Accessing and using the course material

ACCESSING THE
COURSE

Logging onto the website

HOW TO
STUDY

Lots of options to suit your learning style and lifestyle

Each term comprises 10 lessons of one hour in duration. For each class you will have each of the following:

Class notes 2.2The lesson notes in PDF format. Easy to download on any device, and to print if that’s helpful to you. Use these notes on their own, or in combination with the video, audio, and/or white board vocabulary.

Video. This is a full recording of a live lesson. Ideal for interacting and practicing speaking as if you were in the class. You can speed up or slow down the playback if the pace is not quite right for you. Use the video in combination with the class notes and the copy of the whiteboard (below).

Here’s a great example with a class of beginners after just 20 lessons…

Audio. Sometimes you may want to learn when you’re on the move (for example walking or driving), or late at night and you don’t want to look at a screen. The audio of the class is ideal for this. It’s also a much smaller download, again good if relying on data on your phone. It’s also a stronger test of your listening comprehension as there’s no assistance from lip reading or the sign/body language that Victoria often uses, so maybe give the audio a try after using the video and other materials.

Vocabulary. New vocabulary that is introduced in each lesson is written on the white board. From here you can make your own lists of words that are now to you if you find lists helpful!

Example… (click image to enlarge)

Whiteboard from class 2.1

HOMEWORK (Deberes)

HOMEWORK

Sometimes you’ll find some optional homework at the bottom of the lesson page. Or it may be included in the PowerPoint class notes.

Listening exercise. Sometimes there are extra chances to practice your listening skills with material that there wasn’t time for in the lesson.

Example listening exercise from an early class…