Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds Hello! My name is Luke Pearce. I’m an English teacher, and Associate Lecturer in Language and Linguistics at the Survey of English Usage at UCL. We’re launching a new course with FutureLearn called Teaching English Grammar in Context. Ever since it was reintroduced into the curriculum, teaching grammar has been a controversial topic for parents, teachers and pupils. For some, grammar has become synonymous with changing terminology, arbitrary rules and tick-box testing. This course hopes to dispel all that. Teachers and pupils are more familiar with grammar and its terminology than they have been for a long time.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds The question is: what is this grammatical knowledge for?
Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds This course is designed for primary, secondary and further education teachers, as well as students and trainee teachers, who are teaching to the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Of course, any teachers, students or anyone else wherever you’re based in the world are very welcome to join us!
Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds This course draws from literary linguistics and stylistics, including expertise and insight from UCL and beyond. The aim of this course is to guide participants through the principles that will enable them to devise resources and create lessons that are teaching English grammar in context. The course will show you why and how to use authentic texts, to prioritise reader response and to use grammar as a meaning-making resource. All this will not only help your learners master grammar, but also to deeply analyse and produce their own engaging, creative writing.
Skip to 2 minutes and 3 seconds We will look at what to avoid, a range of examples from fiction and non-fiction, and in the last week give you the opportunity to develop and peer-assess your own resource based on these principles. Thanks for listening and I look forward to seeing you on the course!