Understanding English Grammar

Understanding English Grammar is designed and delivered by The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ).

This course is designed for speakers of English as a first language and provides an introduction to some aspects of English grammar.

It enables participants to develop their understanding of the form, meaning and function of the language they use.

Who is the course for?

  • Recent CELTA graduates, or other recently trained TESOL teachers, who would like to know more about grammar. 
  • Applicants enrolled in or thinking of doing a TESOL teacher training course in the future.
  • Primary/secondary school teachers who want to develop and improve their understanding of English grammar. 
  • Anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of English grammar.

Course content

The course is practical with participants engaged in a range of interactive, discovery tasks. It will include the following:

  • parts of speech
  • phrase grammar
  • clause grammar
  • verb forms and modality
  • non-verb grammar
  • text grammar.

This non-award course has no formal assessment. Participants who achieve 75% attendance receive an ICTE-UQ Certificate of Attendance.

Entry criteria

Applicants should be native speakers of English


Classes are held from 1.00pm to 4.30pm over a one week period (Monday to Friday).  Timings in October run differently due to a public holiday - see October session notes.



How to enrol

Complete and return the enrolment form. Instructions are on the form.