Basic English for Everyday Interactions –Online Program

Offered by: Guild Education

College credits:

Course length: 6 weeks, with a weekly, 1 hour live session



Do you know some basic phrases for your everyday interactions, but want practice with English relevant to your daily life? Are you looking to learn the necessary vocabulary and phrases for when you need to visit the license branch, post office, interact with teachers in your children’s schools, go shopping, talk to the bank, visit the doctor or any other government services? Then this course is for you!

This course is designed to build confidence, increase your vocabulary, and help you to practice common conversations for the types of interactions listed above.  By completing this course, you will empower yourself to be able to complete these everyday interactions with confidence and knowledge.

Note: This course is designed for students who already have some basic and beginning English. 


By the end of this program, you will have:

  • Strengthened your listening and speaking skills for everyday interactions with native English speakers.
  • An increased understanding and application of vocabulary used at schools, shopping, banking, visiting the doctor, mailing packages at the post office or other government agencies.
  • Practiced initiating and concluding conversations on the phone.
  • Learned about American customs and etiquette. 

Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.  

Many Guild students pay as little as 10% of the published cost of the course by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and/or $2,000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


Guild's courses are designed to support the needs of working adults.

You take this course online, at your own speed. In addition to your self-paced materials, you will also participate in live, virtual sessions for one hour each week with peers and an instructor. You will receive support from your personal coach and a lead instructor - both are committed to your success. 

*Required: Access to video camera on computer, smartphone or tablet for live sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process like?
Your advisor will be in contact throughout the application process to help you complete the application as well as answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is a general outline of what to expect for most offerings:
  1. Apply to this offering
  2. Contact your Admissions Advisor

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.