ESL Grammar Skills Level 5

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Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

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.

Course Topics

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)

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources. 

Grading Policy

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.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment 1100
Assignment 1.2100
Quiz 145
Assignment 2100
Quiz 210
Assignment 3100
Quiz 310
Assignment 4100
Quiz 410
Assignment 5100
Quiz 510
Assignment 6100
Quiz 610
Assignment 7100
Quiz 710
Assignment 8100
Quiz 89
Assignment 9100
Quiz 910
Assignment 10100
Quiz 1010
Assignment 11100
Quiz 119
Assignment 12100
Quiz 1210
Assignment 13100
Quiz 1310
Assigment 14100
Quiz 1410
Assignment 15-1100
Assignment 15-2100
Quiz 1510
Assignment 16100
Assignment 17100
Quiz 1710
Final Exam20
Total Points:2133

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