What is the course about?
This course is suitable for you if wish to improve your knowledge of English tenses. You will learn the names of the different tenses, for what situations we use them and their structure form. 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?
Your tutor will decide from a range of topics based on individual reading and writing skills:
You will learn about the different tenses and why we use them. You will also learn about the structure and form. These will be:
• The verb “to be” in all forms
• Irregular and regular verbs
• The Simple Tenses (simple past, simple present and simple future)
• The Perfect Tenses (past perfect, present perfect and future perfect using “have” and “had”)
• The Continuous Form – “ing”
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Modify the verb “be” for number, person and tense
• State the situations for which we use
• Use the simple present/past/future structure and form correctly
• Use the simple future with “will” (and other modal verbs) or “going to”
• State the situations for which we use the three simple tenses and demonstrate evidence of using structure and form correctly
• State the situations for which we use the perfect tenses and demonstrate evidence of using structure and form correctly.
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.