Testimonials

Read what hundreds of teachers have said about Grammar Basics Workshop:

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

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

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

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

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.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

I have been able to explain grammar concepts to 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.

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.

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

Good refresher for Grammar

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

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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 and reassuring myself of various components of 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

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

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 .

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

Informative and indepth course.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

Great workshop for English teachers.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

Great, very logical.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

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

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

Informative and indepth course.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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 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.

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

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 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.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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

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.

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

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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

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.

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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.

Good refresher for Grammar

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

More teachers need to do this.

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

Great, very logical.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Good refresher for Grammar

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 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!

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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

Informative and indepth course.

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

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 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 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.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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 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.

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.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

More teachers need to do this.

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

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

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

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.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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

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

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

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

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

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

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.

Great, very logical.

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

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

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.

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

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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

It reinforced my knowledge of English grammar and reminded me different terminologies for English 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 way that the program was structured and scaffolded (from the foundational knowledge required through to
the more advanced learning) was incredibly beneficial for me.

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

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

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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