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Teaching Grammar Communicatively (K-12/HE) is a Course

Teaching Grammar Communicatively (K-12/HE)

Ended Jun 24, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Mar 25 - Jun 24, 2019


12 weeks


3-4 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate (free)


In this practice-oriented course, participants will explore how to adapt grammar instruction to meet their students’ needs. They will also focus on integrating grammar instruction with teaching language skills, learn about task-based grammar learning and evaluate different error correction strategies. Participants will discuss different challenges their learners may have with learning grammar, and discover how they can adapt grammar instruction to improve students’ fluency and accuracy.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand key issues concerning grammar acquisition.
  • Incorporate effective approaches and techniques of presenting and practicing grammar into your regular teaching.
  • Plan communicative grammar lessons for mixed ability classes.
  • Give effective feedback to students.

Target Audience: Adult non-native English-speaking teachers of English and education professionals interested in professional development opportunities.

Course is offered by the AE E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

Course Instructors

Radmila Popovic

Radmila Popovic

Course Designer; Senior Education Specialist, World Learning

Dr. Popovic has been active in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, teacher trainer, university lecturer, and consultant. Read More.

Before moving to Washington, DC in 2011 to work as an Education Specialist for World Learning, she was an Assistant Professor in ELT Methodology and Applied Linguistics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. From 2007 to 2009, she was also a Visiting Professor at a Master’s in TESOL program at the SIT Graduate Institute. So far, she has worked on several innovative projects around the topics of teacher development at the primary and secondary levels, mentoring, and curriculum reform in tertiary education in her native country of Serbia, and in Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkey and El Salvador. She holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Belgrade, an MA in TESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Belgrade. Her professional and research interests include teacher education, e-learning and teaching, second language acquisition, teaching English to young learners, and critical pedagogy. She is a member of IATEFL and TESOL International. In 2012-2013, she was Chair of the TESOL International Professional Development Committee. In December 2014, she was elected to serve on TESOL’s International Nominating Committee.