A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Lesson 01 - Food and Nutrition
You will practice using can to talk about ordering food in a restaurant. You’ll also study how to use how much and how many with count and noncount nouns. Skills you’ll learn in this lesson include reading a menu, making a shopping list, locating items in a supermarket, planning meals, and reading recipes.
Lesson 02 - Housing
You will practice using information questions about housing and learn to use prepositions of location to describe where furniture goes in a room. Skills in this lesson include describing housing, interpreting classified ads, completing a rental application, identifying rooms and furniture, and making a family budget.
Lesson 03 - Our Community
You will learn the form for information questions and practice using it. You’ll use the imperative for directions and the simple present and the present continuous tenses. Skills in this lesson include describing your community, scanning a directory index, giving and following directions, reading a letter, and writing and sending a letter.
Lesson 04 - Health
You will practice should and need to give advice and warnings about health. You’ll make comparisons about what is better and best and use regular and irregular verbs in simple past to describe symptoms and medical problems. Skills in this lesson include describing healthy practices, identifying ailments, making a doctor’s appointment, reading medicine labels, and identifying and describing emergencies.
Lesson 05 - Work, Work, Work
You will practice using will to make commitments and can to talk about your abilities and experience. You’ll review the imperative. You’ll also practice regular and irregular verbs in simple past. Skills in this lesson include evaluating learning and work skills, identifying jobs and job skills, applying for a job, interviewing for a job, and following instructions in an office.
Lesson 06 - Review
This lesson reviews the material covered in Lessons 1–5. It covers these topics: food and nutrition, housing, the community, health, and work situations. The grammar points introduced and practiced in Lessons 1–5 are also covered.
Lesson 07 - Goals and Lifelong Learning
You’ll identify common goals and practice expressing future plans with want to, hope to, plan to, and be going to. You’ll use clauses with because and so to talk about reasons and results. You’ll also practice writing your goals in sentences and in a paragraph. Skills in this lesson include identifying goals, setting academic goals, setting work goals, finding ways to learn, and recording goals.
Lesson 08 - Balancing Your Life
In this lesson, you will practice using adverbs of frequency and future time clauses with when. Skills in this lesson include making a schedule; identifying goals, obstacles, and solutions; writing about your goals; identifying study habits; and identifying time-management strategies.
Lesson 09 - Consumer Smarts
You will practice using get + object + past participle to describe services you receive. You’ll review comparative and superlative adjectives and use must and have to describe necessary things. Skills in this lesson include identifying places to purchase goods and services, interpreting advertisements, comparing products, identifying and comparing purchasing methods, and making a smart purchase.
Lesson 10 - Housing
You will practice comparatives using more, most, fewer, less, and least as well as yes/no questions with do. You will also review information questions and study an introduction to past continuous tense form. Skills in this lesson include interpreting classified ads, making decisions about housing, arranging and canceling utilities, making a budget, and writing a letter to a landlord.
Lesson 11 - Our Community
Lesson 11 focuses on information questions with how far, what time, how often, and how much. There is also a section on adverbial clauses with before, after, and when. Skills in this lesson include asking for information, interpreting charts and comparing information, interpreting a road map, identifying daily activities, and writing about a place.
Lesson 12 - Review
This lesson reviews the material covered in Lessons 7–11. It covers these topics: goals and lifelong learning, balancing your life, becoming a smart consumer, housing, and community life. The grammar points introduced and practiced in Lessons 7–11 are also covered.