Grammar Course Outcomes

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Listed below are the skills students should master by the end of each course. Please contact the ELI Director, Julie Mowrer, at jmowrer@hawaii.edu, if you have questions.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

ESL 082 - Intermediate English Grammar

At the 082 advanced level, students will be able to identify, speak, write, and edit the following grammar structures:

  • Integration of 12 Verb Tenses at Discourse Level
  • Correlative Conjunctions
  • Reduced Adjective Clauses
  • Reduced Adverbial Clauses
  • Reported and Quoted Speech
  • Subjunctive Verbs
  • Conditional and Related Connectors
  • Gerunds & Infinitives (perfective, progressive, and passive)
  • Modal Perfect Verbs
  • Complex Passives
  • Passives and Discourse Cohesion
  • Word Order (adjectives, emphatic, inverted, fronted and elipted structures)

ESL 072 - Basics of English Grammar

At the 072 high-intermediate level, students will be able to identify, speak, write, and edit the following grammar structures:

  • Basic Grammar Terminology
  • Twelve verb tenses
  • Passive Voice (all verb tenses)
  • Subject-verb agreement (basic, non-count nouns, expressions of quantity, there + be, irregularities)
  • Connectives that express cause and effect, contrast and condition
  • Gerunds & Infinitives (basic, causative)
  • Preposition Combinations
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Noun Clauses
  • Adverb Clauses
  • Conditional Sentences and Wishes

ESL 062 - Essentials of English Grammar

At the 062 intermediate level, students will be able to identify, speak, write, and edit the following grammar structures:

  • Basic Grammar Terminology
  • Simple Present
  • Present Progressive
  • Simple Past
  • Past Progressive
  • Simple Future
  • Nouns and Pronouns
  • Modals (expressing ability, possibility; necessity, lack of necessity, prohibition, preferences; asking for permission and assistance;  giving advice and instructions;  making logical conclusions and suggestions)
  • Present Perfect
  • Present Perfect Progressive
  • Past Perfect
  • Count/Noncount Nouns
  • Basic Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Comparisons
  • Parallel Structure
  • Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions