Workshop: Teaching Grammar Via Content-Based Instruction

Course ID - CTD0472e 

Short Title: Teaching Grammar    

 Audience    Faculty (EAP) 
Length of Workshop:        7 hours ( 5 hours F2F and 2 Post-workshop hour )

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

After a brief introduction to corpus linguistics, Best Practices in Grammar Teaching will explore ways to use corpora to enhance English language and grammar instruction. Participants will work interactively to develop ways to adapt existing corpus materials that are directly related to the classes they will teach. Additionally, participants will be introduced to corpus resources and materials. Workshop participants will become familiar with several types of activities for teaching and practicing grammar and will be introduced to specific examples. Activities include using corpus resources to create exercises, helping students to understand differences between formal and informal English, teaching students how to avoid common mistakes, and integrating grammar and writing.

In order to receive Professional Development Credits for participation in the Workshop session you must complete an Online Module within two weeks of the workshop. This online module requires for you to review your notes from the Workshop and to create a lesson plan or a classroom activity integrating grammar with writing and content for any EAP Level.


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

  • Articulate the philosophy and purposes of the Content-based instruction in grammar teaching
  • Describe the features of academic language used in current EAP-Grammar classes and Content-based Grammar clases
  • Create a Content-based lesson related to grammar


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



02/07/13 752811 F2F Thursday
9:00am - 3:00pm
Wolfson/2106 Dr. Randi Reppen


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0472e
Course Title: Teaching Grammar
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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