Grammar Mastery: Unlocking Second Language Acquisition


    “As a language teacher I have watched so many students have to learn English grammar and their target language at the same time.  It’s a much harder path.  This is the class I wish all my students had before they began!”
    ~Prof. Lauren Allen



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    Welcome in different languages - Grammar Mastery Unlocking Second Language Acquisition
    InstructorProf. Lauren Allen
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Grades 7-8 • Junior High
    Course Length16 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnMondays, 1:00 - 1:50 PM Pacific - 8/14/23 - 12/16/23

    While learning another language like a child sounds really great, most people just simply don’t get the chance to experience a true immersion situation. For those who aren’t so lucky, it’s important to have a wide variety of learning tools. While grammar can’t be everything one does, most people who achieve a high level of language competence in another language eventually do come to terms with the fact that they must have not only the input, but also the grammar.

    This class is for at those who are learning or intend to learn another language. It will provide the terminology and understanding of how grammar works in English in an effort to speed up second language acquisition. All the grammar that we will talk about is grammar that students know and use every day. However, it is one thing to be able to use one’s native language and quite another to be able to talk about it. Language learning texts and materials utilize a common grammatical lingo. In this class we will get comfy with that lingo and learn how to manipulate and use it.

    Note: This is not an ESL class, but rather a class for those who speak English natively or those who think and understand language in terms of English.

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • A forum where we will practice the week’s grammar with classmates
    • Interactive content or an assignment that reinforces the week’s grammar
    • A reading

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation via the microphone, chat, and whiteboard in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 6th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Make mistakes and communicate when not understanding.
    • Be prepared for the webinar– including reading the text and completing the activities in the Required section.
    • Verbally participate in webinar discussions.
    • Ask questions when they don’t understand or are confused.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • There are no external resources. All materials are provided.