Here’s the thing, learning Grammar doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be fun. It all depends on how you approach it.
The key words for me, as a teacher, are motivation and engagement. If you are interested in what you are doing, you become an active learner, not a passive one. Being personally involved in the process is one of the best ways of learning and it allows you to see the practical benefits of learning Grammar.
Here are some things that might help make learning Grammar easier.1. Be involved. Use personal and relevant examples when explaining
something or practising a structure. If you’re not sure of something, ask and don’t be afraid of making mistakes, it’s all part of the learning
2. Use practical situations and anecdotes in class. Not only does this help you to use the structure in a more natural way, but it also helps to get rid of the “fear factor”.
3. Games and competitions are great. As well as being fun, they also enable you to practise what you have learned in an informal and relaxed way, which, in turn, builds your confidence.
4. Be creative and original when it comes to written practice. There are lots of ways of practising something that are much more interesting than ‘filling in the gaps’. I’m not saying that this type of exercise is not useful, but too much of anything is not always a good thing. Try using what you 0have learned in a real life situation, for example, write an email or a description of something, create a dialogue or a blog, these are all practical ways of using what you have learned.
5. Use real life resources as much as possible. We can all relate to these and it makes it easier for you to see the practical application of Grammar in our everyday lives and helps you apply what you have learned in a much more natural way