English is a complex language for everyone, native speakers and non-native speakers alike. Understanding the building blocks of the language can be complicated unless you are able to break things down into individual elements. When it comes to learning how to read and write in English, learning more about sentence structure and verb tense can take you far.
This course gives you an overview of the basic English skills you can use to form a solid foundation. We begin by talking about sentence structure, breaking sentences down into individual parts and reviewing the details behind each one. This section also contains examples to illustrate each point. Next, we talk about elements that add more information to sentences, including objects, complements, modifiers and adverbials. Information about verb tenses along with a sample of each one follows. Finally, we include a brief discussion about formal and informal English, giving you guidelines you can use to determine when each type is appropriate.
You Will Learn:
- Information about the two necessary parts of a sentence, along with the three types of each
- The difference between a direct and an indirect object
- The four different types of present tense
- The four different types of past tense and when to use each one
- The four different types of future tense
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Learn more about the building blocks of English communication
- Learn when it is appropriate to use informal language and when it is better to adapt a more formal tone
- If you are currently teaching English as a second language, learn more about the fundamentals of reading and writing in English
- If you are currently learning English, understand more about how to form
grammatically correct sentences to ensure your message is understood
- If you are thinking about teaching basic English to non-native speakers, refresh your own skills by taking this course
Who can take the Basic English Certificate course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 0 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 0 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 0 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Basic English Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 40 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.