Teaching Grammar, Level II | TESL.X309

Teaching Grammar, Level II | TESL.X309

All ESL students, whether they speak other Indo-European languages or languages outside the Indo-European family, bring special grammatical challenges to the learning process. Those challenges require that ESL teachers become fully aware of grammatical details that we normally don't need to notice. Truly effective ESL teachers must learn new ways to assist students in overcoming these grammatical hurdles. Learning these new teaching patterns is the goal of this course.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Develop detailed and thorough knowledge of English grammar
  • Apply a variety of resources to enhance their teaching
  • Understand fundamentals of comparative grammar relevant to an ESL classroom
  • Explain and anticipate common grammatical errors in different ESL classroom environments
  • Identify useful resources for different teaching contexts
  • Develop practical teaching techniques, activities, and approaches

Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of comparative grammar relevant to an ESL classroom
  • Verbs: Tense, aspect, mood, and modality
  • Nouns, articles, prepositions
  • Cultural aspects of language use: Usage, register, context, discourse markers

Working knowledge of:

  • Communication and collaboration tools such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, or LibreOffice
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas including navigation links, modules, etc.

Additional Information

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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-22-2024 to 02-25-2024 2.0 $435

Cheryl M Palladino


Final Date To Enroll: 01-22-2024


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-22-2024 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Hybrid Live-Online REMOTE
Sun, 02-25-2024 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE