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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan...
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
28 minutes to complete

Welcome

Welcome to the first course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. This course will show you effective methods for teaching the perfect verb tenses and modals. You will learn how to use the fun videos and practice activities from our Intermediate Grammar specialization to teach your students in a fun way. If you have paid for the certificate for this course, you will also be able to participate in peer reviews to help you learn. To earn a certificate, you must pass several quizzes and assignments. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Sequencing Grammar Lessons4m
Teacher Talk2m
Reading1 reading
Message5m
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching Present Perfect Simple Tense

This week, you will learn about teaching the present perfect verb tense. You will learn to teach this tense to form questions, answers, and statements. You'll also review the uses of present perfect tense. Finally, you'll learn some new activities to use when teaching this grammar. To benefit from learning with others, you will submit a video of yourself demonstrating how to explain an activity to students....
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Commentary on Teaching Present Perfect3m
Warm-Up Activity: True or False6m
Controlled Activity: Quiz Trade7m
Guided Activity: Correct for You3m
Guided Activity: Have You Ever6m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities10m
Handouts10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Present Perfect Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching Present Perfect Progressive Tense

This week, you will learn about teaching the present perfect progressive tense. You'll learn what's difficult about teaching this tense and some tips for helping your students master it. Again, you'll get access to videos and activities to use when teaching your own students. To benefit from learning with others, you will submit a video of yourself demonstrating how to explain an activity to students....
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
Commentary on Teaching Present Perfect Progressive5m
Guided Activity: Stative Verbs Review7m
Guided Activity: Questions and Statements6m
Guided Activity: Poster Profile Part 16m
Guided Activity: Poster Profile Part 26m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself1m
Handouts10m
Interactive Activities10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Teaching Present Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Present Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching the Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive Tenses

This week, you will learn about teaching two more verb tenses: the past perfect and the past perfect progressive. These are used less often than other tenses but still necessary for students to learn. Here, you'll learn some ways to make this grammar easier for students to learn. You'll also learn some more useful activities to use with your students. For more practice, you will be able to submit a video of yourself demonstrating teacher talk....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Commentary on Teaching Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive Tenses4m
Guided Activity: Excuses, Excuses4m
Guided Activity: Smart Like Mozart6m
Communicative Activity: Unusual Jobs7m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself1m
Handouts20m
Interactive Activity10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Teaching Modals

In this last week, you'll learn about teaching modals. This can be challenging grammar for students because there are lots of different modals, and many of them have multiple meanings. You will learn some tips for teaching this grammar and making it easier for your students. You will get one more opportunity to practice teacher talk and get feedback from your peers....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Commentary on Teaching Modals4m
Warm-up Activity: Super Teacher5m
Guided Activity: A "Hole" Lot of Possibilities6m
Communicative Activity: Giving Advice6m
Reading5 readings
Grammar Videos for Studentsm
Check Yourself1m
Handouts20m
Interactive Activities10m
Learn More1m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Modals Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By CRAug 16th 2018

The quality of the course is exceptional and the resources given are high class.

By CRAug 9th 2017

Excellent course with very good videos and ideas. I really enjoyed it.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Emily Wong

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar Specialization

This specialization is for ESL teachers and future ESL teachers who want to make their classes more effective and fun. You will learn how to use online videos and activities that ESL teachers at University of California, Irvine created to teach intermediate ESL learners. You will review language-learning pedagogy and best practices for using these resources effectively. This specialization will give any ESL teacher loads of creative ideas for their classrooms....
Teach English: Intermediate Grammar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will need a way to make videos. You can use a video camera, a web cam, or a smartphone. You may also need some video editing software.

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