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Primary to Secondary English Grammar for Teachers (Online Course)

  • 9:30am to 1pm
  • 3.5 hours
  • 20 Nov 2020

Overview

This online course for secondary school teachers will help you bridge the gap between primary and secondary English grammar.

You'll learn how grammar is taught at KS-2 based on the national curriculum, and how teachers at KS-3 can maintain continuity that helps pupils with non-fiction reading and writing in English and other subjects. 

This course will be taught online via Microsoft Teams. You'll receive an email with the invitation and instructions a week before the course starts.

It's 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.

What is Englicious?

Englicious is a free online English grammar resource for primary and secondary schools. It includes lesson plans, exercises and projects that you can carry out with your pupils. 

It's based on extensive research into contemporary written and spoken English grammar and includes fun lesson plans that look at traditional English, as well as contemporary sources like Dizzee Rascal.

Englicious is structured around the 2014 UK National Curriculum.

Course content

The course will cover:

  • an overview of grammar as conceived in the current national curriculum 
  • requirements and reasons for teaching grammar at secondary and primary level 
  • important grammar for pupils to know
  • common misconceptions and changes in terminology
  • how grammar can be practically used to improve reading and writing 

Who this course is for

The course is designed for secondary school teachers, especially those teaching lower year groups.

It may also be useful for any primary or secondary school teacher who would like to improve their knowledge and teaching skills of English grammar.

Trainee teachers, NQTs and any teachers wishing to improve their English grammar knowledge are welcome. 

Structure, teaching and certification

The course is an online interactive seminar run using Microsoft Teams.

You instructor will guide you through the core principles and techniques. There will be plenty of opportunities for trying activities, questions and discussions. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued on request for those who attend the whole course.

Costs and concessions

The full cost of this course is £49.

A reduced rate is available for:

  • UCL alumni: £39
  • Current students/trainee teachers: £25

Learning outcomes

This course will help you:

  • understand basic concepts of English grammar, as laid out in the national curriculum
  • develop a stronger command of key English grammar terminology, as used in the national curriculum
  • bridge the gap between Key Stage 2 and 3
  • use grammar to improve your pupils' non-fiction reading and writing skills

Course team

Luke Pearce

Luke Pearce

Luke is a Teaching Fellow in English Language/Linguistics at UCL and works on the Englicious project. He has also worked for over 10 years as an English teacher. He's taught English as a foreign language overseas and English for academic purposes courses at university. He's also taught GCSE English Language and Functional Skills in secondary schools and further education providers. He has a CELTA, PGCE and Master's in Education and Language from the University of Sheffield. For his dissertation, he conducted a critical discourse analysis into the role of regional varieties of English in the GCSE English Language specification.

Learner reviews

Feedback from related courses ‘English Grammar for Teachers’ and ‘Teaching English Grammar in Context’:

“I got loads of really lovely teaching ideas and activities as well as learning how to prioritise children’s learning of grammar.”

“This course went beyond my expectations. It was incredibly engaging and insightful, so many working examples to utilise and be excited to try in the classroom.” 

“Very practical. Great examples. Pitched at the right level. Excellent presentation.”

Course information last modified: 2 Oct 2020, 08:58