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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 Canada as a Short Online Specialized Course.


“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

Where to Register

This course is offered asynchronously online. Participants complete the coursework at their own pace over a 6-month period. There is no instructor support for this course. Courses are run on a continuous enrollment basis. You can start anytime! The price is $295 CAD.

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Why Choose the ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers?

  • 35+ 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

Admission Requirements

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. Foundational teaching certification and classroom experience is recommended but not required in order to enroll.

Course Content

The ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers covers the following topics:

  • Parts of Speech
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • The Passive Voice
  • Pronouns
  • Articles
  • 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
  • Connectors
  • Parallel Structures
  • Ellipsis and Substitution
  • Creating Emphasis


The assessments in this course consist of one Task Journal and one quiz for each of the 20 modules in the course. Task Journals provide students with the opportunity to put course concepts into practice through research, analysis, evaluation and lesson planning. The short comprehension quizzes will test your knowledge of the concepts covered in each module.

Your Task Journals will not be graded in this course, they are for your own learning development. The quizzes, however, will be graded and will account for 100% of your final mark.

In order to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate, you must complete all of the quizzes and receive a 70% minimum score on each.

Continuing Education Units

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 3.5 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.