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English Language Course (For English Speakers)

Course Bandwidth:

High

Brief Description:

This is a flexible online self-study course, allowing you to effectively refresh and improve your English language skills. You can tailor the exercises to advance your listening and reading skills, improve your grammar, build vocabulary and refine your pronunciation–and all at a pace that suits you.

This level 1 course is for beginners. If you are unsure of your level, you can take the placement test here.

Browser: We recommend using Internet Explorer for this course.

Create a Speexx profile: To complete this course, you will need to create a profile on the Speexx website. (Note that you do not need to create a new username or password, just a profile.) You will see a window that must be kept open while you work in Speexx. If you close that window, it is possible that some of your work will be lost.

Placement Test: If you are brand new to the language, skip the placement test! The placement test consists of exercises that increase in difficulty. The higher your level, the more exercises you will be asked to solve and the longer the test will take. Time: up to 60 minutes for advanced students. Once you complete the placement test, enroll in the suggested course, which will display when you finish the placement. The placement test can be found here: http://learning.psi.org/course/english-language-course-placement-test-english-speakers.

System requirements: 

Please note: The course runs through Java. You must have Java installed on your computer, and make sure that Java is enabled on your browser. For more information on how to enable Java in your browser, please follow the link below: http://learning.psi.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Java4Browsers.pdf 

To ensure complete functionality, your computer should meet the following: 
  • Courseware: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome; Mac OS X (min. 10.6), Safari; Java 1.6 or higher; sound card [As Chrome disabled/removed Java in April 2015 we recommend using IE.] 
  • Karaoke: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, sound card
 
  • Virtual Classroom: Flash Player Plug-in 11.2 or higher
 
  • Mobile Vocabulary: iOS 4, Android 2.3 or higher 
  • Microphone/Headset
 High-speed internet connection 
  • [Note on tablet/phone- While they will play on tablets, our testing has shown that the software works best on a computer or laptop.]

Course Details:

Rating:

4.5
Average: 4.5 (12 votes)

Language of Course:

English

Provider:

Speex

Competency:

Build Strong Work Relationships
Communicate and Share Information
Functional Knowledge
Promote Teamwork

Course Category:

Language skills

Time To Complete:

60 minutes

Target Audience:

Any user working to increase English language ability

Skills:

Improve listening and reading
Improve grammar
Build vocabulary
Refine pronounciation