The Grammar for English Teachers (GET) course aims at giving participants the necessary theoretical background to understand key aspects of English grammar, while also giving teachers practical ideas to teach vocabulary effectively, both face-to-face and online. The course makes abundant use of video, music, and authentic texts as models of language.

The GET is a 12-hour course, and its third edition (October 2021) will be offered as follows:

  • 100% online via Zoom
  • 8 October to 5 November (Fridays), from 5.30 to 8.00 p.m*

*Sessions are recorded and the recordings are available to participants for 7 days (requires a Gmail account)

Course program*:

Day 1

  • What’s grammar?
  • The tense system
  • Time, tense, and aspect

Day 2

  • Futurity
  • Modality
  • Conditionals

Day 3

  • Passive voice
  • Advanced features of present and past
  • Common grammar mistakes

Day 4

  • The crazy world of prepositions
  • Verb complementation
  • Relative and participle clauses

Day 5

  • Purpose, reason, and concessive clauses
  • Emphasis
  • Inversions

*and more

Course materials*:

All worksheets used in the course will be made available for participants via the course’s Google classroom. However, having at least one of the titles below is recommended:

  • Inglês para Professor, by Higor Cavalcante
  • Teaching English Grammar, by Jim Scrivener
  • Grammar for English Language Teachers, by Martin Parrott
  • Practical English Usage, by Michael Swan
  • About Language, by Scott Thornbury

Investment*:

R$ 700,00, payable by:

  • bank transfers in up two payments (first upon registration; second on 10 October, 2021)
  • credit card (in multiple instalments via PagSeguro – fees apply)

R$ 500,00 if you are currently my CAE (C1 Advanced) or CPE (C2 Proficiency) student, or a current or former CELTee, payable by:

  • bank transfers in up to two payments (first upon registration; second on 10 September, 2021)
  • credit card (in multiple instalments via PagSeguro – fees apply)

Registration:

Register for the course here.