Brush up your grammar (level 1 and above)

Course Dates: 02/10/19 - 04/12/19
Time: 18:15 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Do you have questions about sentence structure and punctuation in your essays for college or university or in emails at work? Does the thought of grammar put you off the idea of teaching English as a foreign language? Are you a primary school teacher expected to correct your pupils' grammar when no one ever taught you? Have you had trouble learning a foreign language because you don’t understand the grammar of your own? If so, this course is for you.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.


What is the course about?

The course is about gaining a better understanding of the workings of the English language, the difference between a verb and a noun, a subject and an object, a main clause and a subordinate clause. It will help you with sentence structure and punctuation in your writing, whether that be emails or reports at work or essays at college.

What will we cover?

We will cover world classes (nouns, determiners, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions), clause structure (subjects, objects, complements and adverbials), sentence structure (simple, compound and complex sentences) and punctuation.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

explain essential grammatical terms
analyse the grammar of your own sentences
make informed decisions about punctuation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need to be a fluent speaker of English. You don't need to know much about the grammar of the English language.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will present and explain grammar, encourage questions from students during class discussion and prepare activities for you to do in pairs and small groups. You should be prepared to do spend about an hour each week between sessions on homework.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You are strongly advised to buy a grammar reference book before the course beings. The tutor will recommend The Complete Guide to Grammar by Martin Manser and Rosalind Fergusson.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

When you have completed Brush Up Your Grammar, you can join a Grammar Workshop course to do further analysis of your own grammar, or enrol on one of our general English courses (Functional Skills).

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Course Code: HC113C

Please choose a course date 

Wed, eve, 02 Oct - 04 Dec '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.