• Welcome to The Language Theater!

  • Where we "play" with Grammar!!!
  • "Language is a theater. The words are the actors."

  • Denis Diderot
  • Grammar made simple (and Fun!)

Welcome to The Language Theater!

Where we "play" with Grammar!!!

"Language is a theater. The words are the actors."

Denis Diderot

Grammar made simple (and Fun!)

GRAMMAR EXCELLENCE IS THE KEY TO YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS IN ALL SUBJECTS.

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The Building Blocks of Grammar: Our Cast

The Talented "Parts of Speech"

Introducing our cast of characters, along with the in-house director!

Take Us for a Spin!

The Language Theater is geared towards middle school children, but is practical for all ages. It also works for those studying English as a second language, and home schooled children. It also provides an excellent visual reference/story-time tool for parents.

“Grammar is the foundation for communication — the better the grammar, the clearer the message, the more likelihood of understanding the message’s intent and meaning.”

William B. Bradford

“The parts of speech love performing,” and children love the play.

The Language Theater makes learning grammar easy...

for Students, Teachers, Parents, and those learning English as a second language.

Acclaim for the language theater

"The Language Theater" is a unique and imaginative English Grammar book. Maria Beatty has put a lot of thought and expertise into the fun, educational design of this book which offers an effective series of easy to absorb lessons. She has created a staple and an indispensable grammar book for schools in the US and anywhere in the world.

Dr. Lidana Jalilvand, Director of Special Programs The United Nations School, New York City

I have been teaching language arts and humanities for 17 years now. It is not always easy to make grammar fun and interactive, so I'm constantly on the hunt for great grammar guides. I can see "The Language Theater" becoming my grammar guru, its format appealing to all my students. It's not only informative, it's also visually engaging and exciting. I think my students will love its reader-friendly layout, and the quizzes at the end are quick check-ins for them. I can see this being the go-to guidebook for native English speakers and those new to the language.

Jenet Dibble, Language Arts/Humanities Teacher

Teaching grammar and writing can be very challenging in a world of emoticons, chatspeak and gifs.  “The Language Theater” recognizes this in its approach toward teaching grammar. Parts-of-Speech take on a life of their own that is reflective of their roles. The artwork richly supports the lessons in this theatrical presentation for print. Any district seeking new material should seriously consider adopting “The Language Theater”. It would also be a valued addition to a HomeSchool environment.

Jim McCormack, Former Secondary English Instructor, Jersey City Public Schools District

Clear and accurate communication has never been more urgent than in an age of partial listening, short-form conversation and frequent misunderstanding. “The Language Theater”  and its very engaging illustrative approach is an important contribution to learning about grammar and how to express yourself correctly.  And it also demonstrates that learning, even in a relatively dry area, can be fun. I recommend it highly to parents, teachers and pupils alike as a means of ensuring the young - and not so young - get the basics right.

Ron Popper, Former newspaper and radio journalist

"The Language Theater" is a great learning and review tool for adolescents and adults. Maria Beatty lays out the main players in sentence structure well. The book is laid out with an easy-to-understand narrative that makes it fun to learn grammar! Bill Skrief‘s illustrations tie a bow on a great book! The personality of each character comes to life, as they explain the roles of verbs, nouns, conjunctions, (and more) in sentence structure. 5 stars! I recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their grammar skills.

Dean V.

This book is a great idea for explaining grammar and parts of speech. English language syntax is complex, but this book breaks it down with colorful illustrations in a way that makes it much easier to understand. I can see this being helpful for kids, but as someone with an ESL degree I also feel that adult language learners would benefit from it as well.

Best of all - it is an entertaining read, because it has a lot of personality.

Stephen H.

I would imagine that this book is very helpful for those trying to home school these days, but it would make for a great “educational” bedtime story too. It teaches grammatical concepts in a fun way, and is beautifully illustrated. Thank you to the author for making this great resource.

Julia C.

This book is beyond cute and entertaining. What a great teaching tool, and it’s so relevant in today’s world when many parents must take on the role of teacher. I loved the graphics and the easy, engaging writing style. Not only is the book educational, it is funny and witty. I can’t imaging any kid not learning from such a fun book.

Well done!

Stella G.

About the Author & Illustrator

A career teacher, Maria Beatty has taught Latin, Greek Mythology, Homer and etymology for 20 years in New York City. Throughout her life, she has taught and studied Greek, Ancient Greek, French, Latin and dabbled in Sanskrit.  Illustrator Bill Skrief heads up his own award-winning, boutique design firm, DeadLizard (yes, that's not a typo) in the New York Metro Area. The illustrations are captivating and expressly serve the teaching method of this magical textbook.