Practical Grammar @ Your Desk is an instructor-led and -supported online workshop. The workshop runs for three weeks, and each week you’ll be able to access the core content whenever is most convenient for you. You’ll learn from interactive presentations, quizzes, discussion boards, exercises, and printable support materials. Optionally, you can take part in any of the three live video sessions scheduled during the workshop. The course is delivered on a robust and secure Moodle platform, and all you need to access it is internet access and an up-to-date browser.
This online workshop is equivalent to the in-class version of Practical Grammar, delivering the same quality content and instructor support. It requires approximately 6 hours per week for three weeks to complete.
Oscar Wilde quipped that "If all the grammarians in the world were placed end to end, it would be a good thing." Grammar, traditionally presented as a set of dull, complicated, or even contradictory rules, is a subject rarely approached with any enthusiasm. Yet the most useful aspect of grammar — understanding the basic structure underlying every English sentence — is neither dull nor difficult. This workshop presents grammar as a practical tool that helps us make good choices when writing and punctuating sentences. It demystifies grammar terms, explains sentence structure and its relevance to writing, and gives plenty of practice identifying and correcting common grammatical errors in your own writing or someone else’s. It is intended for people who are already fluent in written English.