Modality: Syllabus

This 10-week online course on modality consists of videos, reading activities weekly quizzes and a final exam. A certificate is issued at the end of the course.

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Modality

Modality, in English grammar, is a way of examining and talking about the following concepts:

  • Obligation and necessity
  • Forbiddance
  • Lack of obligation or necessity
  • Permission
  • Ability
  • Advice and suggestions
  • Offers and invitations
  • Taking a stance
  • Counterarguments
  • Possibility, expectation and certainty
  • Imagination
  • Preferences
  • Requests and inquiries
  • Willingness
  • Boldness
  • Habits, and permanence

10 Weeks

$48

Week 1

  • Obligation and Necessity: Part I
  • Obligation and Necessity: Part II
  • Obligation and Necessity: Part III
  • Lack of Obligation or Necessity

Week 2

  • Forbiddance
  • Permission
  • Ability: Part I
  • Ability: Part II

Week 3

  • Advice and Suggestions: Part I
  • Advice and Suggestions: Part II
  • Advice and Suggestions: Part III
  • Offers and Invitations

Week 4

  • Taking a Stance: Part I
  • Taking a Stance: Part II
  • Taking a Stance: Part III
  • Counterarguments

Week 5

  • General Possibility
  • Present and Future Possibility
  • Past Possibility
  • Expectations

Week 6

  • General and Specific Preferences
  • Preference for the Actions of Others
  • Requests and Inquiries: Part I
  • Requests and Inquiries: Part II

Week 7

  • Present and Future Certainty
  • Past Certainty
  • Imagination I
  • Imagination II

Week 8

  • Willingness, Promises, Refusal and Threats
  • Boldness
  • Habits and Permanence
  • Modality: Idioms

Week 9

  • Final Exam

Week 10

  • A grace period to submit late assignments

10 Weeks

$54