Don't ignore your grammar

I've just read an interesting newspaper article about students being taught grammar and guess what? It's a good idea! The interesting thing is that most students who are learning English instinctively feel that knowing about grammar is a good thing. However, over the last few decades grammar has gone out of fashion, especially amongst native speaking English teachers many of whom don't have a very good knowledge of grammar themselves. Many English teachers have been trained to concentrate on communication in the classroom and they don't see the importance of grammar. Recent research has shown that the explicit teaching of grammar will lead to better language learning. Practise your reading skills by reading the Guardian article here and then go and work on your grammar!