English Grammar Resources that will keep you interested!
Grammar! Just this word will make some people run away. But, it doesn’t have to be like that! Thankfully, we no longer live in times where learning grammar is about memorizing lists and repetitive activities. As our technology progresses, and our understanding of the human mind progresses, so too does our ability to learn in practical and fun ways. Here are some approaches to learning grammar that will keep you interested!
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Grammar is the glue that holds our ideas together- and so it is important to get it right. Just as with all other aspects of language, English grammar is greatly improved with everyday interaction. Just some tiny changes to your daily routine could give your language a huge boost. After all, we learned the grammar of our mother tongue unconsciously!
Nevertheless, there are many tactics to improving your grammar, and training yourself to use rules correctly.
5-Minute English has a (very) short overview of around thirty grammar topics. Within 5 minutes you will have read over some examples and taken a quick test to check your knowledge!
If you have more than 5 minutes, check out the British Council‘s grammar explanations. They might seem heavy with detail, but they are so well written that you will understand everything without much effort. After all explanations, there is a practise section to see if you have understood.
A fun 5-minute game for grammar nerds is grammar ninja, in which you try to name the parts of sentences. The easy setting is very easy, and the hard setting is very hard!
For those of you who are more business-focused, try businessenglishpod with a fantastic combination of podcasts and quizzes. They have sections dedicated to meetings, interviews, negotiations, presentations, telephoning and many other business situations.
Convos with my 2-year old is a fantastically funny series of short videos, in which a dad re-creates conversations with his daughter, but using a friend to act his daughters’ parts. Priceless!
There is more of a focus on grammar in the youtube channel LearnEnglishESL. The videos are only three to five minutes, but in the descriptions, they give some exercises to complete.
Long Story Short is exactly that – stories that could be long, recounted as quickly as possible. Because of the basic language structure, these funny stories are easy to understand for people of all English levels.
Memrise is a fantastic website and app for you to learn grammar in a more unconscious, natural way. Its app won the Google play award for best app in 2017, and it is easy to see why.
Busuu is an AI-powered app, that has a heavier focus on connecting learners from around the world, while also using lessons similar to Memrise or Duolingo.
The English Grammar Test app is designed for intermediates and above. It takes you through a series of tests that will show you which areas you have under control, and which need more practise.
This is just a small selection of the huge variety of new methods that exist online today. For every type of learner, there will be a website, youtube channel, podcast or app, so it is up to you to try a few and find the one that’s right for you. What have you already tried? How do you learn grammar? Let us know below. And to receive our weekly blog update every Wednesday, enter your email address in the subscribe section underneath.