Online Class: ESL Grammar Skills Level 2

This course begins to add language complexity and increase your ability to speak English properly. We'll review present and past simple tenses and continue on with instruction in the progressives, futures, and modals which will help complete your understanding of English fundamentals.

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Course Description

Empower Your English: Mastering the Intricacies with ESL Grammar Level 2

Venturing into the world of the English language can be both an exhilarating and daunting experience. As you journey from the foundational shores of pronouns and basic tenses, you find yourself on the cusp of deeper, more intricate linguistic explorations. Welcome to ESL Grammar Level 2 - your bridge to unlocking the nuances of the English language and propelling your linguistic prowess to the next echelon.

Crafted meticulously for those who've dipped their toes into English and are craving to plunge deeper, this course ensures you not only understand but truly embody the soul of the language. Our curriculum, designed for low-intermediate learners, serves as the golden sequel to your fundamental training, offering the tools to weave language with finesse and flair.

Dive Deeper with Advanced Grammar Structures:
While the foundational tenses provide the stepping stones, it's the progressives, futures, and modals that lend dynamism and flexibility to English communication. This course elevates your comprehension by:

  • Venturing into the rhythmic dance of progressive tenses – both present and past.
  • Foreseeing and articulating the future with a tapestry of tenses, from the anticipatory ‘be going to’ to the assertive modal ‘will’.
  • Navigating the myriad shades of meaning with modal verbs, those quintessential helpers that lend tone and tenor to our expressions.

Rich Vocabulary and Essential Constructs:
Beyond tenses, we'll embellish your linguistic palette with essential language constructs: the subtle play between some/any, the emphatic nuance of too/either, and the art of comparing with comparatives and superlatives. Dive into the dynamic world of phrasal verbs, acquaint yourself with the elegance of indirect speech, and master the ever-essential aspects of possessives and pronouns.

Structured Writing and Articulate Expression:
Written communication is an art, and with our thorough breakdown of coordinating conjunctions, you'll paint your sentences seamlessly. Moreover, the introduction to complex sentences ensures your ideas flow coherently, empowering you to convey intricate thoughts with grace.

Engaging Multimedia Content:
Each lesson is a multi-sensory experience. Crystal-clear written explanations lay the foundation, while HD videos breathe life into concepts, and audio explanations ensure auditory learners aren't left behind.

By the journey's end, you'll find yourself standing tall, armed with a robust command of English, poised and primed for the adventures of ESL Grammar Level 3. So, if you're raring to escalate your English eloquence, let ESL Grammar Level 2 be your guiding light. Dive in and let the transformation begin!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Present Progressive (present continuous)

We can’t use the present simple to talk about things we’re doing right now. English has a different form for that, known as the present progressive, or present continuous (these are two names for the same thing). Additional lesson topics: Simple Present ? Present Progressive; Present Progressive Tense 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Pre-Test
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Object Pronouns

Object pronouns are used after the verb. Additional lesson topics: Object Pronouns 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video

Lesson 3: Possessive -‘s

In English, there are two ways to talk about possessive. One way is to use the possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, its, our, their). The other way is to put an apostrophe + s on the singular noun that you want to show possession for. Additional lesson topics: The Possessive Form of Nouns 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Present Progressive as Future

English doesn’t have a single future tense, unlike many languages. Instead, we talk about the future in many ways. Additional lesson topics: PRESENT CONTINUOUS FOR FUTURE EVENTS 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Present Simple as Future

Another way we talk about the present is with the present simple. This form is generally reserved for schedules and timetables in the future. Additional lesson topics: Present Simple and Continuous as Future Tenses 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: too / either

In English, when we want to agree with someone or express similarity, we use too. To express dissimilarity, we use either. Additional lesson topics: Also / Too / Either 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: How long does it take…?

When we want to express time measurements for the duration of something, we can use how long does it take…? 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video

Lesson 8: count/noncount nouns

Some nouns you can count. Examples of these are: apples, spaceships, cats, houses, ideas. Some nouns you can’t count. Examples of these are: science, nature, fun, milk, space. Additional lesson topics: Count and Non-Count Nouns 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Comparatives

In English, when we want to compare two things, we generally use –er than. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Superlatives

When we compare two things, these are called comparatives. When we want to say that something is more or less than everything else like it, it’s called a superlative. Additional lesson topics: Superlative Examples 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: as…as / not as…as

In Chapters 9 and 10, we talked about comparing two or more things that are different. In 11.1, we will discuss how to say you think two things are the same. Additional lesson topics: Comparison of adjectives with as ... as 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: enough / too

When we have an adequate amount of something and we don’t want or need any more, we use enough. Additional lesson topics: How to use Enough? 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: make and do

In English, the verbs make and do may seem similar, but they are very different – and both are very common. Therefore, it’s necessary to learn the differences between these two verbs. Additional lesson topics: Make or Do 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: go + place

When we want to use go with a place, we usually use it with the preposition to. Additional lesson topics: Confusing Words 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: WRITING: Compound Sentences and Coordinating Conjunctions

In this lesson, we will review the grammar of a compound sentence and discuss the remaining coordinating conjunctions: so, or, nor, for, yet. Additional lesson topics: Compound Sentences 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Intention

When we want to talk about why we’re doing something, we can use the following form: action + to + purpose / reason (verb in simple form) 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Conditional 1

There are three forms of conditionals in English, each for a different unreal or possible situation. Here, we will talk about conditional 1. Additional lesson topics: Conditional Sentences / If-Clauses Type I, II and III 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Modals Overview

Modal verbs are different from other types of verbs in a couple of ways. First, their form is unique, as we will see in a moment. Second, many modal verbs are interchangeable with each other. Additional lesson topics: Modal Verbs 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: may and might

We use the modal verb may in two ways. To talk about possibility and to ask for permission (for yourself). Additional lesson topics: May and Might 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 19 Exam

Lesson 20: can, can't and could

We use the modal verb can in two ways. To talk about ability, and to ask for and give permission, and to make requests. Additional lesson topics: Can, Could, Be able to 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video

Lesson 21: will and shall

Will is one way to talk about the future in English. It can’t be used all the time however. It is used in certain circumstances. Additional lesson topics: 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 21 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 21 Exam

Lesson 22: would

The modal verb would has a couple of important uses. For now, the uses of would is to make a request or express wishes. Additional lesson topics: Grammar 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 22 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 22 Exam

Lesson 23: should and ought to

The modal verbs should and ought to are used for giving advice and for expressing an expectation. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 23 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 23 Exam

Lesson 24: must and have to

Both must and have to have different meanings in the negative than they do in the positive. Additional lesson topics: must and have to; Modal Verbs in English Review Video 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 24 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 24 Exam

Lesson 25: All Modals

Modal verbs cover: possibility and probability, ability, requests and asking permission, advice, obligation, prohibition. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 25 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 25 Exam

Lesson 26: used to

In English, when something was a certain way in the past but it isn’t that way any more, we use used to as a verb. Additional lesson topics: 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 26 Video

Lesson 27: some / any

Some and any go together in asking and answering about quantity of something. We use some for positive responses, and any for questions and negative responses. Additional lesson topics: Using Some and Any 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 27 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 27 Exam

Lesson 28: Writing: Complex Sentences

We have talked about two kinds of sentences so far. These are simple sentences and compound sentences. There is one other type of sentence in English. It is called a complex sentence. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 28 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 28 Exam

Lesson 29: Telling Time

There is a small amount of vocabulary involved in telling time. Additional lesson topics: English Vocabulary 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 29 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 29 Exam

Lesson 30: Past Progressive

All progressive forms use a be verb and a gerund (-ing) form of the next verb. Additional lesson topics: Past Progressive 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 30 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 30 Exam

Lesson 31: be going to

In this lesson, we are talking about another way to talk about the future: be going to. Additional lesson topics: Future Tense 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 31 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 31 Exam

Lesson 32: Phrasal Verbs

Some verbs in English need a preposition or adjective for the verb to express the complete idea. Additional lesson topics: Phrasal verbs practice 1; Phrasal verbs practice 2; Phrasal Verbs practice 4 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 32 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 32 Exam

Lesson 33: Possessive Pronouns

In English, we have subject pronouns, object pronouns, possessive adjectives, and possessive pronouns. Additional lesson topics: Possessive Pronouns 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 33 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 33 Exam

Lesson 34: Do you know where the market is?

In English, not all questions follow the same grammar. Some indirect questions have a different form. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 34 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 34 Exam

Final Exam

Final exam. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 35 Video
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate correct use of present progressive (present continuous).
  • Recognize object pronouns.
  • Determine how to use possessives.
  • Demonstrate usage of present progressive as future.
  • Demonstrate usage of present simple as future.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of too/either.
  • Determine correct usage of count/non-count nouns, comparatives, and superlatives.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of as / enough / too / make / do.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of go + place.
  • Demonstrate conditional use.
  • Determine correct usage of may and might; can, can't, could; will, shall and would.
  • Determine correct usage of should and ought to; must and have to.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of used to; some and any.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of telling time.
  • Determine past progressive.
  • Summarize phrasal verbs.
  • Identify possessive pronouns.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: ESL Grammar Skills Level 2
Course Number: 8900286
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,550 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.2 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
Course Author: Dr. Michele Poff
Instructor: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Some of the stuff was new to me and I learned something new in English that we did not do back in my school days." -- Carolyn W.
  • "This course was really helpful. I can already see my improvement in writing and speaking. After finishing level 2 I am more comfortable to start a conversation without being nervous." -- Sumeja K.
  • "It was easy to understand, yet challenging. Great work." -- Brian M.
  • "Very informative and I learned a lot." -- Tuokpe O.
  • "Thank you for making my learning easy." -- Hondura Y.
  • "Grammar was most important to me. English is a second language I speak. It is important to me to understand how to speak correctly and that is the most helpful thing I got from this course." -- Halima M.