Instructional Systems' Traditional English Grammar
This program uses integrated
internet Software interface
1999 Instructional Systems
While you are on the internet,
you can link to iSi sites
and other helpful links.


  • About the Program
  • Directions and Suggestions
  • About iSi links
  • To Begin the Program

    If you wish to save this program to your hard drive, simply designate or create a directory and save all of the files from the floppy disk or CD to that directory. Run the program from the Windows "Start" menu by typing the path and "start.htm" For example: C:\directoryname\start.htm


  • Lesson Plans and Activities for teachers of Adults in English as a Second Language

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    Traditional English Grammar is a serious program for serious students. The three-part program covers the nuts and bolts of English grammar more thoroughly, perhaps, than three-fourths of college English classes. It is ideal for the adult who wants to brush up on grammar and usage or even the teacher who wants a comprehensive review. Advanced ESL students will find it challenging and rewarding.

    Traditional English Grammar has been adapted from Grammar and Composition by Aubrey Kline, et. al. (Raleigh, NC: Contemporary Publishing Company, 1981) Authors who contributed to the original college textbook include Evelyn Mitchell, Sallie Duhling, Sue Lucht, Charles McMichael, Thomas Nunnally, Earl Payne, Art Stanley, and Sue Lucht.

    The program is written in HTML which means that it can be read on your internet browser (Netscape 3.0 or higher or Microsoft Explorer 3.0 or higher) off-line or while you are on the internet. There are sound files that add to the multimedia quality of the program. Also, when you are connected to the internet, there are links to other helpful programs in English that can be accessed with just a click of the mouse.

    The lessons in Part One follow the logical progress from parts of speech and parts of the sentence through agreement, reference and case, paving the way for Part Two, dealing with phrases, clauses, major sentence errors and effective sentences. Part Three deals with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and mechanics, logical subordination, and diction. Part One was released in July, 1999 on diskette and in September on CD-ROM. Parts Two and Three will be ready in early 2000. The entire program will be available on CD-ROM at that time. In the meantime, Part One can also be ordered as as a ZIP file for overseas convenience and for those without CD-ROM capabilities or for other platforms.

    Wherever you see the iSi logo, you can click to link to internet pages that offer ESL or grammar support. You must be connected to the internet for this interface to work.

    Please email us for more information about other programs or see our website at

    To visit the Instructional Systems site for links to additional grammar instruction, click here. [NOTE: You must be on the internet to visit the i S i site.]

    To visit Instructional Systems "Cookie Jar" for grammar, spelling, ESL, and composition instruction, click here. [NOTE: You must be on the internet to visit the "Cookie Jar."]

    To visit Instructional Systems other free resources and links, click Here.
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    Last Update: October 1999
    Web Author: J. Kline
    Copyright 1980, 1999 by Instructional Systems, 850 Jana Court, Las Cruces, NM 88005 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED