English has become a global language and is used to communicate internationally in areas such as business, science and information technology. To communicate confidently in English a good knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and punctuation is needed. The Alison Learning Path in English Language Skills introduces you to the fundamental aspects of English grammar, vocabulary and punctuation and explains how they should be applied in both written and spoken English. The Alison Learning Path in English Language Skills is a sequence of courses that will help you go beyond a basic level of spoken and written English and help you become more effective and confident when communicating with other people. You will learn about the use of Past, Present and Future tenses, the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and their correct usage. You will also learn about the word order of a sentence structure and how to turn a sentence into a negative or a question. You will expand your English language vocabulary and improve your pronunciation skills. You will cover vocabulary in areas such as shopping, food, and sports, and pronunciation of the alphabet and silent letters. The course also covers the 10 most-used nouns, verbs, and expressions in English. It is ideal for English language students who wish to complement their vocabulary and phrases with a greater understanding of grammar. It is also suitable for native English speakers who want to revise their grammar or learn to communicate more effectively.
Courses in this Learning Path
Fundamentals of English Grammar
This free online course offers a comprehensive review of English grammar and is ideal for those already fluent in English who want to improve their writing skills, as well as their spoken English.
It examines spelling, grammar and punctuation including commas, colons, adverbs and prepositions, meaning you will be able to write English more confidently – enhancing both your personal and professional skills.2-3 Hours50 Points
Introduction to English Grammar - Tenses and Sentence Structure
This free online English grammar course teaches you about English grammar, tenses and sentence structure, giving you effective communication with other people in the English language.
You will learn examples of Past, Present and Future tenses, the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and their correct usage. You will also learn the word order of a sentence structure and how to turn a sentence into a negative or a question.
This will be of great interest to all English language students, language teachers, and anyone looking to improve their use of the English language. This course is complemented by a number of free English language courses hosted for free on Alison.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening
Many non-native English speakers find when they study the English language that there is quite a leap from basic informal conversational English to more formal business-like English. The use of colloquial expressions by native English speakers can also be quite confusing to the non-native speaker.
In this free online course you will study comparisons between informal and formal uses of greetings, introductions, offers, expressions of gratitude and apologies. You will learn how to recognise the differences between these so that you will be able to decipher what exactly is being communicated. You will practise examples to further increase your knowledge and understanding of the English language.
This free English Grammar course will be of great interest to all learners who want to go beyond a basic level of spoken and written English and take their knowledge and understanding to a higher level.
2-3 Hours50 Points
English Vocabulary and Pronunciation
If you have completed the Alison free online course "Introduction to English Grammar - Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening", this new English course will help you further extend your English language vocabulary and improve your pronunciation skills.
In this free online English language course, you will cover vocabulary in areas such as shopping, food, and sports, and pronunciation of the alphabet and silent letters. The course also covers the 10 most-used nouns, verbs, and expressions in English.
Alison's online English language course will be of great interest to all learners who already have a basic knowledge of the English language and who want to further improve their vocabulary and pronunciation skills to be able to communicate more effectively.
1-2 Hour50 Points
English Writing Skills
English Writing Skills is a free online language course which is designed for anyone wanting to improve their writing, or English students who wish to enhance their essay-writing abilities.
Covering a number of different styles of writing, including comedy, descriptive, spy, thriller, instructional text, opinion pieces, poetry, as well as punctuation, this course provides you with enough guidelines to express yourself creatively in a variety of writing styles.2-3 Hours50 Points
Speaking and Writing English Effectively
"Speaking and Writing English Effectively" is designed for proficient English speakers who would like to improve their speaking and writing skills.
The course compares a variety of writing styles including imaginative writing, journalism, English in the media and textual analysis. It also offers a comprehensive guide to using language effectively and is ideal for English students as well as those who want to improve their written English for work or pleasure.2-3 Hours50 Points
Practising English Language Grammar Skills
When learning a new language an important first step is to learn the rules of grammar that allow people express what they want to say and understand what others are saying in a coherent manner. An equally important second step is to practise using the rules of grammar to become proficient in communicating in the language. In this free online English language course you will get to practise using important rules of grammar that will greatly improve your ability to communicate in both spoken and written English. You will practise the use of tenses such as the present continuous, past perfect, past simple, present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous to improve your ability to communicate. You will also practise and learn how to use superlatives and comparatives, and practise using reported speech. This free online English language course will be of great interest to all learners who have studied previous English language courses on Alison such as 'Fundamentals of English Grammar' and 'Introduction to Conversational English', and who now want to further practise and improve their ability to communicate confidently in English.
1-2 Hour50 Points