About This Course
Form, meaning, and use of an expanded repertoire of complex English grammatical structures used in academic written/oral discourse. Subordination, coordination, ways of linking, complementation, lexical grammar, and editing.
Sample course topics: Sentence structure, transition expressions, tenses, passive and active voice, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, reporting, relative clauses, and conditionals.
Sample textbook: Grammar Advantage, by Eric Nelson and George Yule.
Eric Nelson has a BA in linguistics and an MA in teaching English as a second language. He has taught ESL at the University of Minnesota since the late 1970s, with time out for teaching in France and Mexico. Eric has also taught teacher-training courses at Hamline University. Until recently, Eric spent winters in Tucson, Arizona, but he now lives in Minneapolis year-round. He rides a bike to work when the weather is good, walks a lot in every season, likes cats, and considers himself a morning person.