ESL Grammar Skills Level 5

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Course Description

ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in our five-course ESL grammar series. It is the most advanced ESL grammar course offered, and prepares the English language learner for incorporating quite sophisticated structures into his or her English usage.

Lessons include instruction on the syntax of present perfect, future perfect, and future perfect progressive, past tense of modal verbs, subjunctive, noun clauses, appositives, omission of relative pronouns and relative clause reduction, and combining auxiliaries and modals. Semantic-focused lessons include instruction on wish, be supposed to, have/get something done, unless, see somebody do, and prefer/would rather. Each lesson contains a succinct presentation of the grammar concept, followed by an exercise intended to practice and reinforce the material just covered. Each lesson is also accompanied by an audio file that explains the grammatical structure verbally, to provide a secondary instructional path and increase the likelihood of greater comprehension and thus, full acquisition of the target structures.

Periodic exams test student knowledge of the structures just covered, and a final exam assesses the student's overall mastery of the topics. Two writing lessons briefly cover the writing process, and components of the 5-paragraph essay, which will help the English language learner write more effective English, even when a 5-paragraph essay is not the writing goal. Whether you are encountering these structures for the first time or just need to brush up on the finer points of English grammar, this course, with its straightforward written instruction, HD Videos and ample practice, will help you progress toward greater accuracy and fluency.

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    Course Lessons

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    Lesson 1: Present Perfect

    This lesson is intended to give you additional practice on discerning between proper uses of the present perfect and simple past. 265 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Present Perfect Review; Review of Simple Past; Exercises of Present Perfect, Simple Past and more
    • Review Video: Present Perfect Video Tutorial
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Assignment 1
    • Complete: Assignment 1.2
    • Complete Exam: Pre-Test
    • Complete: Quiz 1

    Lesson 2: Wish...

    One grammatical structure for wish is similar to Conditional 2. It is also similar in meaning, for it expresses something untrue and unreal. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Present Wishes; Exercises using Wish..
    • Complete: Assignment 2
    • Complete: Quiz 2

    Lesson 3: Be Supposed To

    The phrase be supposed to expresses an expectation. This expectation may be met or unmet. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Expectation Video Tutorial; Understanding the use of Suppose to go; Exercises with be used to or be supposed to:
    • Complete: Assignment 3
    • Complete: Quiz 3

    Lesson 4: Past modals

    To put a modal in the past tense requires more than merely adding ?ed, as with other verbs. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Understanding and Using Modal Verbs; Exercise - Present and Past of Modals
    • Complete: Assignment 4
    • Complete: Quiz 4

    Lesson 5: Have/Get Something Done

    This lesson continues our previous discussion of the passive voice. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: Exercises with the use of passive have and get in English
    • Review Video: Passive and Active Voices
    • Complete: Assignment 5
    • Complete: Quiz 5

    Lesson 6: Unless

    Rather than using both if and not, unless allows for the same idea in a different construction. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: How to use 'Unless' and 'As long as'; Upper-intermediate grammar exercise: unless, in case of, in case, as long as
    • Complete: Assignment 6
    • Complete: Quiz 6

    Lesson 7: Reflexives

    English uses reflexive verbs when the same thing is both the subject and the object of the sentence. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Reflexive Pronouns in English; Exercises using reflexive pronouns in English
    • Complete: Assignment 7
    • Complete: Quiz 7

    Lesson 8: See Somebody Do and See Somebody Doing

    This lesson expands on that idea by discussing gerund versus simple verb uses following [verb + object]. 109 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 8
    • Complete: Quiz 8

    Lesson 9: Future Perfect

    Future perfect indicates a relationship between two events, at least one of which is in the future. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Future Perfect Tense; Exercises using future tense in English
    • Complete: Assignment 9
    • Complete: Quiz 9

    Lesson 10: Future Perfect Progressive

    The future perfect progressive expresses a focus on action occurring in a relationship between two events, at least one of which is in the future. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Future Progressive Perfect Tense Examples; Exercises with future progressive tense
    • Complete: Assignment 10
    • Complete: Quiz 10

    Lesson 11: Subjunctive

    The subjunctive is a mood in English that requires a certain verb form. Certain verbs and adjectives require the subjunctive. 109 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Subjunctive; Exercises using the Subjunctive
    • Complete: Assignment 11
    • Complete: Quiz 11

    Lesson 12: Prefer / Would Rather

    The main difference between the structures is that prefer is followed by an infinitive, and would rather is followed by a simple verb form. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Prefer and Would Rather; Rather and Prefer; Intermediate grammar exercise: would rather, would prefer, prefer
    • Complete: Assignment 12
    • Complete: Quiz 12

    Lesson 13: Omitting Relative Pronouns

    When be is the verb used in some relative clauses, the relative pronoun can be omitted. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Defining Relative Clauses; Quiz: Relative Pronouns- Omission; General Usage in Defining Clauses
    • Complete: Assignment 13
    • Complete: Quiz 13

    Lesson 14: Relative Clause Reduction: Omitting Relative Pronouns and be verbs

    In certain situations where a relative pronoun is followed by a be verb, the relative clause can be reduced to omit both the relative pronoun and the be verb. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Reduced Relative Clauses; Exercises and lesson on Reduced Relative Clauses
    • Review Video: Tutorial Review of Relative Pronouns
    • Complete Assignment: Assigment 14
    • Complete: Quiz 14

    Lesson 15: Noun Clauses

    A noun clause can serve as the subject of the sentence, the object of the sentence, or the object of a preposition. 210 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Understanding Noun Clauses; Exercises using Noun Clause
    • Complete: Assignment 15-1
    • Complete: Assignment 15-2
    • Complete: Quiz 15

    Lesson 16: Appositives

    An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that gives additional information about another noun. 100 Total Points
    • Lesson 16 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Appositives; The Use of Appositives
    • Complete: Assignment 16

    Lesson 17: Combining Auxiliaries and Modals

    When we combine tenses and progressives with modals, we get quite a long string of grammatically necessary elements. 110 Total Points
    • Lesson 17 Video
    • Review Article: Verbs: Be, Auxiliaries, and Modals
    • Complete: Assignment 17
    • Complete: Quiz 17

    Lesson 18: Writing: 5-Paragraph Essay (Process)

    Before you can write, you have to figure out what you want to say. There are several strategies you can employ to find some thoughts to present in an essay. 0 Total Points
    • Lesson 18 Video

    Lesson 19: Writing: 5-paragraph Essay (Components)

    Your thesis statement is the final sentence in the introduction. This is critical. It cannot go at the beginning of the introduction, or in the middle of the introduction, or in the next paragraph. 20 Total Points
    • Lesson 19 Video
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    • Complete: Final Exam
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    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Identify present perfect.
    • Demonstrate correct usage of wish, be supposed to, and past modals
    • Demonstrate usage of have/get something done.
    • Demonstrate usage of unless.
    • Identify reflexives.
    • Identify usage of see somebody do and see somebody doing.
    • Identify future perfect.
    • Identify future perfect progressive.
    • Identify subjunctive.
    • Demonstrate usage of prefer / would rather.
    • Demonstrate omitting relative pronouns.
    • Demonstrate relative clause reduction.
    • Identify noun clauses.
    • Identify appositives.
    • Demonstrate combining auxiliaries and modals.
    • Demonstrate writing the 5-paragraph essay process, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
    Course Number: 8900325
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    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (495 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
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    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Course Author: Dr. Michele Poff
    Instructor: Dana Kristan
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