Perhaps you’re a teacher, a lecturer, an informal tutor or anyone who is helping another person to understand English grammar appropriately. They might want to improve their position at work, pass exams, or be able to read more on the internet or in newspapers and books.
You can make learning grammar easy for your students.
Here’s how …
Learning grammar can be very frightening and unsuccessful. As writers, teachers and lecturers, we have spent a long time working to find a simple and effective way to help learners.
The biggest problem about learning grammar is that describing grammar is more complicated than showing grammar.
Compare these two ways of teaching ‘inversion’ for the formation of simple questions in English:
The verbal description is accurate and true, but hard to understand. A learner needs to understand the terminology (compound tense, auxiliary verb, the passive imperative ‘must be placed’, subject) before they can learn the simple device for forming questions.
The visual description shows how the language works. It doesn’t need complex verbal description.
Visual description is the main principle of Graphic Grammar
Pictures are helpful in other ways.
A picture has immediate impact and meaning, so it works as a mnemonic. This means that learners can remember the picture, and also recall the grammar.
The visual approach can highlight patterns, so learners can see how one rule can be used in many situations.
Graphic Grammar also provides plenty of practice, with answers.
So why is Graphic Grammar relevant to you?
Because this is a learning resource that you can use to give your learners confidence, a way of understanding and remembering grammar, thorough practice and the chance to study and check regularly.