Online English Grammar Course
What’s the idea behind this English grammar course?
Having worked as an English teacher in a variety of settings, I have seen first-hand the impact of poor grammar on students’ writing. Poor understanding of grammar impacts grades across the curriculum and many students need additional support and revision of this area. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to cover these aspects of English in schools, especially as students get older.
Who is this grammar course for?
This online course is aimed at intermediate students. This includes:
- 11+ and students sitting entrance examinations for elite schools within the UK
- KS3 students
- KS4 revision
- Level 2 literacy students
- Adult students who want to brush up on grammar.
This course assumes knowledge of English vocabulary. It would therefore suit intermediate+ students studying English as a foreign language.
What will this online course cover?
During your learning, you will cover the basics of grammar in four key areas:
- Word level
These areas will look at different classifications of words and build upwards to sentence construction, using a variety of punctuation and then how to structure ideas into paragraphs. It will show the pitfalls that many students end up in, and how to avoid them. By the end of the course, you’ll be confident of the difference between abstract and proper nouns and know how to use semi-colons.
How long will the course take?
Students will study 26 lessons, plus 4 end of unit assessments, equating to 30 hours of learning. Following the programme of study, it should take 12 weeks to complete the course.
Are there any course requisites?
Only an interest in improving speech and writing in English! All technical terminology is explicitly taught and requires no pre-requisites.
What are the next steps in English grammar learning?
After this course, many students will go on to sit 11+, entrance or GCSE examinations. For these students, we recommend the creative writing course (coming soon) or 1:1 online tuition to support learning.
Other students might want to develop their analysis and academic writing. These courses are currently under development and will be released in the autumn term. In the meantime, 1:1 online tuition can support learning goals.