In the series on Improving Your English Skills, one of my videos was on improving your grammar. In that video, I talked about hearing examples, learning the grammar rule, and using the grammar in your own communication.
One of our visitors named Manish viewed my video and responded with a comment. Manish wrote this: “Speaking english and learning grammer are different things.” Manish continued by saying that you need to know more than just grammar in order to speak English. Maybe you have learned English grammar, but people still don’t understand you when you speak English. How can we help Manish?
It’s true that you need to know more than grammar to speak English. You need to learn vocabulary. It’s helpful to learn some idioms, especially if you are trying to understand a native English speaker. And you need to use English. You need to practice it.
Now, there are some people who say that studying grammar actually hurts your English speaking. I disagree. To learn any language, you need to learn its grammar. So, yes, I recommend studying grammar. But you need to learn vocabulary, too. And you need to use English. Practice speaking. Practice writing it. Get on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ and practice chatting in English. By the way, you can find someone to help you practice your English by visiting bit.ly/practicemyenglish. We will include a link to that address below this video.
You do need to learn grammar. But you also need to learn vocabulary, and you need to keep using English.
Manish had a great comment that I discussed in this video. Do you have a question about learning English? Post it at bit.ly/askmyquestion.
I also want to know what area of study or practice helps you learn English the most. Is it grammar, vocabulary, listening, practicing with a friend, or something else? Add your comment below this video.