TeachingEnglish: How to teach grammar

Enrolment for 'How to teach grammar' is now closed. Find resources connected to the course contents on this page, and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.

Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach grammar'

How will the course help you?

Discover how to help your learners notice, make sense of, and become more confident using grammar with engaging, meaning-focused teaching. Learn about deductive and inductive approaches to grammar teaching, how to evaluate the best approach for your learners and identify contexts and tasks which encourage 'noticing'.

What does the course include?

How to teach grammar is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Methods and approaches for grammar

This module provides an introduction to a range of English language teaching approaches. You'll explore and contrast a variety of deductive and inductive approaches before going on to evaluate these in relation to your own learners and context.

Module 2: Engaging with grammar - noticing and restructuring

The module looks at a range of tasks which encourage ‘noticing’ in addition to ‘restructuring’ activities. You will have the opportunity to modify grammar exercises and design restructuring activities.

Module 3: Engaging with grammar - different approaches

The aim of this module is to explore deductive and inductive approaches to teaching grammar. You will look at a range of techniques to introduce grammar.

When is the course?

Enrolment for 'How to teach grammar' is now closed. Sign up to the free newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.

How much does the course cost?

The course is free.

How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.

What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1

What can you do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about teaching grammar, you can:


Submitted by baselmawas on Sat, 06/29/2024 - 07:56

please help me to register, I can not find enrol

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 07/01/2024 - 07:37

In reply to by baselmawas

Hello baselmawas

Thanks for your message. 

This course is not currently available - all of our courses are only available for a limited period of time - dates are posted on the course pages, and you can also keep up to date with all our courses, events and resources by signing up for our newsletter here:


We don't have the date for when this course will next be running yet, but you can access the free workbook for this course, which has lots of ideas, resources and useful links related to teaching grammar: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2024-01/Workbook_for_how_to_teach_grammar.pdf

Hope that helps,


TeachingEnglish team


Submitted by MKA2627 on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 17:34

Hope this message finds you well
I've two questions I'd like to ask:

1. Unfortunately I wasn't able to complete this wonderful and beneficial course in time. I know from the schedule given for the courses of 2024-25 that this course may not reopen very soon, however I'd like to know if there's an estimated date for when it will reopen.

2. Since I've already finished module one and 2/3rds of module two, will this progress be saved for me when it reopens?

Thank you in advance and have a delightful day/afternoon/evening/night ahead ^_^

Hi MKA2627

Thanks for your message.

We don't currently have a definite date for when the Teaching Grammar course will open again I'm afraid, and your course progress won't be saved unfortunately.

However, you can still download the participant workbook for this course, which has resources and links for you to continue your learning. Here's the link: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2024-01/Workbook_for_how_to_teach_grammar.pdf

Remember you can also sign up for our TeachingEnglish newsletter to keep up to date on course dates, new resources and events. 



TeachingEnglish team


Submitted by MKA2627 on Sun, 04/28/2024 - 13:09

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Thank you so much Cath. Appreciate your support and care!
That's fine. It's always good to revise and the course was beneficial and well prepared, so kudos to everyone involved in making it!
Will keep your advice in mind.
Thanks again!

Submitted by Sumna Arif on Sat, 03/30/2024 - 16:32

I am unable to get the access, its not available in My courses section

Hi Sara

Thanks for your comment. Sorry you have been having these problems. Yesterday there was some access issues to the courses platform because of a website upgrade. You should now have access to all of your training. Please let us know if you are still having any problems at teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Leyla1977 on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:30

Dear Support Team,

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to bring to your attention an issue I have been experiencing with accessing my training courses on your platform.
Upon logging into my account, I am unable to access the training courses that I have enrolled in. Despite logging in, the system does not grant me access to the courses, and I am unable to proceed with my training as a result.
I have attempted to troubleshoot the issue by logging in and out, as well as using different devices and browsers, but the problem persists. I have also cleared my browser cache and cookies, yet the issue remains unresolved.
I would appreciate it if you could look into this issue on an urgent basis and provide me with a solution to regain access to my training courses.

Dear Leyla1977

Thanks for your comment and sorry you have been having problems logging in. Yesterday there was some access issues to the courses platform because of a website upgrade. You should now have access to all of your training. Please let us know if you are still having any problems at teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Win Ko Ko on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 18:37

Although I have completed all three modules, it shows that I only finished 85% of the course. How can I solve this please?

Hi Win Ko Ko

Thanks for your comment. I've checked your account, and it looks like you have only completed the first module of the How to Teach Grammar course. If you think this is an error, can you contact the courses team directly? You can do this by using the orange "help" button on the courses page.



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by LianaC on Mon, 02/05/2024 - 18:57

I have enrolled for the course on How to Teach Grammar, but I can't find the link to open Module 1. I can only find the recommended reading links. Can you help?

Hi Liana

Make sure you are logged into the site and then you can click on the "MY PORTFOLIO - My courses" tab at the top of the page - this will take you to the courses platform, where you can access all the modules.

Let me know if you are still having problems.



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by YulianaT on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 08:43

In reply to by Cath McLellan

I can`t enroll on a free course. When I click on the link I see "File not found". How can I add this course and start it?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:26

In reply to by YulianaT

Hi YulianaT

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear you are having problems signing up for the course - the website is currently being updated and so you may have some access issues. This should be completed in the next few hours, so please check back later.

If you are still having problems, please let us know at teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Milton Diestra on Fri, 01/26/2024 - 14:27

Dear Institution,

I have registered and followed through, I see that the start date of the course "I do not have access to the course "TeachingEnglish: How to teach grammar"; I also see that it says, "registration is until March 25", so Can I start the course right now or should I wait until March 25 to start the course?

Milton Right

Hi Milton

Thanks for your comment. I've just checked and you are successfully enrolled in the course. You can access the course modules now, even though registration is open until 25th March. 
When you log in, just click on the "My Portfolio - My courses" tab at the top of the page. This will take you to the courses platform where you can access the course. All of our training courses are self-access, so you can complete them at your own pace. There are also optional live events that accompany the course- you can find these by joining our Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/

Hope that helps,

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Iryna

The course is divided into 3 modules of 3 hours each. There is also a brief introduction module, so in total it's around 10 hours.

Hope that helps,


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Rumeesa on Sun, 12/24/2023 - 09:32


Submitted by harrypickup on Thu, 11/16/2023 - 15:12

Hi, are these training courses designed for teaching children, adults or both? The photos would suggest these modules are focused on working with young people. I'd be grateful if you could clarify.

Hi harrypickup

Thanks for your comment - most of our training courses are suitable for teachers teaching a range of ages and levels, unless specifically aimed at a life stage (for example primary learners) in which case this will be clear from the course title.

Hope that helps and that you enjoy the course,

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by presidconsult on Wed, 06/28/2023 - 09:04

Looking forward to the next intake for this course. I hope this course will be offered again in 2023

Submitted by ahibbitt on Mon, 07/31/2023 - 01:45

In reply to by presidconsult

I agree! I would love to take this course in Fall 2023!

Submitted by hi.im.fatma on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 14:19

Please hold this online course again in 2023 without waiting for 2024 because I need to know how to teach grammar implicitly so that the students learn English smoothly.

Submitted by Master Tobi on Fri, 10/21/2022 - 03:11

Dear Team good day. I was not able to beat the set deadline for this course: my phone crashed. So, I stopped at Module 3 with a seventy percent (70%) completion. Now, that the course has ended but would possibly be reopened sometime in 2023, would I still be able to finish up from where I last stopped the course (70% completion?) instead of possibly starting afresh? I would not like all my past work to go in vain because I could not beat the deadline. Please, help!

Hello Master Tobi

Sorry to say that this course has now ended - it was available for four weeks from 30th August - we hope to offer it again in 2023.



TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Faty on Sat, 12/31/2022 - 18:35

In reply to by Cath McLellan

I hope to have the opportunity to enroll in this course in 2023. how could I know the exact time?
Thank you in advance

Dear Faty

We are hoping to run the Grammar course in March 2023. However, this is not yet confirmed.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish Team)

I wanna complete the course when ever it will be started again. Thanks the authority.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 11:15

In reply to by Md Zakir Hossain

Hello Md Zakir Hossain

We are hoping to run this course again in March 2023, but the dates are not yet confirmed. Please check back on this page, or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on all our course dates and latest resources. You can sign up here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter


TeachingEnglish team

I want to know how can I get notified when "Teaching pathways: How to teach grammar" will be open again. Can I receive news by email? Now we are at the end of March, so hopefully in April maybe the course will run again?

Thank you!

Teaching grammar can involve investigations, problem-solving and language play as part of developing children’s awareness of and interest in how language works.

Submitted by Jena_ortega on Thu, 07/06/2023 - 09:22

In reply to by Almaldin alfatih

Strat with basics, Use Real-Life Example, Provide Meaningful Explanation, Incorporate interactive activities, Use Visual aids, Offer Practice Exercises, Encourage reading and writing, address Common Error.

Submitted by yasirarafat11mwt on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 20:13


Submitted by Paul Braddock on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 14:25

In reply to by yasirarafat11mwt


We expect to run this course again next year, in 2023. 

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Hi Yaoubnin70

We are sorry you are having problems accessing your course. The Grammar course has finished now. To see the courses we have available, I recommend the following steps:

1. Log in to your TeachingEnglish account.

2. Click or tap this link: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes. From here you can enrol on the available courses.

3. After you have enrolled, you can see your courses by visiting this link: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

We hope that helps.

The TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by MahaZeyad on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 21:55

Why didn't I receive my certificate?
What is the problem?

Submitted by Philippa on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 07:08

In reply to by MahaZeyad

Hi Maha,

Congratulations on finishing the course! To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Zahrah on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:37

I actually like this course. It was really interesting. But I could not finish it on time so it’s closed. Is it possible to start the course even again?

Hi Zahrah,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. Keep checking the training page of our website: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training. New dates will be published on the main page when they are programmed. 

The next course we're running is "Focus on Professional Development", which starts on October 4th. 


TeachingEnglish team 

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