It was very nice to meet different students from different countries. This course gave me more clarity on the english grammar and it was a nice refresher for my memory. Hopefully this has done the same for the rest of you students."
Thank you very much for so much useful information and interesting links. Your course helped me to gain more confidence in English grammar. I enjoyed it."
This was a good experience for me, taking an online course for first time. I have learned a lot during the last two months. Now I think I have a good understanding of English grammar and the base to build a third language. Thank you, professor."
Thank you for all your help. This course and resources are awesome and easy to understand. Thank you!"
Yesterday I took the final text and I got my certificate! wow! I am very happy that I was able to reach to the end. For that reason, I have to give a big THANK YOU for having prepared the lessons in a such way that it was easy to follow, often when I was very tired after the day.
Now I see myself more aware of what I am speaking. Obviously I do make lots of mistakes and I know that I have to work on them. But I still can correct myself by what I have learned through past weeks. Thank you. I hope more students can enjoy your lesson and improve their English.
I learned more than I expected, Thanks Mr. Sabri, you are wonderful instructor."
Thank you for the fantastic job you have done in the class!"
Thank you for teaching and guiding throughout these 6 weeks. I've learned a lot and will continue reviewing your notes. I'm more alert on checking my grammar while writing. Hope you have a great year."
Thank you very much for all your teaching and quick response to my many questions...I learned even more than I thought I would. I appreciate you."
The instructor works hard for all students. He understands the problems of using grammar in ESL students. The lessons are easy to get in to. Great examples. Most useful course ever!"
Course Code: esl
This first lesson will surprise you at how simple grammar can be. Then you will discover how the English language functions and grasp the main verbs of English. You will also explore some of the language structures that can be confusing but once you’ve discovered the trick, they really aren’t confusing at all.
This lesson will talk about past and present tenses. You will examine how verbs are manipulated to give specific meanings, and find out how to construct effective sentences in standard academic English. Then you’ll discover why it’s important to understand and use the future perfect tense in action words. You will also explore the difference between the infinitive (to go) and the gerund (going) forms and how to use them appropriately.
This lesson will make sense of using modals (words that help verbs give a specific meaning) correctly. Then you will learn to identify the active and passive voice or, who did what to whom, which is important to help you detect deceitful statements others may make in and effort to persuade you to do something.
This lesson will explain the difference between a clause and a phrase. You will also learn how questions are formed in English. Then you will examine what English speakers do to change a quoted speech to a reported speech.
In today’s lesson you will look at practical applications of adjective and adverb clauses. Then you will learn the difference between what’s real and what’s unreal and find out what is considered acceptable English.
This lesson will address the many nouns in English. You will learn the proper verb form to use with them. You will learn how to make the verb agree with the subject of a sentence whether singular, third person or plural. Finally you will go over all you’ve covered and how it contributes to an appreciation for languages in general and English in particular.
Dr. Sabri Bebawi has been a college instructor for 20 years. His educational background includes law, journalism, and English education, with a Ph.D. in education and instructional technology. Dr. Bebawi has worked as a journalist in Europe and in the United States, writing on a wide range of topics.
This course is designed for intermediate to advanced level ESL students. A basic understanding of English grammar is required.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.