Grammar Basics: Accredited (TQI) Online Self-Paced Course For Teachers. Instant Start & Expert Support.

Grammar Basics addresses 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 6.2 and 6.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. International courses are also available by clicking at the top of the page.

Grammar Basics is an innovative and interactive professional development course for primary and high school teachers, covering Sentences/Clause-level and Word-level Grammar as documented in the Australian Curriculum. International versions of the course are also available for teachers and schools in New Zealand, United States and Canada.

We have put together an engaging and accessible course that allows you to learn at your own pace, in any location, with expert support at your fingertips. Click here for more information (Australian course only). If you are visiting our site from New Zealand, United States or Canada, please click the relevant option at the top of the page to access your country-specific course. is the online learning portal of English For Work, a Canberra-based educational organisation which offers specialised Professional Development / Learning courses.

Your Instructor

Margaret McBride is the instructor of our grammar training programs. Margaret has over 30 years’ experience in teaching English and lecturing in higher education institutions and universities, as well as providing language services to government and business. Margaret has a keen interest in English Grammar and has been lecturer and unit convenor for post graduate and master’s degree students in Approaches to Grammar.

Margaret has a BA in Linguistics (ANU), Graduate Diploma TESL (University of SA) and Master of Education (University of SA). She has also presented at numerous conferences both national and international.

In 2015, Margaret created the face to face Grammar Basics Workshop for teachers. Due to its popularity it has now been developed into a fully online mode making it accessible to educators all over Australia. Margaret is highly committed to assisting teachers develop their understanding of the fundamentals of English grammar as documented in the Australian Curriculum. She offers email support and is happy to answer any questions post course. She is currently working on some expansion materials, including teaching ideas for the classroom, which will be available early next year to any teachers who have completed Grammar Basics Workshop. If you have any questions about the course, please email Margaret through the contact page.

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