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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/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. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/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 third course in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. Learning English can be tricky, and in this class you'll focus on some of those tricky issues. You'll get clear explanations about the difficult grammar points and practice in using them correctly....
Reading
4 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Meet Your Teachers56s
Sequencing Grammar Lessons4m
Teacher Talk2m
Reading1 reading
Message2m
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Teaching Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers

This week, you'll learn about teaching tricky nouns, articles, and quantifiers. Students get confused about when to put "a" or "the" in front of a noun and when to put nothing in front of the noun. In this module, you'll learn new ways to help them with this difficult grammar, and you'll have an opportunity to create your own lesson and submit a video demonstrating your teaching skills....
Reading
6 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Commentary on Teaching Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers Part 16m
Commentary on Teaching Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers Part 25m
Our Comfort Recipes Activity5m
Under One Roof Activity6m
Health Guru Activity5m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities10m
Handouts20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Graded Quiz24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Teaching Gerunds, Infinitives, and Requests and Permission

This week will learn more about teaching tricky grammar. First, you'll learn about teaching gerunds and infinitives. Then you'll learn about teaching two concepts with modals--making requests and asking for permission--grammar that English learners often make mistakes with. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Commentary on Teaching Gerunds Part 14m
Commentary on Teaching Gerunds Part 23m
Informal Assessments2m
Gambling Gerunds and Infinitives Activity5m
Mix and Mingle Activity Part 14m
Mix and Mingle Activity Part 24m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students20m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities10m
Handouts30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz18m
Graded Quiz22m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Teaching Confusing Word Forms

You've learned about teaching some tricky grammar, but there are other things that make English hard to learn. This week, you'll learn about teaching some word forms that cause confusion. You'll also get another chance to practice what you've learned and demonstrate your teaching skills by sharing a video of your teacher talk....
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Commentary on Teaching Confusing Word Forms7m
Formal Assessments3m
Spin It Activity4m
Behind Closed Doors Activity5m
Nonsense Narrative Activity5m
Reading4 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities10m
Handouts30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Graded Quiz22m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Teaching Phrasal Verbs and Collocations

In the final week of the course, you'll learn about teaching phrasal verbs and collocations. This tricky grammar also causes problems for students even at higher levels. You'll get one more chance to create an effective activity for students to practice this grammar and to create a video demonstrating your teacher talk....
Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Commentary on Teaching Phrasal Verbs and Collocations5m
Phrasal Verbs Relay7m
What's Your Alibi Part 16m
What's Your Alibi Part 24m
Reading5 readings
Grammar Videos for Students30m
Check Yourself2m
Interactive Activities10m
Handouts30m
Learn More10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz18m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By AAJan 3rd 2017

I think that this course is easy to learn and to practice the theory on the assignments, which were given. Thank you very much!

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Helen Nam

Instructor
International Programs, UCI 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 of your teaching. You can use a video camera, a web cam, or a smartphone. You may also need some video editing software.

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