Course Description

This course is third in a series of five ESL grammar courses. It builds on levels 1 and 2, and continues grammatical instruction grounded in the foundation offered in those courses.

ESL Grammar Level 3 is a conceptually rich course. It contains instruction on passive voice, present perfect, relative clauses and the imperative. Further, it offers lessons on participle and gerund usage in various constructions. Lessons related to the present perfect include still/yet/already, and for/since along with targeted practice on distinguishing between correct usage of the present perfect and the past simple (these are very important differences in English).

Presentation of phrasal verbs is continued from level 2, and distinctions between like/as and a(n)/the are offered. Additional topics include I want you to… and I told you to…, quite/pretty/fairly/rather, so/such, tag questions, and use of auxiliary verbs for conversational brevity. Because of the conceptual weight presented by the present perfect, passive voice and relative clauses, writing units extend previous discussions of compound and complex sentences and subordinating conjunctions. 

Each of the 22 units of this course contains a clear, simple, and well-organized presentation of material followed by lesson exercises to reinforce the lesson content. Several exams test student knowledge along the way, and a final exam score determines whether the learner is ready for the next level. Each unit is accompanied by a brief audio recording which presents the material verbally, offering a secondary presentation of the material to aid in student comprehension.

Whether you're addressing this material for the first time or have been speaking English for a while, ESL 3 provides an excellent presentation of some of the most challenging concepts in English grammar, and is well worth your efforts as you progress with your English learning.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify passive voice.
  • Demonstrate usage of quite, pretty, fairly, rather.
  • Identify present perfect.
  • Demonstrate usage of still, yet, already.
  • Demonstrate usage of for, since.
  • Identify present perfect and simple past.
  • Demonstrate usage of like / as.
  • Identify articles.
  • Demonstrate imperative usage.
  • Identify adjectives.
  • Demonstrate usage of be used to + -ing/noun.
  • Demonstrate correct usage of who, which, that.
  • Identify when to use so / such.
  • Identify verbs.
  • Demonstrate writing compound-complex sentences.
  • Demonstrate usage of subordinating conjunctions.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduce Yourself 2 points
Pre-test Exam 20 points
Lesson 1 Exam 8 points
Lesson 2 Exam 8 points
Lesson 3 Exam 5 points
Lesson 4 Exam 5 points
Lessons 1- 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 8 points
Lesson 7 Exam 6 points
Lesson 8 Exam 6 points
Lessons 6-9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 5 points
Lesson 11 Exam 6 points
Lesson 12 Exam 7 points
Lesson 13 Exam 6 points
Lesson 14 Exam 6 points
Lesson 15 Exam 5 points
Lessons 10-16 Exam 10 points
Lesson 17 Exam 8 points
Lesson 18 Exam 8 points
Lesson 19 Exam 6 points
Lesson 20 Exam 5 points
Lesson 21 Exam 5 points
Lessons 17-22 Exam 10 points
Final Exam 20 points
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