36 academic hours
It is an intensive training which can help you to understand all English grammar as a logical and not scary system, and start speaking in a beautiful and correct way.
What you will learn:
1. Understand how English grammar is built.
2. Create a clear base which will help you to master your English skills in future.
3. Get rid of fear and uncertainty caused by misunderstanding and confusion around English grammatical structures.
Who is this training for:
You want to refresh your knowledge in English grammar;
You feel that you speak ‘intuitively’ without confidence if you are speaking correctly;
You want to level up your knowledge of English grammar fast.
Strong Pre-Intermediate and higher
The nearest date of the event
The group is being recruited!
Format of training
- online (zoom) – 12 days 3 academic hours/day
- face-to-face – 6 days 6 academic hours/day
English language trainer and instructor, certified ESL trainer, CELTA and TESOL tutor, holder of CELTA, CAM and DELTA, designer of ESL materials, trainings and a tailor-made of learning English, and co-founder of the language training center Lingua LOFT.
My students are adults aged 20 – 60 of various levels and backgrounds. I have worked with students from Russia, China, Serbia, Turkey and Bulgaria, lived and worked in the USA.
English language trainer and instructor, psychologist and coach. More than 11 years of experience of teaching and 4 years of counselling and coaching. CELTA and CAM holder.
I got educated in London and Oxford. I am the author of an English learning programme applying coaching tools, designer and tutor of psychological trainings, and co-founder of the language training center Lingua LOFT.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
For those who want to refresh their knowledge of grammar
This training is ideal for those who want to refresh their knowledge of grammar.
Suitable for those who speak “intuitively”
For those who are guided by linguistic intuition and “sounds right”.
Practice and practice again
Practical training without boring lectures.
Interactive and playful form of learning
Grammatical knowledge is brought into speech through exercises, games and discussions.
Introduction to English Grammar
Introduction to the grammar training. We look at grammar as an understandable and clear system.
How do you like the phrase “This car is more beautifuler than that one”? We don’t. In order to compare beautiful cars correctly, it is important to understand how comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are formed.
If you decide to thank someone for useful advice and use “Thanks for the useful advices”, it will be wrong (after all, the correct word is “advice”, the word is uncountable which means it doesn’t have a singular or plural form. Even more surprisingly, “money” in English refers to the uncountable. How can we count it then?
We sort out the mysterious tenses of the Perfect group.
Present Simple vs Present Continuous
How to express in speech the difference between the phrases: “I usually write reports” and “I’m writing a report now, don’t bother me!”
The practice of storytelling. In order to relax the audience with a life story at the presentation, you will need a masterful command of the tenses for narration.
Here we are waiting for a trap with times and tenses — changing algorithm: direct speech is one time and tense, but indirect speech is quite another.
Gerunds and infinitives
Instead of: “I remember to read this chapter”, you can mistakenly say: “I remember reading this chapter”.
“The dishes should be washed, and the report should be written.” We will learn to tell a person in a veiled way what we expect from him, without a sharp and demotivating “You have to”. Learning how to speak politely and diplomatically.
Present Perfect vs Past Simple
Imagine you are complaining “I lost my keys!” but there is no support. This is because of the confusion, since “I lost my keys” is “I lost my keys sometime in the past.” So, don’t be surprised if you hear in response: “Well, why are you telling me this? What you have to use here is “I have lost my keys” meaning I don’t have them now.
Present Perfect Continuous
“I’ve been washing windows all morning, how tired I am!” We train to talk about processes that took us some time and are still relevant.
Sentence Structure and Questions
In English, each sentence part has its own place. Improvising, you can say something like “The game of football likes me” instead of “I like to play football”.
For example, you want to say: “He came home at 3 o’clock in the morning” and maybe it will turn out that you say — “He was coming home at 3 o’clock in the morning”.
These are verbs that show our attitude to an action. For example, the action is “run”: I should run / I should run / I can’t run.
Used to / get used to
You can’t do without these expressions if you want to talk about your habits or what you are used to (yes, these are different things!) and sound competent at the same time.
How not to turn the romantic “Will you marry me?” in a strange-sounding “Well, are you going to marry me?” There are several forms of the future tense in English. Their choice depends on the degree of spontaneity of your decision, as well as on how much you are focused on achieving results in the future or if you are planning the process.
“If you don’t give me candy, I won’t be friends with you!” “If you order wholesale, we will give you a discount.” “If I were you, I’d talk to him.” You will be surprised how often we use conditions in speech a candy. And that’s all Conditionals.