Learn The Complexities of Grammar with Usha Pandit – Online Course

 

Online Course 3

 

The next batch of Mindsprings Online Course “Learn the Complexities of Grammar” with Usha Pandit is scheduled to start on Saturday, 23rd Jan 2021. Six online classes, one every Saturday, from 4 pm to 5 30 pm. 

The first batch of this programme, conducted from 21st Nov 2020 to 26th Dec 2020, was hugely successful with about 200 teachers participating in the programme. 97% of the participants stating that they found most or all of the notes and exercises used in the programme useful and 91% stating the course was outstanding or good value for money.

Helpline Number – 810 478 3119
 
Who is it for?

The online course is for anyone interested in deepening and strengthening their knowledge of English Grammar. Ideally suited for English teachers. Knowledge of basic primary level grammar is necessary to get the most out of this course.

Course Structure

The online course will have 6 sessions covering 6 modules. Each module will have 4 parts:

        • Pre viewing list: given in advance to learn asynchronously

        • Session: Teaching of course content. Clarification of persistent common doubts. Question and Answer time.

        • Practice sheets and answer keys: Notes on session to read. Exercises to be submitted to us, with answers provided to self-correct.

        • Interactive: Send in doubts on WhatsApp group for peer/ mentor correction, and feed into next session’s teaching.

Online Course

Course Content

          1. The barebones of grammar (letter to novel. SVO patterns. Phrases and clauses. Sentence types. Punctuation. Functions of parts of speech.) 

          2. Nouns.  Pronouns.   Adjectives. (Their functions and complexities.)

          3. Verbs and Adverbs (Transitives and intransitives verbs. Active to Passive. Direct to Indirect.)

          4. Prepositions. Conjunctions. (adjectival and adverbial functions) 

          5. Verbals and Sentence types. (Gerunds, Participles, Infinitives), (Simple, Compound, Complex.)

          6.  Transformation tricks (Transforming sentences)  

Outcomes

        • Gain superb clarity and deep understanding of all aspects of grammar.

        • Appreciate the links, relationships and overlaps in various grammatical items.

        • Experience the use and value of grammar in writing correctly, efficiently, and powerfully; and preparing for competitive examinations.

        •  Guidance to resources on the web and books that will help practice.

        • A mentor who can be reached out to for consultation and continued direction.

 Participants who attend all six sessions and submit weekly assignments on time, before the answer key and link to the next session are sent, will get a Certificate of Participation at the end of the Course.

Course Director

Usha Pandit is a teacher of 30+ years academic experience from K-12. She is the author of 40 books of which the 8 grammar books are used in mainstream schools. Usha has a Masters degrees in English and Education, and a TEFLA from Cambridge. She has taught in 4 countries, is a curriculum expert, and has been an academic consultant to top schools in India. She is a much sought-after teacher trainer, and a champion of gifted education. There are 100 YouTube videos available on her channel “The Mindsprings English Teacher” of which the grammar videos are very popular.

Course Fees

The fees for the course of 6 sessions is Rs.2950 (including GST).  

Participants have the option of buying our books to help with the course. These are’ Grammar with Ease’ and ‘Language with Ease Book 5, 6, & 7’ by Usha Pandit as they contain extra exercises. This is voluntary and optional.

Last date of registration – 20th January, 2021

How to Enroll

CASE A)  If you have already registered on our website – 

Step 1) – You need to make an online payment of Rs.2950 (incl. GST) to
 
Account Name : Mindsprings
Bank name : Citibank
Branch : 322, West View Bldg., Linking road, Khar, Mumbai 400052
Account number : 0990520119
Account type – Current account  
IFSC Code : CITI0000039
 
Step 2) – After making the payment, send us a screenshot of the payment, your registered email id, contact number, and your address (for generating invoice) to grammar2@mindsprings.in.
 
If we do not have your registered email id on our database, we will contact you.  
 
Step 3) – After receiving the payment, we will send you the invoice (soft copy)

 

CASE B)  If you never registered on our website before – 

Step 1) – You have to register first. To register, click here
 
Step 2) – You need to make an online payment of Rs.2950 (incl. GST) to –  
 
Account Name : Mindsprings
Bank name : Citibank
Branch : 322, West View Bldg., Linking road, Khar, Mumbai 400052
Account number : 0990520119
Account type – Current account  
IFSC Code : CITI0000039
 
Step 3) – After making the payment, send us a screenshot of the payment, your registered email id, contact number, and your address (for generating invoice) to grammar2@mindsprings.in.
 
If we do not have your registered email id on our database, we will contact you.   
 
Step 4) – After receiving the payment, we will send you the invoice (soft copy) 
 
 
If you have any doubts or queries, mail us at grammar2@mindsprings.in
 
Helpline Number – 810 478 3119
 
 
Testimonials (from 1st batch) – 
 

Ritu Sikka, The Heritage School, Rohini

 

“My understanding of verbs, gerunds, participles and infinitives, prepositions vs. adverbs, and pronouns vs. adjective type conjunctions, has improved manifold due to frequency with which these concepts have been revised in each session with examples, exercises and assignments. Thank you so much for inspiring us to constructively use our intellect.”  –  Nili Sharma, Neerja Modi School Jaipur

“Thank you for the notes and videos. The course is getting tougher and challenging  now . The priming and layering is helping me understand many things better.” Snehal Welde, The Orchid School, Pune

“The course materials are very well developed and included everything that is needed. Mrs. Pandit could present difficult topics in an understandable way, omitting confusing details. Definitely in a better position today in identifying gerunds and participles which used to give me nightmares. Thanks for all the support and guidance.”  –  Sonali Gaur, Indian Language School, Nigeria

“I really liked the way few topics were made simple using acronyms like DOSASCOMP and FANBOYS. The nesting technique is also a very good strategy to understand the topic better” Bhakti Shroff , Cathedral & John Connon 

“My understanding on the difference between adjectival and adverbials prepositions and correlatives has increased. Right from the first session understanding the difference between clauses and phrases and the questions to be asked to identify the different types of phrases was very helpful. The technique of reduce, substitute and split is amazing. I love all your YouTube videos, whenever in doubt I go and watch them again and it makes things simpler.”   – Rene Pereira, Bombay Scottish School 

“I particularly liked the way uses of bare infinitives and how to differentiate them from the verbs was so painstaking enumerated. I am also grateful for the manner in which the 4 steps to work out simple, compound and complex sentences was elucidated. This reinforces my understanding of verbals, tenses, conjunctions and clauses.”  Shantala Trasikar, Hill Spring International School

“I would like to express my deep thanks and appreciation to respected Ms Usha Pandit for the effort that she has exerted in preparing the awe-inspiring course. The course was an eye-opener to the complexities of English Grammar. The course gave me an understanding of not only all that I already knew, but also all that I don’t. The resounding message for me is, I have a long way to go.”   – Sandhya Malik, The Shri Ram School, Delhi

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