LearnEnglish Select Interactive Voice Response

If learning English is on your to-do list this year, now is the right time to start. With the Learn English Select program, you can learn English anytime, anywhere you want. 

How do I start?

LearnEnglish Select IVR  is a course for people who want to understand spoken English and start speaking the language themselves.

  • To use this service from a mobile phone or landline, dial 1700 700 250
  • The cost from a Jawwal mobile is 0.40 NIS per minute, excluding VAT
  • The cost from a Paltel telephone line is the same as the price of a local call
  • To participate in this programme, press the unit number you want to listen to from 1 to 20
  • To move between lessons press #

 What is LearnEnglish Select IVR about?

In LearnEnglish Select IVR, you will be listening to Nidal’s story - he is in a search for a job and talks to his friends about this experience. English conversations are introduced in Arabic by Mariam, who explains key language and asks you questions. You will answer questions about the conversations you hear, using the phone keypad. You can also speak, record and then listen back to your part in conversations. The programme is divided into 20 sections, and each section follows the same pattern.

Useful words

Mariam explains some words and phrases

Conversation

You hear the words and phrases in a conversation

Putting it together

Mariam looks at what the content of the conversation means, and why it is used

Recording

You take part in the conversation, and listen to how you speak

Quiz

You listen to the questions to check what you are able to understand

 Each section helps you understand and express yourself about a given theme, as listed in the table below:

Unit

Theme

1

Introducing yourself

2

Talking about your job

3

Asking about people’s work

4

Talking on the phone

5

Daily routines

6

Free time

7

Job adverts

8

Skills and abilities

9

Applying for a job

10

The interview – being presentable

11

Describing a company

12

Making an enquiry by phone

13

Making an appointment

14

Hospitality

15

Why do you want this job?

16

Talking about your experience and qualifications

17

Office hours

18

After the interview – How did it feel?

19

Getting a job offer

20

Congratulating people

When you start the final lesson in each unit, you should receive an SMS quiz question, with instructions on how to answer it. Upon sending your answer, you will receive a message telling you if it was right, and explaining why if it was not.

There is no cost for the SMS you receive. For the replies you send, the cost is 0.32 NIS per message.