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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

More teachers need to do this.

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.

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

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

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

Great, very logical.

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.

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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.

Nicely self paced structure.

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!

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.

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

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

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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.

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.

Good refresher for 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.

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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 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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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 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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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

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.

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

Informative and indepth course.

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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

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

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

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 absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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.

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

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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

Good refresher for Grammar

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

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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

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.

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

More teachers need to do this.

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

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

Great, very logical.

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.

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.

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

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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.

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

Informative and indepth course.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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.

Great workshop for English teachers.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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

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

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.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Nicely self paced structure.

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.

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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