Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Book Launch: How to Teach Grammar and Englicious launch

20 March 2019, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

teach english

by Bas Aarts, Ian Cushing & Dick Hudson (UCL) and Kate Warwick (PR Savvy)

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Ian Cushing


Haldane Room
Gower Street, UCL
United Kingdom

Teachers in the UK are increasingly required to know and teach about grammatical concepts, yet government support in this area remains low, and many teachers haven't been adequtely trained in grammar. At UCL, we responded to this by creating two resources for teachers: How to Teach Grammar (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Englicious. This event brings together the launch of these, and to give teachers the chance to hear more about grammar teaching in schools.

How to Teach Grammar is a book designed to help teachers with grammatical subject knowledge and grammar pedagogy, explaining linguistic concepts in clear yet rigorous ways, and showing how these can be embedded into classroom practice in meaningful ways, in the context of authentic texts. The authors of the book will give a short talk on the rationale behind the book, situating it within current education policy and issues surrounding English teaching in UK schools.

30 free copies of the book will be available to the first 30 people through the door, and it will also be available to purchase.

Englicious is a website with hundreds of free resources for teaching grammar, designed by linguists and relevant for teachers from primary through to post-16. It has been re-designed with a new look, feel and content. The authors will provide a brief demonstration and overview of the site, in terms of what it offers for teachers and students.

We hope you can join us at this informal gathering for a glass of wine and some nibbles.


The Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, University College London, London WC1E 6BT.

A map showing the location of the Haldane Room can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/haldane-room

We will send out specific directions nearer the time!