Grammar in the National Curriculum – Resources

NALA has been developing a grammar resource based on the English grammar taught in primary schools as part of the National Curriculum for English in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Every pupil leaving primary school has been taught this grammar content weekly for 6 years. This is then tested in a statutory grammar SAT test at the end of KS2, the results of which are published.

There is much terminology to learn and understand. It would seem logical therefore to use the same terminology in the teaching of English in secondary schools and in the teaching of Modern Languages in both primary and secondary schools. The aim is to establish greater consistency in the teaching of grammar across all sectors so that pupils can more easily make links and comparisons between languages as they develop their understanding of language learning.

It is hoped that this resource will be useful to both teachers and pupils as well as all those wanting to know more about the grammatical content of the curriculum.

The resources are available through a free download by registering below.

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  • up-to-date, easy-to-access information on language matters via the NALA website, and a NALA Forum open to all members
  • a network of like-minded professionals with whom to share good practice
  • professional development via
    • termly regional meetings wherever you are (you may attend any meeting advertised, provided you are a member and let the regional convenor know)
    • an annual, national members’ residential conference (at reduced rates for early booking)
  • the minutes and notes from meetings attended by committee members (e.g. the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages; Ofqual; Speak to the Future; Language World; etc.)


Am I eligible to apply?

  • If you are:

    • a qualified teacher who has current or previous experience of language teaching; and
    • you give advice about teaching languages and provide support and training for languages development; and/or are an Ofsted inspector in the languages field,


You are eligible?

  • Complete the application form and forward it to the named Executive Committee member for it to be appraised by committee.

    Annual fee: £65

NB You may also be eligible if you provide advice, support and training via a cultural embassy or institute, or government agency. Please contact the Secretary to discuss.

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