Online Class: ESL Basic Grammar

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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 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 with topics covering sentence structure, writing basics, as well as a review of 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, and is a necessary aspect of many jobs and careers. Understanding the proper way to communicate in a wide range of fields helps to promote self-confidence, increased skill levels, and ensure job advancement and promotion.  While many of us were taught the basics of English grammar in elementary school, very few young adults in the 21st century understand the 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.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

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    Course Materials

    All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

    Grading Policy

    Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

    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.

    Assessment Guide

    Assessment Points
    Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started1
    Lesson 1 Exam9
    Lesson 2 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun10
    Lesson 2 Exam10
    Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Verb15
    Lesson 3 Exam10
    Lesson 4 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun10
    Lesson 4 Exam9
    Lesson 5 Exercise: Identify the Preposition20
    Lesson 5 Exam9
    Lesson 6 Exercise: Conjunction Use20
    Lesson 6 Exam10
    Lesson 7 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs20
    Lesson 7 Exam10
    Lesson 8 Assignment: Tackling Sentence Structure25
    Lesson 8 Exam10
    Lesson 9 Assignment: Basic Writing20
    Lesson 9 Exam9
    Lesson 10 Assignment: Practicing Punctuation, Numbers and Time20
    Lesson 10 Exam10
    Putting it all Together25
    Lesson 11 Exam10
    The Final Exam49
    Total Points:341

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