Tamy Chapman

Ms. Tamy Chapman is a full-time teacher in International Programs at the University of California, Irvine, where she creates and teaches online ESL and Business English classes. Ms. Chapman began teaching in the field of ESL in 1996 and since that time has taught all levels and subjects of ESL and teacher-training classes. Her teaching experience also includes high-school and community college in the U.S. and several years as an EFL teacher/teacher trainer with the Peace Corps in China. Her master’s degree in English is from Texas Tech University, and she has an ESL teaching certificate from UCI.

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Teaching Tips for Tricky English Grammar (Coursera)

This is the third course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. It will be useful to ESL teachers or those interested in learning to teach English language, but it is not an introduction to teaching course. You will learn about some specific problems students have learning intermediate grammar. [...]
Average: 3 (4 votes)

Techniques for Teaching Adjectives and Adjective Clauses (Coursera)

This is the second course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn how to effectively teach adjectives, adjective phrases, and adjective clauses to your students. You will learn what makes this grammar difficult for students and how to make it easier for them. [...]
Average: 9 (4 votes)

Academic Listening and Note-Taking (Coursera)

This course will help non-native English speakers improve their listening and note-taking skills for the purpose of listening to academic lectures. You will learn techniques for improving your understanding and skills for taking more effective notes, and you will get lots of practice in using these. If you're planning [...]
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Tricky English Grammar (Coursera)

English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammatical rules, which are fairly easy to mess up--even for native speakers. While it’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, in this course, we'll provide you with tips that will help you [...]
Average: 7 (4 votes)

Adjectives and Adjective Clauses (Coursera)

Being able to adeptly use adjective clauses in speaking and writing is useful for upper level English learners. Adjectives and adjective clauses are very common in English, so students need to be able to understand them when they see them or hear them. Students often struggle to bring complexity [...]
Average: 2 (4 votes)

Introduction to Research for Essay Writing (Coursera)

Course 4: Introduction to Research for Essay Writing. This is the last course in the Academic Writing specialization before the capstone project. By the end of this course, you will be able to complete all the steps in planning a research paper.
Average: 4 (4 votes)

Getting Started with Essay Writing (Coursera)

Course 2: Getting Started with Essay Writing. This is the second course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By introducing you to three types of academic essays, this course will especially help prepare you for work in college classes, but anyone who wants to improve his or her writing [...]
Average: 7 (4 votes)

Grammar and Punctuation (Coursera)

Course 1: Grammar and Punctuation. Do you need to review English grammar? Have you forgotten the grammar you once studied? If so, this course is perfect for you. The first course in this specialization is a refresher on some tools needed for good writing. It will help prepare you [...]
Average: 5 (4 votes)

Noun Clauses and Conditionals (Coursera)

This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this class, you will learn about the advanced grammar concepts of noun clauses and conditionals. You will learn about several different types of each and get lots of practice using them appropriately. This may [...]
Average: 4 (4 votes)

Academic Discussions in English (Coursera)

This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Speaking and Listening specialization. In this class you will learn about different types of conversations you will have in academic settings. You will also learn some strategies for helping you understand other people's meaning and for helping you express [...]
Average: 10 (4 votes)