Your grammar-teaching journey starts here!

Do you need to teach grammar to your students but don't know where to start?  Or perhaps you don't feel confident enough in your own grammar knowledge, and are looking for a little more support than just a set of rules? Or maybe you are looking for guidance on how to make your grammar-teaching both fun and effective?

If so, this workshop is for you!

Teaching Basic Sentence Structure (Part 1) is the first workshop in the five-part Teach Me Grammar Program which steps language and literacy teachers through all the basic grammar concepts needed to produce simple and compound sentences, and then starts to look at some complex sentences.  

The program assumes no prior knowledge of grammar, building each concept from the ground up.  

At the same time, it shows you student-centred ways to teach these same concepts to your learners so that they can use them to improve their own reading and writing skills. 

This first part covers the basic concepts of nouns, pronouns and verbs and dispels some very unhelpful myths about them. Then we look at how these combine into the three basic sentence patterns most commonly used in English. In the process, you will learn what really makes a sentence a sentence.

And I will be there to personally answer any of your questions along the way!

If you then wish to take your learning journey further,  you can.  Over the coming months, Parts 2-5 of the Teach Me Grammar Program will become available for you and your learners to continue to build on your understanding.

So, are you ready to get started?  If so, just click on the blue button below and follow the instructions. 

And I'll meet you on the other side!

Geoff Pearson (Course Instructor)

Reviews from other teachers

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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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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Workshop content

  1. 2
  2. 3
    • Countable and uncountable nouns

  3. 4
    • Pronouns - an overview

  4. 5
    • Introduction to using a video clip to teach nouns and pronouns

    • Watch the video clip

    • Using a video clip to teach nouns and pronouns

  5. 6
    • Key Points Review Quiz - Nouns and Pronouns

  6. 7
    • Building Concept: Verb

  7. 8
    • The Two and Five Verb Groups

  8. 9
    • Recipes, Love Songs and Organic Charts

  9. 10
    • Verbs can change their form

  10. 11
    • Review of verbs and some concept-checking activities

    • Verbs in video clips: Men in the Kitchen 2

    • Using video clips to teach verbs

  11. 12
    • Key Points Review Quiz - Verbs

  12. 13
    • Preparing to look at basic sentence patterns

    • Meet the patterns - and the colours

    • Pattern 1 - Is it or isn’t it a sentence?

    • Pattern 2 - Popping balloons for grammar

    • Pattern 3 - What are you?

  13. 14
    • A little self-assessment

    • Key Points Review Quiz - Nouns and Pronouns - The Basic Sentence Patterns

  14. 15
    • Review of the workshop, and “What comes next?”

Pricing information

The enrolment fee for this workshop is AUD $130.00

All of Agenda Communication's online course prices are in Australian Dollars.


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.