Course Description

Course addresses the general principles of how learners acquire a new language and establishes a framework for English Language Teaching. The framework and the principles are applied to the language classroom through unit plan development. Grammar terminology, instructional and sequence grammar activities, error correction and an integrated grammar teaching unit project will be featured. This course meets requirements for the WA State ELL Endorsement.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand crucial grammatical terminology and the use of grammar ‘form, meaning and use.’
  • Understand the modalities and interrelationship of linguistic units within English language structures
  • Be able to make English grammar points and applications comprehensible to ELLs and apply them to CLT grammar instruction.
  • Understand the differences between implicit and explicit as well as inductive and deductive grammar instruction.
  • Develop pragmatic skills through mechanical, meaningful and communicative  grammar activities for maximum acquisition.
  • Understand multi-faceted grammar unit plans showing the form, meaning and use of an assigned grammar point within CLT.
  • Understand and become proficient at grammar error correction in a variety of modalities.
  • Present one full grammar unit and teach one CLT grammar point activity.


According to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC): an individual must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to earn credit toward the course work required for the approved endorsement program.

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Section Title
Grammar in English Language Teaching
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Folse, K. S. (2016). Keys to teaching grammar to English language learners: A practical handbook (2nd ed.). University of Michigan Press. 
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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