Mastering Practical English Grammar

Mastering Practical English Grammar

Now more than ever, companies are realizing the link between language proficiency and business performance; and because English remains to be the dominant language used in business, it is a must for every organization to ensure that their employees are trained well in the intricacies of English grammar by means of a program that makes English simple to master and be easily applied to both spoken and written communication.

What makes this seminar different?

Unlike most courses that focus mainly on just following the rules, this seminar seeks to help participants gain English Grammar mastery by understanding the common grammar pitfalls committed by Filipino users of the language.

The participants will be guided on how to:

  1. Overcome their fears and anxiety in learning the English language
  2. Become more motivated and enthusiastic in learning more about the language
  3. Focus on the common grammar errors and correct them using a practical and fun approach
  4. Learn how to analyze why they commit the common grammars committed by Filipino speakers of the language from a context perspective,and not just based on grammar rules
  5. Understand the importance of being more proficient in the English language

Module I – Introduction

     A. Why is English Important?
          1. What are the Advantages?
          2. What Kind of Mindset Do We Need to Have?
          3. What Should We Start Doing?
     B. What are the Most Common Grammar Errors Committed by Filipino Speakers of English
          1. Identifying The Errors
          2. Analyzing and Understanding Why We Make Them

Module II – The Common Grammar Errors 

     A. Subject-Verb Agreement
          1. The Killer “S” Syndrome
          2. The Subject Dilemma
          3. The Problem with “Every”
          4. Using Modals to Your Advantage
    B. Tense Usage and Consistency
          1. Finding Out Why We’re So Confused – Sources of Confusion
          2. What’s Your Tense? (The Right Tense for Specific Situations)
                   - Present Tense
                   - Past Tense
                   - Present Perfect Tense
                   - Present Progressive Tense
           3.  Asking Yourself the Right Questions to Get Your Tenses Right
           4.  The Double Present and Past Tense
                   - Understanding the Reason Behind the Double Tenses
                    - Avoiding the Use of the Double Tenses
            5. Tense Consistency – Delivering A Clear Message
    C.  Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
           1. Male or Female?
           2. The Antecedent Rules
     D. Prepositions
         Rule-Driven Use of Prepositions
          1. Understanding Why We Mix Them Up – The “SA” Monopoly
          2. The “SA” Equivalents in English – Key Concepts for Each One
                  - In, On, At and To
          3. Prepositions of Location/Addresses
          4. Prepositions of Time
          5. Some General Preposition Rules
         Prepositions without Rules
          1. Verb and Preposition Combinations  (Phrasal Verbs)
          2. Adjective and Preposition Combinations
     E. The Problem with Participles
          1. Past Participle Verb or Participle Adjective?
          2. Analyzing and Understanding the Difference
     F. Count and Non-Count Nouns
          1. Understanding Why We Find Non-Count Nouns Confusing
          2. Basic Rules to Remember for Non-Count Nouns
          3. Non-Count Noun Categories / Nouns in Both Categories (Count and Non-Count)
          4. Expressions of Quantity for Count and Non-Count Nouns
    G. Determiners
         1. What are Determiners?
         2. The Different Types
            - Articles
            - Expressions of Quantity
            - Demonstrative Adjectives
            - Possessives
    H. Miscellaneous Grammar Points
         1.   Use of  “Very” vs. Much
         2.   Use of the Correct Noun Forms in Specific Situations
                     - Noun vs. Adjective Forms
                     - Plural vs. Singular Noun Forms
         3.   Use of Numerical Figures as Adjectives Before Nouns
         4.   The Two Meanings of “Used to”
         5.   The Forms and Uses of Common/Idiomatic Expressions

Participants will be entitled to the following:
      - Training Manual
      - Exercise Sheets
      - Certificate of Completion
      - Buffet Lunch at the Flavors Restaurant with Am & Pm Snacks