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

Please click here for the registration form and a complete list of the dates/topics offered for this semester.


ALL sessions are FREE.


Sessions will be held online via Zoom in Fall 2020. 


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
  • Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs
  • 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 click here for registration information. Please contact Mien-Jen Wu at for any questions about registration. Please contact Jin Pennell, Illinois ESL Writing Program Curriculum Coordinator, at, if you are interested in advertising this opportunity as an instructor or a private tutor working for international students at UIUC.