Behind every great novelist is an entire world of English language and grammar knowledge. Starting in October 2017, Jessica A. Scott is putting that knowledge to even further use by becoming an online English language instructor. Using her degrees in English and Humanities with concentrations in Literature, Linguistics, and Classical and Modern Languages, as well as her certification in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Jessica publishes courses geared toward English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners who are struggling with some of the many frustrating aspects of the English language. As a foreign language learner herself, she is familiar with the trials and tribulations that come with trying to master a new language, and this is her driving force when she creates a new course. She attempts to create courses that are light, upbeat, and, most importantly, that make the difficult task of learning English much simpler.
Here is a list of her current course offerings:
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Learn how to recognize, categorize, and conjugate some of the most difficult irregular verbs in the English language.
Master one of the most frustrating aspects of the English language with these tips and tricks to help you memorize irregular verbs faster and more efficiently.
- Find out the difference between a “regular” verb and an “irregular” one
- Notice patterns in irregular verbs that make them easier to learn
- Discover how using context clues can help you to identify the tense of a verb
- Learn the conjugations for even some of the most complex irregular verbs
- Build a solid foundation for mastering irregular verbs by learning how to conjugate 30+ of the most used and most challenging English verbs
One of the most important aspects of the English language, simplified
Irregular verbs are the bane of every language learner’s existence. Just when you think you have English verbs down pat, a verb like “be” comes along with its confusing and complicated conjugation chart, and makes you feel like you don’t know anything! I am, you are, they were… how are you supposed to keep track of them all?
With this course, you will discover several tips and tricks that make learning irregular verbs much simpler. This takes the frustration out of the learning process, which will make it easier for you to expand your vocabulary. The skills taught in this course are essential for ESL/EFL learners, English students, and anyone looking to get a job in an English-speaking country.
Content and Overview
Designed with English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in mind, this course is meant to make one of the most complicated aspects of the English language simple and easy to understand. While native English speakers learn irregular verbs by interacting with other native English speakers when they are children, ESL and EFL learners don’t have this same advantage.
Most teachers and professors say that memorization is the only way to learn irregular verbs, but that is not all there is to it. While memorization is important, there are many ways to make recognizing and remembering these irregular verbs much easier.
With these lessons, you will learn, not just the basics about what makes an irregular verb irregular, but also how to recognize these verbs when you see them. Perhaps more importantly, though, you will learn that while most irregular verb conjugations seem random, there are patterns and similarities between these verbs. Knowing this allows you to group verbs together and learn them in batches, which takes the challenge out of mastering one of the most frustrating parts of the English language.
In this course, we will take a look at four main types of irregular verbs. We begin with the top ten most common irregular verbs, which are used on a daily basis by all native English speakers. Once you have mastered those, we will cover two of the most prevalent irregular verb patterns in the English language, and we will wrap things up by learning how to conjugate some of the most difficult, seemingly random irregular verbs in existence.
When you have completed all of the sections in the course, you will have gained the ability to recognize and conjugate irregular verbs of all types. You will know how to use several tips and tricks to make learning verbs easier, and you will gain some new insights into the English language as a whole, which will vastly improve your English reading, writing and speaking skills.