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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 23
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
  • 2,029
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

Whether you are learning English as a second language or are a native speaker striving to improve your English and writing skills, understanding proper grammar rules and guidelines are the essential building blocks to creating clear and understandable thought processes and ideas.  This ESL basic grammar course will provide an introduction into the basics of English grammar. We'll cover many relevant topics, including sentence structure, writing basics, as well as review basic English structure in the form of nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs.

 

English grammar is essential to promoting communication, both verbally and in writing. It is a necessary aspect of many jobs and careers. Understanding the proper way to communicate helps to promote self-confidence, increase skill levels, and ensure job advancement and promotion.  While many of us were taught the basics of English grammar in elementary school, very few adults in the 21st century understand the basic concepts of how to create cohesive and complete sentences--let alone complete term papers, thesis papers, or doctoral dissertations.
 

Native English speakers as well as those learning English will benefit from the examples and reviews of basic English grammar structure and foundations presented throughout this course.  Don't think of English grammar as boring, but as a building block to greater understanding, enhanced skill levels, and stepping stones to better jobs and greater earnings.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to ESL Grammar

The study of any language can often be frustrating and confusing. However, proper speech and grammar is important in all areas of society, from securing employment, advancing in careers and communicating equally well with friends, family, and strangers. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Nouns

Proper use of nouns will help to create clear and accurate sentence structure. This lesson will also discuss proper nouns, plural nouns, nouns-verb agreements, and other aspects of one of the most common and basic structures in English. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Noun Recognition; Nouns
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Verbs

Verbs express action. They can also express certain conditions or states of being. In a properly constructed English sentence, a verb is usually connected to somebody or something doing or performing the action. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: EnglishPage.com; Verbs and Practice
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Verb
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Using Pronouns Properly

This lesson will introduce and offer basic explanations and examples for the use of personal, relative, and interrogative pronouns in everyday English usage. It will also briefly cover possessive, reflexive, and intensive pronouns. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-Grammar_Run-On_Sentences_Wk_2.pdf
  • Review 2 Articles: a4esl.org; Pronoun Reference
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Using Prepositions

Prepositions primarily describe two different types of relationships: time and place. This lesson will explain when to use a preposition, and how best to use it in a wide variety of situations. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: English Page; Preposition Rules
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exercise: Identify the Preposition
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Conjunctions

This lesson will introduce and cover the four main types of conjunctions that are commonly used in everyday scenarios. Because conjunctions join phrases, words, and sentences together, they are commonly used, but one of the least understood parts of speec 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Towson.edu; Using Conjunctions
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exercise: Conjunction Use
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: All About Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs, which help to provide description to nouns and verbs, are also known as modifiers. Modifiers are words or a group of words that help to explain about other words. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 3 Articles: Adjectives; Adverbs; Adjective or Adverb?
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Sentence Structure Know-How

While no one will expect your grammar to be perfect, it is important to study the basics of sentence structure in order to make yourself understood. This lesson will help English students to understand the difference between passive and active voice. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: FSU.edu; Gamequarium
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: Tackling Sentence Structure
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Writing Basics

Writing clear and understandable documents and papers requires knowledge of writing basics that include proper punctuation, noun-verb agreement, and attention to moods -- as well as avoiding run-on sentences. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: 5minuteEnglish.com; English-Test.net
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Basic Writing
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Punctuation, Numbers, and Time

Rules for grammar and punctuation have changed over the ages, but they continue to define standards that help English speakers around the world more easily master the written language. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: EatsShootsLeaves.com; MyEnglishpages.com
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment: Practicing Punctuation, Numbers and Time
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Write What You Mean and Mean What You Write

Speaking and writing English properly takes time and effort that many students are unwilling to put into their studies. However, speaking clearly and being able to convey ideas, thoughts, and expressions are methods of communication that can't be ignored. 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: EnglishClub.com; ESL-Kids.com
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Putting it all Together
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
341
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe and recognize nouns.
  • Describe and recognize verbs.
  • Use pronouns properly.
  • Use prepositions properly.
  • Identify conjunctions.
  • Demonstrate proper use of adjectives and adverbs.
  • Demonstrate proper sentence structure use.
  • Demonstrate correct use of punctuation, numbers and time, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: ESL Basic Grammar
Course Number: 7550407
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "The instructor has this course very organized and is an expert in English grammar. The most helpful part of the course was how to write better sentences and verbs." -- Maria A.
  • "The instructor was very nice and was really quick to email back." -- Devin S.
  • "The part most helpful for me, was the exercises in each lesson. Amazing!" -- Yakelis D.
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