ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
with CEU Certificate*
ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in a 5-course grammar series. It is the most advanced 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 instruction and ample practice, will help you progress toward greater accuracy and fluency.
ESL Grammar 5 is the fifth and final course in this five-course ESL grammar series, and builds on ESL Grammar 1, 2, 3, and 4. While the course is open to everyone, students will need to have a basic grasp of these ESL topics learned in previous courses.
There are no required books. All material will be given online and through netlinks.
Lesson 1: Present Perfect (Review)
Lesson 2: Wish…
Lesson 3: Be Supposed To
Lesson 4: Past modals
Lesson 5: Have/Get Something Done
Lesson 6: Unless
Lesson 7: Reflexives
Lesson 8: See Somebody Do and See Somebody Doing
Lesson 9: Future Perfect
Lesson 10: Future Perfect Progressive
Lesson 11: Subjunctive
Lesson 12: Prefer / Would Rather
Lesson 13: Omitting Relative Pronouns
Lesson 14: Relative Clause Reduction: Omitting Relative Pronouns and be verbs
Lesson 15: Noun Clauses
Lesson 16: Appositives
Lesson 17: Combining Auxiliaries and Modals
Lesson 18: Writing: 5-Paragraph Essay (Process)
Lesson 19: Writing: 5-paragraph Essay (Components)
All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.
Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 20 pt. quiz will follow several lessons- as well as a pre and post test. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better.
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