Grammar course for teachers?

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Grammar course for teachers?

Unread post by mogsta » 11 Sep 2015, 05:41

Greetings all...

I've just completed my first week as an ESL teacher in Siberia. This is a career change for me, and though I'm a native speaker of English (I'm from Australia), I have no formal training in teaching. I'm nervous about the fact that I don't have a very good grasp on grammar rules and concepts.

It worries me that some of my Russian students probably know the rules better than I (although they still make a lot of mistakes). Sometimes I come unstuck in my lessons trying to explain, for example, the difference between the tenses (past/present simple, continuous etc).

Can anybody point me towards some excellent material to help me fast-track my knowledge of rudimentary grammar rules? Maybe an online course or eBook?

Thanks!

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Re: Grammar course for teachers?

Unread post by Joe » 11 Sep 2015, 05:44

www.englishclub.com/grammar
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Unread post by Susan » 11 Sep 2015, 09:02

Raymond Murphy has a series of grammar books for students. Also good for teachers. They're very comprehensive and quick and easy to read.
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Unread post by Briona » 11 Sep 2015, 19:36

Hi there,

You could try Cambridge's Grammar for Teachers course (https://www.cambridgeenglishteacher.org ... ails/18606). You pay around €30 for it, and from what I've heard, it's a great course. I've got no personal experience of it though.

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Unread post by Mrdaudiqbal » 30 Jun 2019, 14:57

The same problem i am facing ..but remember practice makes a man perfect .
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Unread post by Mrdaudiqbal » 02 Jul 2019, 10:01

I am learning from local book but i think it isnt enough
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Unread post by Svh » 02 Jul 2019, 14:42

Try looking on COURSERA where there are lots of English courses listed. In particular the University of California(Irvine) have some terrific grammar courses - mainly intended for students - that explain a lot of grammatical usage. You can either pay for the course if you want a certificate but you can follow for free. Lots of examples, quizzes etc. I would highly recommend them

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Unread post by Mrdaudiqbal » 05 Jul 2019, 03:28

Yes coursera is also a good option to lewrn english
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