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English Success is an online and video English course that will inspire you while you learn English pronunciation, writing, grammar, listening, and vocabulary. You will be able to understand and speak English better.
- 2 units.
- 62 videos--more than four hours of video! (MP4 files).
- 62 audio files of all the videos. These audio files are MP3s.
- The Complete Course Guide, a digital book (PDF) that includes more explanation and practice activities, along with transcripts (the text of what is spoken) for all the videos--250 pages.
These are digital files (not a physical product), so you will not need to wait for them to be shipped to you by regular mail. After you purchase English Success, you will receive an email with a special link for you to download the files.
Because the files will be yours, you can use them as long as you want. The time does not expire. Watch the videos, listen to the audio, and do the practice activities as many times as you want. Do them again and again until you learn the concepts fully.
Although English Success was made for learners on the intermediate level, any English learner may benefit.
"Alfredo's teaching definitely helped our English in many ways. . . . I would say that I benefited a lot in writing. The way Alfredo explained grammar was excellent. I enjoyed learning from him. . . . He always gave example sentences, which made me understand thoroughly and quickly. His speech was an excellent model for using correct grammar. Because he spoke more slowly than typical American teachers, it was easier to concentrate on the content of his lecture rather than concentrating on what he was saying."
- Rei K. from Japan (a student in Alfredo's class)
Motivation Is Extremely Important
You must have motivation to learn English. So each unit of English Success has a motivational theme.
Unit 1 - "Commitment"
Learn about stories of people who have shown amazing commitment. Use online tools to talk about how to stay committed, and encourage one another to show commitment in reaching our goals. The English Success community of motivated English learners is a very positive and encouraging community.
Unit 1 leads you to practice writing skills while you interact with other English learners online. Each video in Unit 1 asks you to comment on the webpage for that video and to discuss particular topics on Twitter with other English learners.
Unit 2 - "Adventure"
An adventure gives you challenges. It can be difficult, but an adventure is also a rewarding and thrilling experience. Learning English is an adventure. As you challenge yourself to do more and to advance to a higher level, you will enjoy the rewards of your efforts.
Unit 2 includes practice activities for each video. These activities allow you to apply what you learn in the videos.
"I started learning English at a very young age. But I was very poor at English grammar. At school, we were not taught grammar. Teachers usually tell us to learn that by ourselves from a book or learn it naturally by reading a lot of English books. . . . Alfredo's teaching style is very simple, which helped me to understand it better. He gave several grammar exercises, which helped me to practice English. Improving my skills in English grammar naturally helped me in writing English better. This really helped me when I was doing projects, presentations, and papers during my post-graduate study. Though I don't do much writing at my current job, I am able to edit writings of other people and also help my colleagues with written English communications."
- Vincy A. from Trivandrum, India (a student in Alfredo's class)
An Exciting Visual and Audio Experience
The 62 videos equal more than four hours of content. It includes direct teaching, conversations with actors, and real conversations among native English speakers. The great thing about videos is that you can play them again and again until you learn the concepts that the videos teach.
After you watch the videos, play the MP3 audio files on your computer or your personal audio player for extra practice. Listening to the lessons again will improve your listening and will allow you to review what you learned in the lessons. Play the audio while you exercise, while you are working at home, or while you go to work or school.
The Complete Course Guide includes video transcripts for all 62 videos. So if you want the text of what is spoken in the videos, you can read and follow along. The speakers talk clearly, but these transcripts will help you to understand what you are hearing even more. Use this guide to improve your grammar, your vocabulary, and especially your spelling, because you can see the words that you hear. This guide also includes extra activities for all 62 videos. Take time after each video to apply what you learn in the video.
The Plan for English Success
Unit 1: Commitment
Day 2 Introduction to simple present-tense verbs
Day 3 Pronunciation of s and es endings
Day 4 What are count and noncount nouns?
Day 5 Future time - will or be going to?
Day 6 English vocabulary for clothing
Day 7 The commitment of Dalip Singh Saund
Day 8 English vocabulary to describe personality
Day 9 English vocabulary for physical appearance
Day 10 The negative form of simple present-tense verbs
Day 11 Contractions for negative forms of simple present-tense verbs
Day 12 Introduction to present progressive (continuous) tense verbs
Day 13 Pronunciation of the ng sound
Day 14 The commitment of Thomas Edison
Day 15 Present-progressive (continuous) verbs in negative statements and yes-no questions
Day 16 Simple present or present-progressive (continuous)?
Day 17 Pronunciation practice for s endings
Day 18 Using the helping verb will for present time
Day 19 Pronunciation of contractions for future time
Day 20 Pronunciation of double contractions for future time
Day 21 The commitment of Harriet Tubman
Day 22 Using present-tense verbs to express future time
Day 23 Introduction to future progressive (continuous) tense verbs
Day 24 Five tips for making nouns plural
Day 25 How to make nouns possessive
Day 26 Plural nouns that become adjectives
Day 27 Practice labeling count and noncount nouns
Day 28 The commitment of John F Kennedy
Day 29 Expressions of quantity for any nouns
Day 30 Expressions of quantity for count or noncount nouns
Day 31 Conclusion to Unit 1, Commitment
Unit 2: Adventure
Day 2 Simple past tense - introduction and negative forms
Day 3 Pronunciation of the past-tense verb endings -ed and -d
Day 4 English articles a, an, and the
Day 5 Pronunciation of th
Day 6 Vocabulary for reserving a hotel room and arriving at a hotel
Day 7 An English-learning adventure (listening, part 1)
Day 8 Vocabulary for hotel amenities
Day 9 Vocabulary for hotel types (listening, part 2)
Day 10 Yes-no questions, part 1
Day 11 Yes-no questions, part 2
Day 12 Past-progressive verbs, part 1
Day 13 Past-progressive verbs, part 2
Day 14 Vocabulary for hotel types (listening, part 3)
Day 15 Vocabulary for vehicles and vehicle parts
Day 16 Vocabulary for getting a driver's license
Day 17 Vocabulary for vehicle traffic
Day 18 Simple past verbs or past-progressive verbs
Day 19 Practice your pronunciation of the past tense
Day 20 Practice your pronunciation of th
Day 21 Vocabulary for hotel types (listening, part 4)
Day 22 Vocabulary for driving a vehicle
Day 23 Vocabulary for public transportation on the ground
Day 24 Vocabulary for public air transportation (flight)
Day 25 Practice choosing English articles
Day 26 Using English articles in stories
Day 27 English articles with generic nouns
Day 28 An English-learning adventure (listening, part 5)
Day 29 English articles with geographical names
Day 30 Pronunciation of the articles a, an, and the
Day 31 Vocabulary for hotel types (listening, part 6)
Will the Videos Work on My Computer?
The videos are MP4 files. Download this video to learn whether they will work for you.
Videos play fine on a variety of platforms, including Mac and PC. If you use the Windows operating system, we recommend that you use Windows Media Player to watch the videos.