Practical English is the ideal course for anyone wanting to quickly improve their core English language skills. With 350 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!

English for business and practical daily use

  • Initial diagnostic test to measure language strengths and weaknesses.
  • 350 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.
  • Exciting multimedia content and proven educational design, tested and improved constantly by learner feedback.
  • Seamless integration across devices: start studying on your computer, continue the lesson on your mobile phone, finish it on your tablet.

Study flow

Take the Diagnostic Test to analyze your English language strengths and weaknesses.
The system automatically selects your first 5 lessons based on your results.
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).
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 255-990, or CEFR level of A2 (elementary) to C1 (effective operational proficiency / advanced), or equivalent

Study period

Recommended: six months

Grammar (100 lessons)

  • Adjectives and adverbs
    Adjectives
    A good place to live
    Expressions about personal possessions
    Japan and America
    Twins
    Two places with similarities
  • Adverbs
    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
    The growth of English
  • 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
    Losing weight
    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
  • Sentence structure
    A technological Christmas
    The haircut from hell
    Don’t dismiss the research
    I could have been rich
    Prepositions
    Layout of an office
    Scheduling a meeting
    Where is it?
    Where things are
  • Adjectives and adverbs
    Adjectives
    A good place to live
    Expressions about personal possessions
    Japan and America
    Twins
    Two places with similarities
  • Adverbs
    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
    The growth of English
  • 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
    Losing weight
    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
  • Sentence structure
    A technological Christmas
    The haircut from hell
    Don’t dismiss the research
    I could have been rich
    Prepositions
    Layout of an office
    Scheduling a meeting
    Where is it?
    Where things are
  • Adjectives and adverbs
    Adjectives
    A good place to live
    Expressions about personal possessions
    Japan and America
    Twins
    Two places with similarities
  • Adverbs
    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
    The growth of English
  • 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
    Losing weight
    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
  • Sentence structure
    A technological Christmas
    The haircut from hell
    Don’t dismiss the research
    I could have been rich
    Prepositions
    Layout of an office
    Scheduling a meeting
    Where is it?
    Where things are

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
  • 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
  • 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

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