Communicate With Confidence!
Essential English Grammar helps you become confident with your writing and spelling skills, and shows you how to express yourself more clearly and effectively as you better your understanding of the English language.
Throughout your course you learn about parts of speech, their meaning and application, and how to structure sentences and paragraphs correctly. The invaluable skills you gain from the course will last a lifetime and become priceless as you apply them to your everyday life. Don’t let poor writing skills hold you back. Gain the confidence you need and enrol today!
SELF-PACED AND NON-TUTORED
The Essential Grammar Course is a self-paced and self-assessed course. This means there are no assignments or exams to submit to a tutor for marking. The course includes many self-assessed exercises in each lesson so you can track your progress in your own time and without pressure.
Each assessment item is designed to check your understanding of the course content, and clear answers are provided so you can easily mark your own work (or have a friend or relative do it for you). Should you require any assistance, simply contact our Student Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are twelve (12) modules, as follows:
MODULE 1: NOUNS
Types (gender, plural, countable, compound), pronouns – types, capitals and style, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 2: VERBS
Tense, forms, transitive and intransitive, gerunds, split infinitives, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 3: ADJECTIVES
Comparative, superlative, adverbs – types (place, time, degree, frequency, interrogative, conjunctive), order of use, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 4: PREPOSITIONS
Location, time, direction, dimension, transportation, combining prepositions, conjunctions, types, conjuncts, relative pronouns and adjectives, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 5: SENTENCES
Simple, compound, conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses, complex sentences, more sentence types: narrative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, rhetorical, self-assessment exercises, test
MODULE 6: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Simple, compound and complete subject, simple, compound and complete predicate, direct and indirect object, verbs and objects, subject and object complements, inversion, the word “there”, split predicates, paragraphs, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 7: MORE ON VERBS
Active and passive voice, voice and tense, imperatives, contractions, possessive pronouns, apostrophes and omission, contraction rules, its versus it’s, tautology, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 8: PUNCTUATION
Full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, ellipses, commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens, en rules, em rules, quotation marks, parentheses, square brackets, angle brackets, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 9: SPELLING – vowels, vowel pronunciation, spelling rules, common errors, plurals, number plurals, units of measurements, plurals of compounds, tips for spelling, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 10: AGREEMENT
Subject and verb, noun and pronoun, determination of agreement, active and passive voice, collective nouns, non-countable nouns, nouns ending in “s”, indefinite pronouns, compound subjects, quantifiers, agreement and person, dangling modifiers, who/whom, “a” or “an”, eliminating “that”, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 11: DIALOGUE
Direct and indirect speech, tense and indirect speech, changing pronouns and time markers, indirect questions, the mechanics of dialogue, quotation marks, dialogue punctuation and layout, he said/she said, the apostrophe, literary devices, common language faults, self-assessment exercises, test.
MODULE 12: EXPLORING ENGLISH ROOTS
Influences from other languages, Elizabethan England onwards, roots and affixes, Greek and Latin examples, style, reference sources, sentences, paragraphs and chapters, determiners and quantifiers, last-minute tips on good writing, self-assessment exercises, test.
This course is also available in regular mail correspondence and CD-ROM versions –
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Don’t worry if you have never studied before; all your lessons are set out in easy-to-understand language, taking you step by step through your course. If you need additional assistance, simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.
STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE
With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere that you have access to a computer and the Internet. All your lessons are available on our website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you wherever you go.