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

Course Dates: 24/01/24 - 27/03/24
Time: 10:00 - 12:15
Location: 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 high level and engaging tasks
You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).
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Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
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  • Course Code: HES05
  • Dates: 24/01/24 - 27/03/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:15
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: HES05

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Started Wed, day, 24 Jan - 27 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 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. You will improve all aspects of your English by focusing on using complex forms of grammar including different verb tenses at the same time. 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:
• how and when to use the perfect verb forms
• how and when to use continuous vs simple verb forms
• how and when to use to use the passive and active voices
•how and when to use modals including past modals – could have, should have, will have
• how and when to use reported speech
•how and when to use if-clauses and their meanings.

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 in a variety of settings
• articulate the different meanings of perfect forms and use them effectively in a variety of settings
•articulate the different meanings of simple and continuous forms and use them effectively e.g. to talk about main and background information
• use past modals accurately and fluently in a variety of settings
• use reported speech accurately
• identify when and how to use the passive vs active voices and use them effectively in a variety of settings
• identify the meaning of different if-clauses and use them effectively in a variety of settings.

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 - communication skills for life and work (level 2 speaking and listening)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 2 reading and writing)
• Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
• A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
• Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)
• English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
• Matters of opinion (level 2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• Grammar in practice: advanced (level 2+)
• ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)

You can also do classes in the maths and digital skills areas. These include:
• Maths skills for life and work - getting ready for functional skills (foundation 1)
• Maths for life and work (level 1)
• Bitesize maths: becoming confident with numbers and calculations (level 1-2)
• Bitesize maths: becoming confident with shapes, space and measuring (level 1-2)
• Bitesize maths: becoming confident with algebra, problem-solving and equations (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand and interpret the data all around you (level 1-2)


For more information, talk with your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423.

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