Tricky English Grammar
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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : French, Vietnamese, Slovak, Spanish
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English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammatical rules, which are fairly easy to mess up--even for native speakers. While it’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, in this course, we'll provide you with tips that will help you understand the rules more easily and give you lots of practice with the tricky grammar of everyday 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.

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  • Week 1 - 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 ...
  • Week 1 - Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers
    This week, you'll learn about tricky nouns, articles, and quantifiers. When should you put "a" or "the" in front of a noun? When should you put nothing in front of the noun? In this module, you'll find the answers to these questions, and you'll get lots of pra...
  • Week 2 - Gerunds, Infinitives, and Requests and Permission
    This week will not be as intense as last week was, but you will still have the chance to learn about some tricky grammar. First, you'll learn about using gerunds and infinitives correctly. Then you'll learn about making requests and asking for permission, some...
  • Week 3 - Confusing Word Forms
    You've learned about some tricky grammar, but there are other things that make English hard to learn. This week, you'll learn about some word forms that cause confusion. You'll soon understand the difference between some pairs of words that always seem tricky.
  • Week 4 - Phrasal Verbs and Collocations
    There are a few more tricky English points that we want you to learn. In the final week, you will learn about phrasal verbs and collocations. These are two big grammar points that often give language learners difficulty, but you will get lots of practice with ...
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Tamy Chapman
Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education

Helen Nam
Instructor
International Programs, UCI Extension

Brad Gilpin

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Great!I rally found this course the best teaching system with great instructor.Study materials is unbelievable arranged to speed learning in friendly environment.I suggest to ESL student must take this course and learn easy and fast English to become good English learner, speaker, writer and listener

Published on January 5, 2018
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on the January 10, 2018
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There were many things that could be done in a much better way:- The quizzes contain way too less questions. There should be at least 15 to 20 of them to be done in the respect of proving someone's capabilities. These should be drawn by chance out of a much bigger pool - at least three times more than displayed in one quiz. After each trial should be a break of at least one hour to force the student to read and learn about the subject. Now it's enough to memorize the wrong answers and don't mark them again when doing the next trial one minute later. Its way too easy to get a good percentage even if you know pretty nothing.- There are two or sometimes three modules in one week. This is too much. One module - one week. I think the courses should last at least six ( better 8) weeks to assure the topics covered were well understood.- The videos are made in a bad quality - sometimes it sounds as they were recorded by an Edison's phonograph. - The peer-to-peer assignments should need at least 5 reviews to get an average which is not influenced by a student who has no idea about the topics and is marking correct sentences as wrong ones.- The 'pointage' in the reviews done by peers should offer a wider possibility of differenciation in rating. - The performance of the orthography should be rated in every review. Nearly a third of the submissions I read were done in a grousy manner. - The courses 2 and 3 shouldn't run the same course-weeks at the same time. Some students try to save some money and rush through both courses at the same time to get the certificate in less than four weeks. Doing this way, the efficiency decrases. As I already mentioned before, the amount is too much in one week in one course. Redoubling the workload will exacerbate the situation.- The certificates should show the percentage the student earned. It is not very difficult to get a certificate in any of your courses no matter which subject and student's rare knowledge. I earned 100% and get the same certificate as another one who hardly passed. Even there is no credit related to any academical carreer, I'd prefer to impress somebody with a result of A++ written on the certificate.Sincerely, Thomas Zimmermann

on the January 5, 2018
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Great!I rally found this course the best teaching system with great instructor.Study materials is unbelievable arranged to speed learning in friendly environment.I suggest to ESL student must take this course and learn easy and fast English to become good English learner, speaker, writer and listener

on the October 27, 2017
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Tres bon cour pour surtout les personnes non Native toute les astuces sont présentes pour vous aidez a améliorer votre niveau de langue

on the October 12, 2017
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My name is Jose Antonio from Brazil. I am looking for a new Data Scientist career (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseantonio11)I did this course to complete my CV in English to the area of Data Science. 
 The course was excellent and the classes well taught by teachers.Congratulations to Coursera team and Instructors.Regards.Jose Antonio.

on the October 7, 2017
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I am really pleased to be part of this course. So many new concepts to learn in a fun way.Highly recommended to all non-native speakers of English.