Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation Specialization

Started Sep 25

Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation Specialization

Gain Confidence Using Advanced Grammar Structures

Diversify how you express yourself in academic and professional settings.

About This 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.

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4 courses

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Projects

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Advanced Specialization.
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  1. COURSE 1

    Verb Tenses and Passives

    Current session: Sep 25 — Oct 30.
    Commitment
    4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is the first course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will review the verb tenses that you learned in beginning English classes and learn about a few tenses you may not know very well. In all, you'll cover all 12 of the English verb tenses and passive verb forms. Most importantly, you'll learn how to blend these tenses, which is what native speakers frequently do. This course is vital to your becoming a more fluent English speaker. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
  2. COURSE 2

    Conjunctions, Connectives, and Adverb Clauses

    Current session: Sep 25 — Oct 30.
    Commitment
    4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is the second course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will learn about a lot of different ways to join ideas to make more complex and interesting sentences. You'll learn about two types of conjunctions, many other types of connectives, and adverb clauses. You'll also learn about how to punctuate all of these expressions and the types of sentences they create. All of this is grammar you must know to have a high fluency in English. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
  3. COURSE 3

    Noun Clauses and Conditionals

    Current session: Sep 25 — Oct 30.
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this class, you will learn about the advanced grammar concepts of noun clauses and conditionals. You will learn about several different types of each and get lots of practice using them appropriately. This may seem like difficult grammar, but this course will make them easy to understand. These grammar points are essential for any learner trying to master fluency in the English language. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
  4. COURSE 4

    Advanced Grammar & Punctuation Project

    Upcoming session: Nov 20 — Jan 8.
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week for 6 weeks
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    If you have taken the three courses in this specialization, you have learned a lot of grammar in the past few months. This will be a big help to your studies or your career. This project will help you process what you've learned and help you remember it forever. In this course, you will create a grammar portfolio of the difficult or interesting English grammatical structures that you studied in the previous courses. Your portfolio will include several items that you create, such as two scripts that you will write, in which you showcase proper use of grammar points you've learned. You will then record a video performing each script and using the grammar. You can record these two videos alone or with friends. You can be creative and make funny skits like your teachers did in all of the fun videos you watched in this specialization or use your own creative style. The items you create for your portfolio will help you review the material you've learned and will be a memorable project that you can keep with you long after this course ends. You must be able to create and share videos in order to complete this course.

Creators

  • University of California, Irvine

    University of California, Irvine ranks as one of the world’s premier research universities. Located in coastal Orange County, California, UCI boasts stellar faculty and students, academically strong undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education, and life-changing medical and scientific breakthroughs.

    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.

  • Tamy Chapman

    Tamy Chapman

    Instructor, International Programs
  • Nicole Jacobs

    Nicole Jacobs

    Instructor, International Programs
  • Emily Ellis

    Emily Ellis

    Instructor, International Programs

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