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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Simple, Progressive, and Perfect Verb Tenses Review

In the first week of this course, you will get to know your classmates and review the verb tenses of English that you have probably learned before. It's always important to review and make sure your foundation is solid before learning new grammar. Use this week to fill in any gaps you have in your understanding of nine verb tenses of English.

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7 videos (Total 37 min), 11 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Present Tenses Lecture7m
Past Tenses Review Lecture7m
Future Tenses Review Lecture6m
Past Perfect and Future Perfect Review Lecture7m
11 readings
Pre-Course Survey5m
Lecture Objectives2m
Present Perfect Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Present Tenses Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Past Tenses Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Future Tenses Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Past Perfect and Future Perfect Practice30m
6 practice exercises
Present Perfect Review Practice Quiz6m
Present Tenses Practice Quiz6m
Past Tenses Practice Quiz8m
Future Tense Review Practice Quiz6m
Past Perfect and Future Perfect Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Perfect Progressive Tenses

This week, you'll learn about the final three verb tenses in English. Then you will be familiar with all 12 English verb tenses. These will combine the perfect tenses with the progressive tenses. Because you already know those tenses, learning these new ones should be fairly easy.

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4 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
6 readings
Lecture Objectives2m
Present Perfect Progressive Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Past Perfect Progressive Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Future Perfect Progressive Practice30m
4 practice exercises
Present Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Past Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Future Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Passives and Perfect Modals

In this week, you'll learn about some more complicated verbs. Passives and perfect modals will take what you already know about verb tenses and add some more layers to it. Studying these will improve your fluency in written and spoken English.

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6 videos (Total 32 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
More Modals Part 1 Lecture5m
More Modals Part 2 Lecture5m
Passive Verbs Lecture6m
8 readings
Lecture Objectives2m
Making Guesses about the Past Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Expressing Regret Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
More Modals Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Passive Voice Practice30m
5 practice exercises
Making Guesses about the Past Practice Quiz6m
Expressing Regret Practice6m
More Modals Practice Quiz6m
Passive Verbs Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Blending Tenses

In the final week of the course, you'll learn about one of the most difficult but necessary aspects of verb tenses. You will learn how to blend or mix them to talk about the past, present, and future naturally. Learning to do this will help you become a more fluent speaker and writer of English.

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5 videos (Total 26 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Mixed Tenses Part 2 Lecture5m
Verb Tenses Review Lecture5m
10 readings
Lecture Objectives2m
Future Time Clauses Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Mixed Tenses Part 1 Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Mixed Tenses Part 2 Practice30m
Warm-up Activity30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Verb Tense Review Practice40m
Learn More10m
5 practice exercises
Future Time Clauses Practice Quiz6m
Mixed Tenses Part 1 Practice Quiz6m
Mixed Tenses Part 2 Practice Quiz6m
Verb Tense Review Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Verb Tenses and Passives

By NCMar 11th 2017

Really usefull if you have some english knowledge, but you are not absolutely sure if you are using the correct tense. Videos are really fun! I love the teachers!!

By SMOct 19th 2018

It was a very good course.We make so many mistakes without realizing. Especially mixing of tenses while speaking.\n\nA big Thank you to all my teachers.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Nicole Jacobs

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 Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation Specialization

This specialization follows our Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization and includes more advanced grammar concepts such as noun clauses and conditionals. You'll also learn how to blend verb tenses effectively and how to punctuate sentences correctly. This specialization is useful for non-native English speakers who want to improve their fluency or native speakers who want to improve their accuracy in using English for academic or professional purposes....
Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation

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