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Welcome to the EnglishStrokes course! In this section, you can register to access the course and also find out about how to use the website, how your course is organised and how to learn online. The course follows a progress route from Beginner to Advanced with 10 units at each level.

Step 1: Get started with a game to find out your English level. Just play the game, answer some questions and we will tell you which level to start at.

Step 2: Register and make payment.

Step 3: Start at Unit 1 and work your way through each unit before moving to the next level. You can review your progress at any stage by checking the dashboard.

Here are some tips that will help you make your online learning more effective... :

1. Think about how often and for how long you can study online.

We recommend you visit the website three or four times a week to study. Each time, try to study for 30 - 40 minutes. It's best to study frequently for short periods. This helps you to remember new words and grammar.

2. Your study schedule

If possible it's a good idea to study at regular times. Try to study in a quiet place without any distractions. You study better when you feel relaxed and when you're not too tired.

3. Remembering new words

  • Go to the Grammar and vocabulary sections. Review the grammar videos as often as necessary and repeat the activities until you get all the answers right - this will help you understand and remember the concepts. You can complete these exercises as many times as you like.
  • Keep a record of new words as you see them. Write the words in a vocabulary book or in a Word document. Always write the new word in a full sentence.
  • A fun way to remember words is to label things around your home.

4. Learning Grammar

Many students think that grammar is the most important part of a new language. Grammar is important but words are important too. As you work through this section try to give equal importance to new words and new grammar.

As you study English grammar try to think how it's different from the grammar of your language. This can help you to remember English grammar.

5. Pronunciation

There are also lots of short conversations to listen to. As you work through the material you'll get used to the sounds of English. There may be some sounds in English that don't exist in your language. Don't worry! You'll soon get used to recognising and using them correctly.


Here are some basic hardware and software requirements that will help you have a complete experience of the course.

  • Chrome/IE 8/Firefox 3.5+
  • Bandwidth of 512kbps+
  • Headset with microphone


The course follows a systematic progress route with 3 levels and 10 units at each level. It has been designed by British Council who is your best starting point for learning English. With over 70 years of English language teaching experience, we can help you achieve your goals!

Level 1 - Beginner
10 Units covering
  - Grammar
  - Conversation
10 Player Profiles
10 Trivia Quizzes
20 Word Maps
30 Vocab Games
Level 2 - Intermediate
10 Units covering
  - Grammar
  - Conversation
10 Player Profiles
10 Anecdotes
50 Vocab Games
Level 3 - Advanced
10 Units covering
  - Grammar
  - Conversation
10 Player Profiles
20 Cricketing Tips
50 Vocab Games