TEACHING GRAMMAR

Fear grammar no more!

Learn how to teach those long-forgotten rules of grammar, sentence structure, and style. Teaching grammar can be fun when you are prepared.

You may know the rules of grammar, but do you know how to teach it effectively? This professional specialization course shows you how.

Proficient knowledge of grammar is an essential part of language acquisition and communication. This comprehensive Teaching Grammar course has been designed with two goals in mind: it will perfect your own grammar skills, and also give you an overall perspective on how to teach grammar in a conversational English classroom. Teachers around the globe have found great success in teaching grammar by implementing the methods taught in this course. This manual equips you with the theory behind teaching grammar and includes activities for use in your classroom.

This course will be your key to becoming a confident and effective TESOL grammar teacher.

Course Content:

The Teaching Grammar course consists of three separate units.

Self-Assessment

Topics covered include: nouns, articles, pronouns, adjectives, modal auxiliaries, present and past tense verbs, future verbs, tag sentences, idioms and conditionals.

Grammar Theory

covered include: the megamyth of grammar acquisition, universal grammar, Krashen's theory, nature vs. nurture, Vygotsky's zone of proximal development, Skinner's verbal behaviour, Piaget's view of language acquisition, cognitive theory, the speech act theory, a short history of grammar, implicit vs. explicit grammar, and pedagogic grammar.

How to Teach Grammar

Topics covered include: aspects of teaching, learning structures, classroom hints, approaches to grammar, and grammar games and worksheets.

The Teaching Grammar Course breaks down the most common grammar rules taught at the beginner or intermediate level so that the teacher is able to enter any classroom with confidence. It also goes further into the theory behind grammar so that each teacher can develop his or her own approach to grammar acquisition.

Don't despair! Grammar, when broken down into individual lessons, can be enjoyable.

Blended learning includes face-to-face lectures, classroom discussion, hands-on training activities and peer teaching practice.

Mode of Learning

In-Class or Distance Education (either online or by correspondence) in the convenience of your own home at your own pace.

Entry Requirement

  • High School Year 12 English or equivalent qualification.
  • Be competent in Spoken and Written English (with an IELTS score of 6.0).
  • Relevant qualifications and teaching experience would be considered.
  • If you do not fall within any of the above categories and think you are qualified for the course, please submit all your qualifications and a letter explaining why you should be considered. Your application will then be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Award

Successful completion, participants will be awarded with TESOL Specialisation Teaching Grammar by Global TESOL College, Canada.