English Grammar Essentials is for students who require explicit and step-by-step instruction in the fundamentals of English Grammar. This course is open to non-native English speakers of all levels, new-arrivals and those who have been living in Australia for several years already, but who have not had formal instruction in English grammar. The course is recommended for students who wish to further develop their conversation, reading and writing skills.

Each lesson will be devoted to various grammar points to develop essential vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure and aid in conversation skills.

Course outline

The following grammar points will be covered:

  • Articles – Definite & Indefinite
  • Present Simple and Present Continuous
  • Verb Conjugation
  • Verb-Gerund
  • Do / Does / Did
  • Me & I
  • Sentence fragments and Run-ons
  • Past Tenses
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Active / Passive Voice
  • Modal Verbs
  • Direct / Indirect Speech
  • Language Contractions
  • Word Play, e.g. Puns, Portmanteaus and Oxymorons
  • Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations
  • Wordforms
  • Relative Pronouns and Clauses
  • Freezes and Reduplications

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should have gained and enhanced their understanding of the grammar units above and be able to apply these in conversation, reading and writing

Who should enrol

This course is open to non-native English speakers of all levels, new-arrivals and those who have been living in Australia for several years already, but who have not had formal instruction in English grammar.

The course is recommended for students who wish to further develop their conversation, reading and writing skills for professional, cultural or personal reasons or for maintaining already acquired/existing language skills.

Course Instructor

Philippa is a multi-lingual Australian national and has been teaching English as a foreign language, French, German, TIS (Translating & Interpreting) and Sociology to students of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities in Australia, Japan, Germany and German & Italian Switzerland for over 25 years.

 

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