I’ve been working as an English language teacher and with English language teachers for over two decades, and it has always been very clear to me that punctuation is a badly neglected area in our business. Course books don’t focus on it; syllabuses often don’t include it; and we keep on hoping our students (and teachers themselves) will somehow pick up the rules of punctuation from their reading or through some sort of ‘osmosis’. Well, that doesn’t usually work, I’m afraid.

In this mini-course, you’ll learn quite a bit about the basics of punctuation in English –why it’s important; how to study it; why learn it; and also, and most importantly, how to use some of the most important punctuation marks more effectively, such as apostrophes, commas, semicolons, and colons. Also, everyone who registers for this workshop will have a 50% discount to purchase my complete The Basics of Punctuation in English course, which is available as an asynchronous course on Hotmart.

Join me on an important (and often fun!) journey through what Lynn Truss — in her brilliant ‘Eats, Shoots, and Leaves’ — calls “the stitching of language”: punctuation! Without it, she says, “language comes apart”.

This workshop will take place on January 21, 2023, Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. (BRT). It will be live, via Zoom, but a recording will be available for 15 days in case you cannot attend it live.

To register, click/tap here.


R$ 125,00, payable via a bank transfer or by credit card.

NB: Certificates are issued the following Monday exclusively to those who participate live.



Truss, L. 2003. Eats, Shoots & Leaves. London: Fourth Estate.