This series of two courses is designed to help you deeply understand the various word classes (parts of speech), so you can confidently understand the differences between nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in English, even in potentially difficult situations. While knowing different word classes might sound simple at first, there is a bit of theory behind it all. This course will help you understand that theory, so you can go on to do the other course which goes into each of the criteria needed to understand nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
Adam has a PhD in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, and has taught in the UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. He has recently been Director of Research at Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand. He has (co)written and (co)edited many books and articles, on topics such as phonetics and pronunciation teaching, English language teaching and applied linguistics. Adam writes courses for the ELT Training Library in his "spare" time.