English Grammar 20/20

Master English grammar in 20 days @ 20 minutes/day!
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to English 20/20!

The guide to master grammar in 20 days @20 minutes/day!

This course is designed to help students master English grammar - Fast!

Contents - The course includes ~4.5 hours of video instructions spread across more than 35 lectures and more than 20 quizzes.

The course explains concepts in a step by step process, uses many examples to explain the concepts and colorful animation to walk through the process one step at a time for maximum retention.

The course starts with introduction, explains the unique methodology, plans out the entire roadmap from beginning to the end of course. It also has a stage gate review at the end of each lecture to ensure the students are able to validate their knowledge and know exactly where they stand in the journey to master English grammar at any point during the course!

Audience - The course is specifically optimized and tailored for students who are learning English as a second or third (or even fourth!) language. However, others may find it beneficial as well to revise their knowledge.

There is an initial assessment test which will help the students decide if this course will benefit them and if it is right for them before they sign up for the course.

If you are unsure about correct use of grammar (tenses, helping verbs, form of verbs etc.) and would like to learn these concepts in a simple step by step process quickly then you may consider this course.

Wishing you the best in language skills!

What are the requirements?

  • If you answer YES to below 2 simple questions, then you are ready to take the course. (1) Are you familiar with subjects in English such as 'I, You, He, She, They'? and different forms of verbs such as 'do, did, done, write, wrote, run, ran' etc.? (2) Can you read simple sentences such as 'I read a book'? If yes, then you have the basic knowledge needed to use this course. Best wishes!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be able to form sentences in any tense, any voice, any form of speech (direct or indirect) as well as in question and negative forms. With 100% confidence!
  • Be able to write in English confidently as you will have mastered the sentence formation.
  • Be able to speak in English as you will have learned all the rules using simple step by step process.
  • Learn supporting topics in English language such as prepositions, degrees of comparison, gerunds, infinitives, adjectives, adverbs and more.

What is the target audience?

  • Students who find English grammar to be difficult or impossible to master may consider this course because it uses easy, step by step process with animation and pictures to help remember the rules and exceptions.
  • Students who are learning English as a second or third language but are not 100% confident about using correct form of verbs or helping verbs, will find this course useful.
  • "Ok - that's all great", you might say! "But will I really benefit from this course?", you may ask. And the good news is - it is very easy to find out! Just take the short ASSESSMENT test that is available to download in the INTRODUCTION lesson. (It is a PDF file and only needs Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 software on your computer). It takes only about ~3 minutes to take. Based on your score, you can easily decide if this course will benefit you or not. Happy learning and best wishes :)

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to English 20/20!
10:37

This lesson explains how this course will help students learn English grammar is a short period of time.

It explains how this course is different, how it is designed and who the target audience is.

This course is optimized and tailored for the students whosefirst (primary) language is not English. Students who learn English as second or third language, may find this course especially effective for their learning. However, other students may find it beneficial as well.

Now - you may ask - Is this course for me? Will I benefit from this course?

Well, it is very easy to find out...Take a short quiz that follows this lesson. Based on the results, you can decide for yourself! Within ~3 minutes!

** PLEASE note ** You will need ADOBE READER 9 software installed on your machine to be able to take this Quiz below**

05:15

This lesson explains methodology of this course.

This course is different from most of the traditional grammar courses. It focuses on simple, repeatable, step-by-step processes with animation so that once a student learns one rule, he/she could apply same rule elsewhere for accelerated learning.

This lesson is not prerequisite to any of the following lessons but would help students understand how this course is different.

05:22

This lesson explains in details the unique approach this course takes to teach grammar.

The lesson shows the students the entire course details which are later expanded in following lessons.

This lesson is not a prerequisite to any of the lessons below but would help students understand how this course will progress in few steps.

04:01

This is a short pictorial overview of the entire course roadmap.

Students will understand big picture of the entire course and learn how exactly they would progress in their journey to learn grammar - step by step.

Section 2: Basic Terms and definitions
01:00

This is a short preview of the next lesson. It explains how students will progress step by step through next lesson.

18:02

(1) This lesson explains the basic terms used in English grammar. The student will need to know these terms and definitions as these are used frequently in the following lessons (ex. subject, object, verb, three forms of verbs etc.)

Students will be able to explain important terms which are used later throughout the course. Ex. Helping verbs, subjects, objects, verbs etc.

(2) In addition, there is a reference document (see below) in PDF form that has 1-page summary on various topics that we will study in following lessons such as 12 tenses, helping verbs used in the 12 tenses, forms of verbs used in each of the tenses, examples of active and passive voices sentences, examples of Direct and Indirect forms of sentences. You may refer to this document to quickly find which helping verb or form of verb is used in which tense, as an example. In a sense, this summary document is a summary of this entire course and you will likely find it very useful reference document.

** PLEASE note ** The following reference documents are in PDF format ** You will need ADOBE Reader to open these documents **

Section 3: Learn Tenses
01:17

This is a short preview of the course roadmap.

Students will see big picture of the entire course and learn exactly where they are in the journey. It explains what students will learn in next section of Tenses.

10:27

This lesson explains the most basic form of tenses - the simple tenses.

Students will be able to form sentences in simple tenses. Ex. I exercise everyday.

They will be able to use the correct form of verb and the correct helping verb for each of the simple tenses. The students will also be able to explain how and when, the 's' or 'es' form of verb (ex. tell s , goes) is used in one of the simple tenses.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

4 questions

Test your knowledge about simple tenses.

09:58

This lesson explains the Continuous form of tenses and when that tense is used.

Students will be able to form sentences in Continuous tense and understand when this tense is to be used. Ex. I am learning.

They will be able to use the correct (1) form of verb and (2) helping verbs (am, is, was etc.) for each of the Continuous tenses.

They will be able to use accurate helping verbs based on different types of subjects.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

4 questions

Test your knowledge about continuous tenses.

09:50

This lesson explains the Perfect tense and when that tense is used in communication.

Students will be able to form sentences in Perfect tenses and know when this tense is used. Ex. I have visited the shop few times.

They will be able to use the correct (1) form of verb and (2) helping verb for each of the Perfect tenses.

They will be able to use appropriate helping verbs based on different types of subjects.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

4 questions

Test your understanding of perfect tenses.

10:59

This lesson explains the Perfect Continuous form of tenses. This tense has elements of both - perfect and continuous tenses as the name suggests. It explains various scenario when one needs to use this tense.

Students will be able to form sentences in Perfect Continuous tenses and know when this tense is used. Ex. I have been cooking for 2 hours now.

They will be able to use the correct (1) form of verb and (2) helping verb for each of the Perfect Continuous tenses.

They will be able to use appropriate helping verbs based on different types of subjects.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

Perfect Continuous Tenses
4 questions
Section 4: Learn Voices - Active and Passive
01:13

This is a short overview of the course roadmap.

Students will see big picture of the entire course and learn exactly where they are in the journey. It explains what students will learn next in the Voices section.

05:07

In English language, there are various types of sentences and this lesson explains two of those - Active and Passive voices.

This lesson explains what Active and Passive voices are, and how they differ based on who is doing the action.

This is an overview lesson on voices.

In this lesson, students will be able to explain and identify active and passive voice sentences.

Note - This lesson is a pre-requisite for the following 4 lessons where we learn how to change an active voice to passive voice.

10:07

This lesson explains how to change an Active voice sentence into a Passive voice sentence. This lesson explains how this is done for sentences in Simple Tense.

Students will be able to change an active voice sentence into a passive voice sentence (and vice versa) using a simple 4-step process. They will be able to use correct helping verbs in passive voice for this tense.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change voices for sentences in Simple Tense.

11:04

This lesson explains how to change an Active voice sentence into a Passive voice sentence. This lesson explains how this is done for sentences in Continuous Tense.

Students will be able to change an active voice sentence into a passive voice sentence (and vice versa) using a simple 4-step process. They will be able to use correct form of verb and helping verb for this tense.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change voices for sentences in Continuous Tense

08:59

This lesson explains how to change an Active voice sentence into a Passive voice sentence. This lesson explains how this is done for sentences in Perfect Tense.

Students will be able to change an active voice sentence into a passive voice sentence (and vice versa) using a simple 4-step process.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change voices for sentences in Perfect Tense

09:47

This lesson explains how to change an Active voice sentence into a Passive voice sentence. This lesson explains how this is done for sentences in Perfect Continuous Tense.

Students will be able to change an active voice sentence into a passive voice sentence (and vice versa) using a simple 4-step process. They will learn which of the passive voice sentences are generally not used (or rarely used) in this lesson.

A short quiz appears below. This is for the entire Voices section.

Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

Section 5: Learn Speeches - Direct and Indirect (or reported) speeches
01:25

This is a short overview of the course roadmap.

Students will learn exactly where they are in the journey. It explains what students will learn next in the Direct/Indirect section.

03:06

In English language, we use Direct and Indirect forms of speech in routine communication.

This lesson is an overview of Direct and Indirect form of speech in English language. (Note - Indirect form is also known as reported speech).

This lesson explains the meaning of Direct speech, Indirect speech and, when and how these are used in communication.

The students will be able to define and identify Direct and Indirect speech in English. They will also be able to explain how each form of speech is used in English communication.

Note - This lesson is a pre-requisite for the following 4 lessons where we learn how to change a Direct form of speech into an Indirect form.

13:18

This lesson explains how to change a Direct speech sentence into an Indirect form of speech with a 4-step process. The focus of this lesson is to teach this technique for Simple Tenses.

Students will be able to use a repeatable 4-step process to change a Direct form of sentence into an Indirect form for Simple Tenses. They will learn to use appropriate form of verbs and helping verbs during this conversion process.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a Direct form sentence into Indirect form for Simple Tenses.

11:56

In English language, we routinely use Direct and Indirect forms of speech in communication.

This lesson walks the students through a process on how to change a Direct speech sentence into an Indirect form of speech using a 4-step process. The focus of this lesson is to teach this technique for Continuous Tenses.

Students will learn to use a simple, repeatable 4-step process to change a Direct form of sentence into an Indirect form for Continuous Tenses.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a Direct form sentence into Indirect form for Continuous Tenses.

10:21

In English language, we need to use Direct and Indirect forms of speech in routine communication. It is important to learn how these types of sentences are structured and used in communication.

This lesson explains the process to change a Direct speech sentence into an Indirect form of speech using a 4-step process. The focus of this lesson is to teach this technique for Perfect Tenses.

Students will learn to use a repeatable 4-step process to change a Direct form of sentence into an Indirect form for Perfect Tenses.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a Direct form sentence into Indirect form for Perfect Tenses.

11:42

In English language, we need to use Direct and Indirect forms of speech in routine communication.

This lesson walks the students through a process on how to change a Direct speech sentence into an Indirect form of speech using a 4-step process. The focus of this lesson is to teach this technique for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

Students will learn to use a repeatable 4-step process to change a Direct form of sentence into an Indirect form for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a Direct form sentence into Indirect form for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

Section 6: Learn forming questions (interrogative sentences)
01:15

This is a short overview of the course roadmap.

Students will see big picture of the entire course and learn exactly where they are in the journey to learn grammar. It explains what students will learn next in this section to learn 'forming questions'.

09:26

Ability to form a question from a sentence is an important aspect of English language.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an interrogative sentence (i.e. questions) from a simple sentence for Simple Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique and develop expertise in forming questions using correct form of verb as well as helping verbs every time.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple (affirmative) sentence into a question for Simple Tenses.

08:35

Questions are one important type of sentence in English. We routinely use questions in communication.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an interrogative sentence (i.e. questions) from a simple sentence for Continuous Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique and develop expertise in forming questions using correct form of verb as well as helping verbs every time.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple (affirmative) sentence into a question for Continuous Tenses.

07:13

As we know, we routinely use questions in communication and they are an important type of sentence.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an interrogative sentence (i.e. questions) from a simple sentence for Perfect Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique and develop expertise in forming questions using correct form of verb as well as helping verbs every time.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple (affirmative) sentence into a question for Perfect Tenses.

07:37

Questions are one important type of sentence in English.

This lesson explains a repeatable 2-step process to form an interrogative sentence (i.e. questions) from a simple sentence for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique and develop expertise in forming questions using correct form of verb as well as helping verbs every time.

A short quiz appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 installed to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz. **

It is followed by another interactive quiz with audio explanation. This quiz explains with audio how each of the quiz questions are to be solved.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple (affirmative) sentence into a question for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

Section 7: Learn forming negative sentences
01:08

This is a short overview of the course roadmap.

Students will see big picture of the entire course and learn exactly where they are in the journey to learn grammar. It explains what students will learn in this section.

08:24

This lesson is about forming negative sentences. While it is not too difficult to make a negative sentence from an affirmative sentence, it is important to learn this technique because there are at least two tenses where the helping verb is not explicitly known and it is an area where many students routinely end us using incorrect grammar.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an negative sentence from a simple sentence for Simple Tenses.

With the help of many examples and colorful animation, the students will master this technique to form negative sentences.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple sentence into a negative sentence for Simple Tenses.

07:12

This lesson is about forming negative sentences.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an negative sentence from a simple sentence for Continuous Tenses.

With the help of many examples and colorful animation, the students will master this technique to form negative sentence correctly.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple sentence into a negative sentence for Continuous Tenses.

06:10

This lesson is about forming negative sentences. It is important to learn this technique because there are at least two tenses where students routinely use incorrect grammar.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an negative sentence from a simple sentence for Perfect Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique and develop expertise in forming negative sentences using accurate use of helping verbs.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple sentence into a negative sentence for Perfect Tenses.

07:36

This lesson is about forming negative sentences.

This lesson explains a repeatable process to form an negative sentence from a simple sentence for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

With the help of many examples and animation, the students will master this technique to form negative sentences correctly.

3 questions

Test your understanding of how to change a simple sentence into a negative sentence for Perfect Continuous Tenses.

Section 8: Additional Topics and End of Course Test!
01:26

This is a short overview of the course roadmap.

You will see big picture of the entire course and learn exactly where we are in the journey to learn grammar. It explains what you will learn next.

08:52

This lesson is part II of the course.

This lesson has few sections (1) Additional Topics lecture and (2) End of Course Test (3) Reference summary document

(1) Additional Topics - This lesson covers few additional topics that are important to understand. They include different ways a verb can be used in English (ex. Gerunds, Infinitives), constructs that add more information about the verb, constructs that add clarity to written communication (ex. punctuation) and on. There are many rules and exceptions to the rules to remember for some of these topics.

This lesson has provided a view into some of the most important topics. This is not a complete list of all the additional topics by any means as we all know English language has evolved over many centuries and as a result, there are many topics that matter.

This course teaches the most relevant and most important of the topics that are used majority of times, so the students can start writing and speaking grammatically correct English - fast! With the solid foundation the students will build with this course, I hope, it would be a lot easier for students to read, learn and develop expertise in more advanced language topics, should they choose to do so.

(2) End of Course Test - Now that we are at the end of the course, the END OF COURSE TEST (Quiz) appears below. Please note - you will need ADOBE READER 9 software installed on your machine to be able to read the PDF file below that contains the quiz.

(3) In addition, there is a reference document in PDF form that has 1-page summary on various topics we studied in this course such as 12 tenses, helping verbs used in the 12 tenses, forms of verbs used in each of the tenses, examples of active and passive voices sentences, examples of Direct and Indirect forms of sentences. You may refer to this document to quickly find which helping verb or form of verb is used in which tense.

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Instructor Biography

Sushil Banubakode, English 20/20

Sushil Banubakode enjoys teaching English grammar especially to students who learn English as Second Language (a.k.a. E S L).

Simple, easy and full of pictures and animation, his approach to teach English grammar is different and hopefully, fun and easy :) 

This course is designed and optimized for students who are learning English as second (or third or even fourth!) language (i.e. ESL students)! It is a fact that many ESL students find English grammar very difficult or impossible to master. However, English grammar, when taught using right techniques, is one of the easiest things to learn! Because it has predictable rules (well, for the most part :). Exceptions to the rules do exist but they are few. And this means, once we learn one rule, it is generally applicable at many places. This is why it can be learned very quickly! Just learn few rules! And remember those using pictures and animation. That's all.

So, to start off, thiscourse is designed to remove the fear about English grammarif there is any! It does so by building solid foundation of sentence formation (sentence structure) using pictures, examples, animation and short quizzes to ensure that the concepts learned are learned for life. Once foundation of grammar is built, the students should be able to write and speak grammatically correct English in a short period of time.

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