School of Education
TESOL: Teaching Grammar
Learn how to identify the appropriate tools to teach grammar
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Overview

The native speaker fallacy holds that anyone with native speaking proficiency is also capable of teaching the language. However, because grammar is foundational to learning a language, this course is intended for anyone who would like TESOL training. If you would like to gain the knowledge and skills to teach English in an informal, non-academic setting this course is for you.

What you can expect from this Course

By completing this course, you will develop an awareness of the basic structure of English sentences, such as nouns, adjectives, articles, verb sentences. 
You will also be introduced to a variety of teaching tools to aid in teaching grammar.

Teaching Grammar is part of a series of courses that make up the TESOL Certificate, designed to equip learners with the essentials of teaching the English language, often in an informal, non-academic setting. This course can be taken individually or as a part of the Professional Certificate.

Not sure which TESOL track is right for you?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information

Explore other TESOL Courses:

  1. TESOL: Essentials
  2. TESOL: Teaching Speaking
  3. TESOL: Teaching Pronunciation
  4. TESOL: Professionalism
  5. TESOL: Classroom Management
  6. TESOL: Teaching Grammar
  7. TESOL: Teaching Vocabulary
  8. TESOL: Course Design

    By taking this course you will automatically earn credit toward Biola LEARN’s TESOL Certificate. Individual TESOL courses will transfer over should you decide to pursue the Certificate so you won’t lose your progress. Additionally, the price of TESOL course(s) you have purchased will be automatically deducted from the total cost of the Certificate. However, the Capstone cannot be purchased separately.

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    Instructor
    John Liang
    School of Education

    About the Course Author

    A native of Canton, China, Dr. John Liang loves language studies and enjoys exploring theory and practice in language learning and teaching! He currently teaches in the graduate and undergraduate TESOL programs that offer teacher education courses to both pre- and in-service English teachers. Before joining the faculty at Biola in 2001, he directed an ESL program in the University of California, Riverside Learning Center. Dr. Liang received his doctorate in TESL/TEFL at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. Dr. Liang is very active in research and is a frequent presenter at the TESOL and CATESOL conferences. His current research interests lie in pedagogical ESL grammar, ESL materials, second language reading and writing, and technology-enhanced language learning.

    About the Course Provider

    The Cook School of Intercultural Studies (CSICS) exists to equip students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts to make disciples of all people and impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Syllabus

    Introduction to Pedagogical English Grammar
    Video
    Welcome to the first lesson in Teaching...
    Overview
    Teaching Grammar Activities Sample
    Misc
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang introduces the basic...
    Overview
    Recognizing Word Classes: Parts of Speech
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang will introduce you to...
    Overview
    Countable or Uncountable?
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang will introduce you to...
    Overview
    Making the Plural of Nouns
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang will introduce you to...
    Overview
    Articles
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang introduces another...
    Overview
    Quantifiers
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang will introduce you to...
    Overview
    Comparative Adjectives Part 1
    Video
    Comparative Adjectives Part 2
    Video
    Comparative Adjectives Part 3
    Video
    In this lesson, Dr. Liang illustrates the...
    Overview
    Present Progressive: Form
    Video
    Present Progressive: Meaning and Use
    Video
    There are various ways of expressing the future...
    Overview
    Talking about the Future
    Video
    Recommended Resources
    Misc
    Course Evaluation
    Misc

    Course FAQ

    Each lesson is designed to take approximately 1-2 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the reflection questions. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

    No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

    Since the TESOL courses are self-paced, you will have no interaction with the professor(s). However, if you are planning to submit your course assignments to obtain the TESOL Certificate, we recommend that you save all your work in one document, which will be submitted at the beginning of the Capstone course. At that point, a professor in the TESOL department will evaluate your work and provide feedback.

    Learners who complete an individual TESOL course will receive a digital badge which signifies the development of a specific skill or competency. We partner with Accredible to provide digital badges that can be viewed digitally, downloaded, and shared to showcase your achievement. Add your badge to your LinkedIn profile, resume, email signature and more! For more information on how to access and share your badge, visit the Accredible knowledgebase.

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    Individual Courses:
    Biola LEARN offers a series of 8 individual TESOL courses designed for flexible study of specific topics relevant to TESOL teachers. If you are new to the world of TESOL, it is highly recommended you engage in the TESOL: Essentials course first. The courses available in this series are listed below in the recommended order of completion, however courses can also be taken in any order, as needed. 

    1. TESOL: Essentials
    2. TESOL: Teaching Speaking
    3. TESOL: Teaching Pronunciation
    4. TESOL: Professionalism
    5. TESOL: Classroom Management
    6. TESOL: Teaching Grammar
    7. TESOL: Teaching Vocabulary
    8. TESOL: Course Design

    Professional Certificate in TESOL:
    Biola LEARN’s Professional Certificate in TESOL is designed to equip learners with the essentials of teaching the English language, often in an informal, non-academic setting. As you work through 8 TESOL courses and a final Capstone, you will learn a variety of methods to aid in your teaching, and you will apply these methods to create your own lessons.

    By taking an individual TESOL course you will automatically earn credit toward Biola LEARN’s TESOL Certificate. You can switch from the individual track to the Certificate at any time without losing progress! To unlock the Capstone and complete all requirements for the Professional Certificate you will need to register for the TESOL Certificate. However, the price of the TESOL course(s) you have purchased will be automatically deducted from the total cost of the Certificate.