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Grammar for Language Teachers

It's a really common problem for people who want to take CELTA that they speak the language completely fluently but don't know the nomenclature of the language or how it fits together. If you want to TEACH the language, you need to know this! 

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Thinking about CELTA but unsure about your grammar?

If you are applying for CELTA and have looked at an application form, you’ll know that you are expected to have some knowledge of grammar nomenclature. If you are looking at questions like ‘Identify these tenses’ and feeling a bit clueless, you are not alone! As an experienced CELTA tutor I very commonly interview candidates who I think would be great, but who are struggling to tell me what a conjunction is.

But isn’t this what I’ll learn on the CELTA course?

No. CELTA is very intensive, and of course you’ll pick up bits and pieces as you are going along, especially in teaching practice but the vast majority of the input sessions are devoted to HOW to teach, not WHAT.
So, you’ll learn about lesson planning and classroom management and teaching skills and checking that learners understand… but there’s just no time to give you a full overview of the present perfect. You’re expected to have a reasonable knowledge of this before you start.

But why do I need to know this?

A good working knowledge of grammar terminology is essential if you are teaching a language. You need to be able to explain to learners WHY something is wrong and help them to understand the rules. You can’t just tell them that it ‘sounds right’.junction is.
You’re also going to have to analyse language in your lesson plans so that you can anticipate the problems that learners will have and answer their questions- this is a really important part of the process. 
Think about it- you wouldn’t expect to become a Maths teacher without knowing about how long division works – it’s the same kind of thing!
As a bare minimum, you need to know the names of all parts of speech and verb tenses, active and passive. Test out your knowledge now – have a look at this sentence:

CELTA is the most well-known English language teaching qualification, and being a tutor on it has kept me very happy professionally for many years.

Can you identify an auxiliary verb? a gerund? an indefinite article? a preposition? a past participle? If the answer is ‘hmmm, not sure’ then this course will really help!

Thousands of satisfied CELTA trainees can't be wrong

ELT-Training has been running since 2012 and thousands of trainees have taken the course. It’s respected and recommended by CELTA trainers all over the world and I get great feedback on it. 
I should say a big THANK YOU; I got onto the CELTA course! Knowing the proper words for the present perfect and present continuous and being able to talk about phrasal verbs in the interview was really helpful, I think that swung it for me. 

I really enjoyed the course, grammar is usually unpleasant and tricky, but your explanations made things clear and not painful.
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 I was having worried moments about the whole process and  grammar books were doing nothing for my nerves. I started your grammar course last night and not only calmed instantly but also felt again the original excitement I’d had when I first decided to apply for the course.
Lesley McGrath
I know how much value the course has added to my teaching as I have been achieving my lesson goals throughout the course. Your tutorials for the assignments were also brilliant - I passed every assignment on my first attempt.
 It’s humbling, as a native English speaker, to find myself struggling with verbs  but I am.  I’m just glad that I’m trying to address this now rather than dealing with it once I get signed up to the CELTA course. Thank you for the service you provide. 
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Grammar for Language Teachers

What’s in the course? Two parts

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Part One - Nomenclature

Part 1 will take you through all parts of speech and verb tense nomenclature, active and passive. This will give you the essential nuts and bolts and make sure you understand what everything is called.
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Part Two - Difficult areas

Part 2 then takes a more in-depth look at some of the main areas that learners (and teachers!) find difficult. You can see a list of all the contents when you scroll down the course overview page.

Can I ask questions as I go along?

Yes, of course! I’m always available by email and I like answering people’s questions, so don’t hesitate if you’re stuck with anything.

Can I try it out?

Another ‘of course’! Try the free introduction and see if you like it. There’s no obligation to buy and if you do buy it and then decide that you don’t like it, I’m very happy to give you a refund within the first week. No quibbles, no questions asked.

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Most people do the course, or at least Part 1, before they start CELTA, but it’ll be useful to you as you go through the course, too, especially for planning grammar lessons. 
People tell me that they go back to the course again and again in the early stages of their teaching, too.
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How long will the course take me?

The course has over 7 hours of video based material (in manageable chunks!) and there are quizzes and links to extra reading - about 15-20 hours of study time.
So in a nutshell...
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On this course, you will learn:
  • Why a good working knowledge of grammar is essential for teaching language
  • The terms and nomenclature of all parts of speech explained simply and comprehensively
  • How verb tenses work including passive and active forms
  • In depth coverage of areas that are difficult for learners (and teachers!) - and how to explain
This course is invaluable for pre-CELTA preparation. Learn how to identify and explain the grammar you need to know to teach English (and pass CELTA). Take the headache out of it.

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Over 7 hours of video tutorials (in bite-size chunks!)
Quizzes to help you practice
Downloadable template and examples
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