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

Course Dates: 17/01/22 - 28/03/22
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
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 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.
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Course Code: HES05

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Mon, day, 17 Jan - 28 Mar '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

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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?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover grammar rules and features. The grammar will always be in the context of interesting and engaging topics and you will focus on how you use it. The course will be dynamic and creative with a lot of interaction – you will work in pairs, small groups and sometimes as a whole class. Your tutor will also work with you individually. You will need to do some homework every week and use Google Classroom outside the class.

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

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• ESOL: Develop your listening skills (level 1)
• Workplace skills for ESOL learners: communicating in the online and face to face office (level 1 )
• Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
• English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
• Communication skills for work: presenting, persuading, reporting, explaining (Level 1-2)
• Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
• ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• Reading stories, telling stories: vocabulary, discussion, expression (level 2)
• Matters of opinion (level 2)

There also many maths and digital skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.