Check out our updated Community
Michael
Professional Teacher
How do you overcome your grammar problems?

Hello again, italki learners!

The grammar in English can be quite complicated and challenging for learners. My question to you is: how do you overcome your grammar issues?

Do you use websites?

Textbooks?

Ask native speakers?

Do you self-study or hire a teacher?



Let's chat! :)

Jul 27, 2016 2:22 PM
Comments · 7

Hi, Michael. I do it all of them but I have difficullties in speaking and listening. But when native-speaker talk to me , it makes me remember sentences and know the meaning. Because they talk and do action. I am playing a film in my mind when someone talk. For example, pass me the tape please. The speaker poin to the object. Oh I know what should I do and grab it and give it. I think practice with textbook and speaking with a native-speaker face two face in real situation will work on me. 

August 6, 2016

I'm going to assume you mean "learn" in the Krashen sense. I use books while self studying. I think this is much more efficient than relying on a teacher.

Of course, actually acquiring it will take lots of input and usage. For this, practicing with a native speaker, teachers or language partners included, is a must. All other skills reinforce it too. Reading and listening show you how it's used. Writing is a good low-pressure way to practice what you already know.

August 6, 2016

Actually ....in my opinion ,the most difficult part for me is exactly spoken English. Sometimes you just can t open mouth or say sth, and lots words you know woule just slip your mind when practising with partners. Thus, I think I also need some help and methods of speaking as well as u.

 As for listening and reading , types are evrywhere. Buy some English magazines according to ur level (English Square recommended ). And visit some learning webs, such as BBC learning English......

Lastly, writing ,just text a short essay on ur phone or computer daily ,or make a diary as a routine. 

Ways of learning Eng are everywhere,it just depends whether u d go for.

August 6, 2016
As a native English speaker I would say that you should practice with a native speaker. That are so many exceptions to the rules you learn in grammar books and it can become very frustrating. Watch TV or movies in English. That will help you hear how natural speakers structure their sentences. 
August 6, 2016

When I see a sentence that baffles me, I check at first whether I really understand the sentence structure then if the grammar is contradictory to my knowledge, I will check the grammar reference to confirm the knowledge of grammar in my database and make sure I am really understanding the sentece in all apsects.  

August 5, 2016
Show More
Michael
Language Skills
English, Gaelic (Irish)
Learning Language
Gaelic (Irish)