Testimonials

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

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 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.

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 was great and enthusiastically presented.

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 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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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.

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 absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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.

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

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

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 provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

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.

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

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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

More teachers need to do this.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

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

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

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

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

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

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

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

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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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.

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

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.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

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.

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

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 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.

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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.

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

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

Great workshop for English teachers.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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

Understanding word types and common errors

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!

More teachers need to do this.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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 absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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