Testimonials

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

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

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

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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

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

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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

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.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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.

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

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

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

Great, very logical.

Informative and indepth course.

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

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 been able to explain grammar concepts to students more confidently.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

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

Understanding word types and common errors

Nicely self paced structure.

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

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

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

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.

Great, very logical.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

Informative and indepth course.

It will have a great impact on students 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.

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.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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

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 am more confident when in front of my class.

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.

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.

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

More teachers need to do this.

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 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.

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

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

Nicely self paced structure.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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 great and enthusiastically presented.

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

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

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

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

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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

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

Good refresher for Grammar

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

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.

Great workshop for English teachers.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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!

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

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

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

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

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.

Good refresher for Grammar

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

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

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.

More teachers need to do this.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

Nicely self paced structure.

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 great and enthusiastically presented.

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.

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.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of 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.

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

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

Informative and indepth course.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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

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

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

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

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 more confident when in front of my class.

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

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.

Great, very logical.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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

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.

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