The ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers
The ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers is designed for English language teachers who are interested in becoming more comfortable with complex grammar structures. Participants will analyze specific grammar structures, look at common student challenges with the structures and complete numerous lesson planning tasks in order to practice teaching these structures in a meaningful and interesting way.
This course is recognized by TESL Ontario as a Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) course. PTCT is specialized training that enables instructors to further their knowledge and skills in high priority content areas such as materials development, technology in the classroom, language for the workplace, and higher level language training. PTCT is for all instructors who teach English as a second language to adults. For more information, please visit http://www.teslontario.net/PTCT-courses.
Language education professionals can earn CEUs for completing the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers. The international standard for CEUs is one CEU for every 10 hours of professional development, therefore participants can earn 3 CEUs for successfully completing the course. Please note that this is a general guideline and CEU standards may vary from one teaching context to the next. It is your responsibility to check the CEU requirements for your specific teaching context.
- 30+ hours of instruction
- A practical look at how to teach complex English language structures
- Increase your level of confidence with high level classes, English for Academic Purposes and test preparation courses
- Increase your marketability as a language teacher
The prerequisite for the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers is an interest in further expanding your grammar knowledge and ability to teach grammar. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers covers the following topics:
- Parts of Speech
- Gerunds and Infinitives
- The Passive Voice
- Conditionals and Subjunctives
- Embedded Questions
- Sentence Constituents
- Phrases, Clauses and Sentences
- Modal Verbs
- Comparative Structures
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Adverb Clauses and Phrases
- Adjective Clauses and Phrases
- Noun Clauses
- Direct and Indirect Speech
- Parallel Structures
- Ellipsis and Substitution
- Creating Emphasis
Each of the 20 modules in the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers course is comprised of Lecture Notes and a Task Journal. Students submit Task Journals to their instructor on an ongoing basis for feedback and assessment. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Samantha Burns has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Education from Brock University. She has held teaching, teacher training and program development positions with various educational organizations including the University of French West Indies and Guiana (Martinique), the Niagara Catholic District School, and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. She is currently an instructor in the English Language Program at the University of Guelph which prepares students for entry into undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She also trains a technical writing seminar for the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.
This course is offered online through our partner, London Language Institute, London, Ontario. The price is $475 CAD. The next course start date is January 15th, 2017.
To register online, visit http://llinstitute.com/applications/ptct-courses.
The ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers is also offered in class at the following ACE Partner Location:
London Language Institute, London, Ontario.