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We are a team of grammar and education specialists. Our organisation has delivered accredited PD in grammar to hundreds of teachers around Australia since 2015.

Testimonials

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

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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.

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

Understanding word types and common errors

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Great, very logical.

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.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Nicely self paced structure.

More teachers need to do this.

Informative and indepth course.

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

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

Good refresher for Grammar

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components 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.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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!

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.

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

Informative and indepth course.

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

More teachers need to do this.

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

I loved this PL and found it very 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.

Good refresher for Grammar

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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 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.

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

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

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.

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 great and enthusiastically presented.

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

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.

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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.

Great, very logical.

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

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

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.

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

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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.

Nicely self paced structure.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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