We are convinced that in your life you have taken numerous English courses. We have to assume that you have taken advantage of all those opportunities. Now, there comes a point in our lives, when our level of English is acceptable, but somehow we end up living in a comfort zone. In other words, we have the ability to speak and communicate our ideas more or less fluently, but we lack structure, word order, and above all a correct use of verb tenses. We are definitely talking about our learning curve, which was very steep at the beginning, but that now looks sort of flat.
Anyone who is truly interested in mastering a language needs to write. We like to call writing the last frontier, and we do so because we understand that's when we have to put all the meat on the grill. Obviously, the purpose of learning a language is to communicate, to speak. We believe that speaking is only part of a complex process; however, it is indeed the last step.
In first place, you have to learn grammar structures. Then, you have to learn to make use of those grammar structures, and that takes place while expanding your vocabulary. Reading for comprehension and reading aloud are two areas that you cannot ignore. Once you have mastered all the previously mentioned areas, you develop an ability to put ideas together and let those ideas flow.
What we are offering here with this course is a possibility to learn structures that will enhance your writing and speech. At first, it would be a mechanical process, but the flow of ideas becomes an intuitive process as time goes by. The course is aimed at anyone who has reached an intermediate level but is still eager to make a difference. The practical applications of what you will learn in this course are tremendous.
This course is aimed at mastering the use of the verb "To be", modal verbs, subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, conditionals, adjectives, adverbs, and gerunds & infinitives. A lot of students think they understand the intricacies of these important grammar issues, they don't. Once you overcome the difficulties of dealing with these specific issues, you will feel confident to express your ideas either spoken or in writing.
The course is designed for anyone genuinely interested in overcoming the difficulties we all have to experience, when learning a language like English. All of us need to make use of English either for personal or professional reasons, and we feel we can bring about a positive impact in the learning process.
Once you finish the course
You will have the necessary confidence to express your ideas in a correct manner and effectively, when it comes to conveying your message.
Course index and content
We have divided this course in eight chapters and an activity:
Every chapter includes links to fully understand the issues at hand. We have also incorporated plenty of quizzes for you to check your understanding. The use of in-house essays provides an opportunity to see how everything we explain is clearly linked to activities aimed at reassuring the knowledge we intend to share with our students.
Lou Teaching provides a certificate of completion for all the courses.