Course Description

An important concept when teaching grammar is that all constructions have both a form and a function. One form can have many functions, and its important to teach both the form and function of any grammatical structure. This language awareness course will help you to learn what all the different verb forms in English are called, and some of the common functions they have. There is another course in the ELT Training Library which provides guidance on how to teach grammar, but before teaching it, its important to make sure you understand the forms and functions yourself.


Course Author

Managing Director & Course Author Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel.