Join the community of teachers and schools across Australia who are now confident teaching grammar.

Grammar Basics Workshop is an accredited (TQI) and elective online professional development course. Our course allows teachers to learn at their own pace, in any location, with expert support. Both individual and school licences are available.

Who we are

We are a Canberra-based organisation which has delivered accredited PD in grammar to hundreds of teachers since 2015. In 2020, we converted our course to online learning, enabling us to support teachers Australia-wide.

Individual Licences

Many teachers complete Grammar Basics Workshop by enrolling directly through our website. Teachers and/or schools are welcome to purchase individual licences.

We suggest this option if:
* A teacher is seeking quality (TQI accredited or elective), self-paced PD to improve their English grammar knowledge.
* A school is seeking to improve the English grammar knowledge of a small number of teachers.

School Licences

Cost-effective school licences are also available, powered by our efficient and flexible PD management platform.

We suggest this option if:
* Your school would like to improve the English grammar knowledge of several teachers.
* Your school has a literacy focus.
* Your school would like to efficiently initiate and/or monitor English grammar PD for 10-30 (or more) teachers.

Once you have purchased a school licence (10, 20, 30, and 30+ packages available), your teachers can get started on Grammar Basics Workshop in seconds.

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

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

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

It will have a great impact on students learning

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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 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 simple fact that my own understanding of grammar has improved dramatically, so I am much better placed to
be able to effectively teach it.

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

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

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

More teachers need to do this.

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

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.

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

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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

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

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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.

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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 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 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

Great workshop for English teachers.

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.

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

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.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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.

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

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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

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

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

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.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

More teachers need to do this.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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

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

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.

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.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

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

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

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

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

Great workshop for English teachers.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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.

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

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

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.

More teachers need to do this.

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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 simple fact that my own understanding of grammar has improved dramatically, so I am much better placed to
be able to effectively teach it.

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

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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!

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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.

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

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

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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.

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.

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

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

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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.

Understanding word types and common errors

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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.

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