Rachel's English Academy

$14.00 / month

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Course description

Listening comprehension is a vital part of feeling comfortable in conversation—knowing that you’re going to ‘get it’. The exercises in this course are split up into two different levels. For intermediate students, there are exercises where you’re trying to identify content words. Those are the words that are going to be clearer in a phrase. For advanced learners, there are exercises based on function words. These are a lot harder to identify.

This course goes beyond giving you the correct answers; there’s analysis too. So no matter what your level, you’re going to be able to learn from all of the exercises. Once you’ve done the test and studied the answers, the audio has been broken up for you into Listen & Repeat exercises: first you study for listening comprehension, then you work on the imitation, the pronunciation. You’re getting twice the benefit.

 

Reviews (2)

Rachel did a good job on this. (I trust she did a good job in other lessons too, but this is the first time I've been here.) She devoted herself to explaining every minute detail of each question. (Which I loveeeee so much) Also she has a very clear instruction that you can follow with ease. There is no problem at all to practice by yourself. Tips! I came up with the idea open this with Microsoft Edge and use the marker to do with the pronunciation like Rachel has been doing in her videos. It is also helpful.

by Preechaya Sirimongkhonsathian

Most people have a hard time when they're speaking with native speakers because they obviously weren't taught about how words behave in a sentence in American English. Function words, for example. So, the best thing about this course in particular is that it improves your listening skills - and your speaking skills as well. I'm having a lot of fun with those exercises. Having someone like Rachel, pointing out what we should pay attention to, what's happening in a sentence is extremely important so we can be aware of how the language works. Also, the repetition in the exercises are very beneficial.

by Lucas Correia

Rachel did a good job on this. (I trust she did a good job in other lessons too, but this is the first time I've been here.) She devoted herself to explaining every minute detail of each question. (Which I loveeeee so much) Also she has a very clear instruction that you can follow with ease. There is no problem at all to practice by yourself. Tips! I came up with the idea open this with Microsoft Edge and use the marker to do with the pronunciation like Rachel has been doing in her videos. It is also helpful.

by Preechaya Sirimongkhonsathian

Most people have a hard time when they're speaking with native speakers because they obviously weren't taught about how words behave in a sentence in American English. Function words, for example. So, the best thing about this course in particular is that it improves your listening skills - and your speaking skills as well. I'm having a lot of fun with those exercises. Having someone like Rachel, pointing out what we should pay attention to, what's happening in a sentence is extremely important so we can be aware of how the language works. Also, the repetition in the exercises are very beneficial.

by Lucas Correia

Rachel's English

Rachel's English

Pronunciation Teacher

Rachel has been teaching conversational English online since 2008. With over 40 million video views, she has developed an exciting style of teaching that goes straight to the heart of conversation: understanding native speakers and being understood. Rachel developed her curriculum around one idea: she has made for English the kind of resource for self-study that she wished she could find for her own foreign language study. As a classical singer, Rachel has spent much time immersed in singing in German, French, Italian, and Spanish. She studied with highly acclaimed vocal teachers and coaches and brings a body of detailed knowledge connected to the voice, placement, and the musical nature of speech to her work as a pronunciation teacher.

Rachel lives in Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Florida, went to college in Indiana where she studied Applied Math, Computer Science, and Music, and graduate school for Opera Performance in Boston. Thereafter, she spent 8 years in NYC before moving to Philadelphia. She and her husband have one son, and enjoy hiking, road tripping, and cooking. Rachel loves being connected to people throughout the world through Rachel’s English Academy.


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Course Contents

14 Quizzes

48 Texts

Course Curriculum