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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Skills you will gain

English GrammarGrammarPerfect TensesEnglish Language
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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. 19 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
7 videos (Total 37 min), 11 readings, 8 quizzes
Video7 videos
Meet Your Teachersm
Present Perfect Tense Review Lecture7m
Present Tenses Lecture7m
Past Tenses Review Lecture7m
Future Tenses Review Lecture6m
Past Perfect and Future Perfect Review Lecture7m
Reading11 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
Quiz6 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
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
4 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Present Perfect Progressive Lecture7m
Past Perfect Progressive Lecture5m
Future Perfect Progressive Lecture6m
Reading6 readings
Lecture Objectives2m
Present Perfect Progressive Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Past Perfect Progressive Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
Future Perfect Progressive Practice30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Present Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Past Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Future Perfect Progressive Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 32 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
Making Guesses about the Past Lecture5m
Expressing Regret about the Past Lecture7m
More Modals Part 1 Lecture5m
More Modals Part 2 Lecture5m
Passive Verbs Lecture6m
Reading8 readings
Lecture Objectives2m
Making Guesses about the Past Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Expressing Regret Practice20m
Lecture Objectives2m
More Modals Practice30m
Lecture Objectives2m
Passive Voice Practice30m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Making Guesses about the Past Practice Quiz6m
Expressing Regret Practice6m
More Modals Practice Quiz6m
Passive Verbs Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Future Time Clauses Lecture6m
Mixed Tenses Part 1 Lecture6m
Mixed Tenses Part 2 Lecture5m
Verb Tenses Review Lecture5m
Reading10 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
Quiz5 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

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.

By HRFeb 14th 2018

It was really useful and clear instructed course for me.\n\nI am really thankful of teachers and all who served their in making the course.

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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