In 2021, I offered three editions of both my Grammar for English Teachers (GET) and the Vocabulary for English Teachers (VET) courses. In 2022, they became one, and in the second semester I’ll be offering its second edition.
It can be hard to say where grammar ends and vocabulary begins. Prepositions, for example – grammar or vocabulary? How about verb patterns, i.e. whether a verb should be followed by ing, to, bare infinitive, etc.? Phrasal verbs – vocabulary, right? But we need to know if they’re separable, inseparable, transitive, intransitive, and so on, all of which are grammatical aspects. In this course, we’ll bring it all together and discuss the most important aspects of grammar and vocabulary at the same time.
Some areas the course will cover: how to study grammar and vocabulary; time, tense, and aspect; collocations; types of clauses; verb patterns; prepositions; punctuation; multi-word verbs, and much, much more. Some 10% of the content will be chosen by the course participants via a poll carried out when the course starts.
The new GVT is a 30-hour course, divided into 15 120-minute lessons. The lessons are on Wednesdays, from 18.00 to 20.00 (6 to 8 p.m.) BRT.
Course schedule – second semester 2022:
- August 10, 24;
- September 12*, 14, 21, 28;
- October 5, 19, 26;
- November 9, 16, 23, 30;
- December 7, 14.
*September 12 is, exceptionally, a Monday.
(Sessions are recorded and the recordings are available to participants for 7 days (requires a Gmail account)
All worksheets, videos, or other materials used in the course will be made available for participants via the course’s Google classroom, free of charge. However, having one book from each of the sections below is recommended.:
- Inglês para Professor, by Higor Cavalcante
- Grammar for English Language Teachers, by Martin Parrott
- Practical English Usage, by Michael Swan
- About Language, by Scott Thornbury
- Advanced Language Practice, by Michael Vince (also grammar)
- 100 Phrasal Verbs to Learn for Life, by Luiz Otávio Barros
- English Vocabulary in Use – Advanced, by Martin Hewings
- The Study of Language, George Yule (also grammar)
To register in September, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- My former/current students (any course): 5%
- My current C1 or C2 students: 10%
- My former/current CELTA candidates: 10%
- Public school teachers in Brazil: 10%
- My former GET or VET courses: 25%
Register for the course here.