EFL - Improve Your English Grammar Intermediate

Improve your English grammar

The course is to help you practise English grammar; focusing particularly on the tenses: present, past and future time.

You will be taught how to write the different tenses: form, meaning and structure in a variety of contexts and functional situations.

We will also study other forms of grammar which will include: direct/indirect questions forms, defining and non-defining relative clauses, reported speech, cleft sentences, word order, gerunds and infinitives - to name but a few!

You will be taught to edit and notice any grammatical patterns or errors that may occur in your English and gain confidence in self correction.

Course Content

This course will help you with:


Organise your writing and plan what you want to write according to the specific exam criteria.
Use grammar more accurately.
Check your work for spelling etc

READING (listening and speaking)

Read a variety of different texts such as books, interviews, newspapers, exercises to extend your vocabulary.
Understand and discuss the main points of a piece of writing.
Find information in a text.

You will be given the opportunity to use websites to help with your English and to use the college intranet system to access work set by your tutor.

Entry Requirements

You are an intermediate user of English (ESOL Level E3) or overall band grade 4/5 in IELTS (English Language Testing System).

You are confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing but want to improve your accuracy of English grammar.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make many grammatical mistakes that could impede on your written and spoken form.

You can use some complex language but need to be more accurate.

You should attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English but this is not essential (will be accepted with tutor approval).

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper, file. Dictionary.

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.

Assessment Methods

Your teacher will check your progress in writing specifically, speaking, reading and listening as a sub skill, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Further Study Options

At the end of the course you can:
Attend a Cambridge exam course (e.g. PET/FCE/) or general Intermediate English course or higher.
Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course
Attend an EFL Business LCCI L1 course

Additional Information

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.
How much homework will I need to do outside of class?
Your teacher will set homework each week for you. It is important that you complete the homework? Students who do homework make better progress.

What will happen if I miss a class?
Please inform your teacher if you are unable to attend a class. Students are expected to attend at least 90% of their classes.
When will exams take place?
Your teacher will advise you when they are.
Do I need any special equipment?
Please bring an English/English dictionary, a pen and a folder to keep your work in.

What books do I need?
Your teacher will tell you. What software do I need?
Your teacher will show you useful websites and you can use the computers in the Learning Centres.

Is there any tutorial support?
Your teacher will meet with you individually at least once a term to help you improve areas of weakness.
If you feel you need any further support, you can speak to your tutor. Does the class include a break?
Classes include a 10-15 minute comfort break. Is there a minimum age? Minimum age is 16. When are the classes held? Classes are held during term time only. You can find more information about this in the Terms Dates section. How big are the classes? Class sizes are a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 19 (depending on classroom size).