Mr. K's Grammar World Presents: Chunky Language
- Students should have a low-intermediate level of English.
In this course, you will learn about the basic building blocks of English. First, you will learn a technique for counting syllables in words. Then, you will learn a technique for dividing sentences up into groups of meaningful words, called chunks. You will also have videos take you through some "chunking" exercises and many more exercises for your own practice.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to improve their English grammar and reading skills.
- 20:46Part 2: Parts of Language
- 04:56Part 3: Counting Syllables
- 20:44Part 4: How to Chunk a Sentence
- 09:32Part 5: Chunking Exercise - What was the Battle of Gettysburg
- 06:28Part 6a: Exercise 2 (1 ~ 5)
- 06:36Part 6b: Exercise 2 (6 ~ 10)
- 05:45Part 6c: Exercise 2 (11 ~ 15)
- 05:54Part 6d: Exercise 2 (16 ~ 20)
- 17:41Part 7: Split Chunks
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for almost 30 years. I hold a Master's Degree in TESL and have taught in Japan, the United States and the Middle East. My areas of expertise include grammar, writing, editing, testing, material writing and curriculum design. I have taught at the junior high school, high school and university levels, including holding a tenured Assistant Professor position at a Japanese university. I have presented at international conferences, including the TESOL Conference and published in several journals, including the TESOL Journal.
I began designing my own classroom materials in the 90s because I was dissatisfied with the off-the-shelf materials provided to me by my schools. Twenty five years later, I have an extensive library of unpublished material but lacked a forum for publishing that suited my style and material.
I also have an extensive background in Instructional Technology application in the classroom. I have used many different tools including SMARTBoards, Moodle, EDLine, personal websites and social media.
I've been there, done that, and now I'm ready to broaden my teaching beyond a brick-and-mortar classroom.