Short courses for school teachers

The Survey is running short courses for school teachers by video-link online. These courses are suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers unless otherwise specified.

These courses will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

English Grammar for Teachers
09:30 - 13:00

The new national curriculum requires school teachers to teach English grammar, starting in primary school.

On this online course you'll learn about grammatical subject knowledge that is required for the national curriculum, and explore ways of teaching it that's engaging and fun for your students.

The course is designed to help primary and secondary school teachers who:

  • feel uncertain about their knowledge of grammar and want to improve their confidence in teaching it
  • want to be able to teach English grammar in a fun and engaging way
  • want to refresh their knowledge of English grammar

The course covers the key concepts of English grammar as laid out for each key stage in the national curriculum.

It's ideal for those who:

  • are new to English grammar
  • feel uncertain about their knowledge of grammar
  • have taught for years, but might need guidance on new or revised terminology and concepts

Teaching English Grammar in Context
09:30 - 13:00

This is a highly interactive online course for secondary and primary-school English teachers who want to learn more about using a contextualised approach to teaching grammar.

The new national curriculum requires teachers to teach English grammar throughout Key Stages 1 to 5.

There are plenty of debates around how grammar should be taught, but this course advocates the use of a contextualised approach, using tools from literary linguistics and stylistics. This means teaching and learning about grammar through the use of authentic texts and encouraging discussions and explorations around meanings, choices and effects.

Based on the latest developments in educational and linguistic research, the course is designed to help you:

  • explore interesting and engaging methods for teaching grammar in relation to a range of texts, genres and styles
  • gain usable and accessible teaching ideas which you can take back to your classroom
  • maintain and develop your students' KS2 grammatical knowledge

It’s ideal for those who:

  • already have a strong knowledge of English grammar
  • have completed English Grammar for Teachers
  • want to integrate grammatical knowledge into their teaching

Critical Thinking and Academic Writing for Teachers
09:30 - 13:00

This one-day course is designed to help secondary school teachers prepare students for academic thinking and writing skills required at university level study. This course aims to provide:

  • clarity in the academic thinking and writing skills required for study in HE; and
  • ideas for teaching those skills in a relevant and accessible way in the classroom.

The course is taught by UCL experts and is brought to you by the team that runs Englicious, a free online learning and teaching resource for English grammar.

This course is ideal for teachers who:

  • feel uncertain about their knowledge of critical thinking skills required at university
  • wish to refresh their knowledge of the conventions of academic writing in HE
  • would like to explore new ways of teaching academic writing and critical thinking.

This page last modified 19 May, 2020 by Survey Web Administrator.