• Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

Practical English is the ideal course for anyone wanting to quickly improve their core English language skills. With 330 lessons, custom-generated learning paths tailored to each learner's needs, exciting multimedia content and fun, interactive activities, learning English has never been more effective. And with lessons accessible from any computer or mobile device, finding the time to study has never been so easy!

Course content

English for business and practical daily use

  • Initial diagnostic test to measure language strengths and weaknesses.
  • 330 one-hour lessons focusing on grammar, listening and reading.
  • Personalized learning paths for faster, more effective progress.
  • Detailed explanations for all questions in all activities.
  • Immediate feedback on performance.
  • Comprehensive learner resources including a Grammar Reference Guide, downloadable podcasts and printable lesson summaries.
  • Seamless integration across devices: start studying on your computer, continue the lesson on your mobile phone, finish it on your tablet.

Study flow

  1. Take the Diagnostic Test to analyze your English language strengths and weaknesses.
  2. The system automatically selects your first 5 lessons based on your results.
  3. Depending on your performance in the preceding 5 lessons, the system continues to select the most relevant lessons until you complete the course (you can study any of the lessons as many times as you like during the course period).
  4. Print your course completion certificate.

Requirements to pass the course

Recommended: Pass fifty lessons (80% or more in each lesson test)

Target audience

Individuals with a TOEIC® score of 255-780 or equivalent

Study period

Recommended: six months

Blended

Support for teachers; classroom and online live lesson options

The Practical English blended program is designed to support the learner at ‘home’ as well as in the classroom. At ‘home’, learners access lessons using a PC, tablet or mobile, studying when and where they like, and at their own speed.

Then, with the time-consuming ‘input’ already achieved, learners enter the classroom or virtual classroom. Comprehensive teacher-led materials linked to each-and-every online lesson help guarantee a high-quality live lesson that will help learners practice and activate this new knowledge.

This tight integration between self-study and teacher-led components gives both learners and teachers the best of both worlds. For learners, online self-study brings all the benefits of digital learning that Reallyenglish has honed over nearly two decades, including efficient and effective language input, while teacher-led lessons build on the self-study lessons, leading to accelerated improvement in speaking, confidence, and communicative skills. For teachers, self-study helps guarantee that learners will come to class ready to participate in communicative tasks, and the teacher’s materials make the planning and executing of effective lessons both fun and easy.

How is the course organized?

The Practical English program is organized into online self-study lessons combined with live classroom lessons. First, you will be assigned an online lesson to study in your own time on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. You will then come to class (or connect to a teacher on-line) for a live lesson in which you can use the language you've learned in the self-study lesson to communicate with your teacher and peers.

Demo lessons

Grammar

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Reading

Learners can improve English reading skills and vocabulary

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Listening

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Lesson list

Grammar (80 lessons)

  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Adjective
  • A good place to live
  • Expressions about personal possessions
  • Japan and America
  • Twins
  • Two places with similarities
  • Adverb
  • A resume
  • Describing people and places
  • Foreign lifestyles
  • Green products
  • Healthy habits
  • My new life
  • Things we are not happy with
  • Upset plans
  • Ways of doing things
  • Linking words
  • A Japanese writer living in the U.K.
  • Airport security
  • Choosing someone for a job
  • Food I love
  • Making excuses
  • New colleagues
  • Reporting on progress
  • Noun phrases
  • Candidates for a job
  • Complaints about work environment
  • Cooking and food
  • Living and working in Shanghai
  • Paintings and plays
  • Preparing for a party
  • Where I work
  • Prepositions
  • Layout of an office
  • Scheduling a meeting
  • Where is it?
  • Where things are
  • Questions
  • Indirect questions
  • Asking questions politely
  • Wh-questions
  • Everyday questions
  • General knowledge
  • Yes/No questions
  • Talking about a trip
  • Welcoming guests at the airport
  • Verbs and tenses
  • Auxiliary verb
  • Advice for a sick friend
  • Enthusiastic soccer fans
  • Past mistakes
  • Responsibilities at work
  • Someone is missing
  • Traffic rules
  • Trouble in the office
  • Conditionals
  • A big promotion!
  • Getting in touch
  • Studying abroad
  • Wishing things were different
  • Future
  • Arranging meetings
  • Planning a wedding
  • Report on completion of a project
  • Space exploration
  • Other
  • A new start
  • The rules of happiness
  • Ways to spend your free time
  • Passive
  • Business plans
  • Famous buildings in London
  • Reality television in the U.S.
  • Work overseas
  • Past
  • A boring weekend
  • A disastrous holiday
  • A famous sports person
  • A life-and-death experience
  • A night out
  • An unusual Olympic athlete
  • Bad credit
  • Telling a story
  • Working experience
  • Yoko Ono's life
  • Present
  • Everyday activities
  • My daily routine
  • Taking business trips
  • Reported speech
  • A bad experience at a restaurant
  • Political debates
  • Tell me about you
  • Word formation
  • An unlucky day
  • Executive meetings
  • Gossip
  • Harry Potter
  • Words of advice

Reading (125 lessons)

  • Business
  • Business success
  • Creating brand awareness
  • Diversifying in business
  • Innovation in business
  • Successful business leaders
  • Computers
  • Computer equipment
  • Customer service
  • Developing customer loyalty
  • E-commerce
  • Internet business
  • Interviews
  • Applying for a job
  • Management
  • Business leadership
  • Managing change
  • Managing people
  • What makes a good manager?
  • Meetings
  • Arranging meetings
  • Meeting to talk
  • Offices
  • Working in an office
  • Sales and marketing
  • Analyzing market trends
  • Let's go shopping
  • Market research
  • Marketing effectively
  • Reporting on past sales performance
  • Sales forecasts
  • Successful advertising
  • Soft skills
  • Delegating effectively
  • Developing business relationships
  • EQ communication in teams
  • Evaluating colleagues
  • Influencing and persuading others
  • Making effective presentations
  • Managing conflict in the workplace
  • Managing diversity in the workplace
  • Networking successfully
  • Working effectively as a team member
  • Technology
  • New products
  • The global economy
  • Air travel overseas
  • Challenges of globalization
  • Green business
  • International business
  • Using the land
  • Agriculture and crops
  • Work conditions
  • Work conditions
  • Working environment
  • Everyday life
  • Customer service
  • Complaining
  • Eating
  • Good food
  • Equipment
  • Answering the phone
  • Food
  • Chili Peppers
  • Health
  • Healthy changes
  • Keeping fit by working out
  • Sleep
  • Housing
  • Buying property in the U.K.
  • Homes
  • Housing and real estate
  • Money
  • The cost of living
  • Numbers
  • Numbers and dates
  • Shopping
  • Mail order business
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • Festivals
  • Famous world festivals
  • Gardening
  • Making a garden
  • Leisure time
  • Enjoying yourself
  • Extreme sports
  • Going out
  • People and their free time
  • Spending time on hobbies
  • Movies and plays
  • Life in the movies
  • Sports
  • Getting to the top
  • Watching sports
  • Television
  • Various TV programs
  • Nature and the environment
  • Animals
  • Farm animals and pets
  • Wild animals
  • Wild animals for sale
  • Ecology
  • Preserving the planet
  • Protecting the environment
  • Landscape
  • Types of landscape
  • Science
  • Explaining science
  • Weather
  • Climate change
  • People and relationships
  • Ambitions
  • High achievers
  • Appearance
  • Looks and appearance
  • Character
  • Geniuses of the world
  • Personality
  • Communication
  • Body language
  • Complaining
  • Complaining about poor service
  • Family and friends
  • Family and relatives
  • Friendship
  • Good friends
  • Feelings
  • A bad day
  • Good feelings
  • How you feel is important
  • Romance
  • Successful relationships
  • Society
  • Culture
  • A rich culture
  • Happy New Year!
  • Weddings
  • Education
  • Different ways of learning
  • Forms of education
  • Memory and learning
  • Studying at college
  • Taking tests
  • The e-learning revolution
  • Experiences
  • Strong feelings
  • Law and order
  • A smart criminal
  • Crime and punishment
  • Identity theft
  • Sports
  • The benefits of the Olympics
  • Study abroad
  • Culture shock
  • Finding an apartment
  • Getting a bank account
  • Living with a roommate
  • Registering for classes
  • Technology
  • Past and future inventions
  • The explosion of text messaging
  • The web
  • Blogging
  • Podcasting
  • Town and country
  • City and countryside
  • Politics
  • Style or substance?
  • Travel and transportation
  • Directions
  • Directing someone around the office
  • Survival English
  • Airplane safety
  • At the airport
  • Boarding a flight
  • Having a comfortable flight
  • Transportation
  • New technologies
  • Travel problems during a trip
  • Traveling
  • Getting around
  • On the road
  • What can go wrong
  • Vacations
  • Enjoying a vacation
  • Hotel facilities and services
  • Tourist industry
  • Travel advice and information
  • Unusual vacations

Listening (125 lessons)

  • Business
  • Business success
  • Floating a company
  • Commuting
  • Travel problems
  • E-commerce
  • Online shopping
  • Everyday work
  • Agreeing and disagreeing in meetings
  • Apologizing
  • Arranging a business trip
  • Inquiring about a job
  • Interrupting politely
  • Making a complaint
  • Making appointments
  • Making yourself clear
  • My working day
  • Offering a customer assistance
  • Office equipment
  • Office jobs
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Requesting information
  • Welcoming and introducing visitors
  • Interviews
  • Job interviews
  • Jobs
  • Jobs and careers
  • Motivating people
  • Various occupations
  • Management
  • Being a good project manager
  • Being a responsible manager
  • Meetings
  • Answering questions in a presentation
  • Making speeches
  • Negotiating
  • Offices
  • Operating office equipment
  • Working in an office
  • Sales and marketing
  • Making the sale
  • Sales activities
  • The global economy
  • Culture and business
  • International trade
  • Video and teleconferencing
  • The web
  • Social networking and your business
  • Using the land
  • Mining and metals
  • Everyday life
  • Clothing
  • Clothing and fashion
  • Eating
  • Cooking
  • Describing a meal
  • Eating at a restaurant
  • Ordering at a fast food restaurant
  • Equipment
  • Essential gadgets
  • Time-saving equipment
  • Food
  • The weekly shopping trip
  • Health
  • Describing minor illnesses
  • Health problems
  • Parts of the body
  • Housing
  • Renting an apartment
  • Jobs
  • Losing your job
  • Money
  • Saving for the future
  • Success in business
  • Routines
  • A typical day
  • Shopping
  • At the supermarket
  • Designer shopping
  • Shopping
  • Technology
  • Text messaging
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • Gardening
  • Growing plants
  • Leisure time
  • Enjoying the weekend
  • Free time activities
  • Online gaming
  • Work-life balance
  • Movies and plays
  • Automated inquiries
  • At the movie theater
  • Talking about a movie
  • Sports
  • Playing soccer
  • Playing sports
  • Television
  • Game shows
  • Operating a TV set
  • The web
  • Social networking: protecting yourself
  • Nature and the environment
  • Ecology
  • Pollution and environmental problems
  • Exploration
  • Man and the elements
  • Farming
  • Making a living from the land
  • Landscape
  • Natural disasters and consequences
  • Transforming the land
  • Science
  • Gene technology
  • Weather
  • Weather in New York
  • People and relationships
  • Character
  • Describing co-workers
  • Complaining
  • Complaining about a service
  • Experiences
  • Closing the generation gap
  • Family and friends
  • Family trees
  • Making friends
  • The extended family
  • Neighbors
  • Living with the neighbors
  • Romance
  • Breaking up
  • Social arrangements
  • Changing arrangements
  • Planning to go out
  • Society
  • Education
  • College education
  • Why e-learning is good
  • Experiences
  • Unsung heroes
  • Law and order
  • Criminal sentencing and prisons
  • The courtroom
  • Media
  • Celebrity and the press
  • War and peace
  • Politics
  • Local politics
  • Politics and elections
  • Study abroad
  • Fitting into a new culture
  • Getting help from a counselor
  • Homestay: Living with a family
  • Keeping safe
  • Travel and transportation
  • Directions
  • Directing someone around town
  • Global Position Systems (GPS)
  • Survival English
  • Asking for and giving recommendations
  • Asking for tourist information
  • At passport control
  • At the bank
  • At the doctors' office
  • At the post office
  • Booking an ecotour
  • Changing a flight reservation
  • Checking in at your hotel
  • Checking in for a flight
  • Complaining about your meal
  • Getting to your hotel
  • Losing your baggage
  • Ordering a meal in a restaurant
  • Transportation
  • Airport announcements
  • Airport facilities
  • Buying a train ticket
  • Using transportation
  • When it all goes wrong
  • Traveling
  • Memorable flights
  • Doing it in style
  • Vacations
  • Hotel reservations
  • How to enjoy a trip
  • Sightseeing spots

System requirements

Desktop

A PC connected to the Internet (1Mbps or higher is recommended).

  • Microsoft OS (Windows Vista/7/8.1/10) with Internet Explorer (version 9 or 11 above) or Google Chrome or Firefox (latest versions); Mac OS X (v10.6 or above) with Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari (latest versions).
  • Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Adobe Flash Player (latest version recommended), Adobe Reader (version 5 or above).

Mobile app

Anyone wanting to also study on a mobile device will need an iOS 8.0+ device (iPhone 5 or higher, iPad), or Android 4.4+ device with a screen size of 4" or more (the size of an iPhone5).

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