Lessons

 

St. Jerome in his study (Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, 1587-1625)

St. Jerome in his study (Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, 1587-1625)

 

 

Our free online English lessons will strengthen your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for communicating in the most common everyday situations you face.

The online program has 5 levels covering 50 lessons. Most levels have 10 lessons.  The first three levels cover Basic English. Levels 4 and 5 cover English with a faith-based perspective.

It is based on a communications approach with defined competency levels for reading, writing and listening at each level.

Cultural content from key English-speaking countries is utilized in the grammar examples and quizzes in each lesson. You will learn fascinating aspects about the cultures of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Our online English courses make language learning fun as we utilize images with relevant cultural content as much as possible to help you remember. In fact, our online English course is as easy as learning the A, B, Cs.

ONLINE LESSONS

Basic English: Level One

Basic English: Level Two

Basic English: Level Three

Level Four: Talking about Christianity

Level Five: Making a pilgrimage

Each lesson is organized as follows:

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Dialogue
  • Key Sentences
  • Grammar Tips
  • Visual Vocabulary
  • Listening & Pronunciation Practice
  • New Vocabulary Definitions
  • Idioms
  • Vocabulary Quiz/Crossword Puzzle

BASIC ENGLISH

Basic English: Level One
Lessons 1-10

Lesson 1
Introduction to the English language
(alphabet; vowels, consonants)

 

Lesson 2
Greetings, small talk, and farewells
(parts of speech; sentences; subject and predicate, subject pronouns)

 

Lesson 3
Given names and family names; titles
(Making a simple sentence; simple present tense; linking verbs and subject complements)

 

Lesson 4
Talking about family and friends
(What are nouns? common and proper nouns; transitive and intransitive verbs)

 

Lesson 5
Describing where you live. Home furnishings
(descriptive adjectives; demonstrative adjectives)

 

Lesson 6
Stating your country of origin, nationality, language abilities
(indefinite and definite articles; count and non-count nouns; identifying colors)

 

Lesson 7
Talking about your job and different occupations
(asking yes-no questions and with question words; present perfect tense)

 

Lesson 8
Describing your schedule
(talking about time; time prepositions; simple future tense)

 

Lesson 9
Talking about your favorite foods
(ordering in a restaurant; making polite requests)

 

Lesson 10
Talking about the seasons, weather, and natural disasters
(present progressive tense)

 

Basic English: Level Two
Lessons 11-20

 

Lesson 11
Talking about your job and different occupations
(asking yes-no questions and with question words; present perfect tense)

 

Lesson 12
Talking about your favorite leisure activities
(base, comparative, and superlative form of adjectives)

 

Lesson 13
Talking about going on a vacation
( )

 

Lesson 14
Talking about different forms of transport
(giving directions; imperative/giving commands; prepositions of direction)

 

Lesson 15
Opening a bank account and transferring funds
(compound-complex sentences)

 

Lesson 16
Talking about how you feel
(adverbs)

 

Lesson 17
Getting health services and dealing with emergencies
(past perfect tense)

 

Lesson 18
Going shopping and comparing items
(comparing nouns)

 

Lesson 19
Talking about your favorite sports
(comparing adverbs)

 

Lesson 20
Visiting a zoo and aquarium
( )

 

Basic English: Level Three
Lessons 21-30

Learning more about your faith

 

Lesson 21
Talking about the profession of faith
( )

 

Lesson 22
Talking about famous Catholic universities and colleges
(simple past tense; common sentence patterns in the affirmative)

 

Lesson 23
Visiting cathedrals and basilicas
( )

 

Lesson 24
Talking about dates and feast days in the liturgical calendar
(ordinal and cardinal numbers; prepositions of time)

 

Inside the Vatican

Lesson 25
Visiting St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica
( )

 

Lesson 26
Touring the Vatican Museums
( )

 

Lesson 27
Visiting the Vatican Gardens
( )

 

Lesson 28
Visiting the Vatican Post Office
(complex sentences)

 

Lesson 29
Visiting the Vatican Pharmacy
( )

 

Lesson 30
Talking about the Vatican media
( )

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

A FAITH-BASED APPROACH TO LEARNING ENGLISH

 

Level 4: Talking about Christianity
Lessons 31-40

 

Lesson 31
Different forms of Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodox)
( )

 

Lesson 32
The Bible as Sacred Scripture
( )

 

Lesson 33
Talking about prayers (Our Father, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet)
( )

 

The Sacraments of the Catholic Church

Lesson 34
Talking about baptism
( )

 

Lesson 35
Talking about confirmation
( )

 

Lesson 36
Talking about Holy Communion
( )

 

Lesson 37
Talking about confession
( )

 

Lesson 38
Talking about marriage
( )

 

Lesson 39
Talking about Holy Orders
( )

 

Lesson 40
Talking about anointing the sick
( )

 

Level 5: Making a Pilgrimage
Lessons 41-50

 

Visiting the Holy Land

Lesson 41
Visiting the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth
( )

 

Lesson 42
Visiting the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
( )

 

Lesson 43
Visiting the Wedding Church in Cana (Kafr Kanna), Galilee
( )

 

Lesson 44
Visiting Tabgha, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and the River Jordan
()

 

Lesson 45
Visiting the Basilica of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor
( )

 

Lesson 46
Visiting Jerusalem
( )

 

Lesson 47
Visiting Emmaus and Jericho
( )

 

Lesson 48
Visiting the Island of Patmos where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation
( )

 

Lesson 49
Tracing St. Paul’s journeys to Corinth, Philippi, Thessaloniki and Athens
( )

 

Lesson 50
Visiting Early Church sites in Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon and Istanbul
( )