Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)

Course Dates: 21/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online

Unsure when to use present perfect or past perfect? Is reported speech still causing you problems? Do you need to practise your conditionals? Join this course and put your grammar into practice in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Gain confidence in using grammar effectively through engaging in contextualised tasks.

Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is for confident users of English who want to review, consolidate and extend their grammar to
speak and write more accurately. The grammar will be set in different contexts which will require you to use complex forms including different verb tenses. The emphasis will be on the use of grammar as well as understanding how grammar affects meaning.

This is a live online face-to-face course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

A variety of different grammatical structures will be covered depending on the needs of the group. The main areas likely to be included are:
• the perfect verb forms
• continuous vs simple verb forms
• when and how to use the passive
• modals including past modals – could have, should have, will have
• reported speech
• when and how to use the passive
• if-clauses and their meanings
• use past modals accurately and fluently
• use reported speech accurately
• identify when and how to use the passive vs active form
• use the passive form accurately
• identify the meaning and use of different if-clauses
• use if-clauses accurately and fluently.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• use narrative verb forms accurately and distinguish present perfect, past perfect and future perfect uses
• articulate the different meanings and use of perfect forms
• identify the different uses and meaning of simple and continuous forms
• use simple and continuous forms to talks about main and background information
• identify the different meanings and use of simple and continuous forms
• use past modals accurately and fluently
• use reported speech accurately
• identify when and how to use the passive vs active form
• use the passive form accurately
• identify the meaning and use of different if-clauses
• use if-clauses accurately and fluently.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is for students at Level 1-Level 2 (B2-C1). It is particularly helpful to students who need the clarification on the main aspects of English grammar. You will need to do a pre-course assessment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a dynamic and creative course with a lot of interaction and opportunities to practise. The grammar will always be in the context of interesting and engaging topics.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are many courses you could do next. You can do general ESOL courses with exams at Level 1 or 2. You can also do a number of courses without exams at the same time as this course or after it. These include:
English for professionals: Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
English for professionals: English for business and work (level 2)
Business: find the right word (advanced)
Grammar in Practice: Upper Intermediate (level 1-2) or Advanced (level 2)
ESOL and reading stories: vocabulary, discussion, critique (level 2)
Prepare for IELTS and improve your academic writing
Writing skills in practice: advanced (level 2+)
Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
Matters of Opinion (level 1-2 or level 2)
ESOL and singing: sing your way to better English (entry 3-level 2)
ESOL Pronunciation: Stage 1 (level 1-2)
English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
Read Well, Write Well (level 1-level 2)
Writing Skills in Practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
Communicating at work (level 1-2)
ESOL Communicating at work: meetings (level 1-2)
Communicating at work: ESOL skills for the office (level 1)
ESOL Communicating at work: presentations (Level 1-2)
ESOL Communicating at work: reports (level 1-2)
Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
ESOL and Film (level 1-level 2)
ESOL and Making Podcasts (level 1-level 2)

Your tutor will advise you on the best course. We also have many digital skills and maths skill course. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7492 2511 for more information.

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just do it! :)
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Review by Anna / (Posted on 22/06/2019)
Amazing
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/06/2019)
Great choice if you want to improve your grammar
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Course Code: HES04

Mon, day, 21 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £111.00
Concession: £85.00

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