This seminar aims to increase your knowledge of the English language - in particular the more complex grammar problems facing teachers and students alike. The modules covered will provide practical knowledge for ESL/EFL teachers. Throughout this discussion, examples are provided to show how the material presented relates to common student errors. An equally important goal of this discussion is that teachers gain greater insight into the heart of the grammatical system of English. Doing so can help teachers to understand their subject matter more deeply and recognize that there is simplicity among all the complexity of English.
We have developed the Advanced Grammar Seminar in response to the student requests and feedback. Students will attain a higher level of proficiency with both English grammar and how to teach it. These skills will prove invaluable to TEFL Institute students whether they are interested in teaching in Latin America, Asia or Europe.
Module 1: The English Verb System
Auxiliary Verbs Defined
The Five Basic Functions of Auxiliary Verbs
Auxiliary Verb BE
Auxiliary Verb Do
Auxiliary Verg Have
Module 2: Nouns and Other Nominals
Primary Functions of Nouns and Other Nominals
Other Nominal Forms
Modifications of Nouns
Teaching Nominal Phrases to Students
Module 3: The English Sentence and its Constituents
Each Chicago course is led by two instructors, each of whom has at least a Master's degree and over five years of TEFL teaching experience. Class size is limited to 14 students for optimal learning and interaction.
TEFL Institute’s Chicago school is located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood at the corner of Irving Park Rd. and Wolcott Ave., just one block west of the Irving Park Brown Line Station. Free parking is readily available in the neighborhood. Restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars are all within walking distance. The facility features two classrooms, a computer lab, and a kitchenette, and is equipped with whiteboards, a video projector, a video recorder, free Wi-Fi, and a library of ESL books and resource materials.
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