English Conversational Skills
Master the art of listening and and responding with Askademic. Identifying words, isolating phrases, and formulating a quick response can be tricky, but teacher Kayla Belush makes it easy. The 3-hour course includes 9 lectures that break down linguistic patterns and help you learn English online.
There are two parts of conversation: listening and responding, but when you break it down you need to hear and comprehend before responding. Once you’ve understood the other person, you can then respond, but it has to be in a manner that is as equally comprehensible (being able to pronounce those tough sounds and words).
No matter how nice Americans are, having a full conversation in English can be scary if you don’t feel ready! This course is for you if you’ve ever avoided an English conversation because you were:
- Too intimidated
- Didn’t feel natural or confident
- Didn’t think you could keep up,
- Or just didn’t want to leave your comfort zone
This course has Spanish and Portuguese subtitles as it focuses on listening and communication obstacles commonly faced by individuals with these first languages.
Completing this course will help you:
After this course, you’ll be able to hold your own and maintain effective communication by not only enhancing your listening skills, but your entire understanding of American English!
Who is the course for?
This course is excellent for any level, especially since it has subtitles. Even if you’re in the beginning stages of learning English, having a foundation of communication will help you learn new vocabulary and grammar. Knowing how to communicate new material is the ultimate advantage! Additionally, learning communication skills early on will minimize these issues by the time you reach more advanced levels!
Kayla is a communication coach from upstate New York who loves the nuanced art of phonetics and phonology. In this online course, she clearly explains the fluid elements of American English that can trip you up. Focus on the stress, middle vowel sound (schwa), intonation, and connected speech syllables to easily make sense of the language.
Hi, and welcome to this introductory video to explain an outline of exactly what you're going to see throughout this course to boost your English listening skills.
Welcome to this second video of this course where I'm going to show you three specific really, really important tools for moving forward and knowing what you can use to work on different aspects of listening on your own.
Hi, and welcome to the first video of the American prosody section. It's going to be all about stress and how we use stress in American English.
And welcome back. Today's video is going to be all about another aspect of American prosody, which is so important for our listening skills to understand.
Hey, and welcome to part three of the prosody section of this listening course. Today, in this video, we are going to be analyzing another aspect of precedent, which is intonation.
Hey, and welcome to the next section of this listening course. Now that we have understood and learned more about some different prosody aspects regarding stress reductions, intonation patterns in American English, we are going to go on to another aspect that is really important for our listening skills, because it changes the way that we speak in a natural and effortless way.
Welcome back. And here is a quick course recap on all that we've talked about in this listening course and how you can keep practicing your listening.
I'm so proud of you for making it this far!
Welcome to this bonus video on another aspect that is really going to boost and help your listening skills when communicating with Americans. This video is all about body language.