Online Class: ESL Grammar Skills Level 5

ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in our 5-course ESL grammar series. It is the most advanced ESL grammar course offered, and prepares the English language learner for incorporating quite sophisticated structures into his or her English usage.

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Course Description

ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in our five-course ESL grammar series. It is the most advanced ESL 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 written instruction, HD Videos and ample practice, will help you progress toward greater accuracy and fluency.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Present Perfect

This lesson is intended to give you additional practice on discerning between proper uses of the present perfect and simple past. Additional lesson topics: Present Perfect Review; Present Perfect Video Tutorial; Exercises of Present Perfect, Simple Past and more; Review of Simple Past 265 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Complete: Assignment 1.2
  • Assessment: Pre-Test
  • Assessment: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: Wish...

One grammatical structure for wish is similar to Conditional 2. It is also similar in meaning, for it expresses something untrue and unreal. Additional lesson topics: Present Wishes; Exercises using Wish.. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Be Supposed To

The phrase be supposed to expresses an expectation. This expectation may be met or unmet. Additional lesson topics: Understanding the use of Suppose to go; Exercises with be used to or be supposed to:; Expectation Video Tutorial 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Past modals

To put a modal in the past tense requires more than merely adding –ed, as with other verbs. Additional lesson topics: Modal Verbs to Express Past Possibilities Video Tutorial ; Exercise; Understanding and Using Modal Verbs 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Have/Get Something Done

This lesson continues our previous discussion of the passive voice. Additional lesson topics: Passive Voice Video Tutorial ; Exercises with the use of passive have and get in English; Passive and Active Voices 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Unless

Rather than using both if and not, unless allows for the same idea in a different construction. Additional lesson topics: How to us Unless Video Tutorial ; Upper-intermediate grammar exercise: unless, in case of, in case, as long as; How to use 'Unless' and 'As long as' 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Reflexives

English uses reflexive verbs when the same thing is both the subject and the object of the sentence. Additional lesson topics: Reflexive Pronouns Video Tutorial ; Exercises using reflexive pronouns in English; Reflexive Pronouns in English 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: See Somebody Do and See Somebody Doing

This lesson expands on that idea by discussing gerund versus simple verb uses following [verb + object]. 109 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Future Perfect

Future perfect indicates a relationship between two events, at least one of which is in the future. Additional lesson topics: Future Perfect Tense; Exercises using future tense in English; Future Perfect Video Tutorial 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Assessment: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Future Perfect Progressive

The future perfect progressive expresses a focus on action occurring in a relationship between two events, at least one of which is in the future. Additional lesson topics: Future Progressive and Future Perfect ? Video Tutorial; Exercises with future progressive tense; Future Progressive Perfect Tense Examples 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: Subjunctive

The subjunctive is a mood in English that requires a certain verb form. Certain verbs and adjectives require the subjunctive. Additional lesson topics: English Grammar; Exercises using the Subjunctive; Subjunctive 109 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Prefer / Would Rather

The main difference between the structures is that prefer is followed by an infinitive, and would rather is followed by a simple verb form. Additional lesson topics: Rather and Prefer; Intermediate grammar exercise: would rather, would prefer, prefer; Prefer and Would Rather 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Assessment: Quiz 12

Lesson 13: Omitting Relative Pronouns

When be is the verb used in some relative clauses, the relative pronoun can be omitted. Additional lesson topics: Quiz: Relative Pronouns- Omission; General Usage in Defining Clauses; Defining Relative Clauses 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Assessment: Quiz 13

Lesson 14: Relative Clause Reduction: Omitting Relative Pronouns and be verbs

In certain situations where a relative pronoun is followed by a be verb, the relative clause can be reduced to omit both the relative pronoun and the be verb. Additional lesson topics: Tutorial Review of Relative Pronouns; Exercises and lesson on Reduced Relative Clauses; Reduced Relative Clauses 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Assigment 14
  • Assessment: Quiz 14

Lesson 15: Noun Clauses

A noun clause can serve as the subject of the sentence, the object of the sentence, or the object of a preposition. Additional lesson topics: Exercises using Noun Clause; Understanding Noun Clauses; Noun Clauses Video Tutorial 210 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 15-1
  • Complete: Assignment 15-2
  • Assessment: Quiz 15

Lesson 16: Appositives

An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that gives additional information about another noun. Additional lesson topics: Appositives; The Use of Appositives 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 16

Lesson 17: Combining Auxiliaries and Modals

When we combine tenses and progressives with modals, we get quite a long string of grammatically necessary elements. Additional lesson topics: Verbs: Be, Auxiliaries, and Modals 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 17
  • Assessment: Quiz 17

Lesson 18: Writing: 5-Paragraph Essay (Process)

Before you can write, you have to figure out what you want to say. There are several strategies you can employ to find some thoughts to present in an essay. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video

Lesson 19: Writing: 5-paragraph Essay (Components)

Your thesis statement is the final sentence in the introduction. This is critical. It cannot go at the beginning of the introduction, or in the middle of the introduction, or in the next paragraph. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Final Exam
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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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
Course Number: 8900325
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (607 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Author: Dr. Michele Poff
Instructor: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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