I’m a non-native English speaker, can I enrol?
Our course is also suitable for non-native English speakers, provided they are fluent in English.
Is there any age limit on who can enrol?
The course is aimed at anyone, therefore there are no age restrictions.
What level do I need to be to take the course?
The course has been created for those with a limited knowledge of English grammar, and therefore works through the basics before moving on to more complex grammatical elements. You do not need a previous knowledge of grammar to be able to take the course.
How much does the course cost and how do I apply?
The full price of the course is £99.99 but if you book by the end of this month, we are able to offer this course to you for HALF PRICE. Just click on REGISTER and enter the discount code DISCOUNT50 before paying your fees by credit/debit card. Once you you have registered and paid, you can start the course immediately.
How long will the course take to complete?
The course equates to around 30 hours, but as you can work at your own pace the timescale for completion will really depend on how much time you choose to devote to it, and how rapidly you grasp the topics. You are allowed three months to complete your course, after which you have the option of purchasing an extension which is detailed below.
How does the course work?
You will work through the course at your own pace, beginning with the Introduction, then moving through Levels 1, 2 and 3 with frequent mini tasks and a multiple choice assessment at the end of each level to reinforce your understanding. You will then have a final assessment at the end of the course to recap everything you have learnt. The grammar course is designed to be self-explanatory, so you will find easy step-by-step instructions to guide you through each section of the course. When you log-in to your course, you will find yourself at the dashboard, where you can view and purchase products and track your progress through to completion.
What happens if I get stuck?
The course topics are explained clearly throughout the course, with various examples to show each element of grammar in use. If you get stuck, you can refer back to the grammar factsheet which is available for download from the dashboard. We recommend that you ensure you have understood each topic before progressing onto the next.
Will the assessments be difficult?
The assessments are multiple choice and are designed to revise what you have learnt to ensure you have fully understood it all. The course is designed to challenge you but there are no trick questions, as the aim is to help you learn rather than catch you out! You will find that the questions are based on the course content you have covered, so the answers are all within the course somewhere!
What happens if I fail a level?
The Introduction, Level 1, 2 and 3 assessments can all be taken as many times as you like, so don’t worry. When you click the button to mark your test, if you haven’t passed you can always return to the start of the section and have another go. The final assessment can only be taken up to three times, so it is advisable to ensure you have fully grasped all three levels before progressing onto it.
What is the final mark based on?
The course is marked out of 100, and is comprised of the 4 assessments, plus the final assessment. The marks breakdown is as follows: Introduction: 10 Level 1: 20 Level 2: 20 Level 3: 20 Final Test: 30 Total: 100
Can I try to improve my mark?
On the assessments for the Introduction and Levels 1, 2 and 3 your best score will be logged, so you can attempt the assessments more than once if you want to try to increase your mark. For the final assessment, you have three attempts to pass. As with the previous assessments, your best mark will be the one that is counted.
What happens if I fail the course/run out of time?
If you do not pass the final assessment within the three attempts, you can purchase a further three for £10. If you have attempts remaining but have run out of time, you can buy an extra two weeks for £10 or four weeks for £15. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of the page, clicking 'Balance Payments' and filling out the form to say what the payment is for.
What do I do if I can't log-in?
Difficulties logging in are usually caused by one of two things. One is that your browser is out of date. You can fix this by simply downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The other is that you have not received your log-in details. This is usually because they have landed in your 'Junk Mail' folder so make sure you look in there. If you are still having problems then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to buy any books to complete the course successfully?
You can complete the course without referring to any text books but we would recommend that you consider buying a good English grammar book. Our recommended textbook is available from our shop at our TEFL Shop.