Stuck at an Intermediate Level?

Do you feel like you use the same word all the time? Are you still struggling to understand conversations on television?

One way to jumpstart improvement is by amping up your vocabulary in specific topics. That means learning the phrasal verbs, collocations and expressions needed to talk fluently in that topic with a native speaker.

5-Minute English Courses provide 25 in-depth vocabulary-building lessons that are based on 5-Minute English episodes.

About the 5-Minute English Courses

Everyone wants to see a transformation in their language ability. This course provides structure that teaches vocabulary in an entertaining way and then reinforces learned material with videos, exercises and more. When completed, you will know 200 new phrasal verbs!

Listen and Read

Downloadable PDF transcripts are provided for ALL lessons, so that you can listen and read away from your computer.

Key vocabulary and phrases are highlighted so that you can relocate them easily.


Three of the four steps contain audio and text for you to practice pronunciation.

Key words and phrases are read slowly with supplementary images to facilitate mastery of the terms.

Quiz Yourself

The best way to know if you've mastered the key vocabulary is by doing exercises and quizzing yourself.

Since many learners have difficulty remembering prepositions, extra attention has been paid to these in each lesson.

Work on Your Language Skills

Teachers will often tell you that repetition is key to successful learning. The problem is that repetition of the same content can be boring!

In this course, repetition of key vocabulary and phrases is presented in a variety of dynamic, hands-on steps.

Each step builds on the next, so that by the end of the week, you will have gained exposure to key vocabulary and phrases a number of times.

Exercises, quizzes, pronunciation, reading, listening, watching and writing. Whatever language skill you'd like to develop, it's here.

Choose a Pricing Option

Is this course right for me?

Many learners struggle because they don't know where to begin. They feel overwhelmed by the amount of content online and on social media that they hop around in an unstructured way.

If you have an intermediate-advanced level in English and are looking to enhance your language ability through self-study, this is for you.

5 Minute English Lessons

5-Minute English (Part 1)

Week 1: Dieting

Week 2: Springtime

Week 3: American BBQ

Week 4: Summer in the U.S.

Week 5: Cleaning

Week 6: Wildfires

Week 7: Labor and Delivery

Week 8: Elections and Voting

Week 9: Fall

Week 10: Strengths and Weaknesses

Week 11: Babies

Week 12: Toddlers

5-Minute English (Part 2)

Week 1: Skincare and Makeup

Week 2: Winter

Week 3: Colds, Flus + Sicknesses

Week 4: U.S. Geography

Week 5: A Day at the Beach

Week 6: Birthday Parties

Week 7: How to Order Cocktails

Week 8: Grocery Shopping

Week 9: Injuries and Getting Hurt

Week 10: TBD

Week 11: TBD

Week 12: TBD

About Your Teacher

My name is Shana and I’m an ESL teacher from California. 

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to share my love of English in Brazil, Spain, Germany, and throughout the US. Having taught over 3,000 online and in-person lessons, I’ve become obsessed with how to make the intermediate student's learning experience effective and memorable.

Apart from teaching, I like to bake, hike and I’m an avid language learner. I love listening to German and French podcasts and chatting with my husband Lucas and our two daughters in Portuguese!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Once you've enrolled, you have lifetime access to the course. Work at your own pace—there is no deadline to finish.

How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course.

What if I decide the course isn't for me?
We'll be happy to issue you a refund within the first 30 days after your purchase date if you're unhappy for any reason.

Will I get access to the full course all at once?
Yes. Additional modules may be added over time, but all of the course lessons are available upon enrollment.

Aren't these offered in the Seasons as well?
Yes! Part 1 is offered in Season 2 and Part 2 is offered in Season 3. The thing is, the 5-Minute English lessons are so popular that we've decided to give listeners the option to purchase them separately. If you decide you'd like ALL Premium Content, which includes these two courses, click here.

What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact [email protected].