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

Grammar Basics Workshop is an accredited (TQI) online course, which you can start and complete at your own pace. Both individual and school licences are available.

We are a Canberra-based organisation offering online grammar professional development / learning to teachers and schools around Australia.

Read what hundreds of teachers have said about Grammar Basics:

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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

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

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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.

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

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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

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

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.

More teachers need to do this.

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

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

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

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!

Understanding word types and common errors

Great workshop for English teachers.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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.

It will have a great impact on students learning

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.

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

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.

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

More teachers need to do this.

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

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

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.

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

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

Understanding word types and common errors

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

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

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.

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

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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

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.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

I loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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

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

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

It will have a great impact on students learning

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

I absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Great workshop for English teachers.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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 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 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 absolutely loved the program and learnt so much from Margaret

I am more confident when in front of my class.

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.

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.

it was great and enthusiastically presented.

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

An excellent presenter helped my learning.

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding word types and common errors

Highly encourage teachers to do this course.

Great workshop for English teachers.

Very impressive workshop that addressed areas I wanted to improve.

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

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

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.

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.

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 loved this PL and found it very useful.

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.

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

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

More teachers need to do this.

It will have a great impact on students learning

Learning and reassuring myself of various components of grammar.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Very comprehensive overview of grammar features; very knowledgeable presenter.

Great provider of training. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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