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.
“I began taking the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar course after a year of teaching English for Academic Purposes. I was looking for a way to learn grammar at a deeper level. My time studying grammar through this course turned out to be an extremely valuable and transformative experience for me. The grammar presented was more practical and clearly stated than in any grammar textbook I had come across. Each grammar point was not only covered extensively, but also discussed in terms of the most common student errors and best teaching methods, including example lesson plans and activities. I was able to work through the material and tasks at my own pace and take as much time as I needed on each section. I was also able to use the course assignments to receive feedback on my own lesson plans. The greatest outcome of this learning experiences for me is that I now feel more comfortable teaching grammar in the classroom.”
– Maria Bretz
Why Choose the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers?
- 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.
Heather Perry has always been interested in language teaching as she is a first generation Canadian born of immigrant parents. Growing up, her years were filled with stories of the difficulties and humour that her parents, their siblings and grandparents had in communication. She has been an English language practitioner (accredited ATESL and Canada TESL) for the last 12 years specializing in language assessment, teacher training and language instruction. Heather has taught the ACE foundational Teacher Training course in China, at the University of Regina, Red Deer College and Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Heather has also been involved with the course development and implementation of an online English language learning program in Dubai and Kuwait. Her teaching experience spans the range of early beginners in an evening class to workplace communication skills with oil and gas employees, engineers and day care workers. She has developed extensive curriculae for temporary foreign workers to assist with the Employment Readiness course taught at Red Deer College.
Continuing Education Units
Language education professionals can earn CEUs for completing the ACE TESOL Certificate. The international standard for CEUs is one CEU for every 10 hours of professional development, therefore participants can earn 12 CEUs for successfully completing the course with the 20-hr practicum and 11 CEUs for successfully completing the course with the 10-hr practicum. 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.