Welcome to World English Institute’s
Beginner’s English Course.
This book may be used as a correspondence course when taught by bilingual teachers OR as a classroom textbook. In Book One, you will learnthe English alphabet, the sounds of English vowels and consonants, andmore than 300 of the most commonly used English words.All English words can be classified in eight categories known as“the parts of speech.” In this course, you will learn how to distinguish between these eight parts of speech and how to use them to expresscomplete thoughts.Each lesson in this course includes a number of new words. Thesewords are pronounced for you on a cassette tape so that you can listen tothem and repeat them. Each vocabulary word is accompanied by AmericanEnglish phonetic symbols known as “diacritical marks.” After you havelearned how to use these symbols, you will be able to pronounce the wordscorrectly even without listening to the cassette tape.As you memorize the vocabulary words, you will also learn howto use them in sentences. In addition to the word studies, you will findsome simple exercises and/or helpful notes on English grammar.There are three books in the WEI
Beginner’s English Course
. Bythe time you finish Book Three, you will have about 1,200 words in your English vocabulary and will be able to communicate with English-speaking people on a basic level. You can then advance to level two of the WEIEnglish Course.May God bless you as you begin your new adventure in learning.
Instructions to Students
Beginner’s English Course
has been written byRichard N. Ady and copyrighted © 2001 by World EnglishInstitute, 1525 NW Division St., Gresham, Oregon 97030 USA.Telephone (503) 661-0348. Fax (503) 666-8309. Efirstname.lastname@example.org. Web sitewww.weiady.org. This 2006 edition
can be used to teach English to any language group with the aidof a bilingual teacher.2.You will begin your journey through the WEI
course by studying Lesson One. Follow the instructions atthe end of the lesson and answer the questions on Lesson One atthe back of the book.3.If you are studying with your teacher personally, go over theanswers to Lesson One with your teacher before proceeding toLesson Two.4.If you are studying by correspondence, finish all seven lessonsand answer the questions at the back of the book. Then, cut outthe Question and Answer Section and mail it to your teacher. It is best to mail all correspondence by air mail if possible. Letterssent by air mail usually arrive in about ten days. Letters sent bysurface mail can take months.5.You are embarking on a long, hard journey, but the rewards of learning English are great. Don’t let yourself get discouraged.Keep working. Keep learning, and in the end, you will be gladyou did.6.We are your friends, and we want to help you learn English. Weare not able to offer our students money or material things, butwe are happy to teach you English, using truths from the Bible asillustrations.Welcome aboard. Have a pleasant trip.12