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Grammar Course

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Grammar Course Overview

Teaching grammar is extremely challenging given the complexity of the English system. Teachers must first understand grammar before they can explain it to learners. In this 30-hour training course, participants will increase their own knowledge of the English grammar system and also gain the skills necessary to introduce grammatical concepts in clear, uncomplicated ways.

Course Objectives

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the English grammar system in areas such as:
    • parts of speech
    • question formation
    • verb-related concepts, i.e., verb tenses, modals, and passive voice
    • gerunds vs. infinitives
    • count vs. non-count nouns
    • comparatives and superlatives
    • phrases vs. clauses
  • Identify typical problem areas for English language learners
  • Learn how to break down grammar concepts into organized and manageable chunks
  • Develop key parts of lesson plans for teaching various grammar concepts
  • Locate and evaluate grammar teaching resources

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Course FAQs

No, you can take this course even if you haven’t taken ROWE since this course focuses specifically on teaching grammar.

Participants are awarded a certificate upon course completion.

Yes, there are!—We understand that sometimes it’s not possible to participate in person. You might live overseas or your life responsibilities or family situation may make it difficult to be gone from home for a week. Perhaps cost of travel and lodging would be prohibitive. So…we’re offering an online option. You would sit in on the class in real time via video conference.  Virtual participants are responsible to pay an additional one-time fee of $50 ($10/day) to cover technical assistance in order to facilitate your full participation in the course.

June 8-12, 2020:  30 hours in a one-week intensive, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Course Costs

CourseRegistrationCost
Grammar before May 15 $375
Grammar after May 15 $425
Grammar + ROWE before May 15 $650

Housing and Meal Costs

On-campus apartments, usually shared with one other person, are available.

Course DatesCost
Grammar only June 8-12: 5 night stay $200
Grammar + ROWE June 1-12: 12 night stay $445

Lunches-only meal plan (Monday through Friday) for $40/ week.

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Grammar Course Description 2020