An Introduction to English Grammar

All the tenses of English grammar and how they work.
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

This course is about grammar, exactly the way new students in the classroom first want to see it: as an overview. It has video lectures to explain the form, meaning or function of the grammar point. After that, there is a short quiz to do to help you learn, keep the knowledge from the lesson. There are also additional downloadable things to help you.

The course is in three parts. The first part explains how to make grammar. The second part explains what the meaning of the grammar point is. The third section goes into more detail about specific grammatical points and how it works in real life.

Even if you are happy with your grammar, I recommend taking this course so you can better organise the information in your head.

The course is 51 lectures and is a total of approximately 2.6 hours long. We recommend doing one session per day.

What are the requirements?

  • Access to the internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In Section 1, you will learn how each grammar tense is made.
  • In Section 2, you will learn what the meaning of each grammar tense is.
  • In section 3, you will learn about how grammar can evolve and how it works together
  • By the end of this course you will be familiar with the form of each grammatical tense
  • By the end of this course you will be able to construct each grammatical tense
  • By the end of this course you will be familiar with the meaning of each grammatical tense
  • By the end of this course you will be aware of all the more specific teachings of grammar.

What is the target audience?

  • Pre-Intermediate students and above.
  • Beginners welcome but might be a little too difficult for them
  • High level students who want to revise
  • New teachers who want to revise
  • Experienced teachers who want to compare
  • Anyone who wants an overview of English grammar tenses. If you are new or just doing revision, this course is for you!

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Curriculum

05:02

This lecture describes the idea of the course and how it will help you understand the English language. We introduce the idea of "form", "meaning" and "function".

 1:55 Animated video
Section 1: Form
1 page

An outline of what to expect from this section.

05:21

This lecture introduces you to the construction of all the active voice grammar in English and how they relate to each other. We show you all the active grammar tenses on a simple table to help you see that they are all connected.

 0:43 present tenses 
 2:14 past tenses 
 3:50 future tenses 
 4:41 modal verbs 
03:41

This lecture introduces you to the construction of all the passive voice grammar in English and how they relate to each other. Once again, a simple table can help you see how all the passive grammar is connected together.

 0:49 present tenses 
 2:26 past tenses 
 2:24 future tenses 
 3.03 modal verbs 
04:43

This lecture introduces you to the construction of all the reported speech grammar in English and how they relate to each other. We use the table format again to show you how the grammar of the reported speech is constructed and how it all connects together.

 0:19 present tenses (not true any more) 
 1:41 past tenses 
 2:16 future tenses 
 3:01 modal verbs 
 4:01 exceptions (still true) 
05:12

This lecture introduces the idea of singular and plural verb forms. It shows that the third person singular is usually the special verb.
Auxiliary Verbs:

 1:22 Simple - DO 
 2:07  Simple alternative - BE + ADJECTIVE 
 2:26 Continuous  - BE 
 2:45 Perfect - HAVE 
 3:05 Perfect Continuous - HAVE BEEN 
 3:26 future tenses - WILL 
 4:02 modal verbs 
Form: Auxiliaries
17 questions
03:12

This section takes you through the past simple tense and how it is made.

By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:33 examples 
 0:55 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:40 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Present Simple
15 questions
02:07

This section takes you through the past simple tense and how it is made.

By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:24 examples 
 0:45 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:11 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Past Simple
15 questions
02:09

This section takes you through the future simple tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:26 examples 
 0:55 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:18 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Future Simple
15 questions
02:55

This section takes you through the present continuous tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:32 examples 
 1:16 positive, negative and interrogative 
 2:02 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Present Continuous
15 questions
02:04

This section takes you through the past continuous tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:25 examples 
 0:55 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:24 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Past Continuous
15 questions
02:43

This section takes you through the future continuous tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:23 examples 
 0:55 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:22 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Future Continuous
12 questions
02:13

This section takes you through the present perfect simple tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:48 examples 
 1:05 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:24 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Present Perfect Simple
15 questions
01:59

This section takes you through the past perfect simple tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:24 examples 
 0:38 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:03 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Past Perfect Simple
15 questions
01:43

This section takes you through the future perfect simple tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:24 examples 
 0:37 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:00 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Future Perfect Simple
15 questions
03:05

This section takes you through the present perfect continuous tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:50 examples 
 1:05 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:47 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Present Perfect Continuous
11 questions
02:15

This section takes you through the past perfect continuous tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:21 examples 
 0:42 positive, negative and interrogative 
 1:14 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Past Perfect Continuous
12 questions
02:38

This section takes you through the future perfect simple tense and how it is made.
By the end of the lecture, you will have seen this grammar in an affirmative, negative and interrogative way. It also goes through the active, passive and reported speech.

 0:39 examples 
 1:34 positive, negative and interrogative 
 2:00 active voice, passive voice and reported speech 
Form: Future Perfect Continuous
11 questions
04:04
This lecture goes through the grammar table again to remind you of all the constructions you have practised and how they all work together.
By the end of this lecture:
  • you will have revised all the grammar forms again
  • you will have seen the few sentences that you need to remember to make all the grammar
  • you will have been reminded of some of the finer points of grammatical construction

 1:37 active grammar revision 
 2:03 passive grammar revision 
 2:20 reported speech revision 
Section 2: Meaning
1 page

An outline of what to expect from this section.

01:49

This lecture introduces the idea of function. How we use grammar, the common words and situations used with it.

 0:16 Function
 0:52 Example 
04:01

This section takes you through the present simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:12 Meaning 
 	1:17 Common Uses 
 	1:52 Examples 
 	2:46 Commonly Collocated Words 
 	3:19 Special Case 
Present Simple
3 questions
02:30

This section takes you through the past simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:22 Meaning 
 	0:47 Common Uses 
 	1:13 Examples 
 	2:02 Commonly Collocated Words 
Past Simple
3 questions
02:55

This section takes you through the future simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:14 Meaning 
 	0:29 Common Uses 
 	0:58 Examples 
 	1:52 Commonly Collocated Words 
 	2:27 Special Case 
Future Simple
3 questions
Meaning: The Simple Tenses
1 question
03:14

This section takes you through the present continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:12 Meaning 
 	0:36 Common Uses 
 	1:02 Examples 
 	2:04 Commonly Collocated Words 
 	2:30 Special Case 
Present Continuous
3 questions
03:15

This section takes you through the past continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:20 Meaning 
 	1:19 Common Uses 
 	1:39 Examples 
 	2:44 Commonly Collocated Words 
Past Continuous
3 questions
02:23

This section takes you through the future continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:10 Meaning 
 	0:36 Common Uses 
 	0:46 Examples 
 	2:09 Commonly Collocated Words 
Future Continuous
3 questions
Meaning: The Continuous Tenses
1 question
02:26

This lecture introduces the three big differences between the uses of the simple and continuous tenses. This is important to know because there are easily confused situations which learners must be careful of.

 0:20 What are the differences 
 0:39 Permanent versus Temporary 
 1:15 Habit versus Now 
 1:48 Short versus Long 
Meaning: The Simple versus The Continuous Tenses
1 question
03:03

This section takes you through the present perfect simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:26 Meaning 
 	0:32 Common Uses 
 	0:51 Examples 
 	1:56 Commonly Collocated Words 
 	2:42 Special Mention 
Present Perfect Simple
3 questions
02:16

This section takes you through the past perfect simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:22 Meaning 
 	0:35 Common Uses 
 	0:58 Examples 
 	1:35 Commonly Collocated Words 
Past Perfect Simple
3 questions
02:20

This section takes you through the future perfect simple tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:10 Meaning 
 	0:42 Common Uses 
 	0:51 Examples 
 	1:26 Commonly Collocated Words 
Future Perfect Simple
3 questions
Meaning: The Perfect Simple Tenses
1 question
03:32

This section takes you through the present perfect continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:55 Meaning 
 	1:20 Common Uses 
 	1:32 Examples 
 	2:46 Commonly Collocated Words 
Present Perfect Continuous
3 questions
03:01

This section takes you through the past perfect continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:10 Meaning 
 	0:28 Common Uses 
 	0:40 Examples 
 	2:05 Commonly Collocated Words 
Past Perfect Continuous
3 questions
02:48

This section takes you through the future perfect continuous tense and how it is used.

By the end of the lecture, you will have learnt the meaning of the grammar, the common uses of it, and the commonly collocated words. This lecture includes examples, timelines and any other special cases.

 	0:34 Meaning 
 	0:47 Common Uses 
 	0:57 Examples 
 	1:58 Commonly Collocated Words 
Future Perfect Continuous
3 questions
Meaning: The Perfect Continuous Tenses
1 question
04:56

This lecture introduces the three big differences between the uses of the simple and continuous tenses. This is important to know because there are easily confused situations which learners must be careful of.

 0:11 Things you should know by now 
 1:12 The differences between the perfect simple versus perfect continuous 
 1:33 How many versus How long 
 2:42 Result versus Action 
 3:52 Finished versus Maybe Finished 
The Perfect Simple versus The Perfect Continuous Tenses
5 questions
Section 3: Function
1 page

An outline of what to expect from this section.

05:09

This lecture introduces a way of understanding grammar.

 0.19 Groups 
 0.51 How to understand time 
 2.39 Situation versus Construction 
 3.48 Questions all students must ask 
 4.12 Functional language 
 4.46 Conclusion 
09:20

This lecture introduces the idea of the three filters and gives an example of how to apply them.

 0.30 the 3 filters 
 1.20 General versus Specific 
 2.40 Common versus Uncommon 
 4.03 Formal versus Informal 
 5.56 Example 
03:06

This lecture introduces the most common situations in which passives are used.

 0.38 Three basic situations 
 0.54 Products 
 1.14 Crime 
 1.27 What more important than Who 
 2.08 Advanced 
04:26

This lecture introduces the idea of linkers. It continues with an explanation of linkers of addition.

 0.52 What is a linker 
 2.13 The five types of linkers 
 2.55 More information 
 3.27 Examples 
02:25

This lecture introduces the idea of linkers of comparison and contrast.

 0.11 Explanation 
 1.10 Compare/ Contrast 
 1.33 Examples 
03:08

This lecture introduces the linkers of time.

 0.11 Explanation 
 1.35 Linkers of time 
 1.48 Examples 
02:46

This lecture introduces the idea of linkers of condition.

 0.11 Explanation 
 1.36 Condition 
 1.54 Examples 
02:55

This lecture introduces the final group of linkers: linkers of reason/ causal linkers.

 0.15 Explanation 
 2.00 Causal linkers 
 2.15 Examples 
04:16

This lecture looks at the meaning of the past and the grammar used when describing the past. This lecture also introduces to common and advanced ways to describe past habit. There is also an introduction to the 'used to' structures.

 0.20 Past grammar 
 1.00 Used to/ Would 
 1.43 'Used to' structures 
 1.55 [used to] + [verb] 
 2.27 [be used to] + [verb+ing] 
 3.15 [get used to] + [verb+ing] 
01:55

This lecture describes the present tense, it's common grammar and typical situations in which it is often used.

 0.10 Present grammar 
 0.40 Common uses 
04:55

This lecture describes the future. All the grammar used to describe the future and finally it describes the differences between 'will', 'be going to' and 'present continuous' when talking about the future.

 0.14 Future tenses 
 1.00 Will 
 1.35 Be going to 
 2.02 Present continuous 
 2.30 Other forms 
 3.16 Shall versus Will 
04:56

This lecture introduces the meaning and function of modal and semi-modal verbs. It stresses the idea that they have multiple meanings and multiple forms.

 0.12 Modals 
 0.42 Semi-Modals 
 1.14 Meaning 
 2.28 Past tenses 
 3.20 Examples 
 4.30 Conclusion 
10:13

This lecture introduces the idea of collocations (typically used groups of words) and their frequency.

 0.12 Vocabulary 
 0.44 Coffee collocations 
 3.45 Collocations 
 5.52 Examples 
 6.27 Secrets of language learning 
05:23

This lecture describes gerunds and infinitives. It looks at expressions with multiple verbs.

 0.17 Gerunds versus Infinitives 
 1.37 Types of verbs 
 3.34 Exceptions 
 4.23 Try 
02:17

This lecture warns students about the most common assumption. It also concludes the course with a final word of thanks.

 0.17 Have and See 
 1.00 Finish and final words 
16 questions

This quiz will test your awareness of the section's ideas and your current awareness of how English works.

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Instructor Biography

Justin Noppe, Senior English Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Justin is a well-experienced TEFL teacher who has a great amount of knowledge. He helps learners to become fluent. He prefers teaching upper intermediate learners who feel stuck and need help getting their English to higher levels.

Justin focuses on the skill of speaking and helping learners change their brain to speak automatically, without needing to think.

Having worked in Indonesia, France, Argentina, and Thailand, Justin has experience with many languages, cultures and different types of students. Living and teaching in London is where Justin feels at home and he teaches learners from all different countries who want more from their English.








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