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ESL Grammar Modules Courses

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The courses below focus on areas of grammar that ESL students often request to study in more detail. Each course consists of approximately 22 hours of practice assignments on computer in the ESL lab and a final assessment of competency that includes a short writing sample. Students who require more time to master a topic, may take up to one semester to pass the module test. Half a unit credit is granted when the student has completed all of the required homework and is able to pass the final module test with a score of 80% or more. If you need additional practice, your teacher may assign the optional online exercises listed below or individual work in textbooks available in the lab. You will receive an orientation at the beginning of the course, but don't be afraid to talk to a tutor later if you need more assistance using the computer or help understanding a concept. That's what we are here for!

The ESL lab is open Monday-Thursday 8AM - 9PM.

ESL Grammar Modules:
222A
..... 222B..... 222C..... 222D... 222E..... 222F..... 222G..... 222H..... 222I..... 222J

ESL 222 A

The verb "BE" in present and past tense forms, use with adjectives

222A Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Units 1, 2, and 9.

222A Online Practice Sites (Required)

English Zone - 6 "TO BE" exercises for GUESTS

Activities for ESL Students
BE Verb - Present and Past (Kaye Mastin Mallory)
To Be: Past and Present (Dan Fulmer)
There Is" or "There Are"(Kaye Mastin Mallory)

ESL Blues

"Animated Grammar Tutorials" on the verb BE
The section "BE" (I am, you are etc.
)

222A Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Irene Schoenberg, Focus on Grammar, Basic Course, Units 1, 2, 3, 4
Betty Azar Basic English Grammar Chapter 1

ESL 222 B

  • The Present Progressive tense

  • Simple Present Tense

  • Non-Action verbs

222B Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Units 5, 6, 7

222B Online Practice Sites (Optional)

English Page
Present Progressive Tutorial
Simple Present Tutorial
Exercise 1 Simple Present and Present Continuous
Exercise 2 Simple Present and Present Continuous

ESL Blues
Present simple
Present progressive
Present Simple versus Progressive
Subject and verb agreement 222B

Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Irene Schoenberg, Focus on Grammar, Basic Course, Units 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26

Betty Azar Basic English Grammar Chapters 2. 3

 

ESL 222 C

  • Simple Past Tense

  • Irregular verb forms

  • Past Progressive

222C Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Unit 8 & 13

222C Online Practice Sites (Required)

English Page
Simple Past Tutorial
Irregular Verb dictionary
Irregular Verb Exercises

ESL Blues
Past Tenses

TESOL - Charles Kelly
Irregular Verbs Quiz 1
Irregular Verbs Quiz 2
Irregular Verbs Quiz 3
Irregular Verbs Quiz 4

222C Recommended textbook Assignments (Optional)

Irene Schoenberg, Focus on Grammar, Basic Course, Units 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, appendix A-12
Betty Azar, Basic English Grammar 2nd edition Chapter 5

 

ESL 222 D

  • Present perfect tense

  • Present perfect progressive tense:

  • Irregular past participles

222D Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

INTERMEDIATE Units 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

222D Online Practice Sites (Optional)

English Page
Present Perfect Tutorial
Present Perfect Continuous Tutorial
Verb Tense exercises 7 - 10

English Club
Present Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Progressive Tense

TESOL
Present Perfect or Past Tense (Martin Sankofi)
Common Irregular Verbs - 3 Forms
Common Irregular Verbs - 5 Forms

222D Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Fuchs, Bonner & Westheimer, Focus on Grammar Intermediate Course Units 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Appendix A-1
Betty Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar 2nd edition Chapter 7

 

 

ESL 222 E

  • Future tenses
  • Future time clauses

222E Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Unit 11
INTERMEDIATE Units 9, 10

222E Online Practice Sites (Optional)

1-Language
Future with Will vs. Shall
Future with Going to
Future Present with Simple and Present Continuous

English Club
Future with "Will" - an explanation
Future Time Quiz

English Page
Future Tense Tutorial
Will and "Be going To" exercises 18-24

TESOL
"Going TO" (Sheila Viotti)

222E Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Irene Schoenberg, Focus on Grammar, Basic Course, Units 31, 32
Fuchs, Bonner & Westheimer, Focus on Grammar Intermediate Course Units 6, 7
Betty Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar 2nd edition Chapter 3

 

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ESL 222 F

  • Modals and Modal-like Expressions

222F Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

INTERMEDIATE Units 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Online Practice Sites (Optional)

English Page
Modal Verb Tutorial (Links to Modal Exercises 1-7 and Practice test)

ESL Blues
Must vs. Have to

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Helping and modal auxilliary Verbs (links to exercise)

Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Fuchs, Bonner & Westheimer, Focus on Grammar Intermediate Course Units 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Betty Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar 2nd edition Chapter 5

   

ESL 222 G

  • Phrasal Verbs

222G Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

HIGH INTERMEDIATE Unit 27

Online Practice Sites (Optional)

Dave's ESL Cafe
Phrasal Verbs (dictionary of phrasal verbs)

Better English Exercises
Multi-word Verbs exercises - click a preposition

English Page
Phrasal Verbs(dictionary of phrasal verbs)
Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs exercises

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Phrasal Verbs (exercise)
Phrasal Verbs 2 (exercise)

ESL 222G Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Margaret Fuchs and Marjorie Bonner, Focus on Grammar, High Intermediate Course, Units 11, 12, Appendices A-15 & A-16

Betty Azar Basic English Grammar Chapter/Sections: 9/8, 9/9, 10/13, 12/8, 12/9, Appendix #2

 

ESL 222 H

  • Gerunds and Infinitives

222H Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

INTERMEDIATE Units 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Online Practice Sites (Optional)

English Page

Gerunds and infinitives

English Club

Gerunds (includes several grammar lessons and an exercise)

ESL Blue
Do it:  Flash quiz on infinitives, gerunds, etc (2)
I Like Doing / to Do It  Flash quiz on infinitives, gerunds, etc (2)
I Really Like Doing / to Do It  Another Flash quiz (2)

ESL Gold
Gerunds
Infinitives

Interlink
Gerunds and Infinitives

Supplementary textbook Assignments: (Optional)

Fuchs, Bonner & Westheimer, Focus on Grammar, Intermediate Course, Units 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Betty Azar Fundamentals of English Grammar Chapter 10

ESL 222 I

  • Articles and Determiners

222I Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Unit 10
INTERMEDIATE Units 37, 38

Online Practice Site (Optional)

ESL Gold
Article Chart
Articles

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Articles, Determiners and Quantifiers
Articles: A Basic Quiz
Exercise in Choosing Articles

TESOL
A, An or [Nothing] (Charles Kelly)
A or An (Carlos Gontow)
A, An, The or Nothing (Charles Kelly)
A, An, The or Nothing (Larry Davies)
A, An or Nothing (Letitia Bradley)
A or An (Violeta Tsoneva)

Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Irene Schoenberg, Focus on Grammar, Basic Course, Unit 5

Fuchs, Bonner & Westheimer, Focus on Grammar Intermediate Course Units 37, 38

Betty Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar 2nd edition Chapter 8

 

ESL 222 J

  • Passive Voice

222J Cabrillo Computer Lab Practice (Required)

Focus on Grammar interactive CD in all student computer labs: Be sure to study the grammar information pages first and then complete all the exercises in sequence. Work on exercises until they are 100% correct. Save your work in a Workbook with your name.

BASIC Level Units 2
INTERMEDIATE Units 17

222 J Online Practice Sites (Optional)

English Club
The Eight Parts of Speech

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Adjectives
Adverbs
Conjunctions
Interjections
Nouns
Prepositions
Pronouns
Verbs and Verbals

Interlink Language Center
Parts of Speech

222 J Supplementary textbook Assignments (Optional)

Teacher handout from English the Easy Way by Norman Schachter nd Alfred Clark Jr. 4th edition

 

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