Introduction to basic grammar



Grammar is, as we say, ‘the glue’ which binds a language together. Knowing how ‘the glue’ is structured goes a long way to help ‘you’, the student, piece the language together yourself.

In our series we are going to walk you through the fundamental rules and give explanations as to “why, how, when, what? etc...,”   These are the ways most students begin to ask questions about grammar, so we hope to answer those questions by breaking everything down and by providing plenty of real life examples.

If you are a student of English, there is no ‘easy fix’ to learning grammar. It takes time, sometimes years, but it is a series of building blocks, which you keep ‘adding to’ your ‘structure of knowledge’ over time.

As a teacher I have often been asked this question, “How long will it take me to learn English?”

If you want to learn to count to 10, then it would probably take about 10 minutes. If you want to learn to read the menu in a restaurant, it may take 1 week to learn the vocabulary, and to practice. If you want to go to see an English speaking movie and understand all of it, it may take a few years.

So this question has no one answer. It can take up to 10 minutes, or 10 years, depending on the level of English you wish to achieve.

So my advice from this course and the subsequent courses in the series is:  You decide the level of English you need and keep building until you reach it. Don’t put a time frame on it, or you will find yourself ‘rushing’ and not learning correctly.

This course will help you to conquer your grammar problems, and put you on the right path to improving your grammar.