Advanced Interactive Grammar (online)

Course overview

This course will give you an opportunity to reappraise the language choices you regularly make, with a view to communicating more clearly and conventionally. You will have access to online study materials that cover a number of English grammar points, the support of a dedicated tutor, and student discussion forums. You will be given regular feedback on your use of grammar, and you will learn about strategies that can improve your proofreading.  Beyond online instruction and support through the University virtual learning environment, Canvas, you can also continue learning in your own time through purchasing a range of self-study resources offered by My Grammar Lab Advanced With Key (this comprises self-study grammar software, a grammar workbook [hardcopy] and a grammar mobile app).  These resources enable you to learn at your own pace, while giving you further practice in grammatical structures.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select a range of appropriate grammatical structures to meet specific academic purposes
  • Use proofreading strategies to identify high frequency errors
  • Evaluate your own performance

Furthermore, you will have

  • Built up a portfolio with feedback on your written and spoken work
  • Gained a more detailed understanding of a number of grammar points, including:
    • Tenses (present simple, past tenses, future etc.)
    • Modals and uncountable nouns
    • Conditionals and punctuation 
    • Stylistics: passive voice, relative Clauses and parallelism

A certificate of attendance is available upon request if you have attended at least 80% of the course.

Timetable Information for Online Classes and Tutorials

Students are asked to enrol onto the course in the first instance. Once enrolment is closed, we will present you with a number of potential online time-slots during the week, and you can let us know which times are most convenient.

We will then give detailed instructions on how to follow the course online, and confirm the webinar and tutorial time-slot that you have been allocated to. In this way, we hope that the ‘live’ segments through videoconferencing software are all comprised of small groups of roughly the same size.

Please be aware, there is no danger that you will be stuck paying for a course that you cannot attend. If it turns out that none of the online time-slots are convenient for you, please let us know and we will be happy to refund the price of the course in full.
 

Enrolment Information

ENROLMENT IS NOW CLOSED FOR TRINITY TERM 2020

For Learners with an Oxford University SSO (Single Sign-On) simply click on the enrol button above. 

For Learners without an Oxford University SSO, or who are not members of the University, please email admin@lang.ox.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email address and phone number
  • The name of the course you wish to study
  • Your connection to Oxford University, if any (to determine course fee)

We will then provisionally enrol you onto the course and send you a link to the Oxford University Online Store for payment. Once payment is received we will confirm your place on the course. 

THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR TRINITY TERM 2020

Course structure


  • The course runs from Weeks 2-8 of Trinity Term
  • It uses a hybrid structure that places an emphasis on self-learning. This includes:
    • Weekly pre-recorded narrated slides on target grammar point(s)
    • Three live webinars (2nd, 4th and 5th week of the course. This equates to Weeks 3, 5 and 6 in Oxford weeks)
    • Two 1-1 tutorials per student
    • Weekly forum discussions for peer-to-peer teaching

 

Course fees


VIEW THE COURSE FEES

We have been working hard to adapt this classroom-based course for remote teaching and learning. Owing to the change of format at short notice, we will provide this course at a special, lower price for Trinity term. The above link reflects these new prices.