Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Hello and welcome to the
Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds course English Grammar: All You Need to Know. My name is Bas Aarts, and I’m Professor of English Linguistics at UCL, University College London. The aim of this course is to give you a complete overview of the grammar of the English language in an engaging and interactive way. We start with the smallest building blocks of the language, words, and how these form word classes. And how words form phrases, and phrases form clauses. And we’ll also be looking at other grammatical notions, such as Subjects and Direct Objects. By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid knowledge of the grammar of the English language, and you’ll be able to confidently and accurately use its grammatical terminology.
Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds You’ll also know the distinction between grammatical form and grammatical function, and you’ll have learned something about
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second the principles of information structuring: how we can communicate successfully and effectively. This course, by the way, is not for you if you’re aiming to improve your English. There are lots of other courses available for that purpose, but you may need to look elsewhere. If you’re a teacher of English, you may be interested in our sister courses ‘English Grammar for Teachers’ and Teaching English Grammar in Context’, also available on the FutureLearn platform. The time investment on this course is about one and a half to two hours per week, over six weeks. So the course runs over six weeks. So around 12 hours in total.
Skip to 1 minute and 43 seconds Now, I’m a bit of a grammar nerd and certainly a grammar enthusiast, and I hope to convey, if not the nerdiness, definitely the enthusiasm for the study of English grammar.
Skip to 1 minute and 55 seconds It’s a fascinating subject: finding out about the nuts and bolts of English sentences, and how they are put together. So I very much hope that you’ll join me on this course.