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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Skills you will gain

English GrammarGrammarPerfect TensesWriting
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Welcome

Welcome to the first course in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. This course will cover the perfect verb tenses and modals. You will watch fun videos and do practice activities to help you learn this important grammar. If you have paid for the certificate for this course, you will also be able to participate in discussions and peer reviews to help you learn. To earn a certificate, you must pass several quizzes and assignments....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Message10m
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Present Perfect Tense

This week, you will learn about the present perfect verb tense. You will learn how to use it to form questions, answers, and statements, and you will learn when to use present perfect tense....
Reading
7 videos (Total 34 min), 10 readings, 5 quizzes
Video7 videos
Present Perfect Overview Lecture8m
Past Participles Lecture5m
Present Perfect with Since and For Lecture3m
Present Perfect without Since and For Lecture5m
Present Perfect Questions Lecture2m
Present Perfect Adverbs Lecture7m
Reading10 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Past Participles Resource10m
Past Participle Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Present Perfect Questions Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Adverbs Practice10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Present Perfect12m
Practice Quiz on Present Perfect Questions6m
Practice Quiz on Adverbs6m
Present Perfect Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Present Perfect Progressive

Now that you've learned about the present perfect tense, you're going to learn about the present perfect progressive. To start, you'll review when to use progressive tenses in English. Then you'll learn how to form the present perfect progressive and how it is different from present perfect....
Reading
6 videos (Total 29 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
Stative Verbs Part 1 Lecture4m
Stative Verbs Part 2 Lecture5m
Present Perfect Progressive Overview Lecture9m
Present Perfect Progressive Questions Lecture2m
Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive Lecture7m
Reading8 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Stative Verbs Practice 110m
Lecture Objectives10m
Present Perfect Progressive Practice10m
Stative Verbs Practice 210m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive Practice10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Stative Verbs6m
Practice Quiz on Present Perfect Progressive6m
Practice Quiz on Present Perfect Progressive Questions6m
Practice Quiz on Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive6m
Present Perfect Progressive Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive

This week, you'll learn what the past perfect is and when to use it. You'll practice using the correct form, and you'll also learn the difference between present perfect and past perfect....
Reading
5 videos (Total 16 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
Video5 videos
Past Perfect Lecture4m
Past Perfect Questions Lecture3m
Past Perfect Progressive Lecture4m
Past Perfect Progressive Questions Lecture3m
Reading8 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Past Perfect Practice10m
Past Perfect Practice Answer Keys10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Past Perfect Questions Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Past Perfect Progressive Practice10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Past Perfect6m
Practice Quiz on Past Perfect Questions6m
Practice Quiz on Past Perfect Progressive6m
Practice Quiz on Past Perfect Progressive Questions6m
Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Modals--Ability, Possibility, Preference, and Impossibility

In this last week, you are going to learn a lot. This module is all about modal verbs. English has a lot of these, and here you're going to learn about many of them. They will help you talk about abilities, possibilities, impossibilities, and preferences....
Reading
9 videos (Total 39 min), 12 readings, 6 quizzes
Video9 videos
Modals Introduction Lecture1m
Phrasal Modals Lecture1m
Ability Modals Lecture5m
Modals of Possibility Lecture6m
Advice Modals Lecture4m
Preference Modals Lecture7m
Modals of Impossibility Lecture4m
Questions with Modals Lecture5m
Reading12 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Phrasal Modals Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Modals of Possibility Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Preference Modals Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
End of Course10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Modals Part 1 Practice Quiz10m
Modals Part 2 Practice Quiz12m
Modals Part 3 Practice Quiz6m
Modals Quiz20m
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By GLOct 7th 2016

I loved this course. I am pretty good at grammar, but it was good to review some rules. I took it in four days, each day I completed one week. Every day I spent on average two hours on the course.

By MSJul 23rd 2016

I like this course very much.\n\nThrough this course I learnt lot of things which I never learnt before.\n\nThanks to all.\n\nI would like to learn other coursers also.

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

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About the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar Specialization

This specialization covers common topics in intermediate grammar, such as perfect verb tenses and adjective clauses. It will also cover "tricky English" grammar topics that learners of English often find frustrating. The capstone will give you a chance to review all of the knowledge you've learned in the courses and create a multi-media "scrapbook" of grammar to keep with you after the specialization ends....
Learn 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.

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