ESL Grammar Workshop Series

Each semester, all international students at Illinois are invited to attend the ESL Grammar Workshop Series hosted by students in EIL 422: English Grammar for ESL Teachers, and the ESL Program.

Dates and Registration

There are two workshops per topic. If students are interested in any one of the topics, they only need to register for one session.


Date Time Location Topic Registration
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 5-7pm LCLB G27 Sentence Structure Registration Complete
Monday, October 23, 2023 6-8pm LCLB G27 Sentence Structure Registration Complete
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 5-7pm LCLB G27 Phrase Structure Registration Complete
Thursday, November 2, 2023 6-8pm LCLB G8a Phrase Structure Registration Complete
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6-8pm LCLB G27 Articles Registration Complete
Thursday, November 9, 2023 5-7pm LCLB G8a Articles Registration Complete
Monday, November 13, 2023 6-8pm  LCLB G27 Tense & Aspect Registration Complete
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5-7pm LCLB G17 Tense & Aspect

Registration Complete

Monday, November 27, 2023

5-7pm LCLB G17 Passives & Participles Registration Complete
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 6-8pm  LCLB G27 Passives & Participles Registration Complete


ALL sessions are FREE.


The following topics are the most difficult areas for ESL students and thus are generally covered in the workshop series:

  • Sentence Structure
  • Phrase Structure
  • Articles
  • Tense & Aspect
  • Passives & Participles


Each session will last either 90 minutes or two hours. Each session will include both a lecture/whole-class discussion and hands-on practice / activities. There will be 2 to 4 instructors for each session, so students will have opportunities to ask for one-on-one help during practice and activities.

Contact Information

Please contact Amelia Tighe at for any questions about registration.