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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English
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. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
21 minutes to complete

Welcome

This is the second course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. Here, you will learn to teach adjectives and adjective clauses effectively. These are very important for helping students make their sentences interesting and more complex. In this course, you'll learn what is hard for students to learn and some methods for helping them understand adjectives and adjective clauses....
Reading
4 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Course Introduction30s
Sequencing Grammar4m
Teacher Talk2m
Reading1 reading
Messages about Respect2m
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching Adjectives and Adjective Phrases

In the first module, you will learn what is difficult for students about learning to use adjectives and adjective phrases correctly in English. You'll learn some great activities for helping them practice, and you'll get a chance to make a lesson for teaching adjectives and a video demonstration of your teacher talk. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Commentary on Teaching Adjectives6m
Place Your Order Activity5m
A Bag of This or That Activity Part 15m
A Bag of This or That Activity Part 23m
Gift Ideas Activity3m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities20m
Handouts30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Adjectives and Adjective Phrases Practice Quiz20m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching Adjective Clauses

In the lessons this week, you will learn about teaching adjective clauses. You will hear suggestions for making this material easier for students to understand and ideas for fun practice activities. You'll also get the chance to practice what you've learned and get feedback on your lesson and video demonstration....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Commentary on Teaching Adjective Clauses4m
Who Knows? Activity4m
To the Finish Line Activity7m
I Know Someone Activity6m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities30m
Handouts30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Adjective Clauses Practice Quiz16m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

More about Teaching Adjective Clauses

This week, you will learn about other types of adjective clauses and how to teach them. You will again learn new activities for helping your students practice these other types of adjective clauses. Then you will practice what you've learned by creating your own lesson for students and demonstrate your teaching skills by sharing a video of your instructions to students for feedback from your peers....
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
More Commentary on Teaching Adjective Clauses Part 14m
More Commentary on Teaching Adjective Clauses Part 25m
Preposition Jeopardy6m
Describe that Habitat Activity5m
Cooperative Crossword Activity6m
Reading3 readings
Grammar Videos for Students20m
Check Yourself2m
Handouts40m
Quiz2 practice exercises
More Adjective Clauses Practice Quiz16m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Teaching Reduced Adjective Clauses and Appositives

In the final week of the course, you will learn how to teach students about reduced adjective clauses and appositives. You will hear about strategies for introducing these concepts to students and learn some new activities for making your classes interesting. Finally, you will demonstrate your own lesson ideas and teaching skills with the final written and video assignments....
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Commentary on Teaching Students to Reduce Adjective Clauses6m
What's the Difference?4m
Travel Fair4m
Reading5 readings
Grammar Videos for Students15m
Check Yourself2m
Handouts30m
Interactive Activities5m
Learn More10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Reducing Adjective Clauses Practice Quiz16m
Graded Quiz20m

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Meg Parker

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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