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Certificate in English Grammar (Online)

What is English Grammar?

Have you ever looked at a sentence and known that it was wrong, but didn't know why? Studying English grammar will help you to identify the problems and recognise the solutions.
Our certificate courses cover three different areas of English grammar. Each part is taught as a separate unit. You decide how much you want to learn. You may study all three parts in succession and complete the entire suite of courses. Alternatively, you may choose to study just one part which has elements of grammar that feel you need to brush up on. The choice is yours.
Certificate in English Grammar: Syntax
This course analyses sentences, mixed clauses, punctuation and the different parts of speech.
Certificate in English Grammar: Foundation Level
This course looks at nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs.
Certificate in Advanced English Grammar
This course deals with verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, participles and gerunds.
Grammar is about structure. Structure is about the rules that allow the words to make sense. If you want to put your thoughts into a language, you must use the structure of the language. Our English Grammar courses will teach you how to do that.
 
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Topics covered in the Irish Academy’s English Grammar Courses

Our Certificates in English Grammar courses cover three different areas of grammar. You may choose to study all three parts, or just one part. The choice is yours.

Certificate in English Grammar: Syntax Video

Module 1: Parts of speech

Module 2: Analysis of sentences

Module 3: Mixed clause analysis

Module 4: Punctuation

 

Certificate in English Grammar: Foundation Level Video

Module 5: Nouns (identification)

Module 6: Nouns (number and gender)

Module 7: Pronouns

Module 8: Adjectives

Module 9: Adverbs

 

Certificate in Advanced English Grammar Video

Module 10: Verbs (finite)

Module 11: Verbs (infinitives)

Module 12: Participles and gerunds

Module 13: Prepositions

Module 14: Conjunctions

Grammar Jobs

There are no jobs in ‘grammar’ as such, but if you have poor English it will be evident from your CV and cover letter. You are immediately disadvantaged. Good grammar nowadays is a must.

For many people, their job description includes some writing – it might be the minutes of a meeting, a report or writing the ‘specials’ on a menu board outside a restaurant.

Most journalists nowadays work as freelances and sell their copy to media outlets. If that copy needs to be substantially edited or amended because of grammatical errors, it is easier for the media outlet to simply use someone else the next time. The journalist has become an overhead instead of an asset.

If you work in public relations, your reputation, and the reputation of your clients or company depends, in part, on the written press releases, briefing documents, annual reports etc. that you issue. You cannot, in conscience, sign-off on a written piece of text if you do not have a good understanding of grammar.

Learning from experienced writers

When you start studying with us, you get your own personal tutor who works with you until you complete your course. Our tutors are journalists who have vast knowledge of grammar. They love to share their expertise. They enjoy interacting with students. They are generous with their time and their advice. About our tutors

Grammar - a Proven and Popular course of study

We have been teaching grammar courses since 2006. We’ve taught people from a mix of different backgrounds and countries. Some work in media and public relations, others are responsible for writing reports and reviews, some simply have a love of English and want to learn more about the structure of the language. Over the years we have, literally, changed people’s lives.

We rock! Our graduates love us – and they’re not shy about telling the world. Check out our testimonials. These are videos from real people who took our courses. Watch what they have to say about us. Student testimonials

Study the entire course or study one part - the choice is yours.

Our certificate courses cover three different areas of English grammar. You may study all three parts in succession and complete the entire suite of courses. Alternatively, you may choose to study just one part which has elements of grammar that feel you need to brush up on. The choice is yours.

English Grammar Brochure
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1 x Certificate course fee: £175; 3 x Certificates course fee: £445;

Writing as a Career

Jane Hammond English Tutor

Jane Hammond is a public relations management and training consultant who has held in-house public relations posts for the BBC; the former Swissair; St Teresa’s Hospital, Wimbledon; Hammersmith Council; and the former Commission for Racial Equality (now the Equality Commission). She has held editorial posts on two publications and for two years edited Hollis PR Weekly, a professional newsletter circulating to public relations practitioners worldwide. She has owned and run Trident Public Relations since 1980 and founded Trident Training Services in 1988.

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English Grammar Quiz

AN EMPRESS HAS 3 CATS. ARE THEY -

  1. The Empresses cats
  2. The Empress's cats
  3. The Empress' cats

Get the answer here