Introduction to English Grammar


This workshop offers an introduction to English grammar from the perspective of a current or aspiring teacher or learner of English.

It will start from basics, and will answer questions such as ‘what do we mean by grammar?’, ‘what exactly is a preposition/adverb/pronoun?’,‘ how are sentences constructed?’ and ‘how do we decide what is correct grammar?’.

The workshop will also have some relevance to people who are simply curious about what English grammar is and how it works. There will be opportunities at the end to ask questions.

(Please note that it will not set out to prescribe ‘correct’ grammatical usage, advise on how to write better, or give classes in English as a foreign language).

Programme details

10.00am  Grammatical categories

11.15am  Coffee / Tea

11.45am  What is grammar?

1.00pm  Lunch

2.00pm  The tense system in English

3.15pm  Coffee / Tea

3.45pm  Words, sentences and texts / Question and answer session

5.00pm  Course disperses


Description Costs
Tuition only £80.00
Baguette Lunch £5.50


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Dr Mashail Ali

Director of Studies

Dr Ali is a Departmental Lecturer and Director of Studies in Language and Cultural Studies, OUDCE.

Ms Amanda Jeffries


Amanda Jeffries (MA Mod Langs, Dip.TEFL, MA TEFL) teaches students and trains teachers at Oxford University, and has published ELT materials.


Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.