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Testimonials

It has had an effect on student learning as I am m ore confident in explaining the ‘why’ of grammar to students

The presenter was excellent, and her knowledge was outstanding. A highly informative and engaging PL.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Great workshop for English teachers.

The simple fact that my own understanding of grammar has improved dramatically, so I am much better placed to
be able to effectively teach it.

More teachers need to do this.

It will have a great impact on students learning

the program fits the needs of teachers who have to teach grammar when they have never been
taught it.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

it was a PL from which, almost any teacher would take away new or clearer knowledge and understanding.

I can’t see how else this excellent program could be improved.

I found it very useful, and informative. it has certainly made me a better teacher.

I have a better understanding of grammar and I have embedded more into other tasks.

This topic is so very relevant for all teachers not just teachers of English. I will be happy to
recommend this course as essential learning for anyone involved in literacy education. An excellent PD.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

I have been able to explain grammar concepts to students more confidently.

I can not think of a way in which this program could be improved. I thought it was excellent and so useful. I would highly recommend it to any teacher.

I believe the whole program was useful, it’s very difficult to separate one part from another, students of all ages will benefit from such a program.

I definitely had a better understanding of the fundamentals of grammar.

Understanding word types and common errors

I am more confident when in front of my class.

Informative and indepth course.

Having an understanding of sentence structure and the metalanguage and now being able to develop integrated units of work focusing on grammar.

It was very educating , informing and explained all the grammar parts explicitly which made it easier to understand.

I enjoyed doing and re-doing the quizzes to test my knowledge. Learning through clearly explained examples helps me.

The ability to explain grammar to students more confidently due to increased knowledge of how to use grammar in ways that is understandable for primary school students.

The knowledge gained about grammar, not only improved my understanding of grammar, but will allow me to teach it to my students more confidently.

The most useful aspect for me was the explanation of more challenging grammar/grammatical rules. This was the reason that I undertook this course, as s was the reason that I undertook this course, as I feel that I did not have sufficient time in my university course and in school-based professional I feel that I did not have sufficient time in my university course and in school-based professional learning to address grammar.

The course has extensive information and exercises of function of words, phrases and more . I gained a good knowledge of grammatical features .

This program provided a great professional learning opportunity to learn, engage and gain helpful tips from highly experienced language teachers. I thoroughly enjoyed this PL.

The way that the program was structured and scaffolded (from the foundational knowledge required through to
the more advanced learning) was incredibly beneficial for me.

I have a better understanding of why students make certain grammatical errors and I now have the knowledge to communicate with students how to correct them. I will be able to give students useful and detailed feedback on their literacy skills.

Providing strategies and resources that I could take into my own classroom. Also taking it down to core aspects of grammar so that I was scaffolded in moving towards greater understanding of grammar.

Learning new things about grammar and interesting ways to teach it to my students.

The program was well-delivered and there was a perfect blend of practical activities and content.

NAPLAN and I am sure this course will have practical implications.

That I have been able to consolidate my understandings of the basics of English Grammar and are able to apply these to my teaching program.

The activities are something I can use in the future. The rules we learnt are going to assist students in their writing

This course is a great way for people to feel more confident about teaching and marking grammar as you can
refer back to your notes about things you are unsure of.

I enjoyed the course and found it useful. It went through some of the finer points of grammar, which assisted me in consolidating my knowledge. I have long felt that the English teaching subjects that I completed at university as part of my Master of Teaching course did not provide enough time to delve deeply into the aspects of English/English teaching due to the duration of the course. I therefore feel that completing this course has helped me to ‘shore up’ my own knowledge as an educator.

The whole point of the workshop was that it extracted the most important elements of grammar and presented them concretely.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

Having detailed explicit teaching on grammar and parts of speech. I learnt new information that is needed

Great, very logical.

It was a great program, though a little fast paces at times, but that was because of all the helpful information being presented.

It was a great refresher and I enjoyed going through these grammatical concepts in depth.

This course was a great course to further understand grammatical features in writing.

The most useful aspect of this program was the increase in my own personal knowledge of
grammar to improve my writing and my ability to teach it to my students.

I would recommend this workshop to all teachers no matter how good they may think their grammar is. It is a very useful and hands on, through activities, workshop. Great workshop!

The most useful aspects of this program is my working knowledge of grammar basics.

With the national curriculum bringing the focus back on grammar it is important that I understand and can apply it myself. knowing the Metalanguage and gaining confidence in using it.

Good refresher for Grammar

It reinforced my knowledge of English grammar and reminded me different terminologies for English grammar

This workshop has given me a great foundation in grammar which I will study in more depth at uni next year

I thought this course was fabulous. I already know quite a lot about grammar but the course really clarified some things for me.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

The workshop was designed to up-skill teachers in their understanding and confidence of teaching grammar and
that is exactly what it did

Simple reminders about the basics of English sentence formation and grammar usage was the most useful

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

My participation in this course definitely has an effect on my classes as my understanding of new grammar terms is clearer.

Nicely self paced structure.

This course was informative and the activities linked well to what was being spoken about.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

Consolidation of grammar rules is helpful in improving my teaching of literacy and also assisting students in improving their writing.

I am better able to understand the mistakes learners make based on the information presented. I am also able to
better correct the students as to why they made those mistakes and how to correct them appropriately.

The knowledge gained about grammar, not only improved my understanding of grammar, but will allow me to teach it to my students more confidently.

Being able to communicate grammar concepts to students in a clear and concise manner

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

This PL has been beneficial to me in my first year of High School teaching as it has allowed me to explore the fundamentals of grammar which is a big focus on writing structures in high school. It has helped me identify strengths and weaknesses in students writing. From this, I have been able to help and extend where necessary. Therefore, responding to students learning needs

The most useful aspect for me was the explanation of more challenging grammar/grammatical rules. This was the reason that I undertook this course, as s was the reason that I undertook this course, as I feel that I did not have sufficient time in my university course and in school-based professional I feel that I did not have sufficient time in my university course and in school-based professional learning to address grammar.

Having detailed explicit teaching on grammar and parts of speech. I learnt new information that is needed

This course was informative and the activities linked well to what was being spoken about.

This workshop has given me a great foundation in grammar which I will study in more depth at uni next year

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

It will have a great impact on students learning

The whole point of the workshop was that it extracted the most important elements of grammar and presented them concretely.

The simple fact that my own understanding of grammar has improved dramatically, so I am much better placed to
be able to effectively teach it.

It was very educating , informing and explained all the grammar parts explicitly which made it easier to understand.

Nicely self paced structure.

It was a great program, though a little fast paces at times, but that was because of all the helpful information being presented.

The knowledge gained about grammar, not only improved my understanding of grammar, but will allow me to teach it to my students more confidently.

I am better able to understand the mistakes learners make based on the information presented. I am also able to
better correct the students as to why they made those mistakes and how to correct them appropriately.

The workshop was designed to up-skill teachers in their understanding and confidence of teaching grammar and
that is exactly what it did

it was a PL from which, almost any teacher would take away new or clearer knowledge and understanding.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

I thought this course was fabulous. I already know quite a lot about grammar but the course really clarified some things for me.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Having an understanding of sentence structure and the metalanguage and now being able to develop integrated units of work focusing on grammar.

This topic is so very relevant for all teachers not just teachers of English. I will be happy to
recommend this course as essential learning for anyone involved in literacy education. An excellent PD.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

I can’t see how else this excellent program could be improved.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

Providing strategies and resources that I could take into my own classroom. Also taking it down to core aspects of grammar so that I was scaffolded in moving towards greater understanding of grammar.

I enjoyed the course and found it useful. It went through some of the finer points of grammar, which assisted me in consolidating my knowledge. I have long felt that the English teaching subjects that I completed at university as part of my Master of Teaching course did not provide enough time to delve deeply into the aspects of English/English teaching due to the duration of the course. I therefore feel that completing this course has helped me to ‘shore up’ my own knowledge as an educator.

This course was a great course to further understand grammatical features in writing.

I can not think of a way in which this program could be improved. I thought it was excellent and so useful. I would highly recommend it to any teacher.

With the national curriculum bringing the focus back on grammar it is important that I understand and can apply it myself. knowing the Metalanguage and gaining confidence in using it.

Great workshop for English teachers.

I would recommend this workshop to all teachers no matter how good they may think their grammar is. It is a very useful and hands on, through activities, workshop. Great workshop!

More teachers need to do this.

It reinforced my knowledge of English grammar and reminded me different terminologies for English grammar

I believe the whole program was useful, it’s very difficult to separate one part from another, students of all ages will benefit from such a program.

I enjoyed doing and re-doing the quizzes to test my knowledge. Learning through clearly explained examples helps me.

The course has extensive information and exercises of function of words, phrases and more . I gained a good knowledge of grammatical features .

Good refresher for Grammar

It was a great refresher and I enjoyed going through these grammatical concepts in depth.

It has had an effect on student learning as I am m ore confident in explaining the ‘why’ of grammar to students

I have a better understanding of grammar and I have embedded more into other tasks.

the program fits the needs of teachers who have to teach grammar when they have never been
taught it.

This program provided a great professional learning opportunity to learn, engage and gain helpful tips from highly experienced language teachers. I thoroughly enjoyed this PL.

Understanding word types and common errors

NAPLAN and I am sure this course will have practical implications.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

I have a better understanding of why students make certain grammatical errors and I now have the knowledge to communicate with students how to correct them. I will be able to give students useful and detailed feedback on their literacy skills.

Consolidation of grammar rules is helpful in improving my teaching of literacy and also assisting students in improving their writing.

Simple reminders about the basics of English sentence formation and grammar usage was the most useful

The knowledge gained about grammar, not only improved my understanding of grammar, but will allow me to teach it to my students more confidently.

This course is a great way for people to feel more confident about teaching and marking grammar as you can
refer back to your notes about things you are unsure of.

This PL has been beneficial to me in my first year of High School teaching as it has allowed me to explore the fundamentals of grammar which is a big focus on writing structures in high school. It has helped me identify strengths and weaknesses in students writing. From this, I have been able to help and extend where necessary. Therefore, responding to students learning needs

I have been able to explain grammar concepts to students more confidently.

That I have been able to consolidate my understandings of the basics of English Grammar and are able to apply these to my teaching program.

The ability to explain grammar to students more confidently due to increased knowledge of how to use grammar in ways that is understandable for primary school students.

The presenter was excellent, and her knowledge was outstanding. A highly informative and engaging PL.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

I found it very useful, and informative. it has certainly made me a better teacher.

Being able to communicate grammar concepts to students in a clear and concise manner

Great, very logical.

My participation in this course definitely has an effect on my classes as my understanding of new grammar terms is clearer.

Informative and indepth course.

The way that the program was structured and scaffolded (from the foundational knowledge required through to
the more advanced learning) was incredibly beneficial for me.

I definitely had a better understanding of the fundamentals of grammar.

The most useful aspect of this program was the increase in my own personal knowledge of
grammar to improve my writing and my ability to teach it to my students.

The activities are something I can use in the future. The rules we learnt are going to assist students in their writing

Learning new things about grammar and interesting ways to teach it to my students.

The most useful aspects of this program is my working knowledge of grammar basics.

The program was well-delivered and there was a perfect blend of practical activities and content.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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