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.


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.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

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)  The first time you log in to the Registration Page, you will be asked to accept the Use of Computing Resources at Miami Dade College.    The Accept button is located at the bottom of the screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to create a student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop.  You can use your regular network login name and password proceeded by the MDCC\   
  1. Go to the MDC Registration Page.
  2. Choose the Term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your PIN number (If you don't remember your PIN, you can reset it by clicking the Update My Pin button.)
  4. Click the  myMDC  Log In button.
  5. Log in  using your regular username and password.  Your username must be proceeded by the MDCC\

ex.   Joe Smith would login in with

User name -  mdcc\jsmith and his regular password.


Pictured below are screenshots of the login information you will see when go to  MDC Registration.   

Once logged in, you should use Speed Registration.  You must know the Reference number for the workshop you want to take.   You can still  search for workshops using the Course ID or Short title, if you click on Shopping Cart.    The best way to register is by  Reference number.

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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