ESL Grammar Skills Level 2

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Course Description

This is a course for learning the English language. ESL Level 2 is a low intermediate course. After you already know the fundamentals of pronouns, present simple tense, and past simple tense, you are ready for this course. Level 2 continues your English language instruction. This course begins to dig more deeply into English than the present and past simple tenses.
This course begins to add language complexity and increase your ability to speak English properly and well. In addition to present and past simple tenses, instruction in the progressives, futures, and modals completes an understanding of English fundamentals.  There are three main additions to English language instruction in ESL 2: progressive or continuous tenses, some future tenses, and modal verbs. ESL 2 discusses present progressive and past progressive. It also covers the future tense with present progressive, present simple, will and other modals, and be going to. This course also covers more minor language essentials such as some/any, enough/too, too/either, much/many, make/do, used to, go + place, comparatives and superlatives, telling time, phrasal verbs, and some indirect speech. It also completes the student's instruction on possessives and pronouns.

Further, modal verbs are discussed in depth. In terms of writing, coordinating conjunctions are completed, providing the student with the full range of compound sentence options. Complex sentences are also covered in this course, complete with a variety of subordinating conjunctions for the student to build his or her command of the language and ability to combine ideas in writing.

Each lesson consists of written explanation and exercises, and an audio explanation. With the completion of this course, the student will have a solid grasp of the essential fundamentals of English.

Course Requirements

The course is open to everyone. There are no required books. All material will be given online and through netlinks. 

Course Topics

Pre-test Instructions

Lesson 1: Present Progressive (present continuous)

Lesson 2: Object Pronouns

Lesson 3: Possessive –s

Lesson 4: Present Progressive as Future

Lesson 5: Present Simple as Future

Lesson 6: too / either

Lesson 7: How long does it take?

Lesson 8: count/noncount nouns

Lesson 9: Comparatives

Lesson 10: Superlatives

Lesson 11: as….as / not as….as

Lesson 12: enough / too

Lesson 13: make and do

Lesson 14: go + place

Lesson 15: WRITING: Compound Sentences and Coordinating Conjunctions

Lesson 16: Intention

Lesson 17: Conditional 1

Lesson 18: Modals Overview

Lesson 19: may and might

Lesson 20: can, can't and could

Lesson 21: will and shall

Lesson 22: would

Lesson 23: should and ought to

Lesson 24: must and have to

Lesson 25: All Modals

Lesson 26: used to

Lesson 27: some / any

Lesson 28: Writing: Complex Sentences

Lesson 29: Telling Time

Lesson 30: Past Progressive

Lesson 31: be going to

Lesson 32: Phrasal Verbs

Lesson 33: Possessive Pronouns

Lesson 34: Do you know where the market is?

Course Materials

All the course material required to complete this course is included.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include numerous exercises and lesson review quiz that will directly apply what you have learned.
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:
  • 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.
  • Know phrasal verbs.
  • Identify possessive pronouns, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam16
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam5
Lesson 5 Exam6
Lesson 6 Exam5
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam7
Lesson 10 Exam6
Lesson 11 Exam5
Lesson 12 Exam6
Lesson 13 Exam5
Lesson 14 Exam5
Lesson 15 Exam7
Lesson 16 Exam10
Lesson 17 Exam5
Lesson 18 Exam5
Lesson 19 Exam5
Lesson 21 Exam5
Lesson 22 Exam5
Lesson 23 Exam5
Lesson 24 Exam5
Lesson 25 Exam10
Lesson 27 Exam8
Lesson 28 Exam8
Lesson 29 Exam5
Lesson 30 Exam6
Lesson 31 Exam5
Lesson 32 Exam5
Lesson 33 Exam5
Lesson 34 Exam5
Final Exam30
Total Points:245

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