The Grammar Connection series offers a basal program in Academic, Adult, and International programs. The skills it develops are useful for students planning to enroll in college-level courses, adults planning to return to college, or high school students in preparation for college.
LESSON 1: ACADEMIC SUCCESS: THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS Simple present: Statements /Questions /Short Answers. Adverbs of Frequency LESSON 2: ACADEMIC SUCCESS: REGISTRATION AND CHOOSING CLASSES Wh-Questions: What, Who, When, Where, Why, How, Which. Tag Questions LESSON 3: NURSING: ILLNESS AND INJURY Linking Verbs. Imperative Verbs LESSON 4: SOCIAL SCIENCES: CHILD DEVELOPMENT Ability: Can/Could/ Be Able to. Reflexive and Reciprocal Pronouns LESSON 5: ACADEMIC SUCCESS: BALANCING SCHOOL AND WORK Present Progressive: Statements /Questions /Short Answers. Simple present vs. Present Progressive LESSON 6: ENGLISH: READING AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS Phrasal Verbs: Transitive/Separable. Phrasal Verbs: Transitive/ Inseparable. Phrasal Verbs: Intransitive/Inseparable LESSON 7: MUSIC HISTORY: GREAT COMPOSERS Simple Past Tense: Statements/Questions/Short Answers; Common Irregular Past Forms. Simple Past Time Expressions: Words/ Phrases/Clauses LESSON 8: SOCIOLOGY: URBAN HISTORY Past vs. Present: Used to. Past State or Habit: Used to /Would LESSON 9: GEOLOGY: THE EARTH AND EARTHQUAKES Past Progressive. Time Clauses: While/When LESSON 10: GEOLOGY: FIELD TRIP Future Tense: Be Going To and Will: Forms. Be Going To vs. Will (Uses). Present Progressive and Simple Present Tense for Future LESSON 11: NATURAL SCIENCES: WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE Future Time Clauses: After/ Before/ When / As soon as. Future Conditional with If clauses. Future Progressive LESSON 12: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE QUECHUA OF PERU Verbs of Perception: Non-Progressive vs. Progressive. Non-Progressive Verbs of Emotion/Cognition/Possession LESSON 13: ECONOMICS: MONEY AND TRADE Count Nouns: Singular and Plural Forms. Count vs. Noncount Nouns LESSON 14: NUTRITION: DIET AND HEALTH Units of Measure: servings, glasses, cups, bowls, pieces, etc.. Much/ Many/ A lot of. A few vs. few / a little vs. little /very vs. too LESSON 15: LINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE LEARNING STAGES Quantity: Some / Any /No / None. General vs. Specific- Articles and Quantity Expressions. Some/Others/One/Another/The Other/The Others LESSON 16: CAREER DEVELOPMENT I: PERSONALITY PROFILE Adjectives and Adverbs. Participial Adjectives. Nouns as Adjectives LESSON 17: CAREER DEVELOPMENT II: GOALS AND VALUES Gerunds and Gerund Phrases. Verbs + Infinitives; Verbs + Infinitives or Gerunds. Prepositions followed by Gerunds LESSON 18: ASTRONOMY: THE PLANETS Adjectives/ + Infinitive. Too/Enough + Infinitive. Adverbial Infinitives of Purpose: To/In order to LESSON: 19: BUSINESS: ADVERTISING Comparatives: - er/more/less. Superlatives LESSON 20: LITERATURE: THE LANGUAGE OF POETRY As. . . as. for comparisons. Comparative Expressions: the same as / similar to/ different from/like /alike/unlike LESSON 21: JOURNALISM: RULES AND ETHICS Advice, Rules, and Obligations: Should/Ought to/Had Better/. Be supposed to: (e.g. Youre supposed to be on time.) LESSON 22: ACCOUNTING: MONEY AND TAXES Necessity and Prohibition: Must/Must Not/Have to/ Dont Have to. Possibility and Permission: May/Might/Can/Could/ Do you mind if…? LESSON 23: PHYSICAL EDUCATION: HEALTH AND FITNESS Polite Requests: Can/Could/Will/Would/ Would you mind..?. Preferences: Would like/Would prefer/Would rather LESSON 24: NURSING I: BASIC SKILLS The Present Perfect Tense: Statements/Questions/Short Answers. Ever/Never/Not Ever LESSON 25: ENGLISH COMPOSITION: THE RESEARCH PAPER Already/Yet/Just. Since / for LESSON 26: SOCIOLOGY: THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET Present Perfect Progressive. Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive LESSON 27: APPLIED SCIENCE: THE EMT MAJOR (EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY) Passive Voice: Forms & Tenses (e.g. The engine is being repaired.). Passive with and without by. Passive with Get & Have( e.g. We need to get the car fixed.) LESSON 28: LITERATURE: JANE AUSTENS PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Direct Quotation. Reported Statements LESSON 29: PSYCHOLOGY: RESEARCH METHODS Yes-No Reported Questions: Present Tense. Wh-Reported Questions: Present Tense LESSON 30: COMMUNICATION STUDIES: THE HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION Past Tense Review: Simple Past, Past Progressive, Used to/Would.Present Tense Review: Simple Present, Present Progressive, Present Perfect, Present Perfect Progressive.Future Tense Review: Future, Future Progressive