IPD0145: Interpreting the Grammar Component of the EL Syllabus

IPD0145: Interpreting the Grammar Component of the EL Syllabus

Date & Time

06 September 2016, 13:30 - 06 September 2016, 16:30

Venue

National Institute of Education, TR215 (Blk 2, Level 1)

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

Grammar is often thought of as learning the ‘parts of speech’ and combining them in various ways to create correct sentences. While recognising the importance of accuracy, a functional approach places emphasis on the various kinds of meanings that grammar enables us to create, bringing together function and form. In this workshop, we will explore the potential offered by the EL Syllabus (2010) to introduce students to Halliday’s main functions of grammar: representing ‘what’s going on’, interacting with others, and creating cohesive texts. In particular, we will focus on how these functions contribute towards achieving the purpose of a narrative text, Wombat Stew, through a number of practical and engaging activities.


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