The Basic English Grammar Course

“If You’re Tired Of Making Embarrassing Mistakes In Your Writing – This Will Be The Most Useful Course You Will Take This Year”

suzanne-20010th June, 2014
Suzanne Kiraly

You know you have a happy student when they spend the time to create a video of THAT quality for you…

Michael was not only a great student who found us through Google, but also one of the top education advisors through his company.

As you can see, he decided to brush up on his grammar skills, simply because he was writing a book.

Like all of our students, Michael felt that he gained confidence to take his writing to the next level as an emerging author. This is what the Basic English Grammar Course is really all about.

In fact, we often get people who are highly educated, but have gaps in their grammar knowledge due to not having learnt about it specifically at school.

To Book into the next course go to: https://basicenglishgrammarcourse.eventbrite.com.au

 

Who Is The Basic English Grammar Course For?

This is for you if…

  • You want to brush up on basic grammar, to improve your writing
  • You missed out on learning formal grammar and punctuation
  • You need to improve your technical writing skills quickly
  • You teach grammar to students, and need a “brush-up” course yourself
  • You have an ambitious writing project coming up soon…
  • You’re a student who needs to write well within your course…
  • If you need to improve your writing skills for any job

 

What Makes This Course Different?

As you probably already know; learning online is convenient.

Online courses allow you to move at your own pace, in your own time, from home. Having said all that, feedback from a teacher is a vital ingredient and we believe this makes all the difference with our courses. Computers can never take the place of a good teacher!

So with us, you gain the best of both worlds:

  • You can take the course at your own pace, from home
  • You also receive the feedback you need, from a real teacher

 

Modules Included In This Course…

This is a 4 week course, taken online.

The course is rigorous and we sit somewhere between tertiary study and the casual recreational courses you might take at an evening college. You can expect to experience a noticeable improvement in your writing skills, if you follow all of the exercises, take in and act upon the feedback you will get.

Week One: Macro Issues in Grammar
    Module One: Overview of Macro Issues

  • Why we need Grammar to help us to communicate effectively
  • The role of spelling & punctuation
  • The relevance of error analysis in determining what is important
  • Your own writing and the importance of error analysis to you
  • Feedback and how to make the most of it
    Module Two: Macro Issues Continued

  • Thesis
  • Unity
  • Organisation
Week Two: Micro Issues in Grammar-Part One
    Overview of Micro Elements

  • Some elements of grammar are more important to know than others
  • Identifying the most important elements to focus on first
  • Tying in the fundamentals of grammar to the basic errors people make
  • Tapping into your own errors and what you already know
  • Unlearning bad habits
    Fundamentals of Micro Elements

  • Words & Their Power
  • Sentences & Sentence Structures
  • Paragraphs – Well Crafted
Week Three: Micro Issues in Grammar-Part Two
    Module Five: Genre, Purpose & Audience

  • The function of active & passive voice
  • Subject & Predicate
  • When is a Sentence Not a Sentence
  • Valuing your Verbs
  • Persuasion & Adjectivals
  • Nominalisation
    Module Six: Elements of Style

  • Knowledge of grammar is a life-long pursuit
  • Some elements of grammar are more important to know than others
  • Identifying the most important elements to focus on first
  • Tying in the fundamentals of grammar to the basic errors people make
  • Tapping into your own errors and what you already know
  • Unlearning bad habits
  • The building blocks of writing
  • Words & Their Power
  • Sentences & Sentence Structures
  • Paragraphs – Well Crafted
Week Four: Spelling & Punctuation Matters

    Module Seven: Overview of Good Writing Practice

  • Fundamentals of spelling
  • Identifying your own weaknesses and strengths
  • Strategies for systematically working on personal weaknesses
  • Punctuation and why we need it
  • Developing a strategy to use punctuation effectively
    Module Eight: Revision & Regular Reading – Fundamental Keys

  • Revising what you have learnt here
  • Identifying what you still need to work on
  • The importance of regular reading, as well as writing
  • The imperative of modelling
  • Collaboration and teamwork on developing stronger writing skills
  • Feedback & what to do with it

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