Advanced English Grammar: A Comprehensive Guide
What you'll learn
- By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate their thoughts in a grammatically-precise manner that is appropriate for professional, academic, or informal situations, and students will also have the tools to understand most of the grammar choices of native English speakers of different social groups.
- Students who take this course should speak English at a minimum of an intermediate level. All course materials are included within this course.
Advanced English Grammar is a comprehensive online guide designed to provide students all over the globe with the grammar skills necessary for success in professional, academic, and social situations in the English-speaking world. The course, which is specifically tailored for a completely online learning experience, consists of more than 50 lectures and dozens of activities to reinforce the concepts discussed in each lecture. This course will take approximately 7-8 weeks to complete, but the actual time will vary depending on the individual learner. All chapters provide a brief review of the basic forms of each topic, which is followed by an introduction and explanation of more advanced or alternate forms that will enable learners to sound more professional, well-educated, and overall more appropriate in their speech and writing.
All course materials are included within this course.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for intermediate and advanced online English language learners, or anyone else interested in a comprehensive online guide to English grammar.
I began working in the field of second language acquisition in 2005 as a language assistant for the University of Florida’s Department of Academic Spoken English.During my two years there, I taught various aspects of spoken English (phonetics, sociolinguistics, etc.) to international graduate students from various language backgrounds (Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Spanish). I have also taught English abroad in multiple countries, beginning with a post in Madrid, Spain in 2006. In 2007 I graduated from the University of Florida with Bachelors degrees in Linguistics and Spanish and minors in French and Teaching English as a Second Language. Subsequently, I worked at the Speech & Hearing Clinic at UF as a curriculum designer for a computer program designed to help with accent reduction. After completion of the program, I moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where I worked as an English teacher while studying Mandarin. I eventually returned to the University of Florida to pursue my Master degree in Spanish, where my course work focused on literature, linguistics, and second language acquisition. During my 2-year graduate student career, I taught beginning and intermediate Spanish for the University of Florida.After receiving my M.A., I began lecturing at the University of Florida’s English Language Institute where I taught an extremely diverse student population for more than a year. In August of 2012, I accepted a position teaching at a Chicago university, where I currently teach mainly-advanced level language courses.