Learning grammar is synonymous with learning a language to many people, and is a hotly debated topic between teachers. It is often one of the most challenging areas for many students, but it can be important for ensuring students are prepared to use English outside the classroom.
But does learning grammar actually have to be hard? Can teachers make grammar interesting and fun? In this vlog, Rubens Heredia shares five tips to make sure that learning new structures is meaningful and fun, to help prepare students to use English in real-life situations.
Please let us know how you get on with Rubens’ latest tips, and if you have others you think should be added to the list, in the comments or via our social media. We would love to hear about your teaching experiences!
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