Essential Grammar and Punctuation for Teachers


Tuesday 20 August 2019

This workshop provides a practical overview of the grammatical aspects of the English language in written and spoken contexts as required in secondary school English courses. The aim of the workshop is to promote linguistic knowledge amongst teachers and their students as well as to provide strategies for the contextual application of such knowledge.

Participants will review the ‘nuts and bolts’ of morphology and syntax through practical strategies that can be directly applied to the classroom in a relevant, contextualised manner. In terms of morphology, participants will review content and function words, including word formation. Syntax will review sentence formation (types of sentences, phrases, clauses), strategies for sentence cohesion and how sentences build fluent paragraphs. Editing strategies will be demonstrated.

This is an active, practical workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.

Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

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