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

Course Dates: 01/05/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

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 contextualised tasks.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or for help or more information.

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.


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.

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 or at the same time. You could do a level 1 or level 2 general ESOL course. The Cambridge English:Advanced course might be good for you. Suitable courses without an exam include: s of Opinion,, ESOL and Film, ESOL and Stories, ESOL and Making Podcasts, Read Well, Write Well, Writing Skills in Practice, Advanced Writing Skills in Practice, Prepare for IELTS and improve your academic writing, ESOL and Singing. Our business English courses would be helpful – English for Business and our Communicating at Work series. If you make good progress, Grammar in Practice: Advanced might also be suitable. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.


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just do it! :)
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Great choice if you want to improve your grammar
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Course Code: HES06

Fri, eve, 01 May - 10 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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