Teaching English Grammar in Context

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Discover innovative techniques for teaching grammar

On this five-week course, you’ll discover methods for teaching English grammar in context in primary and secondary education.

With this approach, you can embed grammar in other aspects of the curriculum for a more unified experience. This engaging approach helps your students explore grammar through authentic texts and discussions around meaning, choices, and effects, rather than simply identifying features.

This technique has also been shown to have positive impacts on students’ creative writing and analytical reading.

Examine useful teaching tools to take back to your classroom

You’ll discover how you can teach your students to apply grammatical knowledge to a range of texts, genres, and styles to keep your activities interesting.

This allows you to combine aspects of both language and literature for an integrated approach to teaching. Drawing on tools from literary linguistics and stylistics, you’ll come away with usable ideas you can immediately include in your lessons.

Develop your knowledge of English grammar alongside academics

You’ll learn from Professor Bas Aarts, Head of the Survey of English Usage at UCL, and Luke Pearce, Associate Lecturer.

You will also draw on useful resources from Englicious – a free library of English language teaching materials tailored closely to the national curriculum.

With the new national curriculum requiring schools to teach English grammar from primary, this course will help develop your own grammar knowledge to feel confident in the classroom.

This course is designed for primary, secondary, and further education school teachers in the UK.

It will also be useful for trainee teachers, NQTs, early career teachers, and PGCE students and trainee teachers looking to develop their knowledge of English grammar.