EF Certificate in Teaching Grammar (Modules 1-3)

Course duration: 4 weeks per module

Group size: Up to 16 participants

Delivery:  Online via Motivis

Certification: 20hr EF teacher training certificate, per module (5 hours a week for 4 weeks)

Module 1

This is aimed at teachers who might be wanting to take CertTESOL/CELTA within the next year, and/or want to learn foundation principles of teaching grammar. You will learn about:

  • Grammar Terminology

  • Inductive vs Deductive teaching

  • Ways of presenting grammar clearly (timelines, sentence analysis)

Module 1 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.

Module 2

Module 2 is aimed at teachers who have already done Module 1, or have CertTESOL/CELTA already and are intending to do DipTESOL within the next year. It covers some further principles of grammar teaching including:

  • Scaffolding and schemes of work

  • Error Correction

  • English as a lingua franca

  • Prescriptivism vs Descriptivism

    Module 2 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.

Module 3

This is for teachers who have already have finished CertTESOL/CELTA and/or Grammar Module 2; are intending to do DipTESOL in the next year; or want the opportunity to do some more in-depth action research within the area of grammar. You will choose an area of grammar teaching and do a reflective practice project about it within 4 weeks, culminating in creating a training video for other teachers to watch and learn from.

Module 3 Assessment: Training video, plus review peers’ videos. See sample videos here:


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This course is highly recommended if you are interested in learning more about teaching grammar or for those preparing to take the EF Trinity Certificate or Diploma in TESOL.

The EF Certificate in Teaching Grammar gave me the opportunity to take a deeper look into grammar by debating and sharing experiences and materials among the members of the course. I have learnt a lot from my peers and it was definitely helpful to receive constructive feedback from other experienced teachers as well as our tutor.
— Azahara Soler, Teacher