What is the course about?
This course is suitable for you if you wish to learn about how sentences are structured. You will also learn about the different punctuation marks and how to use them (such as commas, speech marks and end of sentence punctuation. The course will be working at sentence level and will not include writing (paragraphs).
You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
"You will learn about general sentence structure and correct use of punctuation. Topics will include:
• Grammatical Subject
• Grammatical Object
• The Indirect Object
• Simple Sentences
• Compound Sentences
• Complex Sentences
• Punctuation (end of sentence punctuation, commas, colons/semi-colons, hyphens and brackets and speech marks).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• look at a sentence and identify the grammatical subject, the grammatical object and the indirect object
• identify and state if a sentence is a simple sentence, a compound sentence or a complex sentence.
• use connectives correctly when using compound and complex sentences
• state which punctuation marks need to go where and use them correctly in sentences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling. To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: email@example.com; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is delivered online (via Zoom). You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor who is fluent in British Sign Language. To be able to access the course online, you will need: a laptop or PC; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet - if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam; The interactive Google Classroom will optimise your learning: you will be able to access handouts and worksheets, submit your homework, complete various activities etc. You will also have one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you might have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
As this course is delivered online, you need to ensure that you have the following: a laptop, PC, or a tablet; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet (if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do various tests and complete your coursework by your course tutor. Also, your attendance (joining the Zoom sessions) and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your overall learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise accordingly.