We all use grammar every day -
Learn how it works in a really FUN way!
Grammar can be easy.
Grammar can be fun.
Grammar can be inspiring.
Learning about grammar means learning about how language works. We use language to describe our thoughts. Thinking clearly helps us 'say what we mean and mean what we say'. When you understand grammar, you have a magic key to unlock the secrets inside you. Grammar can help you speak ... from the heart.
Explore the inner workings of grammar in a simple, approachable, fun way. Why did early manuals approach grammar from the starting point of sound? What is it about nouns and verbs that is so important? And how do they help us to understand the world around us? And what’s so special about the studying of grammar as part of the integrated and integrative system of Classical Liberal Arts education?
This way of teaching grammar is different.
Whether you’ve drawn a blank in the past where grammar is concerned, whether it is, or isn’t your thing, we all use grammar every day. This workshop will help you find or rediscover the grace in grammar – the kind of grace that ends up working on you like an intransitive verb—a verb which describes an action that starts and ends in the subject: 'The rose blooms'.
Leon is a teacher steeped in the wonder and wisdom of the traditional integrated and integrative classical liberal arts, and is a keen supporter of living traditions, including living traditions of oral storytelling. He is author of several books including Aesop The Storyteller (Aladdin's Cave Press, 2008), a collection of 12 versified Aesopic fables, and History Riddles (Liberalis Books, 2013).
Students will need standard stationery supplies, and access to digital resources, including word processing softward and EITHER a digital shared workplace OR a hard copy A4 ring-file binder with dividers. In both cases, they will need facilities to upload clear scans or pictures of homework tasks. All courses will be taught on line in a specialised learning environment - a fast broadband connection is advisable. Some background reading will be required.
Accessibility and Flexibility
Content will be adapted to individual levels and interests as much as possible. Special needs students can be provided for (please contact the tutor to discuss before enrolling) and assessments can be handed in via video rather than in written format, with videos uploaded to YouTube or WeTransfer and shared via private link on this site.