University of California Irvine Online Course Learn English: Intermediate Grammar Specialization

University of California

Master Intermediate Grammar. Boost your knowledge and use of grammar at the intermediate level.

About this Specialization

This specialization covers common topics in intermediate grammar, such as perfect verb tenses and adjective clauses. It will also cover “tricky English” grammar topics that learners of English often find frustrating. The capstone will give you a chance to review all of the knowledge you’ve learned in the courses and create a multi-media “scrapbook” of grammar to keep with you after the specialization ends.

Perfect Tenses and Modals

This is the first course in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn about important intermediate verb tenses, including present perfect, present perfect progressive, past perfect, and past perfect progressive. You will also learn about common modal verbs used in English. This course is designed for learners who have a basic understanding of English grammar but who want to learn more and improve their skills for everyday speaking or writing, as well as for academics. It will be a fun class with lots of entertaining and informative video lectures.

Adjectives and Adjective Clauses

Being able to adeptly use adjective clauses in speaking and writing is useful for upper level English learners. Adjectives and adjective clauses are very common in English, so students need to be able to understand them when they see them or hear them. Students often struggle to bring complexity to their speaking and writing and adjective clauses can be a great way to do this.

Please note that all of the lectures and practice activities are available for free, but taking the quizzes and getting feedback on assignments are only available in the paid version

Tricky English Grammar

English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammatical rules, which are fairly easy to mess up–even for native speakers. While it’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, in this course, we’ll provide you with tips that will help you understand the rules more easily and give you lots of practice with the tricky grammar of everyday English.

Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Intermediate Grammar Project

If you have taken the three courses in this specialization, you have learned a lot of grammar in the last few months. This will be a big help to your studies or your career. This capstone project will help you process what you’ve learned and help you remember it forever. You will create a grammar scrapbook of the difficult or interesting English grammatical structures that you studied in the specialization. You will choose a multi-media tool of your choice, such as video or e-book, to showcase proper use of the grammar. You will also give authentic examples of the grammar found in articles, movies, or songs to make the scrapbook interesting. This will be a scrapbook that you can keep with you long after this specialization ends.

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