Basic English Speaking Course

Build your basic spoken English and use it more confidently and fluently online


Learn Basic English Online

Do you understand a little English but lack the confidence to speak it? Do you know a few words but find it difficult to use them in a sentence? Do you want to learn the basics of the English language to get a better job? If you answered “yes”, our basic English online course is just right for you!

With our online basic English speaking course, you will notice a quick improvement. You will understand basic grammar and learn hundreds of new words and expressions. You’ll be speaking better English in no time!

Our basic English courses for adults provide you with the grammar and vocabulary you need to speak English more accurately, and the confidence you need to speak more fluently. Our expert tutors will guide you on every step of your learning journey, so by the end of your basic English language course, you won’t just be talking about today, you’ll be talking about yesterday and tomorrow too! You’ll be able to introduce and talk about yourself in work and social situations and use a wide range of everyday English.

Practice what you’ve learned in class with our Student Topic lessons and perfect your pronunciation with the Burlington Speech Trainer®. Soon, you’ll find speaking English easy and natural.

What’s more, our online Basic English speaking course package gives you Premium Access to our world-class Burlington learning materials.

It’s easy to enrol in our basic English language course. Start your journey to a better future now!

Basic Spoken English Course Topic Lessons

Our Burlington basic English classes for adults cover 24 interesting topics – one per lesson. In each live lesson you’ll learn and practice the basics of the English language with a small, friendly group. It’s time to get ready for the future. With Burlington Topic Lessons, you’ll not only learn basic English online, you’ll learn English communication.

Basic English Topics Include

  • You and your family: learn how to introduce yourself, provide basic personal information, and talk about members of your family.
  • Your home and locality: learn how to describe the rooms in your home and things see and do in the area where you live.
  • Your city or town: speak with confidence about the places in your town and city including English for using in the supermarket and in restaurants and cafes.
  • Your daily routine: talk about the things that you do every day at home and at work, and learn how to describe the activities you love to do in your free time.
  • Buying things: find out how to go shopping in English, whether you’re buying clothes, food or electronics.
  • Making payments: speak confidently about prices and numbers and learn the language of paying for things in shops, restaurants and online.
  • Jobs and work: learn basic workplace communication in English along with the names of a wide range of jobs and the language of job applications.

By the end of this level, you will be able to use basic spoken English in a wide variety of everyday situations. Our Burlington basic English language course will help you to build a strong foundation for future success. 

  • You’ll be able to speak basic English more confidently – our live basic English classes for adults will give you the confidence to start speaking English in your daily life.
  • You’ll be able to understand native English speakers more easily – speaking and listening go together: better speaking skills means better listening skills.
  • You’ll know more English words – use Burlington Vocabulary practice to find the right words for all of your day-to-day English conversations.
  • You’ll have better spoken grammar and be able to use English tenses more accurately.

Basic English Course Duration

2 months

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2 months

Our experienced tutors will provide you with the expertise and advice you need to embark on a successful learning journey with Burlington English. All of our tutors have been trained to international standards to bring you the best possible learning experience.

Our tutors hold English language teaching qualifications from the University of Cambridge (UK), Trinity College London (UK), and other recognised institutions.

If you understand some English and you can produce some simple words and phrases, but find it difficult to speak confidently, then our Basic level spoken English classes may be right for you. You’ll be able to use basic grammar and vocabulary more accurately and fluently and learn how to communicate effectively in a range of everyday situations.

Yes, you will receive a Burlington English certificate stating that you have completed 24 hours of spoken English classes at CEFR A1 level. You must attend all 24 live Topic Lessons to receive the certificate.

No, you can’t transfer your classes to another learner.

For any queries you may have, please speak directly to your tutor during class, or email us [email protected]

Please complete the form on our website. One of our experts will then get in touch with you and explain the entire process.

Learning a language is a lifelong process – not something that can happen overnight. After attending the basic English course, you will be able to speak simple English more confidently and fluently, and with a wider range of vocabulary.

When we’ve received your payment, we’ll send you access codes for Burlington Online English basic classes, and for our Premium Access self-study material.

You can use the Student Topic Lessons and Premium Access material for the duration of your 2-month subscription. You can download and print word lists for each Student Topic Lesson.

A 2-month subscription includes 24 live Topic Lessons which are delivered online via Zoom. Each class lasts for 60 minutes. There are three new live Topic Lessons available each week. Each Live Topic lesson is available for two days at a variety of times. You can schedule your Topic Lessons on the day and time that you want with our online scheduling tool.

We hope that this won’t happen! However, if you feel that your class is too easy or too difficult, you should speak to your tutor about moving to another level.

Your teacher will provide you with regular feedback about your spoken English during your live Topic Lessons. Our Progress Tracker tool allows you to monitor your performance through Student Topic Lessons and other Premium Access material. And don’t forget to assess yourself! If you’re feeling more confident about using English, and speaking it more easily and fluently, then you’re making progress!

Not necessarily – it depends on the teacher’s timetable and the days / times you decide to schedule your classes. But don’t worry! All of our tutors are highly skilled experts who know how to deliver an excellent online learning experience

It’s your choice! You can schedule all 24 Topic Lessons in advance if you want to. Booking closes 1 hour before the Topic Lesson begins.

Yes, you can change / cancel your class on the online scheduler. You must do this at least 6 hours before the class begins.

If you do not attend a class you have scheduled, you will still be marked as present on our system, and you will lose that lesson. Please remember to cancel your class if you can’t attend!

We would be very sad if we had to lose you! We currently have no refund policy, so we encourage you to attend classes for the full 2 months.

Normally, we don’t cancel classes. However, if there are any changes, we’ll contact you well in advance.

Our maximum class size is 12 students.

We hope that our tutors will be able to deal with your questions during class. You can also write to us at this address : [email protected]

To access our live, online classes, you’ll need a minimum of a stable 3G or 4G internet connection. A faster internet connection will provide a smoother experience.

Yes, you can! However, you’ll get a richer, more immersive experience if you attend classes on a device with a larger screen.

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