Grammar fundamentals


8 hours


Melbourne, Australia or Online



Next intake

21 May 2024


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The Grammar Fundamentals course is for those interested in improving their grammar knowledge and awareness.

The Grammar Fundamentals workshops aim to build your awareness of English grammar as well as your confidence in describing it. The course is designed to prepare candidates for the CELTA course but is open to all proficient users of English who are interested in developing their understanding of its grammar. The course is offered by RMIT Training and our tutors are experienced English language professionals who are well-equipped to guide you through the basics of English grammar on which to build your knowledge and awareness.

Who should study Grammar Fundamentals?

Grammar Fundamentals is intended for CELTA students prior to course commencement as well as people who are already proficient users of English (minimum IELTS 7.0 or equivalent) and who are interested in improving their grammar knowledge and awareness. 

Grammar Fundamentals course content

Verbs and sentences

  • Verb Systems: Function and formation
  • Main and auxiliary verbs
  • Event and state verbs
  • Negative and interrogative verbs
  • Passive voice - definition, form and usage
  • Conditionals - formation and function
  • Sentence Structure terminology
  • Sentence types - simple, compound and complex
  • Dependent and independent clauses

Word classes and formation

  • Nouns 
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Prepositions
  • Determiners
  • Quantifiers
  • Articles
  • Word order

Upcoming Grammar Fundamentals Courses

The next Grammar Fundamentals course will run from 21 May to 30 May 2024. 

Classes will be held online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

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Grammar Fundamentals Courses for 2024



Grammar Fundamentals Course  1

21 May - 30 May, 6 - 8pm, online

Tuesday, Thursday

Grammar Fundamentals Course 2

29 October - 07 November, 6 - 8pm, online

Tuesday, Thursday

Details about Grammar Fundamentals


No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.

Suited to

The course is suited to proficient English language users (IELTS 7.0 / C1 or equivalent) who want a better understanding of the terminology connected to its various functions and uses. Grammar Fundamentals is intended as a preparation course for studying CELTA, which is a course for those wanting a career teaching English.


Improved confidence in using and describing English grammar. Upon finishing the course you will receive an RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

How to apply

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Frequently asked questions

No, it is not intended as grammar class. 

Yes, the course targets some of the main features of English grammar, how they work and the terminology related to them. 

No, it is not a teacher training course. We recommend studying our CELTA course if you would like to teach English.

Yes, it will involve interactive and collaborative tasks.

Get in touch with us

Contact us to enquire about this course.

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