in everyday situations and help you improve your listening skills.

Use your computer or smartphone to hear people talking in English in a number of different situations and test your understanding with quizzes. You will have the chance to chat with other learners in English.

After taking this course you can progress to Basic English: Pre-Intermediate.

Who developed the course?

King’s College London:

King’s College London, established in 1829 and a founding college of the University of London, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, based in the very heart of London.

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