To help candidates prepare for the CELTA course, we offer a two-day grammar awareness course immediately before each CELTA course start date. The course is aimed at people who have a “native-speaker” intuitive feel for English, but who have not previously had to gain explicit knowledge of the grammar of the language.
Participants will learn about the most important categories in English grammar and the terminology used to describe them. It will build on topics covered in the written pre-CELTA course grammar development tasks that all CELTA course participants complete.
Typical content will include:
- Verb tenses
- Modality and modal verbs
- Countable and uncountable nouns
- Verb patterns, gerunds and infinitives
The course will not look in detail at how to teach grammar (this will be covered in the CELTA course itself), but it will give you insight into how learners view the language and help you to understand the challenge they face.
The course runs on the Thursday and Friday before each intensive CELTA course.