The awarding body, ALAP is offering, through INTESOL Worldwide, an exam leading to the ALAP Certificate in English Grammar and a soft copy of a new grammar book – A Textbook for the Understanding and Usage of Correct English Grammar. Successful candidates will be awarded an ALAP certificate which recognises competence in the structure of the English language.
The fee for the online book, the exam and ALAP certificate on successful completion is £30. Once the exam has been successfully completed, candidates will receive a soft copy of the certificate as proof of their competency in English grammar.
This grammar book includes exercises throughout which we strongly recommend you work through before taking the exam. At the end of each unit, there are self-check tests (with answers at the back of the book) so that you can monitor your progress. Once you have succeeded in getting good marks on each of these, you are ready to take the exam.
The pass mark for the final test is 70%. If this seems rather high, consider a key fact: we are aiming the course at people who wish to use English grammar in their professional lives. If we chose, say, a 50% pass mark, this would suggest that those who obtained just that, only really understood half the content. To demonstrate a really good knowledge of grammar, you must, therefore, perform well.
The whole course has been written by Paul Rogers, ALAP’s Head of Accreditation so you can be sure of quality and recognition.
This grammar book which should be used throughout any course is invaluable to anyone taking an INTESOL Certificate in TESOL course – you cannot possibly expect to teach English if you don’t have a good working knowledge of grammar and this grammar includes exercises with answers!
The overall aim of the book is to provide a thorough grounding in the ‘mechanics’ of the English language.
It consists of five sections and each has exercises for you to test your knowledge. You will be able to self-assess via the answer key at the back of the book. At the end of the book is an exam leading to the award of the ALAP Certificate in English Grammar on successful completion. A soft copy certificate is included in the fee. A hard copy can be purchased if needed.
Anyone – native or non-native speaker can buy this grammar book and enter the exam.
Section A: Parts of speech, nouns, articles, pronouns and adjectives.
Section B: Auxiliary verbs & main verbs, imperative, infinitive, present & past simple tenses, present & past continuous tenses, past habitual.
Section C: Perfect & perfect continuous tenses, auxiliary verbs as main verbs, irregular verbs.
Section D: Expressing the future, modal auxiliaries, conditional sentences, direct & indirect speech.
Section E: The passive, adverbs. conjunctions, prepositions, phrasal verbs.
The book includes an online 200 multiple choice question exam, the pass mark is 70%. It is a simple pass/fail exam: there are no grades.
Award of Certificate
On successful completion of the Grammar Exam, you will be awarded the ALAP Certificate in English Grammar which contains an issue number. These will be issued direct from the ALAP Exams Office in the UK and employers and potential employers can verify your certification on the ALAP website.