Welcome

Do you need to 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 courses, 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.

Either way, welcome to Agenda Communication's online programs and workshops!

You can find out more about these below. And be sure to come back regularly, because more will be added soon.

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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5 star rating

Teaching Basic Sentence Structure

Michelle Plajzer

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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

New workshops

Estimated Release Dates

The following workshops are scheduled for release in 2022:

  • Teaching Tenses - Form and Usage  - April 2022
  • Teaching Basic Sentence Structure (Part 3) - July 2022  
  • Teaching  Advanced Sentence Structure  - November 2022


More workshops will be added soon!

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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.