Workshop:  Theme-based Communicative Grammar

Course ID - CTD0454-2

Short Title: Theme-based Grammar 

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Full & Part-time Faculty
Length of Workshop:     1.5 hours
Prerequisite none

Recent research in applied linguistics indicates that when a communicative approach to grammar is paired with a systematic treatment of grammatical form the result is a powerful pedagogical tool.  Renowned Grammar Links Series editor, M. Kathleen Mahnke presents "Theme-based Communicative Grammar," which will engage participants in the development of skills necessary for this approach.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Professional Development Credit.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the theme-based approach to language learning
  • Promote the simultaneous development of both cognitive and linguistic abilities through in-depth contextualization of language
  • Create opportunities for students to communicate about meaningful content while providing systematic grammatical training
  • Develop opportunities for students to transfer their grammatical training to the English they need in their everyday lives



Reference #







Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0452-2
Course Title: Theme-based Grammar
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

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