Grammar Workshop

  • What is the role of grammar in the language curriculum at different levels of proficiency?
  • How many and which grammar structures can be realistically be taught at KS3 and 4?
  • What does it mean to have acquired grammar?
  • What level of accuracy can be expected at each Key Stage?
  • How should grammar structures be sequenced?
  • How should we teach grammar across all four skills?
  • How should we feedback and assess?

This course will answer the above questions, drawing on Cognitive Load Theory and Applied Linguistics research arguing that an intelligent mix of explicit and implicit instruction is the most effective alternative to the traditional PPP (presentation, practice, production) approach.

Techniques drawn and/or adapted from Skill-building, Input-processing and Usage-based instruction will be presented and their rationale discussed.

This event is supported by the Victorian Government.



Gianfranco Conti, PhD (Applied linguistics), MA (TEFL), PGCE (Mod Langs)

Visiting fellow at Faculty of Modern Languages and Culture, University of Reading

Founder and CEO:



"Breaking the language barrier: teaching learners how to listen"

"Memory: what every language teacher should know"

"The Language teacher toolkit"

"Spanish sentence builders: a lexicogrammar approach (Beginner to Pre-intermediate)"

"French sentence builders: a lexicogrammar approach (Beginner to Pre-intermediate)"

"Spanish sentence builders - Listening"

"Italian Sentence builders"

"German Sentence builders"

"Spanish GCSE revision" ,

"French GCSE revision"

"Spanish Sentence Builders" (Book 2)


Event Information

Event Date 10/10/2022 5:00 pm
Event End Date 10/10/2022 6:00 pm
Cut off date 09/10/2022 11:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Zoom session

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