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Basic English Grammar Course Introduction

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 4:57
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  • Size: 25 MB
  • Posted: 06/26/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Basic English Grammar Course (29 lessons, $64.35)

Meet retired English teacher, Marie Rackham, as she introduces The Basic Cozy Grammar Course, and explains the importance of having good grammar.

As Marie waters the plants thriving outside her front door, she explains why it's so important to have an understanding of basic grammar for composing resumes, business letters, and e-mails, and for being interviewed, speaking in public, or dealing with people in formal settings. "Grammar is the technique of writing, just as understanding different plants is the technique of gardening...it is difficult to be creative at anything if you do not have the technique first." She goes on to explain that at the end of each lesson she will refer the viewer to the workbook so that they can complete the companion exercises, and then check their work with the answer key.

Featured Music:
Rackham - Tuba Whimsy (Introduces each of the lessons.)

This introduction is excerpted from the Basic Cozy Grammar course. The full course was created by, and is available from, Splashes from the River. You can check out this and other courses from Splashes at www.splashesfromtheriver.com.

About this Author

Marie Rackham
Marie Rackham
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06/09/2009

Marie Sophia Rackham was born in 1934 and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned degrees in English and Geography from the University of British Columbia, and spent thirteen years studying piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She worked as a public school teacher for thirty-four years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten to grade twelve; and taught piano and theory privately in her own studio for fourteen years.

Over her many years of teaching language arts, Marie developed her own curriculum for teaching basic grammar and punctuation, which was eventually published through the local Teacher's Resource Center and made available to all the schools in...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_orng
Looks good, however these lessons move really f...
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Course looks simple to understand. However there is not enough supporting materials for the students to have enough practice. We are very disappointed!

Nopic_tan
Can't wait to get started!
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

I definitely agree with Marie that in order to have good grammar it is necessary to start with great technique. Going to continue with the series!

Nopic_orng
Looks good, however these lessons move really f...
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Course looks simple to understand. However there is not enough supporting materials for the students to have enough practice. We are very disappointed!

Nopic_tan
Can't wait to get started!
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

I definitely agree with Marie that in order to have good grammar it is necessary to start with great technique. Going to continue with the series!

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