Welcome

Do you teach English language and literacy skills, but don't always feel confident about your own knowledge and / or teaching skills in this area?   If so, help is at hand!

Agenda Communication's online Professional Learning programs and workshops are carefully paced and designed so that you can learn the subject matter yourself as well as how to teach it.  

For our grammar workshops, no prior knowledge is required or assumed.  But even if you do already know your stuff, the workshops are presented in such a way as to help you consider the position of the learner, because sometimes, knowing our stuff can actually blind us to the challenges our learners face. There are free previews for every workshop, so you can check things out before you enrol.

And while you're here, why not take a look at our EdIT workshops, which provide hands-on guidance on how to use mainstream IT applications to support your ESL or Literacy teaching?  There are even some free workshops to give you a taster.

Whatever you're looking for, remember that Agenda Communication's online programs and workshops include enrolments that never expire, so you can come back and view them again and again, as often as you like for as long as you like!

You can find out more about each of these below. And be sure to come back regularly, because new workshops are being added all the time.

If you would like direct notification of when new courses are added, please fill in your email contact details below.


Workshop reviews by teachers

Teaching Basic Sentence Structure (1)

5 star rating

An excellent course for all ESL and literacy teachers

Jodie Nurse

I'm an ESL TAFE lecturer and have enjoyed attending Geoff's professional development sessions for several years, both face to face and over Zoom. I am so imp...

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I'm an ESL TAFE lecturer and have enjoyed attending Geoff's professional development sessions for several years, both face to face and over Zoom. I am so impressed with how he has maintained his personality, excellent resources and engaging activities in this online workshop. He provides great examples of how we as teachers can introduce, review and assess the grammatical concepts with our students in an easy student-centred manner. The handouts provided are a wonderful resource for information and/ use in the classroom. Geoff is able to explain something simply, avoiding a lot of the technical meta-language terms which can confuse students as well as make grammar practical and fun for the students. I strongly recommend all ESL and literacy teachers to take this course.

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5 star rating

Finally, someone who can explain sentence structure in a ...

Sandra Doneo

The Teaching Basic Sentence Structure course approaches sentence structure from the basic building blocks of a sentence right up to the way a sentence is put...

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The Teaching Basic Sentence Structure course approaches sentence structure from the basic building blocks of a sentence right up to the way a sentence is put together. Geoff is an inspiring instructor with a wealth of knowledge and in the course he presents practical, useful and fun ways of understanding and teaching sentence structure. I love the course.

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Teaching Basic Sentence Structure

Michelle Plajzer

5 star rating

How to make your own "hands-on" activities for use online

Sarala Krishnamoorthy

Extremely useful tool to learn. It can be used as a teaching tool by the teachers or given to the students to be completed digitally. Delighted! You have...

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Extremely useful tool to learn. It can be used as a teaching tool by the teachers or given to the students to be completed digitally. Delighted! You have showed us magic. My mind is racing with the so many ideas. Thank you, Geoff. Well spent holiday!

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Loved It

Tina Williamson

I really learnt a lot by watching this workshop. Excellent instructions and very easy to follow. I plan to use the new skills in the future. Great that I can...

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I really learnt a lot by watching this workshop. Excellent instructions and very easy to follow. I plan to use the new skills in the future. Great that I can watch it over and over. I recommend it. Thanks Geoff

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New workshops coming soon!

Estimated Release Dates

The following workshops are scheduled for release in 2022/23

  • TMG3: Teaching Tenses - Form and Usage  - End of May 2022
  • EdIT#3: Working with Pictures - June 2022
  • TMG4: Teaching Basic Sentence Structure (Part 3) - August 2022  
  • EdIT#4: Fun with Motion - November 2022
  • EdIT#5: (Subject to be determined) - December 2022
  • TMG5: Teaching  Advanced Sentence Structure  - early 2023


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Course pricing information

All of Agenda Communication's online course prices are in $ AUD.


Australian-based customers please note: 

GST information may not appear on your payment receipt.  If you require a Tax Invoice / Receipt showing the GST component, please request one from Geoff via gpearson@agendacommunication.com.au

Instructor

Lead Instructor

Geoff Pearson

Geoff has been an ESL and literacy teacher for more than 40 years. Originally trained in the UK, Geoff taught EFL in France for four years and Greece for two years before settling with his wife in Perth, Western Australia, where he has worked as a workplace ESL and literacy specialist since 1987. In 1996, he founded Agenda Communication, a company specialising in workplace language and literacy training programs (development, delivery, resource development and research). Throughout his career, he has worked with dozens of workplaces and organisations across multiple industries. Author and co-author of numerous training resources and research projects, Geoff is also a seasoned Professional Learning facilitator, delivering a broad range of workshops in the language and literacy teaching field. A linguist himself (French and German), since 2011 he has pursued his special passion for developing effective grammar-teaching skills amongst language and literacy teachers.