Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grammars do exist!

I might have not made my position publicly clear about grammar study in language learning, but I will now.

I'm against it. I think it is, in most cases, a waste of time.

Grammars are very valuable. Study of grammar brings a deeper understanding of the language. It is just that knowing it has very little effect on your comprehension and your output. That's it.

If you already know the language well, learning grammar will boost your ability to reflect over sentences. It will give you ability to discuss the language with other people.

It will probably make your reading or listening skills better, but its effects are minor comparing to simpler things like reading for your own enjoyment.

But if you enjoy learning grammar, thought, you'll be killing 2 birds with 1 stone. If you fall in this category, for all means check this link:
http://www.geocities.jp/niwasaburoo/

3 comments:

CarolinaCG said...

Olá!
Sou a CarolinaCG, do RevTK, a portuguesa.
Como sei que já acabaste o RTK gostava de te perguntar se, e como já andas a usar livros para "sentence mining", te estás a dar bem com os kanjis já aprendidos nas frases. Consegues decorar combinações rápido?

Estou quase a chegar ao kanji 500 ^^

Fica bem

CarolinaCG (www.rtktudy.blogspot.com)

CarolinaCG said...

Desculpa, dei o link errado :|

www.rtkstudy.blogspot.com

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