Upcoming Seminar: Teaching Grammar

Our dramatic change of circumstances over the last few months has suddenly pressed many into the role of teacher, either to supplement the online education that is taking the place of traditional school, or to assume the position of teacher in a homeschooling program. And if that role happens to be as an English teacher, the newfound responsibility might prove to be a difficult moment.

To help meet that challenge, I will be offering a one-hour online tutorial called Teaching Grammar. English grammar can be a complex affair, but when the subject is framed properly—when a basic approach is lined out and some essential terms defined—what appeared at first to be an impossible confusion can be sufficiently understood and clearly presented. Participants will receive in advance a handout that presents the basic concepts that should be explained to a student and the order in which they are best introduced, together with exercises and answers to reinforce the ideas. A few minutes will also be set aside to answer questions and suggest other resources.

If you believe Teaching Grammar can help you, please email me directly at ultimo@writingsmartly.com to register or ask any questions. The one-hour online tutorial will be held Tuesday evening, October 6, at 7:00; tuition, including materials, is $25. If not you but someone you know might be interested, I would appreciate your forwarding this information.


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